Be a part of the 1 Week Special Volunteer Trip in Vietnam with Volunteering Solutions and see for yourself exactly what it is that makes Vietnam one of Asia’s fastest developing, most breathtakingly beautiful and incredible fun places to be. Vietnam has everything that any visitor to Asia needs to experience and way more besides.
7 days of an expertly-led group tour where your time is critical to helping out our wildlife NGO partners with the day to day operations. Such activities will include creating and repairing enrichment programs for the Pangolin’s, the otters, the Civet’s and more. You’ll be working in groups to ensure that your time has a maximum impact on the lives of the animals so they can ultimately be returned to the wild.
This is the perfect tour to give the chance to discover Vietnam, learn about her rich history, culture, customs and to really get under the skin of this amazing place.
Volunteering Solutions provides end to end services as far as living arrangements of the volunteers are concerned. VolSol volunteers just have to land at the placement destination and the rest is on us to arrange it for you.
Customers can be met on arrival into Hanoi International airport (Airport Code: HAN) between 6 am and 8 pm. If customers arrive by another method (train, bus) they will need to make their own way to the guest house on the arrival day. Early arrival accommodation can be arranged on the condition that it is paid in advance.
All group members will receive a detailed orientation by the group leader/guide on the morning of the second day of the tour. This is necessary to make sure that each of you can make the most of your time with us, understand what to expect together with some custom, cultural and political norms that you may be unfamiliar with.
HANOI: City centre location, very comfortable with A/C, free WiFi, breakfast, hot water and western bathroom.
VOLUNTEERING: Accommodation is in a traditional Vietnamese guest house. Rooms are basic, yet clean and comfortable with air-con and western bathroom.
NINH BINH: Lovely guesthouse in the city with very comfortable rooms featuring all of the comforts that you would expect, including air-con, WiFi, private western bathroom, TV and more.
Meals are as per the itinerary. All breakfasts are included during the tour and for the rest of the meals, some are included while some are not.
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Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project. You need to have an open mind and a flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. Participants must be fit and healthy at the time of joining the program. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check report.
It is advised to apply for the projects once the volunteering/ traveling dates are decided as there are limited spots available. The application fee is valid for one full year and can be sent earlier than the desired year of volunteering for timely confirmation of the seat. As soon as you decide the travel dates, we suggest you to apply for the program and hold your spot.
The earlier you apply, the better it is, as you would get more time to be prepared for your program in Hanoi, Vietnam, and complete the necessary documentation, Visa formalities as well as take the vaccinations in time.
Below are the necessary requirements to participate in the Vietnam volunteer projects:
Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project.
Volunteers joining the medical volunteer project must be either Pre-Medical, Medical or Nursing students or possess other qualifications related to the medical and nursing field. Medical professionals such as doctors and nurses are also welcome to join the program as well.
Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
Clean Criminal Background Check Report for participants joining Childcare and Teaching Projects.
Participants must be in good health.
All volunteers need to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on the program starting date i.e First or Third Thursday of the month. Volunteers will be received at the International Airport by the local representative and will be transferred to the volunteer accommodation. A brief orientation would be conducted the next day where you will also be shown the area around the accommodations, the nearest ATM, market, and will be given safety guidelines as well as information about your project.
Noi Bai International Airport is Vietnam’s largest airport and is well connected with major international destinations.
Some of the international airlines flying to Vietnam include:
From the USA
From the UK
From the Middle East
Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including solo travelers (both men and women). When you venture out of your volunteer placement or accommodation, try to stay with your group. You are responsible for the safety of your bags and cameras etc. Traffic in Hanoi is very chaotic and one should be cautious while crossing the road and walking as a pedestrian.
Volunteers in Hanoi are provided accommodation in a volunteer house/ hostel. Wireless internet is available for the volunteers and rooms are shared. Shared bathrooms are there for volunteers with running water and flush system. Air conditioning is provided during the night in the volunteer rooms.
Convenience stores and internet cafes are also not very far from the volunteer house. The local cook at the volunteer house will prepare meals for the volunteers. Lunch and dinner usually comprise of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken dishes, tofu, and soups. Breakfast can be tea, bread, butter, jam, eggs or local Vietnamese dishes.
Volunteers work from Monday - Friday and have their weekends free for sightseeing. Evenings are free for the volunteers and they usually get together and go out for social gatherings, eat out or just relax at the volunteer house. Weekends are free for the volunteers and you can go for short weekend trips. There is a lot to do in Hanoi. You can start with Cu Chi Tunnels, Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater, Hon Viet - The Soul Of Vietnam, Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station and much more. You can also go to Mekong Delta or head out to Hanoi.
Your program fee does not cover your personal expenses. You will need to provide for yourself your personal expenses, such as bottled water, local transport, telephone, shopping, sightseeing etc. However, you should carry around $70-$80 per week for your basic personal expenses. This amount can vary and you would need a higher amount if you go on different weekend trips out of town.
Currency exchange options are ample in Hanoi. Inside the airport terminal, there are several exchange counters that offer the official exchange rate. You can also carry smaller denominations of your currency and buy things using them. Please check the latest currency exchange rate before going to Vietnam.
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