Care for children and elderly people in Vi Thanh

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founded in 2004
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High­lights

Having opportunity to help one of the most disadvantaged community in Vietnam
Living in one of the most beautiful country side area of Mekong Delta with many sight seeing and culture opportunities.
Meeting and working with friendly people which make you feel at home
Sharing your love and attention to many beautiful children
And best of all, new friends sharing an unforgettable experience!
Assist with care to children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Vi Thanh city This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteers sssist with care to children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Vi Thanh city. Volunteers will work with a Volunteer Vietnam team member in healthcare activities at various times during the week at the Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home, the Social Support Center and the Primary School. You will be working in the care program for approximately 16 hours per week with a Volunteer Vietnam team member. When you are not working in the care program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and teaching program.

Volunteers are given a weekly schedule of their work times and activities.  Volunteers will have a meeting each day with the Volunteer Vietnam care team member to discuss the activities planned for the following day.  

Care programs take place at 3 sites:

o   The Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home

o   Social Support Center

o   The Primary School 

Care programs include personel hygiene, exercise, yoga, dancing, games, and outdoor activites such as swimming, playing soccer, and going to the park.  

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 11:30 am.  You return to the volunteer  house for lunch around 12 am.  Your lunch time is from 12am to 1:30 pm.  This time is your free time to do whatever you like.  At 1:30 pm you will travel to your work place and finish at 4:30 pm.  Dinner is served at the volunteer house at 5 pm.  Some evenings you have free time.  Some options are going out for coffee, going downtown, or getting a massage.

 Evening care sessions happen at the Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home in the evening three times a week, combined with the teaching program there.  Times are from 6 pm to 8 pm.  

Free-time activities

Visit the delta by boat for photo opportunities and meet with local people, visiting fruit gardens or rice fields, staying in a bungalow resort in the heart of the delta and get the evening experience about the rural area. You will have the chance to enjoy local food, traditional music and learn cooking. Visit Can Tho Capital City to see floating markets, have some local fruits, walk around the city, and do some shopping. 


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)
Education Requirements
at level
Required Documents
Once a volunteer has confirmed their placement, we will send you our application form in word version and you need to fill in the form and send to us by email together with a copy of your passport. We will arrange a visa approval letter based on the documents.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers do not need any special skills to work for this program. You just need a 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
The program fees include: 
  • Placement arrangement which includes a volunteer permit and visa approval letter 
  • Pick up on arrival, two day training program
  • 24/7 support staff team during the whole stay 
  • Accommodation, meals and transport to work 
  • Sightseeing tours in the city 
  • Transport back to the airport when finished 
Airport Pickup at Can Tho Airport
  • Volunteers are expected to arrive at Can Tho International Airport ( VCA). The airport is 35 km from the volunteer house 
  • Our staff Ms Suong or Ms Huyen will pick you up on your arrival. They are easily recognized while holding " Welcome to Volunteer Vietnam" 
  • We drive you to the volunteer house by the volunteer car and it takes around one hour. 
Accommodation
We accommodate in a volunteer house which is in the heart of Vi Thanh city. The house has the comfortable facilities such as bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms, outdoor relaxing area, TV and wifi internet. The bedrooms are equipped with sleeping beds, soft mattress, pillows, blankets, AC, western toilets and bathroom. There are 03 bedrooms in the house and can sleep volunteers to share rooms. When the house is full we will sleep volunteers in a hotel near the volunteer house. Volunteers who live in the hotel will walk to volunteer house to have meals and work with other volunteers. 
Food & Beverages
Volunteers   are   provided   03 meals per day from Monday to Friday  plus breakfast on Saturday morning by our cook . You’ll have a chance to   enjoy   both   Western   and Vietnamese   cuisines   in   the local  dining  room.  You  should budget   for   all   other   meals during  the  weekend.  We  will recommend  some  local  restaurants  near  the  volunteer house where  they  serve  Vietnamese food which is delicious.We provide safe transportation to go to work. We will provide each volunteer a bicycle. For the closest placement site, Hoa Mai Home of Affection, volunteers will bike together with our staff. For the further placement site, the primary school, we will provide a volunteer car. 
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 Can Tho Airport (VCA) in Can Tho. 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 start dates for 2022 are at any time from July 1st, 2022. 
  • It require volunteers to confirm their placement 06 weeks before their start dates. 

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens July 2023. 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)
$1,700
5 weeks
$2,000
6 weeks
$2,300
7 weeks
$2,600
8 weeks
$2,800
9 weeks
$3,000
10 weeks
$3,200
11 weeks
$3,400
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,600
Average fees
$363 /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%)
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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 in Vi Thanh

Assist with care to children and adults with mental, physical and emotional disabilities in Vi Thanh city

$363/week

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