Medical Intern & Hospital Assistant

High­lights Voor­waarden Diensten ingesloten Data & Kosten Beoorde­lingen
opgericht in 2010
Love Volunteers
Stel je vraag
Coördinator | Nicole
Coördinator | Nicole
Assist and shadow local doctors, while gaining a greater understanding of the medical situation. Work in your chosen field or assist with health education programs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

The program

This important medical program in Vietnam’s largest city Ho Chi Minh, provides skilled medical professionals and students alike the chance to experience a new culture and working environment while still learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge. Ho Chi Minh is a fascinating place to visit – a bustling metropolis that is also filled with an abundance of culture, activities and sights. From historic locations to amazing shopping locales and delicious street food, volunteers will be spoilt for choice on their free time in this exciting city. Volunteers on this program will get the chance to gain a greater understanding of the differences between medical systems in developed and developing countries and view situations that may never occur in their own countries. With medical resourcing sadly lacking in local hospitals, volunteers will find their experience and knowledge will be put to great use – it’s a win/win situation for all!

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide quality medical care to the people of Ho Chi Minh
  • Improve the future prospects of the local people by assisting with their general well-being
  • Provide an opportunity for shared learning 
  • To create a better cultural understanding between all participants

How you can help

Volunteers will find they play an important role in providing quality medical care to the people of Ho Chi Minh. Volunteers will be placed with a local doctor or nurse who will guide them in different tasks and activities at the placement. The volunteers’ level of experience will determine the work they are allocated, with some permitted to observe operations, provide assistance in basic procedures and visit patients. All volunteers will be kept busy working on a variety of tasks and observing, and will spend time ‘job shadowing’. This placement places a large amount of emphasis on shared learning, and while volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible, the local staff are also very interested in gaining a better understanding of medical work in participant’s countries and to learn about the similarities and differences.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in their chosen field, such as Paediatrics, Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, along with working with children and adults who suffer from cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, congenital motor system deformity and other disabilities. There are also opportunities to work in other specialties within a large hospital with highly skilled staff whom speak excellent English.

Volunteers contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist medical staff in the treatment of patients as appropriate to their level of experience
  • Assist medical staff in a variety of tasks
  • Help in emergency situations
  • Help on health education programs

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:30am Breakfast at the Volunteer House

8:30am Travel to the hospital

8:45am Pre-start meeting with the program supervisor


A lunch break of 1 - 2 hours is taken around 12pm

4:45pm De-brief with the program supervisor


Afternoons and evenings are free to explore, run errands, correspond with friends and family and socialise with other volunteers.

7:00pm Dinner at the Volunteer House


Volunteers on this important program are fortunate enough to be based in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. 

Having risen from the ashes of a turbulent past this former French colony, still known colloquially as Sai Gon, is storming into the future with panache. Visitors will be swept up in the excitement and awed by the evident extremes: modern vs traditional, past vs future and luxury vs simplicity. Ho Chi Minh has so much to offer the international traveler. 



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
Medicine, Med-School, Pre-Med Students op University niveau
Vereiste documenten
Emergency Contact, Passport, Resume en Medical Qualification
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff, though this is not a pre-requisite. Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival & return airport transfer
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration fee included
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Ho Chi Minh and taken to the volunteer house where they can meet with their hosts and fellow volunteers. An orientation session is held on Tuesday to introduce volunteers to the programs and their new environment. The session will cover safety, transportation, basic culture and history and is a chance to get to know other volunteers and the local team and ask any questions you may have. 

  • Arrival Day: MONDAY 7AM - 10PM
  • Departure Day: SUNDAY
  • Arrival Airport: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Code: SGN)


Volunteers on this rewarding internship are accommodated in ‘Peace House’; a 6-storey building which conveniently houses both the volunteer accommodation and the Volunteers for Peace Vietnam offices. Located in residential District 7, close to shops and a short 15 min drive to central Ho Chi Minh city it is an ideal location. Transport to and from the program is provided.

The house has 6 bedrooms over 3 floors and each room has its own bathroom with western style facilities and hot showers. Rooms are dormitory style and shared, normally by up to 4 volunteers although there may be more during busy months. Air-conditioning and fans are available during the summer months and bed linen and mosquito nets are provided so volunteers need only bring personal toiletries and a towel. Easy!

Wifi is available free of charge in the Volunteer House and a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and communal areas are provided for volunteers - including a rooftop terrace with great views over the city!

Slaapzaal Guesthouse
Eten & Drank

Volunteers in Hi Chi Minh are provided with 3 meals per day, Monday through Friday, at the Volunteer House and the food is varied and delicious. Volunteers are also welcome to explore the city and eat out at the many local restaurants and cafes serving traditional and international fare.

Vietnamese food focuses on fresh ingredients – especially fruit, herbs and vegetables. The famous noodle broth (pho) is a must try and sticky rice is another staple.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Vietnam.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Vietnam biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Vietnam dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Vietnam.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available year-round and programs start every MONDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
2 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$ 987
3 weken
$ 1.182
4 weken
$ 1.378
6 weken
$ 1.780
8 weken
$ 2.160
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 2.942
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 369 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. Love Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Love Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Love Volunteers

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

  Azië Zuidoost-Azië Vietnam  Ho Chi Minh City, N/A

Medical Intern & Hospital Assistant

Assist and shadow local doctors, while gaining a greater understanding of the medical situation. Work in your chosen field or assist with health education programs.


Misschien ben je ook geïnteresseerd in

Monastery Teaching Support Kathmandu, Nepal Love Volunteers
Emerge yourself in the Buddhist culture and spiritual life of Kathmandu while teaching English or other subjects to monks or nuns of all ages.
Rural Clinic Supporter Antigua, Guatemala Love Volunteers
Work with the indigenous population in this hands-on project and provide them with urgent healthcare. Assist doctors or nurses and participate in outreach programs.
Supply Essential Medical Treatment Buenos Aires, Argentinië Love Volunteers
Offer a teaching and overseas medical experience for medical professionals while also supplying a much-needed volunteer labor force.
Amazon Animal Conservation Pastaza Province, Ecuador Love Volunteers
Work on projects to improve the environment for the wildlife and their long term prospects and provide medical assistance.
Turtle Conservation Helper Monterrico, Guatemala Love Volunteers
Help with the research and conservation of turtles and their nests on the Pacific coast.
School Construction Supporter Kathmandu, Nepal Love Volunteers
Help the local community in Kathmandu by renovating and improving school facilities. Create a better learning environment for students.
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.

Waarom zie ik dit?

U heeft een pagina aangevraagd die niet meer bestaat op deze site. Dit kan worden veroorzaakt door een link die u hebt gevolgd en die verouderd was, door het intypen van een verkeerd adres in de adresbalk, of gewoon omdat de post is verwijderd.

Breng me naar de Hoofdpagina