Location
  • Vietnam
Length
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
70
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse Host Family
Groups
Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Older Travelers Solo

Pricing

Starting Price
850
Price Details
Placement arrangement which includes a volunteer permit and visa approval letter
Pick up on arrival, two day training program
24/7 support staff team during the whole stay ( excellent English speaking staff team)
Accommodation, meals and transport to work ( Volunteers live in a comfortable volunteer house. We provide volunteers with 03 meals per day from Mon to Fri and Sat breakfast. Volunteers go to work in a volunteer van)
Sightseeing tours in the city ( in free times we provide some city tours to volunteers to see Da Nang and Hoi An)
Completion Certificates
Transport back to the airport when finished
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Equipment Meals Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance
Oct 26, 2022
Oct 25, 2022
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About Program

Assist with providing physiotherapy and occupational therapy to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities in the Social Support Center in Da Nang city!

The volunteer will work closely with the Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist to learn the therapy exercises. You will mainly be working at the Social Support Center, which is a home for around 200 elderly and disabled residents, many of them requiring physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The Volunteer Vietnam physiotherapist will show you how to use the variety of equipment in the two rehabilitation rooms and explain what exercises are required for each patient.

You will spend approximately 16 hours per week in the physiotherapy program. When you are not working in the physiotherapy program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the teaching program and care program. Volunteers are given a weekly schedule of their physiotherapy times and activities.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how Volunteer Vietnam is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Program Highlights

  • Having opportunity to help one of the most disadvantaged community in Da Nang city, Vietnam.
  • Living in one of the most beautiful city in Vietnam nearby the World Heritage Sites such as Hoi An Ancient Town and Hue Imperial City
  • Meeting and working with friendly people which make you feel at home
  • Contributing to healthcare, social welfare for disadvantaged people
  • And best of all, new friends sharing an unforgettable experience!

Program Impact

Volunteers will have opportunities to help improve the quality of live for around 1,000 disadvantages who are abandoned and underprivileged children, disabled and homeless people in Vietnam.

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  • Impact 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.5
  • Safety 5
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Marg
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A volunteers viewpoint

I have had the opportunity to be a regular volunteer with the Volunteer Vietnam team for some years now,the program they offer doing physio & social activities is quite satisfying.It can be hot & sweaty at times but its worth every drop to see the joy that comes as a result of a few hours work a day.Also what I really enjoy is the fact that we go regularly into these communities which builds friendships & an ability to make a bigger impact into these dear peoples lives ,whether it would be giving them some special one on one time, physiotherapy in our select physio room,Occupational therapy ,simple excercise routines in small groups ,outings as a group eg. lunch,swimming-are a special event; & even karaoke (they love it).The staff of Volunteer Vietnam are very supportive and have a good grasp of English,which is a great help.Lodging during your stay is excellent & you will be well fed with a mixture of vietnamese & some western food. If you are looking for an adventure & a challenge of skills you have & maybe never thought you could I highly recommend giving Volunteer Vietnam a visit

Pros
  • Meeting some great people,living amongst the local community
  • Regular rostered program,weekends off for travel
  • Comfortable accomodation ,transport supplied
Cons
  • Can get hot & humid
  • Language barrier can sometimes be a challenge
7 people found this review helpful.
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Romy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Second home Da Nang

I decided after graduation to do volunteer work I don't regret this decision. During my stay
met nice (volunteer) people. Its an opportunity to learn from each other, get to know the
culture more and be close to the Vietnamese society. After some weeks you create together
a new relationship, an life experience I'll bring with me my whole life. The projects are
divided in different society problems (children, elderly, homeless adults etc.) and for me it
was nice to help with all the projects and be connected with the people.

Pros
  • Learn from each other (experience, knowledge etc.)
  • Local life (food, people, society, language)
  • Meeting new people, creating new relationships
Cons
  • Culture shock (communication, language problems, underdevelopment country, different way of life compared with Western).
  • Not always the equipment the people should have to reach some goals (because of underdevelopment country, moneyissues, shipping issues). Pro > thinking out of the box
  • During rain season your limited to do free time activities because of the weather
7 people found this review helpful.

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