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High­lights

Learn about the Vietnamese culture and Buddhist relion whilst volunteering with VVCD ( Volunteer in Vietnam for Community Development
Various programs availabe to make your experience unique
Make memories and form frienship to cherish forever
Help out at places where your work is hightly appreciated
Travel around wonderful country of Vietnamese and enjoy magical landscape during your day off
VVCD has experience in volunteer placements. There are several options available to volunteers: Individual Programs, Workcamp Programs, Charity trips This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

WHO WE ARE :

VVCD was founded in 2015 by Ms Jenifer Xuan Nguyen with great help and support from lots of International volunteers after she has been involved in orphanage and abandoned children projects in Hanoi Vietnam. Our aims is to help the children who were born in unfortunate circumstances but still grow up to be healthy innocent and will be integrated into sociality and get success with their future lives. We use Lotus as our logo with a hope of wishing these unfortunate children to be like lotus flowers that rooted from smelly muddy pond but produce beautiful fragrant flowers with pure nature

WHAT WE DO:

Our aim is to find local and global volunteers to provide a bridge for volunteers to provide education and financial support to vulnerable children under local guidance

WHERE WE WORK:

Our project mostly operates  and coordinate with orphanages in and surrounding Hanoi. Generally, Vietnam including Hanoi is a safe working environment for anybody including international volunteersAs far as I am aware, so far there is no special health requirement when working with our projects, except for Coronavirus occurs at the moment therefore a medical report is required as a must.

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is  to promote voluntary work with the aim of nurturing cultural exchange and friendship while caring for disadvantaged people

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to provide support for our local community and vulnerable childrenVVCD has developed a reputation as the leader in affordable volunteer travel in Vietnam. By working directly with local organizations in the country where our programs are based, we are able to keep our fees low and ensure these go towards meaningful community projects and local employment.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We are looking for international volunteers who have a true compassion to help others, a compassion that only comes with sincere thought

WHY YOU CHOOSE US:

·               Reasonale price

·               Full of support

·               Safety

·               Unforgettable experience

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

VVCD is a non-profit organization established in 2015 to improve the education and living conditions for people in difficult circumstances in Vietnamese society. Our activities include caring, educating, health activities and community development, etc. VVCD's aim is to bring a better living conditions and education for vulnerable members of Vietnam’s society.

Vietnam still faces many difficulties however we believe that with our relentless efforts plus the enthusiastic help from international volunteers we can make good contribution to the development of community. In the process of working at orphanages there are still barriers to language and lifestyle but we are trying to learn and overcome those barriers by organizing meetings, exchanges and training with international volunteers to bring benefits for all parties

+ Our programs: 

Our project program includes educational activities, social skills development to be available for orphans, vulnerable subjects such as women and people with disabilities. With all the projects we carry out, international volunteers play a very important role, they bring new things to local people, exchange culture,  develop education,change negative habits and practices that badly affect to health, knowledge and skills development of those we want to target. We would like international volunteers to understand that your role is very essential it is like an extra pair of hands to help, especially with orphanages where children are involved. The more help available the better. When working at an orphanage or nursing homeit is important that you show the initiative and enthusiasm to immerse yourself into the job and spend your time productively  

+ Where we work:

All care placements where international volunteers stay and work are surrounded by tourist spots such as:

-       Bo De Pagoda is 2km away from the center of Hanoi, it is in Long Bien District near the Red River. It is very cool and peaceful atmosphere. There are about 100 orphans and homeless people living in Bo De Pagoda

 -    Phuc Tue Center is located in Ba Dinh district downtown of Hanoi. You will see many beautiful landscapes in this area such as Tran Quoc pagoda, Ba Dinh square and West Lake. Phuc Tue Center is a place of care education career counseling and vocational training for children with physical and mental disabilities.

