Vietnam Childcare Volunteers
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From £599, 1 week, Vietnam Trip code: VICWH

  • Adventure 2 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 5 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Work with disadvantaged children, and make them smile!
  • Live in the lively Ho Chi Minh
  • Explore the city's markets - a typical Vietnamese experience 
  • Stay at a family run hotel and experience Vietnamese hospitality

Trip Summary

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Want to make a difference by working with children abroad? Head to the buzzin' Vietnam to the heart of Ho Chi Minh, and get stuck in with some volunteering work on our childcare projects. 

 

By lending a hand on our projects in Ho Chi Minh, you'll be contributing towards the children's development- by either giving the little ones advice on how to improve their english, by being creative and getting stuck in with arts and crafts or simply by being on hand to dish out extra hugs! The full time carers on site are there to provide stability and a routine, and by being around to provide extra support, you'll be making a massive difference to these children's lives.


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What will I be doing?

  • The Project (1-12 weeks)

  • Your Role (1- 12 weeks)

  • What Should I Expect? (1-12 weeks)

  • Free Time! (1-12 weeks)

The Project: 1-12 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh

Situated within the heart of Ho Chi Minh, our childcare projects are dotted around the city. The children who live at the orphanages are both male and female and range between the ages of 1-18, so if you're looking for a project where you'll be able to interact and volunteer with children of all ages, this one's for you!

 

As we work with a variety of different orphanages, you'll be helping out at the project which needs a hand at the time. They completely vary in size (50 to 500) but please bare in mind we also help out at orphanages which have children who have special needs, so the main thing is that you're flexible, hard working and eager to help out!

 

Your Role: 1- 12 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh
Be prepared to roll your sleeves up Real Gappers, you're certainly going to be kept busy! The children have a routine, and the full time members of staff at the projects are there to provide the children with stability. Really, your most important role will be to give the children love and attention (aka, be prepared to give out lots of cuddles!)- but of course you'll also be on hand to help the children improve their english skills, whilst getting involved with other activities. Arts and crafts are always popular, as is song and dance, and of course- play! 
 
If you'd like to work at more than one orphanage in another part of Ho Chi Minh, then let our team know and we'll try and sort that out for you!

What Should I Expect?: 1-12 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh

On the first day of your programme you'll have an ace orientation which will really help you get settled in to life in Ho Chi Minh. The orientation will cover all of the things you need to know- and if you have any burning questions, this'll be your chance to ask them! You'll also get shown around the orphanage and have the chance to become familiar with your new surroundings. Our team are there to help so if you do need any assistance, please feel free to ask!

 

You'll spend five days a week volunteering, and during the weekends you'll have the time to explore and experience other parts of Vietnamese life. Exciting stuff!

 

Free Time!: 1-12 weeks

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh

There's so much to see and do in Vietnam, so make sure you make the most of your free time! It's definitely worth taking a wander around the streets of Ho Chi Minh- the streets are busy 24/7 and there's always something to see and do.

 

Make sure you check out the markets and the gorgeous food... and if you're into your history then the War Remnants museum and FITO museum are always worth a visit!

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What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer Upon Arrival
  • Orientation
  • 24/7 emergency support

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Return Airport Transfer
  • Tourist Visa

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

18

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

There are no minimum numbers on the trip.

Please note: you may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us

 

Accommodation

You'll be staying in a hotel in the main backpacker area of the city (District 1). Real Gappers will share a room with a fellow volunteer (up to 2 people per room) and each room has a private bathroom. There is a lounge area with sofas and a TV for you to relax in the evenings and you are walking distance from the main backpacker area where you will find bars, restaurants and internet cafes- so basically everything you need!

 

Meals

Food is not included in this trip; you should budget around US$50 per week for meals based on cheap local food and for Western food or restaurant meals it will be considerably more. It will be around US$1 for breakfast, $2 for lunch and $3 for an evening meal based on local food and more for western fare. You will find plenty of places to eat in District 1 from cheap local food to more expensive options.

 

Is this trip for you?

If you want to get stuck in to some volunteering work and enjoy working with children, then you'll love this project!

You may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. However, you will still have the full support of your in-country team and those at the project. If you are looking for a group volunteering experience we have plenty of options for you to consider.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

Project age limit

 

DBS

You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.

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The whole experience was out of this world! Obviously volunteering with children can be quite emotional, but Tan, who took care of me everyday, was worth his weight in gold and is the reason this was such a memorable experience. He took care of me, explained to me how things are done, what to expect, and made sure to ask me how I was going. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Would you travel with our company again?

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Would you recommend us?

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