Vietnam Care and Community

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam Care and Community
Vietnam Care and Community

Hanoi is where your Care and Community project will be based, is an energetic and hectic city. At the same time you will be surrounded by gracious, polite people, in a place steeped in history with numerous temples tucked away in the quiet back streets of the old town.

Volunteer on Care projects overseas in Vietnam
Volunteer on Care projects overseas in Vietnam

As a volunteer on a group trip to Hanoi, you will have the benefit of making a tangible difference while you are on your placement. Your volunteer time will be split into two main activities. Firstly you will spend time improving the buildings of a school or day care centre and improving the environment for the children. These buildings can get very tired and neglected, and your help in bringing life back into these rooms will make a happier and more cheerful atmosphere. Depending on the placement, you may also be able to help with a garden.

The other activity you will volunteer on is spending time with the children. These children may be abandoned, or have learning disabilities. Your time with them, interacting with them and helping with focused activities, will give them much needed love and care. You may be involved with arts and crafts, assist in lessons such as math and writing, or with dance and movement. The children also like playing sports and staff are often delighted to have the children outside and playing games and competing.

While you are in Vietnam your group will stay in an apartment or hostel near to your placement. You will get to immerse yourself in the Vietnamese way of life while you are on your trip. Projects Aboard will arrange various cultural activities and trip to sites of historical and cultural interest, providing you a feel for the real Vietnam, a beautiful enchanting country that will capture your heart and your mind.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Timetable Activity
    1 Sunday   Volunteers arrive in Hanoi and settle into accommodation
    2 Monday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    9:30 – 12:00 Staff pick up by taxi to the office and then the Old Quarter for Introduction & Orientation: Currencies Exchange, Post Office, Phone Credit
    12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH (New Day Restaurant)
    13:30 - 15:00 With a member of staff: walk around (Hoan Kiem Lake, Foreign Streets, Ma May, Ta Hien, Luong Ngoc Quyen) and explore the Old Quarter.
    15:30 – 16:15 Water Puppet Show
    16:30 - 17:00 Go back to FV by car with a member of staff
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 Play sports with children Rest and Relax
    3 Tuesday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Have a meeting with FV’s manager then visit worksite, prepare work supplies and work schedule (disabled and vocational classes, playground, garden, children’s rooms)
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV: Volunteers support a teacher in each disabled class following the fixed teaching program (correct math exercises, help children with writing, colouring). Play with children in break time
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 – 19:00 Teach English for several FV’s staffs and a few nearby students
    19:00 Reflection/providing tips (arts and crafts, dance therapy etc.) on working with disabled children Getting Feedback Discussion A Rest and Relax
    4 Wednesday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: Volunteers support a teacher in each disabled class following the fixed teaching program (correct math exercises, help children with writing, colouring). Play with children in break time
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV: volunteers hold some group games, activities in classes
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 Socializing with children at FV (play football with the older boys or talking/playing games with other children) Rest and Relax
    5 Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: maintain the gardens
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV: teach children how to make greeting/birthday cards
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:30 – 19:00 Pick up by taxi to city center with a member of staff
    19:00 – 20:30 Cafe
    20: 30 – 21:00 Mix fruits
    21:00 – 21:30 Go back to FV by car with a member of staff
    6 Friday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: plant vegetables, trees
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 15:00 Work at FV: hold a contest (singing/dancing/drawing)
    15:00 – 16:00 Clean up classrooms with children and teachers
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 – 19:00 Teach English to several FV’s staff and a few students nearby
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    7 Saturday 6:30 – 7:00 Pick up by taxi to Old Quarter with a member of staff
    7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast outside
    8:00 – 21:00 Day trip to Ha Long
    21:00 – 22:00 Dinner
    22:00 – 22:30 Go back to FV by taxi with a member of staff
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Timetable Activity
    8 Sunday Morning Rest and Relax, Breakfast at anytime
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 – 14:30 Pick up by taxi to museum with a member of staff
    14:30 – 16:30 Visit Museum of Ethnology
    16:30 – 17:00 Go back to FV by taxi with a member of staff
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    9 Monday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: Volunteers support a teacher in each disabled class following the fixed teaching program (correct math exercises, help children with writing, colouring). Play with children in break time
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV: Teach English to children through games and songs
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 – 19:00 Teach English for FV’s staffs, play sports with the children
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    10 Tuesday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: Volunteers support a teacher in each disabled class following the fixed teaching programme (correct math exercises, help children with writing, colouring). Play with children in break time
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV: Teach English for children through games and songs
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 – 19:00 Play sports with children
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    11 Wednesday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: clean up a fishing pool (provisional option)
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV : support teachers in classes
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner at FV
    18:00 – 19:00 Teach English for staff
    19:00 Giving Debriefing Questionnaire to Volunteers Rest and Relax
    12 Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 10:30 Work at FV: paint the iron fence of the fishing pool
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 16:00 Work at FV: Volunteers support a teacher in each disabled class following the fixed teaching program (correct math exercises, help children with writing, colouring). Play with children in break time
    17:00 – 17:30 Pick up by car to Old Quarter with a member of staff
    18:00 – 19:00 Tuong Performance
    19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
    20:30 – 21:00 Go back to FV by car with a member of staff
    13 Friday 7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast at FV
    8: 00 – 11:30 Work at FV: Volunteers support a teacher in each disabled class following the fixed teaching program (correct math exercises, help children with writing, colouring). Play with children in break time
    12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH at FV
    14:00 - 15:00 Work at FV: summarize and give small gifts (stickers, pens, notebooks) to the children
    15:00 – 16:00 Clean up classrooms with children and teachers
    17:30 - 19:00 Dinner outside at Ngon restaurant
    Evening Packing for departure Collecting Debriefing Questionnaire
    14 Saturday ALL DAY Departure

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