Care for children and elderly people

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founded in 2004
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High­lights

Having opportunity to help one of the most disadvantaged community in Da Nang city, Vietnam
Living in one of the most beautiful city in Vietnam nearby the World Heritage Sites such as Hoi An Ancient Town and Hue Imperial City
Living in a safe, comfortable and friendly volunteer house ( Green House)with other volunteers from around the world.
Meeting and helping many beautiful children and elderly people
And best of all, new friends sharing an unforgettable experience!
To care for children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Da Nang City, Vietnam This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Volunteers will work with a Volunteer Vietnam team member in healthcare activities at the Children’s Home, Social Support Center and School for Disabled Children.  You will be working in the healthcare program for approximately 12 hours per week with a Volunteer Vietnam team member. When you are not working in the healthcare program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and teaching program.

The Volunteer Vietnam team is well organized and each member has experience in working with volunteers. Volunteers are given a weekly schedule of their work times and activities.  Volunteers will have a meeting each day with the Volunteer Vietnam healthcare team member to discuss the activities planned for the following day. 

Healthcare programs take place at 3 sites:

  • Children’s Home – caring for babies, playing with toddlers and caring for disabled children

  • Social Support Center – exercises and activities for the elderly, dance and yoga classes, walking with the disabled young adults, playing soccer with the residents, taking residents on an outdoor activity such as swimming, going to the park or the pagoda

  • School for Disabled Children – outdoor sessions to motivate teamwork and encourage physical activity;  classroom educational activities

Typical day

The day starts at 7.30 am with breakfast at the volunteer house. At 8 am you will travel to your work place by car, driven by a Volunteer Vietnam team member.  You work from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  You return to the volunteer  house for lunch around 11 am.  Your lunch time is from 11am to 2 pm.  This time is your free time to do whatever you like.  At 2 pm you will travel to your work place and finish at 4:30 pm.  Dinner is served at the volunteer house at 5 pm.  In the evening your time is free.  Some options are going out for coffee, going downtown, or getting a massage.

 The volunteer's weekly work schedule is approximately 5 hours per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours on Friday.

Free-time activities

During the weekday, volunteers will have some free time in the evening and this can be filled up with the following activities: 

  • Hanging out at cafes near the Green House to see the local way of life
  • Visiting the city center’s many beautiful sites, including the Dragon Bridge which breathes fire on weekend nights
  • Shopping at the local night market & sampling Vietnamese foods 
  • Having movie nights with other volunteers in the Green House living room
  • Planning lessons and activities for the next day with volunteers and staff 

On the weekends

  • Volunteers love to explore the many attractions in Da Nang such as: the Marble Mountains, Lady Buddha Temple, Han Market, Dragon Bridge, Ba Na Hills and the many world-renowned beaches. 
  • Make the short drive down to Hoi An, a preserved port town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hoi An is perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway where volunteers get clothes tailor-made in the day and explore the lantern-filled city at night.
  • Take the 2-hour train ride up to Hue, another UNESCO world heritage site and former imperial city. The train ride takes you along the coast and through the mountains of the Hai Van Pass.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Volunteer Application Form and A copy of passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers do not need any special skills to volunteer with us. You just need to have passion in helping others in need.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Volunteer Vietnam

We are a non-profit organization ( NPO). We do not receive any funding from the government or donors to run our programs. We solely rely on volunteer placement fees to operate. By paying our fees, you will help us to carry out our mission in helping the people of Vietnam. Your fees are for:
- Volunteer house/ meals/ transportation to work for you during your stay
- Support staff team ( 24/7) to give pre-departure information support/ pick up and training on arrival/ accompany with you to the placement sites to carry out activities
- Donation to the needed materials and supplies for the centers and schools we support
- Language and cultural activities and local sightseeing for you during your stay
- Emergency support in medical health and safety
In general, the fees will cover most of your needs a daily life when you are with us. You only need to budget for your personal expenses and travels to explore the country and meals on the weekend.  

Airport Pickup at Da Nang International Airport

Here are the steps for pick up: 

  • Volunteers let us know the arrival details such as: date and time/ flight, train numbers 02 weeks before arrival at the latest 
  • During their travel if there are any changes to their arrival they need to message us via Whatsapp or FB Messenger to update their arrival details 
  • We are easily recognized at the airport while holding up a Volunteer Vietnam name sign at the arrival gate 

Accommodation

We accommodate volunteers in a volunteer house called the Green House. The house is located 04 km from the city center. It is nearby the placement sites Social Support Center, the kindergarten schools and the school for the special needs children. It is a three storey house and there are 05 bedrooms equipped with AC, private toilets and bathrooms. Downstairs, there is a living room and kitchen area where the volunteers have meetings and meals. There is wifi internet, cable TV and laundry facilities. Some of our staff live in the house and are available to help you fix things or give necessary guidance. 

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Volunteers   are   provided   03 meals per day from Monday to Friday  plus breakfast on Saturday morning by our cook Mrs. Hai. You’ll have a chance to   enjoy   both   Western   and Vietnamese   cuisines   in volunteer house kitchen.  You  should budget   for   all   other   meals during  the  weekend.  We  will recommend  some  local  restaurants  near  the  Green  House  where  they  serve  Vietnamese food which is delicious. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Da Nang. We assist you to find cheap flights to Vietnam.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Vietnam provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Vietnam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Vietnam.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program is mostly available around the year: 

  • The preferred start dates for each month: 1st and 15th ( volunteers can book to come around these dates of the month) 
  • Due to Tet holiday, there is no start date during the first half of February 

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens October 2020. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,231
5 weeks
$1,204
6 weeks
$1,338
7 weeks
$1,471
8 weeks
$1,605
9 weeks
$1,739
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,350
Average fees
$252 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteer Vietnam will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteer Vietnam during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Care for children and elderly people

To care for children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Da Nang City, Vietnam

$252/week

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