VCV Vietnam

English Teaching and Conversation

Hanoi, Viet Nam show on map

Non-profit | VCV Vietnam

Building Community through teaching English, exchanging cultures and giving charity with VCV Vietnam. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

At VCV we believe that education is fundamental to sustainable development, therefore our aim is to create an open and fair learning environment for all our students. At many universities in Vietnam, students learn a lot of English grammar but rarely learn to correctly engage in real conversation. Once they graduate, they have difficulties finding employment in the best paying jobs, because these jobs often require high English language skills.

VCV offers projects in  Hanoi center. Every year, hundreds of volunteers join our projects in teaching English and joining outdoor activities and make an unforgettable experience volunteering, cultural exchange, cuisine exploring and charity for homeless. We are proud of the positive impact that we have on enhancing the lives of both the volunteers and the students who learn English with us.

We are welcoming and enjoy helping Volunteers anytime in our volunteer home. Our students will become your tour guide. You will have lots of meaningful time to meet many amazing people, discovering Vietnamese culture, traditions all whilst sampling traditional Vietnamese foods. This will be a great chance for you to integrate into local people’s lives and traditions

1. Help with teaching English in our non-profit classes in Hanoi center.

     1.1. Teach English to kid in Hanoi centre.

  • Age: 6-15 years old.
  • Class size: 6-15.
  • Material: teaching assistants, detailed lesson plan, list of games, whiteboard, flash cards (4-8 years old).
  • Throughout your class, our Vietnamese-speaking assistant will be on hand to help you explain lesson plans to the children. 
  • The children are very nice, enthusiastic and eager to learn.
  • They have some experiences with learning English previously.

     1.2. Teach English to adult in Hanoi centre.

  • Age: 16+ years old.
  • Class size: 6-15.
  • Material: teaching assistants, general lesson plan, list of games, whiteboard and computer.
  • Throughout your class, our Vietnamese teaching-assistant will be on hand to help you explain lesson plans to the beginner students. 
  •  Help with pronunciation, speaking, listening.
  •  The students are enthusiastic learners, very friendly and always eager to help out our volunteers.

2.      Help students practicing English with FREE activities surrounds in Hanoi.

Besides teaching students inside the class we aim to increase their confidence, conversational abilities and skills in the workplace. This is done by having a cultural exchange between volunteers and students, including kids and adults on Sundays (which are optional for volunteers to attend). We focus on activities such as free talk, picnic, team building, day trip, charity, food tour, monthly meet-up, football, clean-up etc. This is a great way to share experience, explore Vietnam and participate in cultural exchanges through the local people, foods, and customs.  It is also the perfect opportunity if you have any work experiences/skills to share with the students. They also are happy to share with your local culture.


Typical day

VCV volunteers work no more than 3 classroom hours per day in the afternoon or evening, mornings are open for exploring Hanoi or relaxing. Typically volunteers have 2 days off per week.  We also host an optional outing once per week with the adult students to encourage casual conversation and friendships. In your spare time, you can explore the city and surround Hanoi


Details on Arrival

Please ask us, we would like to provide you which dates are available. It would better if you could arrive at our volunteer apartment on Saturdays or Sundays. We would like to help you with the transport information before you arriving. 

Free-time activities

In our safe area, you can get almost everything you want and you also have lots of free time to explore Hanoian Cultures as well as others famous places, such as Halong Bay, Cat Ba island, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Moc Chau, Mai Chau, etc. Surrounding our area are lots of gyms, yoga center, bowling, a swimming pool, etc.

There are two nice cinemas ($3.5 for a ticket), restaurants, and lovely coffee shops with different styles ($1-2 per a drink).

Only a 3 minute walk to the bus station to get to Old Town and around Hanoi ($0.4 for a ticket), or 15-minute walk to the bus station to catch the bus/car to travel around Vietnam. 20-30 minutes by motorbike or 60 minutes by bus to the Old Quarter and around Hanoi.

Close to the National Sports Stadium (My Dinh stadium). Nearby is Hanoi museum and National Convention Center.


Water 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
VCV seeks English speaking volunteers from all over the world who are social, friendly, funny. We also would like volunteers who are easy going, and talkative to help create a friendly family-like environment around the dinner table.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 - 20:30

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by VCV Vietnam.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
VCV Vietnam (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 VCV Vietnam

Visa approval letter, pick up at the airport by a taxi, accommodation (3 meals per day, tea, coffee), WiFi, etc.

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

After receiving the detail of your arrival, include flight number. We would like to arrange a taxi driver to pick you up at the airport.

We are pleased to welcome volunteers who can support us for one month to several months or more.

  • Very comfortable and good accommodation.
  • WIFI, laundry.
  • A nice apartment for all volunteers (7-10 volunteers) with a living room + kitchen room with a big eating table + 03 bedrooms with private bed and mattress + 02 bathrooms + 01 balcony with a good view.
  • Washing machine + air-conditioning + hot water machine + sofa + smart television + fridge 
  • Safety area and everything you need in here. 
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
  • Different and delicious food/fruits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Coffee, Lipton tea, green tea, cacao, cake, fruits, noodles, bread, pasta, ...are available 
  • Food for vegetarians/vegans is available.       
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 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.
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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
6 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Hanoi/Viet Nam between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VCV Vietnam 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 VCV Vietnam 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  Hanoi, CT3-1 khu do thi Me Tri Ha
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