Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help the local community.
Give language lessons to guests or local community.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!
Have your free dinner before going to bed.
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.
All hosts are checked by our team & ambassadors to ensure high-quality listings.
If you are unhappy with your host, we will pay for your accommodation.Learn more
When you come to the center of disabled or orphans children in my country or even your country, I am sure that you will realize one thing, you're really lucky to be born intact, and there are ones loving family that always beside you. When playing with them, sharing and understanding their situations, you recognize the value of empathy, the value of loving family. You will live more responsibly with yourself .Learn more
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My experience here was good and bad. I love the family and really felt like a part of the house and its occupants. Lunch and Dinner with the family was tasty and a great time to talk about the area. When it comes to teaching, there is no training so learn as you go. Because you are thrown in it can be stressful and overwhelming so be prepared for that. There is not a whole lot of organization so you never know how things will go. The schedule times/locations are 85% correct and the materials/class topics are about 70% correct. Living area good, no heater. It is clean. Bus to town is easy.
My experience with Dung's family in Hanoi and with Oanh in Halong Bay was great.
We spent 5 days at Dung's house where we had the real Vietnamese experience. Lovely family, house, super yummy food... the lessons were ok, it needs a little bit more organisation, but they are just starting, so I'm sure it will be improved. Anyway if you want a challenge teaching and a real experience, this is for you! Then we spent 10 days in Halong Bay with Oanh at her academy. Living the real teacher experience. It was also awesome! I totally recommend both. Thanks a lot for all your kindness Dung and Oanh!
I think people interested in volunteering here may see the 100+ pictures and high reviews and think this is more organized than it is. You will not be given a clear lesson plan or training. For most classes you will not have a Vietnamese assistant to help you teach and control the kids. Sometimes I didn't have transport to classes. For the most part, you won't be able to go into Hanoi city during the week, as it takes an hour to get there. The rooms and bathrooms are not cleaned for you. I was not comfortable in the house, and the teaching was overwhelming. Other volunteers felt the same.
Coming with us, you will: • Go to a safe destination, participate in activities with the local people and have time to discover the landscapes and regional cultural features of Vietnam. • Live with the local families and the other Vietnamese and international volunteers, but you will always feel like at your own home. If you want to learn Vietnamese, English, or other languages, then this is a good choice for you. • Have chance to meet the ...About the host