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School Hai Phong, Vietnam

10 reviews10

Volunteer to Teach English in (probably) the best educational project in Vietnam

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Expand your social consciousness
2 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are a social enterprise based in Hai Phong. We are looking for volunteers to help us our in current projects: Teaching English for mid- income adults and children, Working with local volunteer group or Option to teach English at the local Orphanage (twice a week). Currently profits from the Center are used to fund local projects such as supporting the dioxin victim village by visiting them bearing gifts or food and some money.

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Developing social awareness

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Creating true social impact

2 Practicing English

United Kingdom


Despite coronavirus impacting on the teaching at the school, James still made sure we had as good a time as possible. The students I did teach were amazing to teach and hang out with. The accomodation is basic but comfortable and the private space for volunteers was much appreciated. The food was also delicious and the ability to use the bikes for free throughout the stay was extremely useful. I met some amazing people, both volunteers and locals, in Hai Phong and I recommend Big Hero to anyone thinking about going there.


United States


Overall a great experience. James, his family, and the other volunteers were super welcoming and friendly. Very genuine and kind people. I definitely made some life long friends :)

Great way to experience the Vietnamese culture in Hai Phong. I liked that there weren’t many tourists in the city. There’s not too much to do in Hai Phong if you’re staying for long, so it’s more like living & working like the locals.

I think organization and communication can improve, but with the worlds current events and schools being closed, it made it a little difficult.

Overall, loved it!




I had an incredible experience as a teacher, with the people at the hostel and the scenarios of the house. I would definetly love to come back. Thanks!




My time at Big Hero was/is awesome! You’re part of one big family that really cares about each other! The atmosphere is warm, friendly and open-minded.
The living space gives you energy to become a creative soul and relax!
Teaching the students was a great experience! They are smart and enjoy learning :)




Big hero is an amazing center with great students and great staff. You get to meet so many new people at the beautiful and relaxed hostel. I had the best time at big hero and anybody thinking of going definitely should.


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Hosted by Andy

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