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1. Posted by Vale3 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I would like to spend some time (hopefully 6 months+) volunteering in Vietnam. I have studied Development and International Relations and I am a Montessori teacher so for me this experience will be extremely meaninful in terms of gaining experience working in the field, directly with people and children in needs. I have been looking for a volunteering role for the past few months but I was very disappointed to find out that most of the NGOs charge a weekly fee. Because of the length of my stay, I can only offer all my enthusiasm and hard work but not money. I won't expect accomodation or food. Does anyone know any organisation in Vietnam who is happy to take volunteers with no placement fee?
Thank you very much for your help.

2. Posted by tomtvl (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I simply can't give you any suggestions that might be able to help you. However, your bold act certainly amazes me. The world needs an individual like you to save the world in ways that we can. I hope things will go fine in your endeavor. Happy trails.

Cheers :)

3. Posted by sepilokfui (Budding Member 75 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Other than StreetVoices primary project with KOTO on Van Mieu restaurant in Ho Chi Min City, yes, most organizations charge money.

May be you should consider Laos - living cost lower, a more authentic country and more possibilities.
Check out in Vang Vieng, a very interesting organic farm concept with a EEFA (Equal Education For All) project.
Check out BigBrotherMouse in Luang Nam Tha.

Hope this help.