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Volunteer in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam

Explore International Volunteer HQ’s fascinating Vietnam volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Vietnam volunteer projects, including Teaching English, Medical, Special Needs Care, Kindergarten and Food Outreach. Volunteer work in Vietnam is based throughout a variety of communities in and around the city of Ho Chi Minh. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Vietnam.

Highlights:
  • 5 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $275 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer dormitory in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Optional Cultural Immersion Introduction Week available as an add-on

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $275
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in Ho Chi Minh City
Discover Vietnamese cuisine & culture
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Vietnam

Improves health & wellbeing

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $275

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in soup kitchens
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

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

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $275

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in kindergartens in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

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

Improves health & wellbeing

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $485

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in a hospital
  • Volunteers aged 18+

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

Improves health & wellbeing

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $275

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in hospitals and clinics
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

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

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $275

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in a local college
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

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

”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!!”

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
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Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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