Daycare Assistant For Children With Special Needs

Volunteer travel to Hanoi and the Northern Vietnam, and help disabled students in Binh Minh special school and Phuc Tue caring center

Phuc Tue Caring Centre started its mission to care for, educate and rehabilitate mentally challenged children and youth (sometimes with an additional physical handicap) - in June 2001. The interventions in the center are ultimately aimed at helping the disabled to find their way to suitable jobs, to help them build self confidence and learn how to be more independent in their everyday life. If this aim is reached, the disabled are able to fall in line with the community, helping both their own families and society to make it easier to accept the limitations that the handicaps bring along. The center also aims at promoting early grade academic learning. All learning programs include physical education and physical therapy, yoga, painting and poetry.

At this moment some 80 disabled children, aged 2 to 22 years old, are living in the center. For practical purposes they are divided into 4 classes where the children are taught with each individual’s development capacity as a guide. Apart from ordinary lesson plans, methods derived from psychotherapy and use of medicines are applied as well. Some children are suffering from Down’s syndrome, others from cerebral palsy, autism and other mental disorders. Other children are victims of agent orange’, a herbicide used by the US military during the Vietnam war in the 1960-ties. The number of children in the center varies from time to time.

Validity period: Ongoing

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs
Families
Groups

Typical day

Working hours: 8:30 am - 4.00 pm (Mon - Fri) with a lunch from 11.00 - 2.00 pm)

TASKS

     Applying physiotherapy to children in need

     Playing with the children.

     Feeding the children during lunch time.

     Working in the kitchen garden, providing veggies for the children’s meals

Optional:

Fundraising & collecting books and second hand clothes and shoes for the children.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
community at college level
Other Skills
Having experience in (para)medical work (preferably physiotherapy)
Having experience in working with children with a disability.
Being patient with oneself and others
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

We have city-tour and culture exchange activities between volunteer, staff and student every weekend. The Volunteers will have time to experience local food, cultural exchange and travel around through interaction with the local people. Cost of this programme is from $1 to 100$ per person.

Swimming
Climbing
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Our fee includes:
• Airport pick-up at Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi
• Transport from CVTD office to your classes
• Internet connectivity
• Accommodation
• Meals – two meals per day
• 24/7 support from CVTD staff
• Participant certificate.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Our Ms. Mai from CVTD will be waiting for you outside the airport building. As you exit the door, you will see a column on your right just before the cubicle where passengers can book a taxi. She will be standing next to the column holding a placard ‘CVTD WELCOMES ……………….” Flight you up at that time at Noi Bai Airport.

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in CVTD’s volunteer house, situated next to green rice fields with lots of fresh air.The volunteer house consists of a large living room, four big (shared) bedrooms with balcony and air conditioner, an extra (‘activity’) room, four bathroom with hot water, toilet and a kitchen.There’s free wifi connectivity (so bring your laptop or iPad!) and free washing machine. There’s place for 6-8 volunteers at a time.

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Meals – two meals per day (include: lunch and dinner). We do not supply breakfast, but we have full kitchen facilities which you are free to use

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$75
5 weeks
$95
6 weeks
$115
7 weeks
$135
12 weeks
$236
20 weeks
$397
50 weeks (max. stay)
$1000

You can volunteer at the project site in Hanoi/Viet Nam between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. CVTD Viet Nam will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$19/week
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with CVTD Viet Nam during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Unit 403 - LICOGI 18, Quang Minh Industrial Zone, Me Linh Dist., Ha Noi, Vietnam, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam, 10000 Hanoi, Viet Nam