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English Education Supporter

We are developing a supplemental English education program for youth in our village and the surrounding ones. The goal is to improve their conversational English.

How the Education Program Operates

We support this program with funds from our homestay and through fundraising. Our program will benefit two groups of people: Vietnamese homestay volunteers and local children in nearby villages.There are several Vietnamese young adults who are helping with the homestay because they want to start their own businesses in the future. 

As an education volunteer, you will spend some time each day talking with our Vietnamese volunteers to help improve their English. You will also go to the villages nearby to offer English conversation lessons on days that you work. Our goal is to supplement the curriculums of local schools by providing fun, conversational English classes for children.

Possible Volunteer Responsibilities

1. Help Vietnamese homestay volunteers with their English ability

  • Prepare occasional English lessons for native volunteers
  • Have conversations and generally just communicate with them during daily activities

2. Lead English conversation classes at rural schools

  • Spend time with local children in their schools during informal classes
  • Help them understand the basics of conversation and lead general discussions about topics of your choosing

We estimate that you'll help the Vietnamese volunteers in the morning for an hour, and in the afternoon, you will go to the schools nearby for an hour or so to lead the conversation classes. You can spend some time developing a more explicit curriculum if you wish, or you can show multimedia presentations (Youtube videos) to students at times as well. 

In return, you'll get to be a guest in our lovely homestay! You'll eat home-cooked meals with us, have time to explore the village and countryside roads, and you'll have an authentic experience living in a rural (but comfortable) traditional home. When guests come, you can go on our walking or motorcycle tours with them for free! We have high-speed wifi, renovated bathrooms and showers (with hot water!), and incredible mountain views.

The volunteers will be working in the homestay and around the village and the neighbour villages. They will be working with everyone in the village which is interested in learn English.

Suitable for


Typical day

We ask volunteers to work for up to five hours a day five days a week, but usually the workload will be less than this. The workload is around 3-5 hours per day (depending on the week), and you'll have weekends off. 

A typical day will start with breakfast together when we will discuss the day's plans. After that, you will know what is expected of you and when you will have free time. We anticipate that you'll help our Vietnamese volunteers each day and also go to a school for teaching children in the afternoon for an hour or two.

This is a relaxed homestay, and we are steadily making progress on our goals and could use your help, but we aren't a labor camp :) The work won't be the same from day to day, but we are committed to making sure you enjoy yourself and have time to explore the area. 

We are just getting started, so if you have ideas for improvement when you come, we'd love to hear them too! We hope to attract people who are willing to share their lives and their interests with us.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Languages, communication, management and creative skills, or other type of skills which can be used to share with this people at University or High School level
Required Documents
CVs or Resumes are helpful but not required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
English teaching
Lesson planning
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Tho Homestay are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

There are mountains and farms all around. Usually, volunteers relax around our property for part of their free time and go out to explore the rice terraces, mountains, villages, and bamboo forests for the rest of it. It's a great place for people who enjoy interesting walks/runs or motorbike rides. 

We have wifi which is strong enough to use in the house or when relaxing in the common areas outside.


Included Services

What's included?
The fee goes toward meals, accommodation, utilities, and improving our programs.

Our large, open traditional home is divided into sleeping areas which each have a bed that can sleep one person or a couple. Each sleeping area has bedding, a mosquito net, and a privacy curtain. We have renovated shared bathrooms with hot water for showers. You can wash your own clothes by hand with our outdoor faucet, and there is plenty of space to let them air dry. The main village street is only 1 km away, and you can buy snacks and toiletries at the various shops there.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers receive a basic breakfast (noodles or eggs), a full lunch, and full dinner. All meals are home-cooked, and the food comes from our farm, garden, fish pond, or occasionally from the neighbors. We eat meals together sitting on the floor, and a meal is usually a mix of vegetables, rice, and meat. If you are vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions, let us know, and we'll work with you to ensure you're well-fed!

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Khuôn Lùng/Viet Nam between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Tho Homestay 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 Tho Homestay during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Travel Seasons
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Living Costs
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Viet Nam.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Noibai International (HAN) in Hanoi. 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.
Vaccine Checker
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