Volunteer in Vietnam

9 volunteering Projects in Vietnam

Join our Volunteer Program in Vietnam with GapXperience!Volunteer in Vietnam with GapXperience in Ho Chi Minh City or in Phan Thiet on the east coast of Vietnam where we have 9 volunteer projects 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 porgram in Vietnam.

You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs! Join us in Vietnam from only £370, US$480, AU$630 or €395 without any extra costs susch as registration, admin, bank or credit card costs!

Fast Facts

Location: Ho Chi Minh City & Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
ArrivalHo Chi Minh City Airport
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Projects: Choose from 10 Projects which can be combined
Age: From 17 years old

about the program in vietnam

Doing a volunteer program in Vietnam provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people. You can volunteer in Ho Chi Minh City or in Phan Thiet on the east coast near Ho Chi Minh City is a small beach town located in the south of Vietnam. You can even combine both locations. The program starts every Monday.

Arrival

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.

Support

Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.

Location

There are 2 locations in Vietnam which can be combined : Ho Chi Minh City 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 you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer schedule in the Vietnam!

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.

Located in the Binh Thuan province along the coast in southeast Vietnam, Phan Thiet is a relatively undisturbed fishing town that is also the capital of the province. Here you will find all sorts of cultural sites, local markets and natural wonders to enjoy!

Accommodation & Meals

You will stay in a volunteer accommodation where you will stay in a single gender shared room together with other participants. There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends. Click here for more info.

Program Requirements

Participants need to be 17 years or over to join
Volunteers aged 17 are required to present a parental consent letter
For the medical program you need to be minimum 18 years old
You need to have your own travel insurance
Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions
You need to bring a hard copy of your CV/Resume

Vietnam Holidays

Culture Week

You can choose to start your program with the Culture Week in Ho Chi Minh City but this is not compulsory. But we highly recommend to start your program with the Culture Week. The Culture Week gives participants everything they need to know to gain a basic understanding of the fascinating city of Ho Chi Minh, both past and present.

Volunteer Projects

Choose from 10 different projects in 2 locations which can be combined and you can build your own volunteer schedule in Vietnam!

Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Thiet

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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

projects in vietnam

There are 2 locations in Vietnam which can be combined : Ho Chi Minh City 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 you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer schedule in the Vietnam!

PROJECTS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Culture Week in Ho Chi Minh City
You can choose to start your program with the Culture Week but this is not compulsory. But we highly recommend to start your program with the Culture Week. The Culture Week gives participants everything they need to know to gain a basic understanding of the fascinating city of Ho Chi Minh, both past and present. You will visit the historic monuments of Ho Chi Minh city (formerly known as Saigon) and will learn everything there is to know about the 1970’s Vietnam War with a visit to the War Museum and the famous Cu Chi tunnel complex!
For full details click here

Kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City
Your full energy and assistance is needed as you engage with 3-6 year old children in this kindergarten serving the local community. You will help the dedicated teaching staff with daily tasks, as you feed, play with, and provide one-on-one attention to the young children in attendance.
For full details click here

Teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City
This project offers participants the opportunity to teach English to students aged between 19-25, as a teaching assitant inside a college in Ho Chi Minh City. Experience as a teacher is not required.
For full details click here

Disabled Children Project in Ho Chi Minh City
Assist in the caretaking of special children with mental and physical disabilities at the local hospital. Work with local staff helping to take care of the children through feeding, comforting and playing games with the children.
For full details click here

Food Shop Project in Ho Chi Minh City
This project helps the people in Ho Chi Minh who live in poverty.These people have a low income and limited employment opportunities. This group of people don’t have enough money to support themselves. Your tasks during the project will be to cook and serve meals.
For full details click here

Medical Project in Ho Chi Minh City
Gain work experience by aiding a local hospital that serves the community here in Ho Chi Minh.
For full details click here

PROJECTS IN PHAN THIET 

Kindergarten in Phan Thiet
Lend a helping hand as a caretaker for young children at a local kindergarten in Phan Thiet.Play games, sing songs and teach basic English.
Your full energy and assistance is needed as you engage with 3-6 year old children in this kindergarten serving the local community. You will help the dedicated teaching staff with daily tasks, as you feed, play with, and provide one-on-one attention to the young children in attendance.
For full details click here

Teaching English in Phan Thiet
Use casual dialogue to teach English to college students and help them to improve, while getting to know more about them and their own unique culture. Work with students your own age in the sunny beach town of Phan Thiet, who will be happy to meet and learn from you! With your help, students will improve vocabulary, pronunciation and sentence building structure, as they practice with the use of basic, yet fun conversations.
For full details click here

Food Shop Project in Phan Thiet
Help cook and serve meals at this vibrant food shop, providing healthy, yet inexpensive meals to locals in need. The food shop is operated by a local family who has made it their mission to provide affordable and tasty meals to the community. It is open seven days a week and the family works up to fifteen hours a day to prepare breakfast and lunch for the people of this coastal city. The program goal is for participants to assist this food shop in a manner that ensures meals remain low-cost and available.
For full details click here

prices of the program in vietnam

Prices in Pounds
1 week :  370 Pounds
2 weeks : 545 Pounds
3 weeks : 735 Pounds
4 weeks : 895 Pounds
+1 week : 180 Pounds

Prices in US$
1 week :  480 US$
2 weeks : 705 US$
3 weeks : 935 US$
4 weeks : 1165 US$
+1 week : 230 US$

Prices in AU$
1 week :  630 AU$
2 weeks : 925 AU$
3 weeks : 1225 AU$
4 weeks : 1522 AU$
+1 week : 295 AU$s

Prices in Euro
1 week :  395 Euro
2 weeks : 585 Euro
3 weeks : 775 Euro
4 weeks : 965 Euro
+1 week : 195 Euro

* For the culture week and medical project there is an extra charge of £75/US95/AU$125/€70 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

Why Book with GapXperience

Lowest Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Fixed Price

With us there are no extra costs such as registration, admin or credit card costs, only one fixed price.

Combine Projects

With us you can combine different projects in one program location at no extra charge.

Book Together

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second program!

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again every year. Returning customers get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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