EVS Vietnam

WORK EXCHANGE IN THE BEAUTIFUL PARTS OF HANOI TO EXPAND YOUR HORIZON. A very warm greeting from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! If you plan to visit Vietnam, we would like to invite you to take part in our working holiday program in Hanoi and Northern Vietnam. Here you will gain an authentic experience of the local way of life, by making real connections with a lot of friendly and COOL people in our coffee shop, by marketing work and instructing work, and on top of that, you will be enjoying a variety of entertaining activities with us.  We are a dynamic and passionate social enterprise in Hanoi who are running the working holiday program to  - Provide the well-friendly and cozy coffee shop where the young people can enjoy the nice drinks and take part in many meaningful and interesting activities. - Instruct for English speaking club in our coffee shop.  - Help the travelers in Hanoi in urgent and difficult situations those who are subject to scams, lost luggage or those who arrive late at night and have problems getting from A to B. We warmly welcome people who are caring and possess a strong willingness to take part in our program. Here you can live a different life that you desire, work and travel together to discover the well-rounded beauty of local culture and landscape in Hanoi. Join our team to seize the chance to be part of something real, to be useful to others and to engage in a unique adventure where tons of amusement is destined to occur! 1. BENEFITS FROM THE PROGRAM - We ask you to work for 4-5 hours a day, 20-25 hours/week in our lovely coffee shop, possibly including a few hours during the weekends) in exchange for:  * Accommodation (shared bedroom) and two (2) meals a day. We provide food-tour-programs during your period of stay to give you a chance to learn about and taste our traditional and very delicious Vietnamese dishes and beverages. * Exciting and useful community activities (talk shows, movies, charity trips, hangouts, traditional festivals, and events) * Day trips both in and out of Hanoi every month, to explore the picturesque landscape & cultural diversity throughout the northern region of Vietnam. * Certificates, a recommendation letter and references. In our program, you can choose one of 3 options below - If you stay for 3 months or more, you will receive an allowance ($200/month, which is more than enough for a decent living) with free food and accommodation. These positions are limited! - If you stay for 1 month - less than 3 months, you will receive food and accommodation for free. - If you stay for less than 1 month, you will receive 2 meals a day and accommodation at a cost of $80 per week.  Regardless of which of 3 options you prefer, you will have to put down a deposit (USD $150) at least 2 weeks before your arrival to secure your position. You will retrieve your deposit right after your stay, however, note that the deposit is non-refundable should you cancel your participation. 2. TYPE OF WORK  You will have several tasks to do on a daily basis. You will work hands-on in a real-life environment alongside new friends from different cultures. There are many stimulating activities for you to join, which will strengthen your knowledge, skills, and experiences. a. You will do instructing work : - instructing English speaking club with the help of a Vietnamese staff - Preparing lessons, handouts and other materials for the club (with the help of a Vietnamese staff) - Implementing an instructing plan in accordance with our standards - Designing and improving instructing documents - Supporting related tasks b. You will do marketing work - Promoting our program to others with questions and queries, through channels such as social media - Designing and improving marketing documents - Recruiting/training/working with local partners - Providing excellent wait service to ensure satisfaction - Supporting related tasks 3. REQUIREMENTS:  We are looking for someone who…  • Is a highly responsible, positive and open-minded.  • Has a considerable passion for instructing/marketing.  • Has strong interpersonal skills and experiences with working with a wide variety of people (especially adolescents) in a multicultural environment.  • Has a bachelor’s degree and working experience within the branches of marketing and instructing. • Is a native English speaker or fluent in English as his/her second language. As mentioned, our programs are working holiday program. Please show respect for our customs and norms, and make sure that you suit our requirements. If you feel – in any way – that you have been insulted, wronged or misunderstood, do not hesitate to tell us so we can clarify it as soon as possible. In the majority of situations, people’s intentions are good, so it is likely that the “message” you think you “received” was just misinterpreted.  4. GETTING AROUND * The bus go in and around Hanoi (runs every 15 minutes at the cost of $0.3 USD per ticket) has a stop about 100 meters away from our coffee shop. * Grab taxi/motorbikes (the most convenient option) are widely available as a means of transportation within the city at very affordable & reasonable prices. * Connecting points in distance from our home: Hanoi train station (15 minutes, 4 km); My Dinh bus station – to go anywhere in Vietnam (19 minutes, 6.5 km); Noibai Airport (29 minutes, 24 km); Hanoi Old Quarter (11 minutes, 3 km). * Bus is the cheapest way to get around Hanoi ($30-70 cents), but the route’s duration can vary immensely. * There are plenty of delicious and fresh food options accessible only a short walk away: some local markets, a supermarket, and a lot of Vietnamese and Western restaurants. We will also give you the opportunity to learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine during your stay – just ask! 5. ENJOY YOUR SECOND LIFE We welcome you to experience the “genuine” day-to-day life side by side with local, ordinary people. We recommend that you explore the surrounding areas on your own and that you take part in extracurricular activities and cultural exchange events with other students and travelers as yourself, such as: * Language exchange cafés, where you meet peers in calm surroundings to teach & simultaneously learn a foreign language. * Food tours & walking tours in and around the Old Quarter to learn about the history of Hanoi and Northern Vietnam. * Physical activities – like running, kayaking, fishing, swimming, jogging, gym, yoga or aerobics – we offer a bountiful here. * Wandering about at the local markets and get lost in the popular night (flower/ fruit/ seafood) markets in our tropical country. A lot of members love to live here to enjoy the: * Colorful daily life with a lot of landscape and rich cultural and historical heritage of Vietnamese around our home. * Pure and cool atmosphere from West Lake  * Hectic and interesting nighttime at nice beer stalls, coffee shop, bars & clubs or karaoke just around West Lake. And so much more… We hope you will treat this land as if it were yours, and find useful and fun things to fill your time with while you are here. 

We are a dynamic and passionate social enterprise in Hanoi who are running the working holiday program to  - Provide the well-friendly and cozy coffee shop where the young people can enjoy the nice drinks and take part in many meaningful and interesting activities. - Instruct for English speaking club in our coffee shop.  - Help the travelers in Hanoi in urgent and difficult situations those who are subject to scams, lost luggage or those who arrive late at night and have problems getting from A to B.


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4.5
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Spain

4

This was my first volunteering experience with WP. My host was absolutely amazing, she took me out everyday to discover Hanoi through food, coffee, beers, karaoke, museums, etc. She even took me on a one day trip to a farm in the mountain where we ate traditional food with her friends.
The atmosphere at the house where I stayed was fantastic. The students were great. I had a one to one tuition in the mornings and a larger class in the evenings.
The English classes are mainly conversational and the topic is chosen by the school.
My experience at this school was very positive.

Apr/17/2019

Netherlands

5

It was a really amazing experience!
They are so friendly and welcoming! They took care of me and showed me the way and I meet there friends.
I wish I had more time with them!
I did 2 worldpackers volunteers, but this one is definatly the best!!!
I recommend everyone to go here and have a wonderful time!
5 star review for them on everything. I hope once to come back!!!
If you have any question to me about my experience, feel free to ask! (:

Apr/04/2018

Philippines

5

I stayed with EVS Vietnam last month and I have nothing but good words for them. Although I only stayed a week with them because of the TET holidays, I had an amazing volunteering time. In exchange of a nice private room at their apartment, I attended some English classes and charity works where I got to interact with a lot of locals. Outside of the volunteering time, the volunteer hosts let me experience more of the Vietnamese culture by taking me to places and having me try Vietnamese cuisine which I appreciate very much. These are things I don't think I would do if I stayed in hostels.

Feb/15/2017


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