Physiotherapy for disabilities in Da Nang city

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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
Meeting and working with friendly people which make you feel at home
Contributing to healthcare, social welfare for disadvantaged people
And best of all, new friends sharing an unforgettable experience!
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 This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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 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 1:30pm 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  6 hours per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours on Friday.

Free-time activities

In Danang you can visit the night market to see and eat the local food, take a tour of the city or visit the surrounding local cultural sites, such as Marble Mountain, Linh Ung Pagoda, Ba Na Hills, or the beach. For a weekend trip, visit Hoi An where you can explore this Heritage Site or Hue to see the Forbidden City.  

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
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 (basic 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 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
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 Da Nang International Airport
  • Volunteers are expected to arrive at Da Nang International Airport ( DAD) . The airport is 05km from the volunteer house 
  • Our staff 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 only 15 minutes.  
Accommodation

We accommodate volunteers in a volunteer house called Green House. The house is 04 km from the city center. The house is very comfortable to live with modern facilities such as 05 bedrooms that can sleep 20 volunteers, roof top relaxing area, outdoor relaxing area, big dinning room, kitchen, TV lounge, computer desk with 04 computers and printer. The bedrooms are equipped with western toilets and showers, bunkbeds with soft mattress, pillows, blankets, AC. It is place for volunteers to live but also relax or do homework or school assignment. 

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   the 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 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. 
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%)
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 disabilities in Da Nang city

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

$363/week

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