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Local Construction Supporter

La Gi, Viet Nam show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Help with local construction projects in the incredible village of La Gi. It's a flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities.

The project

The purpose of this project is to provide assistance to the local villagers with renovation and light construction work and to create an opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. You can contribute to enhancing the living conditions of the local community as well as the communal areas such as schools, temples and clinics. With budgets that are not sufficient for maintaining and renovating living quarters, the need arises for many different renovation and construction works. Depending on the local conditions and the need at the time you may take up tasks including painting, repairing chairs and tables, building walls and toilets and many more.

You will have a unique experience engaging with the community and learning more about its people and culture while making a contribution!

The location

Vietnam is a highly populous country with a dynamic rate of development that in recent years has witnessed the renovation of roads, the emergence of new buildings and major changes in the cities. Unlike Thailand and Cambodia, Vietnam is less influenced by Western culture and retains a unique identity, which manifests in many ways including the delicious traditional food. Vietnam's fast-growing economy is assisted by tourism, led by the growing interest for the country's fascinating history and breathtaking sights such as its beaches, the beautiful countryside in the north and the typical rice fields. Despite their painful past , the Vietnamese are proud of their heritage and embrace life with determination and enthusiasm. La Gi is a beautiful small beach town in the southern part of the country where you can experience an authentic local feel.

Typical day

Your first day will start with a briefing meeting after breakfast and will continue with working in the placements. The day will wrap up with a meeting about your first day and dinner.

Your remaining time working on the project will include various physical tasks and will depend on the current needs.

On your last day, you will have a final evaluation.

***The schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Free-time activities

The highlight of any trip to Vietnam is to learn about their recent history, and experience life as a Vietcon in the Cu Chi tunnels. There are also plenty of beaches and culture to soak in.
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Museum/Opera

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 (intermediate level)
Required Documents
Necessary vaccinations; Necessary flight & visas; Full travel & medical insurance.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion and enthusiasm to get to know the country, lots of energy and creativity, and not scared to get your hands dirty!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country
  • support
  • project activities
Airport Pickup at Tan Son Nhat International Airport

We will pick you up at Ho Chi Minh City airport.

Accommodation

Your accommodation is a cozy guesthouse with 7 rooms reserved for volunteers. You will be sharing single-gender rooms with 4-6 other volunteers. All rooms are air-conditioned, lockable and have private bathrooms and hot showers. They are equipped with fans and bed linens; however, you need to bring your own towels. Conveniently located in the centre of La Gi, the guesthouse is a mere 10-15 minutes taxi ride from the local beach. The surrounding coffee shops are at your disposal for relaxation and reflection in your free time and you can venture out to explore the local restaurants which boast to be the makers of the best Pho in town. If you need to go to a supermarket, there is one within 10-15 minute walking distance and a little further away you can also find an ATM. Beyond walking, there are many taxis and rickshaws that will take you to any destination of your choice.

There is wifi available in the guesthouse; however, the quality of the connection depends on the weather conditions and at times, the heavy rain will affect it.

Arrival is on a Sunday and departure/check-out is on Saturday before 12:00 pm during the last week of your program.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
You placement includes three meals per day consisting mainly of typical Vietnamese food and are served at the guesthouse or occasionally at one of the restaurants nearby.
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)
$800.00
3 weeks
$1,200.00
4 weeks
$1,600.00
8 weeks
$3,200.00
16 weeks
$6,400.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$9,600.00
Average fees
$400.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in La Gi/Viet Nam between 2 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic 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 Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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