Preserve natural resources and help community in Sapa

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Program Information

  • Duration : 2 week+
  • Placement fee : 450 USD/person
  • Location : Vietnam country sides
  • Type of placement : Volunteer work for farm
  • Arrival airport : Noi Bai Airport
  • Available : During the year
  • Age : 18+

Join this program

Activities : Doing volunteer work to learn truly experience of authentic local culture by joining their daily life activities such as  helping them prepare the meal, planting trees and vegetables and feeding animals. You also can  experience village life, breath fresh air by trekking to see local people from several ethnic groups, local houses, many kinds of flowers, trees, animals and so on. Especially, enjoying  very beautiful scenery of Sapa.


Camp 1:

 October  15 – October  30, 2012

Camp 4:

 June  1 – June  15, 201

Camp 2:

 December  1 – December  15, 2012

Camp 5:

 July 5 – July 20, 2013

Camp 3:

 April  1 – April 15, 2013

Camp 6:

 October  15 – October 30, 2013

Over view

Would you like to travel to a country and experience its cultures and beautiful landscapes more deeply than you are on a normal vacation?
“Preserve natural resource and help communities in Sapa” workcamp will be the best placement for you. This unique program is designed for volunteers to share experiences with local community.You can immerse local lifestyle by staying with local people. Moreover, the program brings participants a meaningful education program combined with socially and environmentally conscious bussiness, sustainable tourism options which are authentically Vietnamese, helping to improve living standard of  local ethnic minority groups and developing unique cultural exchange. Finnaly, you can have a chance to trek around Sapa to enjoy beautiful landscapes and meet  friendly people.


  • Joining daily life activities of local people such as  preparing the meal, planting trees and vegetables and feeding animals.
  • Enjoy peaceful life and fresh air
  • Experiencing  warm hospitality of a family home stay
  • Trekking around village and surrounding area
  • Seeing amazing natural landscape and explore authentic local culture of ethnic minorities group
  • What our projects say
  • The volunteers do great jobs on community development and environment conservation.
  • The project  make great an impression for volunteers especially for  those doing long term project.
  • We have main focus on international volunteers
  • It is a great time for international volunteers to experience  Vietnamese minority ethnic group, cultural exchange and explore  beautiful  scenery in the North of Vietnam.

Dates, durations of stay, activities are flexible. – You can custom your schedule.

Day 1: Arrival at Hanoi.  Vietnamese volunteers will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. You are free at leisure in a hotel in Hanoi centre.  Then you can take a tour around  Sword (Hoan Kiem) lake and Old quarter and also free to see  Water Pupet Show
Day 2: Hanoi/Lao Cai.In the morining, Vietnamese volunteers will take you to explore Vietnam’s capital city with the considerable palaces such as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum,Temple ofLiterature, and Ethnology Museum for an overview of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups in anticipation of your trip to Sapa. After lunch, you’ll have time to visit the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest in Hanoi, on the banks of Hanoi’s Ho Tay (West)Lake. After that have dinner and board overnight sleeper train at the 8.30 pm to Lao Cai. (Local transportation : Bus)
Day 3: Try the Giay ethnic minority’s lifestyle in Sapa. Picked up at Laocai Station early in the morning by  bus. Arrive at Sapa round 8:00 AM; Relax and have breakfast at Sapa Town. Start trekking at 10h30am  to get to Ta Van village. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Visit the H’mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Stay the night in Tavan village at a Dzay family.
Day4- 5: Preserve natural resources Sapa.  Every morning, plant tree as a contribution to the re-forestation of Ta van Village. Afternoon, trekking to some place such as the waterfall and Cloud Bridge, trekking to Lao Chai village to see the daily life and culture of black H’Mong ethnic group.
Day 6: Help local people to harvest and disseminate experience in producing, processing and storing agricultural products. If having flexible time, you can go fishing and relaxing at the springs near village and enjoying beautiful sightseeing of ancient stone age near Ta van village.
Day 7: Help local people to harvest and disseminate experience in producing, processing and storing agricultural products. If having flexible time, you can trekking arround the village with the beauty of nature and the local people and enjoy in helping prepare the dinner with homestay owner will be the interesting things for you to tatse the culture.
Day 8:  Visit Sapa Town go shopping and visit Ham Rong mountain where you have an overview of Sapa town.17h00: leave Sapa for Lao Cai station, have dinner in the restaurant, and then get on the night train, soft sleeper back to Hanoi.5h00 a.m: arriveHanoi, our guide will pick up and drop you off at your hotel. Workcamp ends.

