Vietnam Childcare Volunteers

From $1,039, 1 week, Vietnam Trip code: VICWH

  • Adventure 2 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 5 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Work with disadvantaged children, and make them smile!
  • Live in the lively Ho Chi Minh
  • Explore the city's markets - a typical Vietnamese experience 
  • Stay at a family run hotel and experience Vietnamese hospitality

Trip Summary

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Want to make a difference by working with children abroad? Head to the buzzin' Vietnam to the heart of Ho Chi Minh, and get stuck in with some volunteering work on our childcare projects. 

 

By lending a hand on our projects in Ho Chi Minh, you'll be contributing towards the children's development- by either giving the little ones advice on how to improve their english, by being creative and getting stuck in with arts and crafts or simply by being on hand to dish out extra hugs! The full time carers on site are there to provide stability and a routine, and by being around to provide extra support, you'll be making a massive difference to these children's lives.


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21 November 20147 weeks$3,009AvailableBook now
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5 December 20143 weeks$1,729AvailableBook now
5 December 20144 weeks$2,059AvailableBook now
5 December 20145 weeks$2,389AvailableBook now
5 December 20146 weeks$2,699AvailableBook now
5 December 20147 weeks$3,009AvailableBook now
5 December 20148 weeks$3,319AvailableBook now
19 December 20141 week$1,039AvailableBook now
19 December 20142 weeks$1,369AvailableBook now
19 December 20143 weeks$1,729AvailableBook now
19 December 20144 weeks$2,059AvailableBook now
19 December 20145 weeks$2,389AvailableBook now
19 December 20146 weeks$2,699AvailableBook now
19 December 20147 weeks$3,009AvailableBook now
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17 July 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
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7 August 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
7 August 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
7 August 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
7 August 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
7 August 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
7 August 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
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21 August 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
21 August 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
21 August 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
21 August 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
21 August 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
21 August 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
21 August 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
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4 September 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
4 September 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
4 September 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
4 September 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
4 September 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
4 September 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
18 September 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
18 September 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
18 September 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
18 September 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
18 September 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
18 September 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
18 September 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
18 September 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
2 October 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
2 October 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
2 October 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
2 October 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
2 October 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
2 October 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
2 October 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
2 October 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
16 October 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
16 October 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
16 October 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
16 October 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
16 October 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
16 October 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
16 October 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
16 October 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
6 November 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
6 November 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
6 November 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
6 November 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
6 November 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
6 November 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
6 November 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
6 November 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
20 November 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
20 November 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
20 November 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
20 November 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
20 November 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
20 November 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
20 November 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
20 November 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
4 December 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
4 December 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
4 December 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
4 December 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
4 December 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
4 December 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
4 December 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
4 December 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now
18 December 20151 week$1,105AvailableBook now
18 December 20152 weeks$1,445AvailableBook now
18 December 20153 weeks$1,785AvailableBook now
18 December 20154 weeks$2,125AvailableBook now
18 December 20155 weeks$2,429AvailableBook now
18 December 20156 weeks$2,735AvailableBook now
18 December 20157 weeks$3,039AvailableBook now
18 December 20158 weeks$3,349AvailableBook now

What will I be doing?

  • The Project (1-12 weeks)

  • Your Role (1- 12 weeks)

  • What Should I Expect? (1-12 weeks)

  • Free Time! (1-12 weeks)

The Project: 1-12 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh

Situated within the heart of Ho Chi Minh, our childcare projects are dotted around the city. The children who live at the orphanages are both male and female and range between the ages of 1-18, so if you're looking for a project where you'll be able to interact and volunteer with children of all ages, this one's for you!

 

As we work with a variety of different orphanages, you'll be helping out at the project which needs a hand at the time. They completely vary in size (50 to 500) but please bare in mind we also help out at orphanages which have children who have special needs, so the main thing is that you're flexible, hard working and eager to help out!

 

Your Role: 1- 12 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh
Be prepared to roll your sleeves up Real Gappers, you're certainly going to be kept busy! The children have a routine, and the full time members of staff at the projects are there to provide the children with stability. Really, your most important role will be to give the children love and attention (aka, be prepared to give out lots of cuddles!)- but of course you'll also be on hand to help the children improve their english skills, whilst getting involved with other activities. Arts and crafts are always popular, as is song and dance, and of course- play! 
 
If you'd like to work at more than one orphanage in another part of Ho Chi Minh, then let our team know and we'll try and sort that out for you!

What Should I Expect?: 1-12 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh

On the first day of your programme you'll have an ace orientation which will really help you get settled in to life in Ho Chi Minh. The orientation will cover all of the things you need to know- and if you have any burning questions, this'll be your chance to ask them! You'll also get shown around the orphanage and have the chance to become familiar with your new surroundings. Our team are there to help so if you do need any assistance, please feel free to ask!

 

You'll spend five days a week volunteering, and during the weekends you'll have the time to explore and experience other parts of Vietnamese life. Exciting stuff!

 

Free Time!: 1-12 weeks

Destination info

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world and is one of the ‘next eleven’ economies. Despite its troubled past, Vietnam is a beautiful country and has more than its fair share of stunning coastline (we're not a tiny bit jealous!). 
 
The Vietnam War undeniably had a huge impact on the country, but nowadays it's a peaceful, fast developing state that it perfect for backpackers to explore. In the north Hanoi and Halong Bay are widely visited, as is Ho Chi Minh, the country's capital- in the south. 
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh

There's so much to see and do in Vietnam, so make sure you make the most of your free time! It's definitely worth taking a wander around the streets of Ho Chi Minh- the streets are busy 24/7 and there's always something to see and do.

 

Make sure you check out the markets and the gorgeous food... and if you're into your history then the War Remnants museum and FITO museum are always worth a visit!

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What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer Upon Arrival
  • Orientation
  • 24/7 emergency support

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Return Airport Transfer
  • Tourist Visa

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

18

 

Accommodation

You'll be staying in a hotel in the main backpacker area of the city (District 1). Real Gappers will share a room with a fellow volunteer (up to 2 people per room) and each room has a private bathroom. There is a lounge area with sofas and a TV for you to relax in the evenings and you are walking distance from the main backpacker area where you will find bars, restaurants and internet cafes- so basically everything you need!

 

Meals

Food is not included in this trip; you should budget around US$50 per week for meals based on cheap local food and for Western food or restaurant meals it will be considerably more. It will be around US$1 for breakfast, $2 for lunch and $3 for an evening meal based on local food and more for western fare. You will find plenty of places to eat in District 1 from cheap local food to more expensive options.

 

Is this trip for you?

If you want to get stuck in to some volunteering work and enjoy working with children, then you'll love this project!

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

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DBS

This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this. 

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