-      Thuy An centre islocated in Ba Vi, a suburb of Hanoi city. It may take an hour driving from Hanoi CBD to Ba Vi. Thuy An centre is surrounded very fresh air environment with Ba Vi national forest, Perfume pagoda, etc. Thuy An disable center is the place forcare, nurturing, orthopedic rehabilitation education for disable children. Thuy An received 289 peope to take care (178 elders, 108 children from 3-15 years old

 -      Hanoi Friendship village,located inHoai Ducsuburb of, Hanoicity. This village provides a home to approximately 120 children with a variety of mental and physical disabilities believed to be caused by Agent Orange. The children, ages ranging between 6 and 20, receive education, medical care, vocational training, and physical therapy


.+ Where are volunteer will stay

 VVCD arrange accommodation for international volunteers bases on projects that volunteers are interested to participate. Almost of the accommodation we arrange are located in Hanoi CBD, you may stay in a homestay, share house or hotel, etc. 

If volunteers who may have special requirement we will try our best to satisfy your request. VVCD always try our best to find good place for Volunteers, however, the accommodation costs are at volunteers’ expenses

VVCD is a NGO, we do not work bases on profit, what we are expecting from volunteers is a compassion with sincere thought and truthy want to help others. In return we try to help volunteers to gain a lot of useful experiences during their placement. We recommend that volunteers prepare ideas and materials such as quizzes coloring books basic language books children's books sports equipment toys etc.

And: TOGETHER WE SHARE LOVE

Typical day

TYPE OF WORK FOR VOLUNTEERS:

    Volunteers work from Monday to Friday as usual not Saturday and Sunday unless they ask us to arrange such arrangements. Normal working hours are from 8:30am or 9.00am to 4.00pm.Flexible lunch break time ranges from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Volunteers can choose their own lunch break during this time frame and their working day will end at 4.00pm. Volunteers can bring packed lunches from home or explore nearby eateries as well

  • Caring for kids: Washing, feeding, change nappy, playing with them (Orphan babies)
  • Teaching for kids (3- 15 year olds): English language, writing, math, coloring, drawing, singing and outdoor activities.
  • Traning for nanies (workshop) 
  • Make plan for fund raising
  • Environment Protection: Collect the garbage on the beach (Summer), planting trees, raising awareness for local people in communities to save energy, protect water source, collect the household garbage.
  • Internship program: For students want to research and practice in communities in Vietnam.

Free-time activities

Out of the work-time volunteers can go to discover Vietnamese culture such as: watching the water puppet show (Rural traditional art), meuseum (Women museum, ethnic group people museum, Hoa Lo prison, Ho Chi Minh museum,...), gardening or havesting with families household, fishing, meal with all members family, cimbing, picnic together.
Sometime we are going to the bar and have city tour or karaoke.
Besides, we have some social events currently for volunteers:
1. Gifting to homeless people (water, milk, old clothes, …) and touring Long Bien flea market
2. Visiting Thuy An Disability Children and Older Nourishing Center, Ba Vi, Hanoi and Ba Vi National Park tour
3. Cooking for homeless people and orphan kids
4. Bat Trang ceramic tour
5. Collecting the garpage on the beach

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Social sciences, social work, community development, doctor, women studies,... at High school level
Required Documents
CV and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Dancing, drawing, sport, child-care,...
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by VVCD

- Registration Fee (refundable if you choose not to go*): Ongoing support from VVCD staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
- Program Fee: Project distribution, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
- Accommodation fee (Dormitory room, homestay)

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

All international volunteers are warmly welcomed by VVCD staff at Noi Bai Airport and taken to their accommodation which was arranged in advance with each volunteer at their request before they arrive Vietnam. Volunteers will work with VVCD staff as well as with the staff from local placements.

Accommodation

The Dorm room around 30 m2 with 6 single beds: Blanket, pillow, air conditional, wifi, one bathroom
- Near workplace
- In the downtown
- Easy for travel

The volunteer live at the hotel or homestay with Vietnamese families, include:
+ Bathroom (have heater water)
+ Air conditional, electric fan
+ Television
+ Refrigerator
+ Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Dorm Room Guest Family
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
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

VVCD has a year-round volunteer program you are welcome at any time of the year including holidays like New Year and Christmas. We only stop the project when there is a widespread epidemic in the locality or spread around the world.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

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)
$600
5 weeks
$750
6 weeks
$900
7 weeks
$1,050
8 weeks
$1,200
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,800
Average fees
$150 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. VVCD 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 VVCD during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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