CVTD Viet Nam

Teaching English for Ethnic Children

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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.

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 

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.


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)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English at College level
Required Documents
1. Fill in our attached Application Form / 2. Attach your CV/Resume
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 - 20:00

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
CVTD Viet Nam (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.
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On-site services

Services by CVTD Viet Nam

  • Accommodation: Volunteers will be living in the CVTD’s volunteer house/homestay in Ta Van village, Sapa, that is some nice landscapes in Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • Airport pick-up / drop-off at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, and bus from Hanoi to Sapa
  • Various scenic visits with students
  • CVTD’s staff is available 24/7 by Online/Telephone or in person to support and guide you

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

We will pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi as per your flight details:

- Passenger Name:

- Airline:

- Flight Number:

- Date: 

- Time of arrival:

- Departing from:

We will wait for you in the lobby to welcome international guests – “Arrive Hall A or B” – and holding a placard “CVTD”  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
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)
8 weeks
12 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Sapa/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 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 {} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Vietnam  Sapa, Ta Van Village, Sapa town

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