Volunteering and ecovolunteering programmes in Vietnam

Travel in Vietnam for a life-changing experience !

Ho Chi Minh, also called Saigon, used to be a fisherman town, but is now the largest city in and the economic centre of Vietnam.


The Mekong Delta, Nha Trang beaches and Phu Quoc island are easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh.


By joining this international humanitarian programme, you will have to adopt a responsive approach respecting the environment and the local population in need.


With Globalong, you can choose to get involved in different fields such as education, health, eco-volunteering or even social protection of the Vietnamese people.


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Volunteering in Vietnam

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This humanitarian mission starts every Friday.

A member of the local team will pick you up at the international airport of Ho Chi Minh the day before and drive you to your accommodation that you will share with other participants.

In order to avoid the famous “culture choc”, you will need to get prepared for certain things as cultural differences.

All volunteers receive a guide before arriving in Vietnam, and take part in a short “introduction” period one they arrive. You will learn about the Vietnamese culture, in order to avoid awkwardness with the population.

You will also get informed about your volunteer programme, living standards, the lifestyle and much more other useful information for your stay in Vietnam.

The local coordinator will be available 24/7, please feel free to ask all your questions and to talk about your concerns once you are in Vietnam.

We ask each volunteer to be respectful toward the Vietnamese population by wearing correct clothes and having a good behaviour. 

Meals and accommodation in South Vietnam !

Globalong South Vietnam volunteer programmeDuring your introduction days, you will share your bedrooms with other participants in Ho Chi Minh.

Bedrooms are not mixed. The nearest store is located is 3 minutes wlak from the housing. 

Please note that linen and mosquito nets are provided and that you should bring your own towels ans sleeping bag.

After those days, your definitive accommodation will depend on where your project takes place. Most volunteers will stay at the same house as the introduction period.

You will have three meals per day, mainly traditional Vietnamese dishes, often composed of rice, vegetables and/or meat. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us when you enroll.

The average living standard is low in Vietnam. During your volunteer programme it is important to know that you will live in the same condition as the local population. 

Useful Information to your volunteer programme !

Globalong volunteer programme Before this life experience, you will receive a complete guide where you will find advice and information about the organization of your stay and your project.

All the projects are located near Ho Chi Minh or in the city itself. You will have the possibility to choose between different fields such as teaching English, health, social protection, animal protection, or even sustainable development. 

Volunteers can choose the number of weeks that their project lasts, but please note that the final decision will depend on availability and needs. For some projects a minimal age can be required.

Included in the programme in Ho Chi Minh:

Globalong humanitarian programmes Vietnam

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :

  • ​A locked cupboard  (depending on the project)
  • Sheets, pillow, blanket
  • Mosquito net (if needed)
  • Toilet paper
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi in the shared rooms.

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Bottle of water
  • Full board for the duration of your stay
  • In-country intro days to prepare for your project
  • Globalong Humanitarian programmes in South VietnamCustomization of your programme
  • Outing in the city
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance to a volunteer programme
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees

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Not included in the programme in Ho Chi Minh:

  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from South Vietnam
  • Daily transport to and from your volunteer placement 
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees

Bank holidays 2020 in Ho Chi Minh:

  • 1st January 2018: New Year
  • FJan 24 - Feb 2: Vietnamese new year (TET Festival)
  • 2 April 2018: Vietnamese Kings' Commemoration Day
  • 30th April 2018: Reunification Day
  • 01st May 2018: Labour Day
  • September 2: Independence Day

Humanitarian programmes in Vietnam

Projects will be closed during the New Year holidays (from january 22 to february 2, 2020), accommodation and food will still be provided though. Therefore, we cannot host volunteers from Feb 1st – 10th, 2019. Also, projects will be closed on April 30th and May 1st.

Climate in South Vietnam:

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Globalong Rainfall Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

For further information, feel free to contact us at info@globalong.com

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