Community Hanoi, Vietnam

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What you offer

18h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Cooking

Prepare meals for guests.

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What you get

3
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Support
Support

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Insurance
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The Experience

What is your target of travelling? Is that you just want to come to see a beautiful scenery or safety place or especially you want to enjoy the local dishes that you never tasted before or you would like to have more understand of cultures and education of the places you come.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 65 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 months

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37 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Community

Learning & Fun

Brazil

At first I was disappointed once I arrived at the NGO and found out that it wasn’t in Hanoi, since I wanted to get to know the city. You have to take a 40 minute bus (9.000d) to get there. After some days I started liking the environment and really enjoyed getting to know the other volunteers. The classes depends on the children, once there are groups that don’t respect you at all, and others that really wanna learn. I intended to stay over a month, but ended up leaving earlier. The experience totally worthed and Dung has a beatiful wish to improve education on Vietnam.

19 days ago

Netherlands

Volunteering at the disabled center and staying at dung’s family was a good overall experience. Communication with the host could be better, for example; kind of an introduction. The other volunteers did this, but in my opinion this is a task of the host. Also a little more appreciation for the work we do would be welcome :) But Dung was always willing to help if you asked for it. The food was good, might be a bit more varied ;) Living in the house with the other volunteers was a great experience! Working at the disabled center is a experience I will never forget and the children were great!

28 days ago

France

*My positive reviews
- a lot of Volunteers
- Children are friendly and respectful
- I should leave the program and the owner let me go without any problem
- the food is excellent
*My negative reviews
- a book and a black board, that's the only material you will have for teaching.
- no real contact with the staff, which is actually the owner and his wife
- you share the owner's house. Working hours mostly form 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Every day, the house door close at 9:30 p.m. The city center is 20 km far away = no outside activity in the evening (or pay a hostel).

29 days ago

Hungary

Volunteering for a month at the disabled kids center in Hanoi was an amazing experience that I will never forget. The community was super friendly with valuable volunteers who helped each other a lot. As for the propertyt, it was not that clean, we had rats twice during my stay :), not to mention ants. In general Dung was helpful with me when it came to pick ups and drop offs, that I m grateful. I just wish things were more organised here. Like providing basic information upon arrival, getting food expenses without asking for it all the time. But all in all, great volunteers, good experience!

about 1 month ago

United States

I was NOT expecting much from this program (given previous reviews about lack of organization, etc.) however, I really enjoyed the students & teaching aspect of the program (although it was VERY unorganized) and there is sometimes an assistant to help. Classes are not consistent either-different groups every day. Difficult to build relationship with kids. The major downside to this program is its management. I think accommodation was decent but food wasn't good. Also schedule issues (last minute classes and a general lack of respect). WE WEREN"T ALLOWED TO STAY OUT LATE EVEN ON WEEKENDS.

about 2 months ago

Dung replied

Thank you for your time here. You are a good volunteer we have. It's better if you should let us know about that when you were staying here. Hope you can go back and stay with us again soon. Take care!

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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 ...

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