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Coordinator | Hayley


Gain an experience; see your students grow and use what you teach them!
Exchange cultures with local people; make long lasting impressions.
Grow as a person; experience, travel, skills & culture will all help you grow.
Community; make friends for life, influence young learners & inspire for a better community.
Receive experience, training & knowledge; Recommendation Letter & Volunteer Certificate.
NEW PROJECT - Help us build a NEW & larger Community through teaching English in Rural VN; exchanging cultures and charity giving with VCV Vietnam. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

We at VCV believe that education is fundamental to sustainable development, therefore our aim is to create an open and fair learning environment for all our students. At many schools in Vietnam, students learn a lot of English grammar but rarely learn to correctly engage in real conversation. Especially in outer city areas contact with native speakers in general is limited, especially in a learning environment and even more so in a cultural exchange setting.  

The English language is an important and vital part to a young persons education in Vietnam. Language exchange is not just learning English; it can unlock better job prospects, confidence, a broader thinking and interests. 

VCV is offering a NEW PROJECT in Hung Yen (near to Hanoi). This new project is located in an outer city region, teaching English in Vietnamese schools to those who are willing, engaged and wanting to learn and exchange cultures. A beautiful environment, good living conditions and plenty of opportunities for both volunteers and students to interact with each other. 

We at VCV currently run a center in Hanoi. Every year, hundreds of volunteers join our projects in teaching English and joining outdoor activities to make an unforgettable experience volunteering, cultural exchange, cuisine exploring and undertaking charity activities for homeless citizens. We are proud of the positive impact that we have on enhancing the lives of both the volunteers and the students who learn English with us.

We are welcoming and enjoy helping Volunteers anytime in our volunteer home. Our students will become your tour guide. You will have lots of meaningful time to meet many amazing people, discovering Vietnamese culture, traditions all whilst sampling traditional Vietnamese foods. This will be a great chance for you to integrate into local people’s lives and traditions:

1. Help with teaching English in our non-profit classes in Rural VN schools.

  • Age: Primary & Secondary 
  • Class size: 20-50
  • Material: Detailed lesson plans, list of games, whiteboard, flash cards (younger learners).
  • Assistance: Throughout your classes, our Vietnamese-speaking assistant will be on hand to help you explain lesson plans to the children. 
  • The students are very nice, enthusiastic and eager to learn.
  • They have some experience with learning English previously.
  • Our center Supervisors & Other volunteers will always provide assistance as you need! 

2.      Help students practicing English with FREE activities in Rural VN & Hanoi. 

Besides teaching students inside the class we aim to increase their confidence, conversational abilities and skills in the workplace. This is done by having a cultural exchange between volunteers and students, including kids and adults on Weekends (which are optional for volunteers to attend). We focus on activities such as free talk, picnic, team building, day trip, charity, food tour, monthly meet-up, football, clean-ups, charity events etc. This is a great way to share experiences, explore Vietnam and participate in cultural exchanges through the local people, foods, and customs.  It is also the perfect opportunity if you have any work experiences/skills to share these with the students. They also are happy to share with your local culture & their own experiences.

Typical day

VCV volunteers work no more than 5 classroom hours per day. Class room hours in Rural VN are varied depending on the schools schedule but we ensure there is plenty of rest time and opportunities for exploring around the scheduled times. 

Typically VCV Rural VN volunteers have 2 days off per week.  We also host optional outings and events at weekends; encouraging casual conversation and friendships. In your spare time, you can explore the city and surroundings, including Hanoi. 

Hung Yen:
Situated just out of  the city there is easy access to Hanoi. A FREE bus service and plenty of opportunities to go and explore Hanoi city. Nearby our VCV Hung Yen center there are; local & western coffee shops & restaurants, gyms, fitness classes, outdoor activities, parks and swimming pools.

Free-time activities

Hung Yen: Is situated in an outer city area; around 45mins from Hanoi with a FREE bus service! 

This is a very safe area with fantastic living facilities; our house is within the Green City of 'Eco-park'. With full access to walking paths, cycle paths, green areas, parks, lakes and plenty of leisure activities close by. 

We want all our volunteers to feel welcome and to love Vietnam! You can get almost everything you want and you also have lots of free time to explore Hanoian Cultures as well as others famous places, such as Halong Bay, Cat Ba island, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Moc Chau, Mai Chau, etc. Surrounding our area are lots of gyms, yoga centers, swimming pools, etc. As well as easy access to amenities like convenience stores, supermarkets, cafes, bars & restaurants. 

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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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at University level
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
VCV seeks English speaking volunteers from all over the world who are social, friendly, funny. We also would like volunteers who are easy going, and talkative to help create a friendly family-like environment around the dinner table.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 17:00

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport
VCV Rural VN (Hung Yen) we provide full airport pick-up services for you, no need to worry! Let us know your flight number in advance and we will make and confirm arrangements to come and collect you and welcome you to our home. 
All volunteers will live in our VCV Volunteer House in exchange for teaching.

Our Hung Yen Volunteer House is located in Eco Park on the outer-city of Hanoi. It is in a provincial area but accessible to the city. 

A safe, fresh and beautiful environment to stay within. With large rooms, clean and suitable living spaces. Plenty of activities, and amenities nearby. A shared house which we call a home! 

What amenities will be made available?

The house comes with WiFi, laundry, hot water, AC, & TV. The volunteer house is co-ed but will usually be 2-3 people per room, with a maximum of sixteen volunteers living in the house at any time. Each volunteer will get their own bed with blankets and pillows. There are several washrooms in the house with full working showers and toilets.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
VCV will provide Volunteers with three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Breakfast is usually light — coffee, tea & bread with jams or fruit. 

Lunch - Usually a fresh & healthy style meal that you can take away if you like.

Dinner - We serve family style for all of the volunteers, together!

Meals are mainly local foods like; pho, spring rolls, fried rice, curries, stir fried meats and veggies. We will also make simple dishes like pasta, stews & roasts, so no one gets too homesick. Fresh fruits will always be available to snack on. We try to use fresh, clean and local produce as much as we can! - Don’t worry, we are accommodating for vegetarians, vegans & those with food allergies! 
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 Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi. 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.
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

Details on arrival

We are in URGENT need of volunteers for this project that is starting in August 2019! 
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12 - 50 weeks

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Exchange Cultures by Teaching Kids

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