Teach for a Change!

founded in 2015
Coins for Change Vietnam
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Coordinator | Crystal
Coordinator | Crystal
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Gain professional development as an English teacher and receive a certificate of volunteering and a recommendation letter, along with teaching experience.
Discover Vietnamese culture and language through living with a host family that provides two meals a day.
Make memories you'll never forget during weekend excursions to different parts of Vietnam with your host family, fellow participants, or trusty motorbike.
Help bridge the educational gap between rural and urban Vietnam by volunteering at one of our partner locations in the peaceful Vietnamese countryside.
Make a difference in the lives of not only the children you teach, but the lives of marginalized women in Vietnam, who benefit from our Empowerment Projects.
We aid marginalized women and children throughout Vietnam through programs that provide access to education, economic support, and mental health services. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Our Teach for Change (TFC) program recruits international volunteers to teach English and matches them with one of our 15+ partner schools or English language centers across Vietnam. Through this program, we are able to offer English support to children in both rural and urban areas within Vietnam. With the help of our passionate international volunteers and teachers, we are able to provide fluent English language services to those who otherwise would not have access. In a country where English fluency is rapidly becoming a necessary skill to compete in the national and global job market, providing these classes has become a vital part of increasing gender, ethnic, and general social equality within disadvantaged regions of Vietnam.

Volunteers will work with an innovative team of locals and internationals alike to provide quality English classes to children of all ages and skill levels and to create the funds that allow our Empowerment Plan projects (which support our women beneficiaries) to run. We partner primarily with schools that are women-led and who are unable to afford fluent English teachers, but who still want to give their students a fair chance at learning the language, for a low-cost or even for free. Many of our partner posts are the only center in their nearby area, provide the lowest cost classes compared to other centers, and/or offer scholarships to students most in need. 

All of our Volunteer teachers are provided with a Vietnamese-speaking teacher’s assistant in their classes that will help with communication and classroom management. Depending on the post location, varying levels of classroom materials and lesson plans will be provided as well. The specifics of classroom size, class schedules, and amenities are specific to the particular post location that the volunteer is matched with. Our Volunteer Recruitment team works hard in order to place volunteers at a post which most aligns with their needs and preferences. In return for C4C providing accommodation and 2 daily meals, we ask our volunteers to work for a maximum of 18 hours per week. This still allows for free time in which the volunteer may prepare for class, relax, or explore their new country. This is a fantastic opportunity for those seeking to develop their professional teaching skills, embark on a cultural-exchange journey, meet other like-minded people, and work with children.

Typical day

The typical day for one of our Teach for Change volunteers is difficult to summarize here because it depends on the specific post location that you will be at! At some of our posts you may be teaching class during the day, while at others, you may be teaching in the evening after the children’s school ends. The number of classes per day or week that you teach will also depend on the scheduling for the specific language center that you are at. The age range for your students will likely be varied, but most will be primary school and younger. Throughout all of our locations, however, we require our volunteers to work a maximum of 18 hours a week. We recognize that our volunteers are generously donating their time to our cause, so it is our goal to make sure you don’t feel overworked. This free time allows for class preparation, relaxation, and exploration of your new country. 

Free-time activities

Our volunteers are asked to teach for a maximum of 18 hours per week, leaving lots of free time to pursue other interests, explore Vietnam, or rest. Volunteers will also be guaranteed 2 days off per week, although the days may not be consecutive. Sometimes our host families may bring volunteers to karaoke, nearby tourist attractions, and other entertainments. 



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
Any subject at University level
Required Documents
Resume/CV, Digital Headshot and Diploma
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Participate actively within the program
- Enjoy yourself by being a team player
- Show interest and responsibility during program
- Understand that a lot of time will be spent with local people who do not speak English very well
- Speak slowly to English beginners
- Cooperate and work closely with the volunteer coordinators and staff – if there is a problem please talk to the Manager about it with a proposed solution!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What's Included

Services by Coins for Change Vietnam
We require our volunteers to pay a deposit of $100, which will be returned to you within the last 2 weeks of your commitment. If you decide to leave your commitment early, you will not receive this deposit back. C4C is a small nonprofit that operates with limited resources, and this deposit is implement to help cover the costs incurred when a volunteer leaves their post earlier than agreed upon.
Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport
We will provide pickup from the Airport and arrange any further local travel to bring you to your post location. Once you arrive in Vietnam, we will take care of the logistics for you!

At C4C, our volunteers have the choice of living in either a homestay or a shared volunteer house, depending on the project location. At our homestays, the volunteer will live with our local coordinator's families or with our beneficiary families themselves! Volunteers are fully supported with basic accommodations that will fit your needs. We offer a variety of both shared and private rooms depending on the location. In these homestays, you will have a chance to learn to cook traditional Vietnamese meals, experience Vietnamese home life, learn the language and explore the local areas.

Volunteers who prefer a more private experience can request to live in a Volunteer House, where they will share a fully equipped house with other volunteers. Here, volunteers share rooms or have their own private rooms, in addition to sharing bathrooms, a kitchen, a laundry room, and living rooms. These are only available at specific locations.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
In addition to accommodation, volunteers are provided with at least 2 meals per day. The meals are cooked by someone in the family and we invite you to help with the preparation so that you may learn new recipes! For volunteers who have dietary restrictions, please inform your host or the person who buys the ingredients. In addition, we require that our volunteers help with washing the dishes after each meal. Our homestays and volunteer houses are big families, not hotels! Please clean up after yourself.

Our teaching positions give you plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. The food, the culture, the language – You can enjoy everything that Vietnam has to offer while experiencing a rewarding career as an English teacher.

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 happy to offer flexibility on starting dates year round. Come whenever you can! We have 14 English centers and schools that we partner with across the country of Vietnam, so at any time of the year, there will be openings at several centers.

We pay for the invitation letter for a working or business visa, but you pay for the initial costs of the visa stamp itself, which ranges from $25 to $50 depending on if you choose to get a single-entry or multiple-entry visa. The type of visa depends on the volunteer’s qualifications and the post area. If a volunteer quits in the middle of the commitment time, then we require that the volunteer refunds the full costs of the visa’s Invitation Letter and airport pick-up. We also are legally required to cancel this visa upon a volunteer’s decision to leave before a commitment time is finished.

We will arrange airport pick up, local travel, and take care of everything after you arrive!

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
10 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
10 weeks (min. stay)
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$6 /week

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

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