Volunteer in Vietnam, a country with a long, intriguing history and varying influences from the chinese occupation and regal dynasties to the French colonial period. Vietnam has immense cultural and geographical diversity from shimmering paddy fields, misty highlands and lavishly carved pagodas to unspoiled beaches and lively cities, the country will certainly inspire you.
Volunteering in Vietnam
Kaya’s projects in Vietnam are community based. Share your teaching experience skills and improve children’s education in the Teaching Development Placement. For those interested in working with both adults and children, we have a Community volunteering project, where you will provide extra support to centres helping the elderly, children with HIV and also special needs children.
In many societies in Southeast Asia, life can be difficult for the disadvantaged and Vietnam is no exception. Children and adults with disabilities and special needs are often hidden away, or lack support from those with skills to help improve the quality of their lives. In schools in impoverished communities teachers do not receive they need to develop as educators. Experienced volunteers and those with a general interest in working with people are sought to work alongside local educators and staff to support those who need it the most.
In your spare time, visit Cuc Phuong National Park, one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas. It boasts magnificent limestone mountains, traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe and is home to some of Asia’s rarest species. For those with a particular interest in the country’s history, take a trip to the War Remnants museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Try traditional and delicious Vietnamese cuisine like beef pho noodle soup.
Why not extend your trip and travel further afield, climb Vietnam’s highest mountain, Mount Fansipan, just endurance and energy are needed to make it to the top! Take on the ultimate cycling adventure from Saigon to Angkor, ride along the less travelled roads and encounter areas untouched by tourism. A visit to the infamous temple of Angkor Wat once you reach Cambodia is definitely not worth missing. Visit Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam, a UNESCO world heritage site with floating fishing villages.
Volunteer on a community based project in Vietnam, working alongside local communities, your hard work will make a difference to the most disadvantaged people in Vietnamese society.