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We are delighted that you are interested to give time, energy and enthusiasm to those in need in Vietnam. Vietnam is a wonderful place to do your volunteering abroad program. We have some wonderful projects available in Vietnam such as volunteering in an orphanage. The projects are located in Ho Chi Minh City. Our programs in allow you to take part in meaningful volunteer work whilst discovering the people and the culture of Vietnam.
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival and Departure : Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport (on Sunday)
Our program in Vietnam based in Ho Chi Minh City has received fantastic feedback from our volunteers. We have several projects available and with our program you are able to get involved in different projects. This will give you a unique and worthwhile experience during your program. You can also be placed in one project if you want, just let us know.
We offer great flexibility to our volunteers. Our program in Vietnam starts every Monday throughout the year. This will give you a lot of flexibility in organizing your trip and will allow you to find the best prices flight. You need to arrive on Sunday. The volunteering is from Monday to Friday with the weekend off to explore Ho Chi Minh City.
Join our Volunteer in Vietnam Program in Ho Chi Minh City where you can do volunteer work including volunteering in an orphanage or in a hospital and several other projects in Ho Chi Minh City.
I have just returned from Vietnam where I had my first experience of volunteering.
In the 3 weeks I was there I met some amazing people and would thoroughly
recommend the experience to everybody. Mrs. Hang and her family were wonderful
and gave us the opportunity to experience the local culture which also involved working at
several different projects. The Vietnamese people we met were welcoming and friendly and
the time spent there will always be remembered by me fondly. I look forward to returning in the future.
Chereyne Colby (Australia)
I had AN AMAZING time - it was a wonderful and rewarding experience. I even enjoyed 'peeling vegetables' at the Soup Kitchen! I was made to feel so wanted and welcome from absolutely everybody. Ms Hang was fabulous. I got on with her exceptionally well. And what a joy and privilege to help out with the disabled children at the orphanage - one little boy could hardly move and was obviously in some pain BUT he had the biggest smile ever. The books, pencils, crayons etc I took out were gratefully received and some of the children drew me amazing pictures! Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and I will definitely do it again!
Sheila Kleinmann (UK)
My daughter, Demi, and her friend Amy and I all travelled to Vietnam to spend two weeks volunteering with WLS. We had the most wonderful young girls, both recently graduated from college (as did my girls) who work for Ms. Hang, guide us through Ho Chi Minh City, to our volunteer sites. Ms. Trang and Ms. Ngoc were excellent guides, and after two weeks, we were sharing dinners together, and looking forward to meeting again, having become friends. The volunteering was mind expanding, and rewarding. We met dozens of Vietnamese men and women who were volunteers at our various stops, very few of whom spoke any English, but language wasn't necessary. We were all there for one reason, compassion and caring. We spoke through our eyes and with laughter. The Vietnamese are the most friendly and welcoming people I have met anywhere in the world. Most rewarding was our time spent at the Orphanage. The experiences we had with these special children was unlike anything we had ever undertaken in our lives. We spent two days at a school for the deaf, and enjoyed being with a group of teens, who again, without language, we communicated with in many creative ways, through games and gesture. A special group to be sure. This was an incredible time of our lives, and to have shared it with my daughter and her friend was amazing. We will cherish our memories. Thank you WLS, and Trang and Ngoc!
Lynn Gagliardi (USA)
What’s a pleasure for me to help at the Orphanage! The disabled children are so kind, they are so happy to see volunteers. I love to be with them. And I would even like to change my carreer and to work with disable children when I will go back to home in France. Thanks to your organisation and what it gives to the children and to volunteers.
Gladys Bechet (France)
The minimum age for joining the program is 18. There are no specific qualifications needed to join the program in Vietnam. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible and patient as well as possess a passion and love for children.
You start your program with the Culture Week. This action packed week combines all elements of Vietnamese cuture, both past and present. You will visit historic monuments of the city, see the world famous water puppet show. This is coupled with learning basic language and cooking skills and also learning all you need to know about the 1970's war. This culture week gives participants everything they need to know to gain a basic understanding of the fascinating city of Ho Che Minh, both past and present.
Our program in Vietnam is a unique experience! During the program you will be able to get involved in different projects during your time in Vietnam. We have different projects available.
More info on the projects go to our main website : click here
The WLS International Country Manager in Vietnam is Ms Hang