Volunteer Vietnam was founded in 2004 by Viet Dang. Viet was a volunteer teacher and during his volunteering, he have met and worked with many international volunteers from different backgrounds. He saw that the presence of international volunteers will be an important support to Vietnam. Eventually, he decided to set up Volunteer Vietnam in 2004 with the hope that it will help connect more volunteer support to his country.
Since then, we have been placing around 2,000 international volunteers in Vietnam and our operation have made great social impacts on volunteers and the local communities in need in the following ways:
- Our volunteers have been assiting in daily care, education and health support of disadvantaged people at the Da Nang Social Support Centers, Red Cross Orphanage, kindergartens and Schools for Disabled Children. This has been helping the local communities to sort out their social and educational issues.
- We have been providing both urgent and on-going needs in food, medicines, medical care, education , living shelters, clean water to the social suppot centers and schools.
- We have been giving international volunteers safe, friendly and rewarding volunteer placements. Volunteers have chances to live, work, make new friends, experience Viet Nam's culture and nuture their volunteering spirits.
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!
What We Have Achieved So Far?
Our most important achievement is the setting up of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy program at the Social Support Center. The benefit of these types of therapy is extremely important in improving the quality of life for many of the residents.
We built a physiotherapy building in the Mekong Delta region in their Social Support Center and have started a similar therapy program.
With the support from donations of international volunteers We also set up a new physiotherapy room at The School for the Disabled to help giving physio therapy pratices for the students.
We have provided English classes in the Social Support Center. The staff are required to communicate with foreigners who come to the center with questions about the center and how they can help with donations. Also, staff needs to communicate with volunteers by asking them to help with the residents and answering basic questions the volunteers may have.
Our mission is to connect people with locals in need in Vietnam. We try to run an ethical, nurturing volunteer program throughout Vietnam empowering youth, and providing daily aids to around 1,000 disadvantages who are abandoned children, disabled and homeless people.
OUR GLOBAL GOALS
At Volunteer Vietnam our volunteers are a vital part of the team. We like to think of ourselves as a family working together to achieve our goals. Our support staff is available to assist our volunteers with whatever they need to get the most out of their trip to central Vietnam. Most of them speak excellent English. They able to communicate with you to help you prepare for your trip, pick up and training on your arrival. They help you as translators when you are at the placement sites. They also help you prepare volunteer activities or plan teaching lessons. Some of staff live in the volunteer houses and will help you with information when needed.
Physiotherapist & Program Manager
Vy started working at Volunteer Vietnam in 2014 as the manager of the Step By Step Project with a background in physiotherapy and speech therapy. As supervisor of this project, she will train and help volunteers learn different physiotherapy and speech therapy methods while working with disabled children and the elderly. Vy is also the planner of the weekly work schedule and she will help inform volunteers about the program and accompanies volunteers to the placement sites to conduct volunteer activities.
Volunteer Assistant & Program Planner
Volunteer Assistant in Da Nang
Volunteer Assistant in Mekong
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