|Volunteer Abroad in Vietnam: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Abroad in Vietnam: Vietnam shares borders to the north with the People’s Republic of China and to the west with Laos and Cambodia. The South China Sea lies to the east and south. The land is principally agricultural with a central tropical rainforest.
Vietnam will forever be associated with the horrors of war, and images of verdant patchworks of rice paddies, pointed lampshade-style hats, and economic repression. But there are other scenes to be found, ones of natural beauty, ethnic culture, and imperial history, of timeless traditional villages, idyllic sea resorts and dynamic cities. The magnificent 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. 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 people, sights, smells and tastes of the Vietnam.
Volunteering while traveling in Vietnam is a way to totally immerse yourself in the local culture. Volunteering in Vietnam provides a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference.
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