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Volunteer Abroad in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam with IVHQ

Volunteer in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching English, Medical, Special Needs Care, Kindergarten and Food Outreach. Volunteers are based throughout a variety of Vietnamese communities, volunteering in and around the city of Ho Chi Minh. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organization in Vietnam.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 5 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam
  • Accommodation in a volunteer dormitory
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$275 (approximately CA$360) for 1 week
  • Optional Introduction Week available
  • Between 15 and 30 volunteers start in Ho Chi Minh City each month

I absolutely loved that I was able to go to all the volunteer areas on offer. IVHQ weekends were amazing! And the local staff were the best!!

IVHQ Volunteer - Shelley Hume
Shelley Hume
Nationality: Australian
Age: 21
Destination: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh

Volunteer opportunities in Vietnam

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday

Assist soup kitchens to serve up to 800 meals to low income workers, students, the elderly and other locals who couldn’t otherwise afford a suitable daily lunch.

Increases access to education

3-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday

Help with all aspects of running a childcare center, with a specific focus on assisting with English lessons for early learners.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$635

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday

Shadow and assist local doctors and nurses in a Vietnamese trauma hospital, helping with basic tasks and triage.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday

Support hospitals and clinics to care for those with special needs, including those affected by Agent Orange. You can assist with physical therapy, education and sensory tasks.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday

Help to teach English in a local college to students aged between 16-25, enhancing their job prospects and opportunities for further study.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Vietnam to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Vietnam will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Vietnam with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!