Shifts and Activities
7.30am: Breakfast and coffee with other CCHD’s volunteers.
8.00am: Volunteer and staff take transport to volunteer placement. You will be given a duty roster and a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break (11.30 am – 2.00 pm). Work hours vary and depend on your placement.
8.30am-4.00pm: Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to visit local sites or do some shopping. You may also want to hang out with the children until around 5.00pm.
7.30pm – 8.00pm: Dinner at the volunteer house.
During the weekend, volunteers have time off and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of Hanoi and Vietnam. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield and engage in interesting activities with the students such as homestay in the student’s home, trekking, swimming, sport, historical tours and scenic tours. We can be flexible in making your schedule. In fact, we can arrange your trip and provide you support in planning your tour and activities during your volunteer break. We can provide you information that will enable you to decrease your travel expenses and save you from having a not-so-delightful trip.
Having a medical background and/or experience in working with people with disabilities is an advantage, however, volunteers without experience will still be able to join various activities as the students are always very keen to be around foreigners.
Giving love and care is the most meaningful act that human beings can do. This program at CCHD gives volunteers the opportunity to make a difference. Volunteers will be given a chance to help in providing the disabled children care, education, and restoration of mental health, which would enable them to find suitable jobs, build self-confidence and become more independent in their everyday lives. As they are absorbed into the community, their burden on their families in particular, and society as a whole, will diminish.
Besides early grade academic lessons, educational programs include physical education and therapy, yoga, painting and poetry. Their disabilities include Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, children who are victims of Agent Orange, and various other mental disorders.
Phuc Tue Care Center (Hanoi, Vietnam)
– Taking care of and playing with disabled children
– Feeding the children during lunch time
– Initiating campaigns for donations of books, old clothes, and old shoes for the children etc.
– Helping the center do gardening to provide food for the children
– Becoming involved in community and school-based projects
The followings are free: accommodation (shared room); meals (lunch and dinner- local Vietnamese cuisine); 24/7 Internet connection; Airport pick-up; Laundry (use our washing machine). Also, volunteers get certificate.
Available all year round
Application fee: $15
Depending on the length of stay, volunteers should pay from $75 (for 1-week stay) to $880 (for 20- month stay)
How to Apply
Contact us via phone number of email:
Phone: +84 968 33 788