||Volunteer in Vietnam
For many Vietnam will forever be associated with the horrors of war and economic repression. But there are other scenes to be found. The green lush scenery and colorful hill tribes, floating markets of the Mekong Delta, and miles of white sandy beaches, draw thousands of visitors to Vietnam each year. Vietnam has become a favorite destination of more and more tourists to Asia.
The country has a vibrant legacy from different cultures evident in the character of its towns, as well as in the architecture and food. Despite recent economic gains, Vietnam remains a low-income country. A significant proportion of Vietnamese people live just above the poverty line. More than three quarters of the population, and 90 per cent of poor people overall, live in rural areas, mainly near river deltas. Almost 80 per cent of the country's poor people depend on agriculture for their livelihood.
Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the wonders of this fascinating country.OverviewProject length:From 2 week to 8 weeks Arrival Airport: Hanoi (Code: HAN), Ho Chi Minh (Code: SGN) Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 5-8 hours per day Requirements: Tourist Visa Age Limits: Minimum 18 yrs or older for solo travelers. Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents InclusionsAccommodation: Guest House or onsite dorm room
Meals: 2 Meals a day (stipend) Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7 Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer Not included:Flights to Vietnam. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet
A Broader View Volunteer (ABV) allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.