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02 Weeks meaningful volunteer & travel

Cập nhật: 26/6/2014

If you are eager and willing to help make a real difference to the lives of those suffering from debilitating conditions, then this project needs you...

Volunteer in Vietnam - 02 Weeks meaningful volunteer & travel


Day 01                       Arrival
Local coordinator welcome at the Airport to transfer the Guest House

Day 02                       Hanoi City Tour

Day 03                       Orientation
AM                  Overview of the project, local cultural, history, geography….
PM                  Basic Vietnamese lesson

Day 04                       Work at project

Day 05                       Work at project

Day 06                       Work at project

Day 07                       Work at project

Day 08                       Halong Bay Tour (the World Heritage of natural destination)

Day 09                       Halong Bay Tour (the World Heritage of natural destination)

Day 10                       Work at project

Day 11                       Work at project
Day 12                       Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Tour

Day 13                       Work at project

Day 14                       Work at project
AM                  Work at project/ say good bye to the centers
PM                  Free at leisure
Day 15                       Departure

Project Overview

If you are eager and willing to help make a real difference to the lives of those suffering from debilitating conditions, then this project needs you. Based in the cosmopolitan city of Hanoi, you will be helping to care for children and young people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange; the devastating chemical weapon used in the Vietnam War. You will be responsible for providing much needed support and care to truly deserving individuals. The work can at times be challenging, but the rewards are immense.

Project details:

The caring centre was established in June 2001. There are now 3 centre's around Hanoi that provide care and education for approx 50 children and young people (aged 2 to 22yrs old) who are suffering from the effects of agent orange, autism, down syndrome and Japanese encephalitis.

Why the project needs volunteers:
The project operates with limited funds and resources. They look for financial support from local sponsorship and international organizations and physical assistance from enthusiastic volunteers. This is where you come in! By helping to support their objectives in providing care and vocational programmes to reintegrate their patients back into society.

What kind of skills you need to go on this type of project:

Volunteers at this project should have a genuine love of children and young people, and an interest helping people with challenging conditions. Volunteers on this placement should have a good understanding of these conditions and be confident in working in this area. Although you do not require any special skills, any experience working with children or young people would be valuable. You will need to be confident, understanding and resilient to difficult conditions.

Your role as a volunteer:
Your role will mainly involve caring for the children, singing songs, playing games with the children, joining daily activities and exercise with the pupils as well as helping the centre to cook, clean and feed the children.

Where the project is based:
The project is located in the districts of Hanoi, all within walking distance or a bus ride away from your accommodation. Hanoi is a pleasant city with a European feel, and you will find many attractive lakes, parks and boulevards to explore. Hanoi is a much more peaceful city than Ho Chi Minh; Vietnam's largest city, and is home to many interesting museums, temples and pagodas. You will be staying in a guest house in the lively Old Quarter of Hanoi, where you will have easy access to internet cafes, banks and shops.


Tour included

Ha Noi City Tour

From your Guest house, we start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house - where uncle Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he has done for Viet Nam and some other countries and learn all kinds of information about President Ho Chi Minh.

The next place to move to is One Pillar Pagoda - a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature - the first college of Viet Nam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Have lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, drive to Tran Quoc Pagoda, Which is on the shore of West Lake. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with a stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple. End the tour in the late afternoon.


-Visit Ethnology Museum on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

-Visit bat Trang Village on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.


Ha Long - Cat Ba National Park

2 days -1 night (sleep in hotel)

Day 1:Ha Noi-Ha Long- Cat Ba (L/D)
AM: Pick up at your Guest House and leave for Ha Long. Short break in Hai Duong province (20 mins). Arrive in Ha Long at approx. 12:00.
PM: Visit Thien Cung and Dau Go, the largest caves of Ha Long Bay.  Continue cruising around Ha Long Bay to see the Stone dog Island, Cat Island, Fighting cock island, as well as a traditional fishing village and swimming. Arrive Gia Luan harbor, bus pick up there and crossing National Park to Cat Ba town, check in hotel and going to the beach.
Spend a quiet night on Cat Ba island. Enjoy a Vietnamese seafood dinner at your hotel.
Day 2: Cat Ba - Ha Long -  Ha Noi (B/L)
AM: After breakfast, get on the bus and cross to National Park again, take the boat to cruise on Ha Long bay and return to Ha Long City. You may have 20 minutes for swimming and taking photos.  Have lunch in our restaurant in Ha Long city.
PM: Return to Ha Noi, via Hai Duong province for short-break. Arrive in Ha Noi. Tour ends!  
Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
 Hoa Lu, 100 km South of Ha Noi, was the capital of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between AD 968 and AD 980. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have remained completely intact through all Vietnam’s wars, and can still be visited today – an important part of our historical heritage. Tam Coc is also a place of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks, often referred as “Ha Long on land”.

You will soon see why. The highlight of the trip is taking a local rowboat on the Boi River, floating between the towering limestone outcrops and traveling through three beautiful caves, making for a truly unforgettable experience.

AM: 7:30-8:15 am Pick up at your guest house. At approx 10:30, arrive in Ninh Binh town to visit Hoa Lu –  the ancient citadel of Vietnam on 10th century. Enjoy a trek to the King Dinh’s Tomb on a terraced hillside and gaze down at the ancient capital in the beautiful Truong Yen Valley below.  Have lunch at approx 12:00 at a restaurant in Tam Coc.
PM: Board sampans at Tam Coc to ferry down the Boi river. The boat goes through 3 cavernous limestone tunnels, offering a cool break from the sunshine and astounding views of the cave structures. At approx 3:30 pm, return to Tam Coc and take the bus to Ha Noi, arriving at approx 18:00.Tour ends!

Note: You may travel with other traveler in a group of about 15 passengers

Tour Include:
    - Vehicle (A/C): Daewoo County 29 seats (2004)/ Ford transit 16 seats (model 2004).
     - Driver: proficient, enthusiastic, experienced.
     - Tour guide: English speaking tour guide (enthusiastic, experienced).
     - Entrance fees during tour.
     - Lunch, Dinner: Vietnamese cuisine

 - Boat: Safe, clean and beautiful.

* we could welcome individual traveler (no group are required for this program)