Are you crazy about kids? Do you want to support them in building a brighter future?
The Global Volunteer Network currently has volunteer opportunities for you to care for street children, orphans, and children with disabilities.
Placements start on the 1st and 15th of every month and include a range of projects to suit all interests, skills and experience.
In the Children's Program, volunteers will help with the day-to-day care of children living in homes in Hanoi. This includes teaching English, bathing, feeding, dressing, playing with and general interaction. There is also the opportunity in this program for volunteers to run extra-curricular activities where appropriate.
Volunteers in the Teaching Program will be teaching English to students and teachers at various levels.
A number of our programs work with disabled children and people, so our programs are always in need of those with skills in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and nursing.
It is free to apply with GVN. If your application is successful you we will then get to work organizing your placement and we will send further detail on your placement with information on how to prepare for your trip abroad. A variety of payment options up to 8 weeks before your placement starts.
The in-country fee covers administrative charge, placement arrangement, accommodation, food, transportation for volunteers, and supervision.
Ba Vi Vietnam03/19/2014How could this program be improved?
I would ask that more information be provided before the program begins about the current state of the country. The information provided about the weather, services available, food, water, lodging, etc. was great but I found a deficit of information about Vietnamese culture and the mental attitudes that shape the country. It's not easy to explain these issues but some primer before arriving would be very helpful.
Everyone can contribute!05/01/2013How could this program be improved?
not much follow up after program is possible. For those who got involved a long time, maybe it's frustrating not having a blog or facebook page to keep receiving news from the local team but also from the local program, know how the kids are doing, what's the status of this or that project... that could also be a way to encourage donation or ad hoc support when needed after the placement and possibly encourage the volunteers to join again.
About the provider
Our vision is to connect people with communities in need. We do this by supporting the work of local community organisations in countries through the placement of international volunteers.
At GVN we align with the idea of 'local solutions to local problems', so we work with local community organizations in each country. We believe that local communities are in the best position to determine their needs, and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals.
The Global Volunteer Network (GVN) is a New Zealand Charitable Trust (non-profit NGO) based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Why do we do it?
"We believe in inspiring learning, innovation, and action to unlock the potential of vulnerable communities around the world."
GVN places volunteers in Asia, South America, and Africa and has fundraising treks to Everest Base Camp, Mt Kilimanjaro, and Machu Picchu; along with specialist tours such as the Youth Tour for 15-17 year olds, and our Young At Heart Tour.