|Start dates||Once a month throughout the year - see below for specific dates|
Age requirement: Minimum age 20 years old
|Cost||From £795 / $1265 - see pricing table below|
By volunteering on this project you will help support the children who live in the Children's Home, many of who have had an incredibly tough life. Volunteers provide much needed help and support to the children’s homes volunteers provide native English skills which greatly improves the English ability of the children, many of whom have spent time on the streets. Helping to improve the children's communication skills and education plays a vital role in helping them break the cycle of poverty and have better opportunities for the future.
Volunteers are needed to help by giving their time, energy and attention to the children in the beautiful surroundings of rural Vietnam. Volunteers teach English to the children at the Children’s Home which is a bright and colourful place where the children can grow up in a safe, supportive and happy environment.
Read what past volunteers have said about this project in our Vietnam Children's Home reviews.
Volunteers organise two English sessions 5 days a week in a classroom at the Children's Home. In the morning volunteers run fun English activities for the younger children who are aged between 5 and 11 years old. In the afternoons volunteers run English sessions for the older children who are aged between 12 and 16 years old. The session runs for 1.5 hours and volunteers can combine English lessons with games and creative activities, the children also love competitions! The older children love improving their English communication skills through acting out role-plays and quizzes. There are between 15-20 children in each group.
Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities at the Children's Home depending on your skills and the needs of the project.
Volunteers can plan for their English sessions to include any of the following:
• Teaching English
• Playing educational games
• Doing creative arts and crafts
• Songs, music and dance
• Organising quizzes ad competitions
• Watching films and children's tv shows
• Playing sports
The Children's Home was established in 1984 by the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Hanoi. The home aims to help the children learn vocational skills which will give them a brighter future. The Children's Home aims to provide shelter and care for street children or orphans who are parentless and have no relatives.
Currently, there are currently 52 children who are mostly between 6 to 18 years old. The children attend a local school which is 2 kilometres from the centre.
There are two small workshops and a large garden where the children to plant different kinds of vegetables and fruits and an area for raising domestic animals behind the home.
The volunteer project is located in a beautiful rural location surrounded by rice paddy’s, farms and it a great opportunity to experience real Vietnamese culture. On clear days there are fantastic views on the journey between the guesthouse and Children's Home over the nearby lake across to Ba Vi national park. The Children’s Home is located 70 km outside of Hanoi in Vietnam in Tay Dang which is in the Ba Vi district. Before or after the placement volunteers can arrange a trip to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay or the picturesque hill tribe Sapa region in Northern Vietnam.
The volunteer accommodation is around a 25 minute bike ride from the Children’s Home. It is a very friendly hotel, with clean but simple bedrooms. Volunteers will stay in shared rooms, sharing with up to two volunteers. The bedrooms have air-conditioning, fans, en-suite and a TV. There is WIFI available in the guesthouse reception.
|Before you go||On your placement|
|On your return|
|Not included: Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal records check, food. Budgeting guidance is provided in our information booklet which we will email you when you apply.|
PoD is run as a non-profit volunteer organisation. Fee levels are set to match costs and any surplus monies are distributed to the projects we work with via the PoD Charity - for more details click here.
PoD is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - please see our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy.
All volunteers are required to have a criminal records check, which we will arrange with you.
Prices in currencies other than GBP are indicative only and volunteers are invoiced in GBP. For current exchange rates please see www.xe.com
2014 - 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 Dec
2015 - 11 Jan, 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec
We look forward to receiving your application! There is no commitment by applying and we will send more information
Gemma in the PoD UK team has visited this project and is the placement manager so if you apply you will hear from her soon!
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