Volunteer Vietnam

Our mission is to connect people with locals in need in Vietnam

Why we need volunteers?

We operate to support the social support centers, abandoned children homes and disadvantages schools in Vietnam. Due to the limited funding and resource, they have been still going without enough supplies and manpower. The centers do not have enough care-givers and the schools do not have enough teachers for their program. Volunteers can come and help hands and share knowledge to improve the situation. Volunteers do not need any special skills to volunteer with us. Whatever you could contribute we would appreciate it very much!

Combining Travel & Volunteering

Travelling and volunteering are important activities that can have a profound impact on personal growth, as well as on the communities and environments we visit. When we travel, we expose ourselves to new cultures, perspectives, and ways of life that challenge our assumptions and broaden our understanding of the world. By volunteering, we can also contribute to the well-being of local communities, support environmental initiatives, and develop new skills that can be applied to our personal and professional lives. Moreover, travelling and volunteering can foster personal development, such as enhancing interpersonal communication, building self-confidence, and increasing cultural competence. By combining the two activities, we can create meaningful travel experiences that not only benefit ourselves but also have a positive impact on the world around us. Whether we volunteer for a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, travelling and volunteering can be transformative experiences that promote personal growth, cultural exchange, and global citizenship.

The Program

VBH have teamed up with partners from around the globe, with the aim of combining volunteering with travel in Vietnam, our current program gives volunteers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a community and also having the chance to explore the country, culture and o create lasting memories that last a lifetime.

30 Day Program

  • 1 Week Travel
  • 2 Week Volunteer Program
  • 1 Week Travel

15 Day Program

  • 1 Week Travel (first or second week) 1 Week Volunteering

Please submit your contact if interested and our team will provide you with all the necessary details and take you through the application process.

The Volunteering

Volunteers are needed to assist with physiotherapy, baby care, aged care, English teaching and improvement activities at the Social Support Center, Red Cross Children Home, the School for disabled children and two kindergarten schools in Da Nang city.

Social Support Center: The center is a permanent home for 200 homeless people. Their ages range from newborn babies to 90 years old. They are abandoned by their families and live at the center. Most of them are disabled both physically and mentally. In the morning, you work at this center to assist with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, baby care, aged care and recreational activities.

Hong Nhung and Hoa Sua Kindergarten Schools: They are daily boarding schools for around 300 disadvantaged children aged from 4 to 6 years old. The children's parents are street or manufacturing workers and they send the children to schools during the daytime so they can go to work. You work at the schools in the morning to assist with English teaching programs and play games with the children. 

Red Cross Children Home: This is a foster home for around 25 babies who are abandoned by their parents. Some of them are disabled and some are newborn babies. The home keeps them surviving and safe and then finds adoption families for them. You work at this home two afternoons per week to assist with baby care.

The School of Possibilities: This is a daily boarding school for around 200 children. The parents take them to school in the morning and go to work and pick them up later in the day. The children suffer from both physical and mental disabilities. You work at the school 02 afternoons per week to assist with physiotherapy, occupational therapy and recreational activities.

Volunteers work for around 06 hours per day from Monday morning to Friday morning every week and then have a long weekend from Friday afternoon to explore Da Nang city and the surrounding areas. Our volunteer program is a combination of various areas of study and work. Volunteers can choose what areas they want to do the most. We will arrange for you to work in that area for around 16 hours per week. When you are not working in your chosen program, you will be helping out with the other programs.


The Volunteer programs are available from Jan to November every year. Start dates are flexible. However, we expect volunteers to arrive at the beginning of a week when our staff are available to pick up and give you orientation and training programs.

What's Included 

Accommodation, food and transport: We accommodate volunteers in a volunteer house called Green House. The house is 4km from the city center. The house is very comfortable to live in with modern facilities such as 5 bedrooms that can sleep 20 volunteers, a garden rooftop relaxing area, and a walk in outdoor garden also fully furnished for a relaxing time, a big dining room with a kitchen, a TV lounge, a computer desk with 4 state of the art computers, full wifi internet and printers.

The bedrooms are equipped with western toilets and showers, bunk beds with soft mattresses, pillows, blankets, and AC. It is a place for volunteers to live but also relax or do homework or school assignments.

We provide volunteers with 3 meals per day from Monday to Friday and breakfast on Saturday. During the rest of the weekends, we will recommend some local restaurants in the city for you to try. We have a full-time cook who cooks the meals for volunteers. Meals are half Vietnamese and half Western cuisines.

We transport you to work by a volunteer car. Our staff team will be your guides and assistants during your stay in the program. They all speak excellent English and know everything about the volunteer programs. They will pick you up on your arrival and give you a two-day orientation and training program to make you familiar with the programs and settle in the volunteer house. They will accompany you to the placement sites to assist you with language translation, and guide you to work with the local people. Some of them live in the volunteer house with you.

The Travel

Vietnam is known for its diversity, throughout its culture, its history, its landscape and the range of destinations to discover, diversity is a word that captures its essence. VBH has been the leading travel and tour operator in Vietnam since 2004, always with the same mission, sharing our love of Vietnam with people from around the world. 

Joining our Volunteer & Travel program, will allow you to see this amazing country from a unique perspective, seeing amazing destinations, experiencing the culture like a local and taking part in activities that you will never forget.

Travel from the North of Vietnam to the South (or in reverse) seeing everything this beautiful nation has to offer and creating memories along the way that will last a lifetime. We have a tailor made guided tour made for our Volunteers that leaves no stone unturned, everything is included from transport, to accommodation, meals, entrance fees, from start to finish, you have noting to worry about. Arrive, Travel, Volunteer, the only thing left to do is tell us how much you love Vietnam!

Please submit your contact if interested and our team will provide you with all the necessary details and take you through the application process.

Airport Transfer

No matter which of our hostels you are staying at, if you are arriving by plane, VBH has got you covered. Let us help you, by arranging a hassle-free transfer.

Visa Letters

Most nationalites need a visa to enter Vietnam. Just let us know your information and we can help organize an invitation letter.

Travel Insurance

It is important to make sure you have travel insurance sorted for your trip. At VBH we work closely with World Nomads to help provide you with the cover you need.

Bus Transfers

Nationwide Transport

Design Your Trip

Do you want to design your own trip?

Contact us today if you'd like to book a package hostel stay and trip.

We'll make sure your trip matches your dreams and help you to get the most out of your budget - and you get our best travel tips included as well of course. All advice is free!

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