Volunteer in vietnam

About the program in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam with GapXperience in Ho Chi Minh City where we have several volunteer programs available including kindergarten, teaching, building, child care, medical and food distribution projects. We also have the culture week which is a great option to start your program in Vietnam. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs.

Join the best volunteer trips in Vietnam with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, be a teacher at a kindergarten, community activities, and construction projects for short term 1 week or 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required from 17 years old.

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Vietnam Program Summary

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Ho Chi Minh City Airport
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Age: From 17 years old

Why Join with GapXperience ?


  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location

You can join this program from 1 to 8 weeks. The program starts every Monday. You can combine any of the projects in Vietnam. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish.

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, creating a very special sense.

On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.

Arrival Details

You will arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport where you will be picked up Sundays and transferred to your accommodation. You need to arrive on Saturday or Sunday between 09:00 and 18:00 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Accommodation and Meals

There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend. 

Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 17 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance, including health and 3rd party liability coverage
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Testimonials Vietnam

“This was my first international volunteer experience, and my first experience traveling alone in another country. I couldn’t imagine having had a better experience. The volunteer coordinator was incredible. The actual volunteering was incredibly rewarding. The experience has truly been life changing for me, and I would encourage anyone interested in the program to pursue it. Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity!”

Carrie Reichert

“I volunteered in Vietnam with GapXperience, which was definitely the best trip and best experience of my life! I really enjoyed working at every project, every project is very satisfying in his own way. I will never forget my stay in Vietnam and I’m planning to do similar volunteer work in the next few years!”

Michael Reyn

“My daughter, Demi, and her friend Amy and I all travelled to Vietnam to spend two weeks volunteering with GapXperience. The volunteering was mind expanding, and rewarding. The Vietnamese are the most friendly and welcoming people I have met anywhere in the world. 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.”

Lynn Gagliardi

“I can honestly say this was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The volunteering I did was such an enriching experience, All the people I met were so generous, happy to share their lives and experiences and really happy to spend what little time I had with them and so I thank them and your organization for enabling me to do this. I have recommended GapXperience to many people and so I hope I can help to spread the good work you are doing.”

Shilpa Mistry

“What’s a pleasure for me to help at the project! 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 career and to work with disable children when I will go back to home in France. Thanks to your organization and what it gives to the children and to volunteers.”

Gladys Bechet

Volunteer Projects in Vietnam

There are 3 locations in Vietnam which can be combined : Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Phan Thiet. Please find below the projects that are available in Vietnam.You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project(s) you want to join and build your own program in Vietnam!

Here are all the projects in Vietnam :

Culture Week in Ho Chi Minh City

This action packed week combines Vietnamese culture, both contemporary and historic, through visits to historic monuments, workshops and more!

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Kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City

Lend a helping hand as a caretaker for young children at a local kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh. Play games, sing songs and teach basic English.

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Campus Life & Teaching in Ho Chi Minh City

Teaching with a twist! Help students your own age with your advanced English skills, in a two-way learning process that will allow for great cultural exchange!

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Food Shop in Ho Chi Minh City

Assist with food preparation, serving and clean-up at this amazingly dedicated food shop, providing low cost, healthy meals to vulnerable locals in need.

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Medical Placement in Ho Chi Minh City

Have an eye-opening observational experience at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh.This program is ideal for persons currently working or studying in the medical field.

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Working with Disabled Children in Ho Chi Minh

Help these children as a volunteer in the caretaking of special children afflicted with mental and physical disabilities at this city’s local hospital.

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Cultural Exchange in Mekong Delta

Teach. Engage. Learn. Make your trip to Vietnam even more memorable, as you immerse yourself in the culture!

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

Prices of the Program in Vietnam

Prices in Pounds
1 week :  385 Pounds
2 weeks : 670 Pounds
3 weeks : 745 Pounds
4 weeks : 950 Pounds
+1 week : 215 Pounds

Prices in US$
1 week :  480 US$
2 weeks : 695 US$
3 weeks : 925 US$
4 weeks : 1195 US$
+1 week : 270 US$

Prices in Euro
1 week :  395 Euro
2 weeks : 585 Euro
3 weeks : 775 Euro
4 weeks : 995 Euro
+1 week : 225 Euro

* For the culture week, cultural exchange and medical project there is an extra charge of £90/US115/€95 per week

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses

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