Price : $ 499/person

Placement fee includes:

VVS’s placement fee includes the following:

  • o Self-catering (budget approximately $60 per week)
  • o Registration fees
  • o Written materials abroad
  • o Written materials pre-departure
  • o Facilitating a volunteer experience in program site that specifically meets your needs
  • o Arranging secure, high quality, centrally located accommodation based on your budget.
  • o Assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes
  • o Airport meet and greet service
  • o Complete English preparation and orientation information pack
  • o Advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay
  • o In-country staff support
  • o 24/7 emergency support and assistance


Flights, Insurance, Visas, Return airport transfer, food, accommodation

Type of volunteer

  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fixing Fences
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Income-generation
  • Organic Farming
  • Organizational Development
  • Parks
  • Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Research
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting


What does the project do?

The hill-tribe groups of Vietnam are a collection of diverse, exotic communities. Despite the natural beauty of their environment they have some of the lowest standards of  living, health and education in the country. Many young people from these communities do not attend school and begin working at a very young age.
VVS organizes workcamp with meaningful volunteer program to help local people and bring volunteers unforgettable experience of the real life with totally different cultures and lifestyles of ethnic minorities in the Northern Vietnam by staying and working with the villagers.

Why we need volunteer?
The project is meaningful for the participants to make a different way to help the local community and protect the environment. The activities in the project are mainly operated by  both Vietnamese and International volunteers in the local area of the North of Vietnam.

Furthermore, there are a number of places should be covered by trees; Volunteer will plant trees.  It is a good chance to raise a campain call “Enviroment Conservation”.  Culture exchange by communicating between volunteers and local people will help the minority ethnic people learn more about life all over the world. It makes a different for local people to change their life positively.

Main activities
A variety of activities will be operated by volunteers in flexible time with 4 hours per day. Some other time you may wish to enjoy Sapa by trekking around. You will have time to experience the way of life from local people and also give them some ideas how to improve their life skills, and bring them more opportunities for  better life in their ethnic minority families.

Special requirement
It is very important that all volunteers are willing to work with minority ethnic people! Volunteers must be highly motivated which is the first and the most important reason for volunteer.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old. This can be either university studies (a degree is not necessary) or relevant working experience.
Participant should have good health to stay in the mountainous area.

The school is very poor at present so that they need a lot of support from volunteers. For example, providing study materials such as pens, books, notebooks, toys, and anything  good for students. It will be very helpful for us if you have a guidebook sharing some information of your country, the students can learn more your country and also get their knowledge about the outside world.

VVS’s staff will help volunteer  find the accommodation best suits their requirements and budget. Homestay is available> It costs approximately $89 per week depending  on holiday season; it is really comfortable accommodation with basic facilities.


You can order from the homestay owner . Each meal costs no more than 2 US dollar.

Sapa View

Sapa View

Akiko hole up ground

Akiko hole up ground

Breaking bamboo shoot

Breaking bamboo shoot

plant vegetable

plant vegetable

Akiko prepare lunch

Akiko prepare lunch

break morning glory

break morning glory

water vegetable

water vegetable

Akiko in Sapa

Akiko in Sapa

taking a rest

taking a rest

Akiko have lunch with local

Akiko have lunch with local

It is not possible to book directly online and completing this form does not mean your booking has been confirmed. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with a quotation as soon as possible.

You can also call our expert coordinator on +84 974 313 104 Mr David Nguyen (English and Vienamese) to apply for a volunteer program.
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