Love Volunteers

Community Work and Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam show on map
The two-week program (which can be extended if you desire) spends weekdays helping others, while weekends are spent exploring this cultural and scenic wonderland! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

For intrepid travelers with a desire to ‘do good’, this volunteering travel program promises to deliver. Based in action-packed Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, this will be an experience of a life time! The two-week program (which can be extended if you desire) spends weekdays helping others, while weekends are spent exploring this cultural and scenic wonderland!  Participants can choose from a variety of volunteering activities that all share the same mission – to help enrich the lives of others. Placements could include working with abandoned children with HIV to assisting the elderly or working in a pre-school, to name just a few. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide essential care and support to vulnerable people in Ho Chi Minh
  • Improve the future prospects of those disadvantaged in society
  • Give society’s most vulnerable quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.

Typical day

Volunteers are given a customized volunteering activity plan that also includes daily cultural workshops, a local cooking demonstration and a dinner with a local family. Optional weekend excursions include trips to must-see destinations in this fantastic country. The first excursion is to the picturesque Mekong Delta, a vast maze of rivers and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Mui Ne is the second –  a traditional fishing village set on a gorgeous beach, a location that is fast becoming a popular tourist destination.

Details on Arrival

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, ANYTIME AFTER 10AM
  • Departure Day: SUNDAY AFTER 8PM
  • Arrival Airport: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Code: SGN)

Free-time activities

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 traveller.

Sightseeing
Hiking
Sports

Program 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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Love Volunteers.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Love Volunteers (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers

Fees include:

  • `Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food & Meals (as specified above)24/7 
  • Local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision

Airport Pickup at 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, ANYTIME AFTER 10AM
Departure Day: SUNDAY AFTER 8PM
Arrival Airport: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Code: SGN)
Accommodation

Volunteers on this wonderful program are accommodated during the week in a Volunteer House conveniently located close to public transport andwithin easy reach of the programs in Ho Chi Minh city.  Rooms are shared by up to 4 volunteers and split by gender. Bathrooms have western style facilities and hot showers and bed linen is provided so volunteer need only bring personal toiletries and towels. Easy!

WiFi is available in the Volunteer House as are kitchen and laundry facilities and communal areas for relaxing and socializing with fellow volunteers. A great way place to stay in this fascinating city!


Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Volunteers in Hi Chi Minh are provided with 3 meals per day 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.

Whilst on weekend excursions, suitable accommodation is arranged and meals are as listed in the 'WHAT TO EXPECT' sction, to the right.

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. 

Please note that all meals provided in the volunteer house are included in the program fees. When eating out it is the volunteer’s responsibility to cover the costs. 

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 Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Viet Nam.
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 Viet Nam provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Viet Nam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Viet Nam.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,447.00
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1,447.00
Average fees
$724.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Ho Chi Minh City/Viet Nam between 2 weeks and 2 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Viet Nam.
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 Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Viet Nam  Ho Chi Minh City, N/A

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