Evergreen Labs

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurship

Danang, Viet Nam show on map
founded in 2015
Evergreen Labs
Coordinator | Jan
Coordinator | Jan
Start your own social or environmental venture with the full support of a local project developer & company builder. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

Why only volunteer for an existing project if you can start your own social or environmental venture to create a lasting impact in form of your own company?

Come to Danang, the fastest growing City in Southeast Asia and join an environment of like minded and driven people to start your own social venture and turn it into a sustainable company together with Evergreen Labs, a social and environmental project developer and company builder. We will provide you with all the necessary support to turn your idea into reality: Visa application, incorporation, accounting, human resources, web development, marketing & sales support, office space and an extensive support network to local authorities, NGOs, private and governmental support agencies.

If you don't have a project idea but the passion and drive of a true entrepreneur, then simply pick one of our "shelf businesses". Evergreen Labs has developed a series of projects that need a co-founder to take it to the next level. Currently, we are looking for a co-founder for projects related to: Green roofs, solar installations, modular buildings, polymer recycling, renewable energy, e-mobility solutions and organic food. 

Evergreen Labs also supports the multiplication of existing solutions to new regions through cooperations. If you know of a great social or environmental project that is not yet in Central Vietnam, we would be happy to co-create a Vietnam-branch together with you and the originator.

With this program, we aim to provide a value added solution to all high potential candidates that truly want to create something great while boosting their CV through hands on entrepreneurial experience and potentially a successful and profitable company. 

Why Danang? Central Vietnam offers one of the most cost competitive professional environments in the world. Countless web development companies and other outsourcing providers are already using the state of the art infrastructure and educational level of young, motivated, entrepreneurial Vietnamese minds to create something great with a limited budget. The thriving start-up ecosystem and increasing investments into the region (ranging from aid & development funds to private venture capital) provide the ideal environment for your business once you have established a proof of concept. 

No more excuses, start your future as an entrepreneur now!

Typical day

There is no such thing as a typical day in the life of an entrepreneur ... and that's what makes it exciting!

Free-time activities

Danang is Vietnams 3rd largest city and the ideal location for a healthy work-life balance. Besides the fact that life is very affordable in Danang, it offers a variety of natural and men made highlight. Danang Bay, China Beach and the Han River offer diving, surfing, sailing, kayaking and much more for water sports enthusiast. Son Tra Peninsula and the Hai Van Pass are perfect for hiking and bike tours with its dense jungle and endemic monkey population. The well known travel destinations Hoi An and Hue are only a short scooter ride away and Danang International Airport connects to all major regions in Southeast Asia and beyond. Fodies have a vast variety to of options from street food to 3 michelin stared restaurants. The booming hotel industry brings new attractions to Danang on a monthly basis while traffic is not nearly as bad as in other Asian big cities.

Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 22 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Cover letter with passion statement and Outline of own start-up idea or interest in an Evergreen Labs shelf business
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion for start-ups, the environment and people as well as a particular skill-set or know-how in the area of your social or environmental venture.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Evergreen Labs cancels your trip
Support & Mediation
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Evergreen Labs.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Evergreen Labs (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)
Prepare yourself and become a confident and well informed traveler. Global Travel Academy takes you on a journey before you leave home, helping you to become one of the world's greatest travelers. Our trusted partner for online learning offers courses in "International Volunteering", "Travel Health & Safety" and "Travel Safety Abroad".

On-site services

Services by Evergreen Labs

Accommodation, Visa Admin Service, Incorporation, Work Permit (Exception), 1 Assistant (personal & business), Evergreen Labs Incubation Support

Airport Pickup at Da Nang International Airport

We will make sure your first days in Danang are all taken care of.


We will provide the accommodation that you require (Hotel, Guesthouse or Appartment), let us know what you prefer. If you want to find a place on your own, we can help you find it and reduce the price accordingly. You should estimate around 300 USD/month.

Guesthouse Hotel Bedroom (Single)
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Da Nang. 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
20 weeks (min. stay)
$ 4,000
21 weeks
$ 4,200
22 weeks
$ 4,400
23 weeks
$ 4,600
27 weeks
$ 5,400
35 weeks
$ 7,000
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 10,000
Average fees
$ 200 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Danang/Viet Nam between 20 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Evergreen Labs 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 Evergreen Labs 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  Danang, 65 Xuan Dieu
The project site is open in: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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