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CVTD Viet Nam

Teaching English & Culture Exchange

Build a community together, speak English and get travel experience in Ta Van, Sapa. Teach English to children from 4-11 year old, youngs and workers in Ta Van.


Known as virtual town in mist, Sapa has always had a special allure travelers from everywhere by fresh air, beautiful scenery and glamor as a picture. Ta Van village is inhabited by ethnic minority people, from the center of Sapa town about 7km. By working there volunteers will experience the wonderful landscapes among the rise cultivations, the amazing typical food from the ethnic minorities and, last but not least, will have the possibility to get in touch with those people's reality. Indeed just a few people know that behind the superficial glitz of Sa Pa are also hundreds of children which do not have food and clothing, do not go to schools.


CVTD Vietnam relies on volunteers to support and sustain the local population to improve their speaking english skills. Along with this, we aim to make sure our volunteers get as much out of the experience as the people and communities they help.


- Write/prepare the lesson plans for every week/month including teaching aids (materials), games, and activities… 
- Teach the lessons. 
- Collaborate with teaching assistant to manage the class. 
- Give feedback and recommendation to management regarding students’ performance 
- Give feedback and success stories on website about your experience volunteering with us. 


You will get furnished comfortable accommodation at the Volunteer House, including a shared kitchen and Internet capabilities.Residential registration and working visa extension.Vietnamese lessons can be offered on request.Opportunities to discovery special cultural areas for free in every weekend.Volunteer will be provided with sufficient and well-arranged working facilities, including a computer with Internet access, a shared printer and many helpful and friendly colleagues. 

We want your experience in Ta Va village, Sapa to be as special as possible and you will be welcomed as an important member of the CVTD Sapa family.

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Typical day

The volunteer will work 5 days a week, 5 hours per day.

During the day our volunteer will: 
1) Prepare the lesson for the morning/afternoon class
2) Have lunch
3) Have class at guesthouse or at school (assisted by a teacher)
4) Have free time to discover the beauty of the villages around
5) Have dinner
6) Enjoy their night 

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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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English at University level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers need to be fluent in English and have excellent pronunciation and communication skills with English as a second language.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 - 19:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at CVTD Viet Nam are happy to help you.

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.

We always ensure that our volunteers have a lot of free time during which they can travel to other parts of Vietnam. You will have many opportunities to experience Vietnamese culture and to do all the tourist things you would like to do.



What's included?

  • Accommodation: Volunteers will be living in the CVTD’s volunteer house in Me Tri Ha Village, which is covinient with The Garden shopping center, BigC Supermarket, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, or Lotte cinema and Keangnam Landmark 72 (the highest building in Vietnam with 10 minutes walk), or My Dinh National Stadium, The National Conference Center, Hanoi Museum, Korean town… with 5 minutes walk.
  • There is full internet connection in the accommodation
  • Meals: Two meals per day (Lunch and dinner). We do not supply breakfast, but we have full kitchen facilities which you are free to use. And do not meals outside the volunteer house (Example: No lunch, when you go to Phuc Tue Center).
  • Transport from CVTD’s volunteer house to the schools or center by bus or Grap moto
  • Airport pick-up / drop-off at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
  • Various scenic visits with students
  • CVTD’s staff is available 24/7 by Online/Telephone or in person to support and guide you

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.
Airport Pickup

We will pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi as per your flight details. Our Ms. Lan 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.


CVTD Volunteer House is located in Ta Van village (Sapa) on a hill with a wonderful view on the landscapes all around. Volunteers will share 2 rooms (4 people each room) and will have free access to the SPA located at the ground floor (steam bath, hydromassage and a Jacuzzi). A wide garden surrounds the guesthouse.

++ The house contains a large living room, two bedrooms with two bathrooms, hot water in bathroom, and air conditioner in bedroom (from 10:00PM to 8:00AM in summer), a kitchen and a beautyful courtyard.

++ Volunteers share their rooms with other volunteers, using bunk beds

It is extremely safe in Vietnam and there is really nothing to concern about.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Two meals per day. We do not supply breakfast, but we have full kitchen facilities which are free to use.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
8 weeks
12 weeks
24 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Ta Van village/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
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 CVTD Viet Nam during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Viet Nam

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Viet Nam. Please check the visa regulations for Viet Nam.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Viet Nam and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Viet Nam.
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
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.
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Sapa, 10000 Ta Van village, Viet Nam

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