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Vietnam Community Teaching Project

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Vietnam Community Teaching Project

Work with and assist some of the most disadvantaged communities in Ho Chi Minh and really make a difference – teach English, and provide medicine, water filters for clean drinking water and clothes.

Prices from $895

Travel to Vietnam – the jewel of Asia – and take part in a cultural exchange that will leave you forever in love with Vietnam and it’s inspiring people, exotic food and stunning scenery.

This project will present you with the unique opportunity to work with enthusiastic and lively Vietnamese children and contribute to providing an improved quality of life for local people living in Vietnam. You will be heavily involved in teaching and playing with local children, whilst helping to create a sustainable education infrastructure for the future of the local community.


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  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Teach and care for fun-loving, orphaned children
  • Feel a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment like no other
  • Discover this mysterious, little explored corner of South East Asia


  • Minimum age of 18 years


Location Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Activities Assisting teachers and developing lesson programmes
Develop and lead fun activities for the children
Devise and run recreational activities
Build a better education system
Transport Airport pick-up upon arrival
Accommodation Homestay or hostel accommodation


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Local orientation
Project training
Free TEFL certificate (four week projects only)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Based in an orphanage, the aim of the Vietnam Community Teaching project is to facilitate and implement the educational development objectives of this local NGO, in order to better the lives of the local street children living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Enthusiastic and aspiring volunteers are needed to provide orphaned and impoverished children with an improved education system, where volunteers work together to improve the level of education in the hope that ultimately students will be able to lead better lives,  ensure a brighter future, and integrate successfully into their communities.


You will be working at the centre Monday to Friday. Your work schedule will cover a varied and enjoyable programme at this small centre. You will engage fully with your students and will awaken your own creativity and initiative. The kinds of activities you can expect to be involved in may include teaching English, light construction and renovationwork and even helping with the production of local handicrafts, which are sold at local markets.

We encourage you to be creative, designing activities that are engaging, interesting, and fun! Whatever you decide you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from interacting with and inspiring these underprivileged children, whilst enhancing your own skills and experience significantly. 


You should arrive into HCMC Airport (SGN) on the Sunday where you will be met by local staff and transferred to the project site. Once you have had time to rest the staff will give you a local orientation. Your in-country coordinator will help you acclimatise and you’ll feel at home in no time in this stunningly vibrant country.


You will be staying in shared volunteer dorms. The dorms are located on a college campus, though the rooms are reserved for volunteers only. There is hot water and western style showers and patchy WiFi available, dependent on weather. Welcome to Vietnam! You may need to pay for ground transfers to and from your project depending on how you choose to get to work, but transport os quite cheap in HCMC!

What will I be eating?

On your project you will be provided with three meals per day which are served in a restaurant on campus. Meals are typically Vietnamese; traditional Vietnamese cooking is known for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, plentiful use of herbs and vegetables. Typical meals may include rice vermicelli noodles, jasmine rice, dried shrimp and bean sprouts however meals may include some Western dishes such as sandwiches, spaghetti and bread. Did we mention rice?

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A range of adventure and cultural activities like visits to remote villages, mountain biking through the stunning landscape, diving, canopy tours, and river rafting may be available. Get lost in the mystical world of ancient temples, where you will be inspired by the beautiful unspoilt monuments, the magical atmosphere, and the charming monkeys tumbling amongst the ruins. Visit the local towns with their complex and multifaceted architecture, and friendly, welcoming locals.

Ask your local hosts to arrange extra activities for you – they will help ensure that you get the best prices whilst booking direct helps to support the local economy.


2 weeks $895

3 weeks $1,195

4 weeks $1,495

5 weeks $1,795

6 weeks $2,145

Longer durations are available on request


Weekly please arrive on a Sunday. The project finishes on a Saturday.


2 weeks and longer

This project is available throughout the Christmas period


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Accommodation and food
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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