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