Teach English to disabled children in Hanoi

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The Exchange

Giving love and care is the most meaningful act that humans can do. This program will give the volunteers the opportunity to make a social impact.


Title

18 hours of help per week

Teaching Languages: Give language lessons to guests or local community.


What you get

3 days off per week

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.

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Volunteers will be given a chance to help in providing the disabled children care, education, and restoration of mental health, which would enable them to find suitable jobs, build self-confidence and become more independent in their everyday lives. As they are absorbed into the community, their burden on their families in particular, and society as a whole, will diminish.

Besides early grade academic lessons, educational programs include physical education and therapy, yoga, painting and poetry. Their disabilities include Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, children who are victims of Agent Orange, and various other mental disorders.


Activities & Shift

Weekdays:

7.30am: Breakfast and coffee with other volunteers.

8.00am: Volunteer and staff take transport to volunteer placement. You will be given a duty roster and a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break (11.30 am – 2.00 pm). Work hours vary and depend on your placement.

8.30am-4.00pm: Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to visit local sites or do some shopping. You may also want to hang out with the children until around 5.00pm.

7.30pm – 8.00pm: Dinner at the volunteer house.

Weekends:

During the weekend, volunteers have time off and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of Hanoi and Vietnam. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield and engage in interesting activities with the students such as homestay in the student’s home, trekking, swimming, sport, historical tours and scenic tours.


Rules

Having a medical background and/or experience in working with people with disabilities is an advantage, however, volunteers without experience will still be able to join in various activities as the students are always very keen to be around foreigners.