Physiotherapy for children and elderly in Da Nang

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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.
Contributing to healthcare, social welfare for disadvantaged people
And best of all, new friends sharing an unforgettable experience!
Volunteers assist with providing physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social care for disabled children and adults at Social Support Centers in Da Nang, Vietnam. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Volunteers assist with providing physiotherapy and occupational therapy to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities in the Social Support Center in Da Nang city.  The volunteer will work closely with the Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist and will learn the therapy exercises.  You will spend approximately 16 hours per week in the physiotherapy program. When you are not working in the physiotherapy program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the teaching program and care program.

Volunteers are given a weekly schedule of their physiotherapy times and activities.  Volunteers will have a meeting each day with the Volunteer Vietnam team physiotherapist to discuss the therapy that will be provided for the patients. For physiotherapy, you will mainly be working  at the Social Support Center which is a home for around 200 elderly and disabled residents.  Many of  them require physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  The Social Support Center has two rehabilitation rooms with a variety of equipment.  The Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist will show you how to use the equipment and explain what exercises are required for each patient.  You will always be accompanied by a Volunteer Vietnam team member and there are Social Support Center staff there to assist you as well.

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.  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 Da Nang's city center, e.g. Dragon Bridge (including fire shows on the weekends), Asia Adventure Park, or booking a night tour boat on the river
  • See some of the famous beaches in Da Nang and grabing a coconut
  • 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 days with volunteers and staff 

On the weekends: 

  • Volunteers love to explore the many attractions in and around Da Nang such as: Marble Mountain, Lady Buddha Temple, Han Market, Dragon Bridge, Ba Na Hills and the beaches. 
  • Daily motorbike trip at the Son Tra Mountain, known as the monkey mountain
  • Make the short drive 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.
  • Making an adventure trip to Hai Van pass and Elephant Waterfall 

Water Sports


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)
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 for this program. We need your passion in providing care and support, willing to learn and understand the local perspectives. However, it would be great if you could have some skills in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing or health care.
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 offer a full package of logistic, safety and programs to volunteers while they are volunteering with us. Your fees are for:
PRE-DEPARTURE SUPPORT TO VOLUNTEERS: Once you have confirmed your placement by paying the deposit, we will start making necessary preparation for your arrival. This includes getting volunteer permit and visa approval for your trip. Our staff are available to give the prompt information support to you to help you well prepare for your trip. 
PICK UP AND TRAINING ON ARRIVAL: We will pick up on your arrival to the cities you will work and give you a 02 day training programs: 
  • Day 1: A tour around the city you live and work. Program information session. Some language and culture instruction hours 
  • Day 2: Showing you around the placement sites and this includes an observation session about the work
ACCOMMODATION/ MEALS AND TRANSPORTATION: We accommodate you in either volunteer house or room in a hotel nearby the volunteer house. Our cooks  provide you 03 meals per day from Monday to Friday and Saturday breakfast. We transport you to work by safe transport such as volunteer care or taxi. 
LOCAL SUPPORT STAFF: Our local staff team speak excellent English and they are available to help you work on the program. They are also willing to give you guidance in free time activities. Some of them live the volunteer house with you, so they can give you 24/7 support. 
DONATION TO THE PROGRAM: 5 % of your fees will be used for extra food for the children and old people. 
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 a Volunteer Vietnam name sign at the arrival gate 
  • We transport volunteers to the volunteer house by car


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.
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

The program is available around the year

  • The preferred start dates are on the 1st and 15th of a month ( volunteers can come around those dates) 
  • Due to Tet holiday, there are no start dates during the first half of February 

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens May 2022. Apply Now!

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$296 /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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Physiotherapy for children and elderly in Da Nang

Volunteers assist with providing physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social care for disabled children and adults at Social Support Centers in Da Nang, Vietnam.


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