Volunteer in Hanoi With Street Children

Activities : Joining in the project and doing volunteer works in Vietnam to support street children school in Hanoi, volunteers will provide some English, arts, music lesson, games for the street children.

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You have a warm heart and a willingness to help anyone who is homeless and in a vulnerable group, especially street children. A volunteer work in Vietnam project that focuses on street children school will be the best choice for you to have a meaningful program give a hand of help. A school with more than 75 children, they are supported by local authority and volunteers for basic education. By giving your support to children, directly give them the English lesson or some lessons in life skill, donate them some small gift such as books, pens, pictures…. You will make them very happy and get wonderful things in your life. You also have true experiences new people in a special place, because, Hanoi is one of the most peaceful city in the world.


The opportunity to make a real contribution to the lives of young people in Vietnam Bringing smiles and happiness to street children Learning about the Capital of Vietnam from ‘inside’ Exploring the city’s markets – a real Vietnamese experience Experiencing real Vietnamese hospitality

What our projects say

The volunteers make great things in different ground like painting, teaching English and life skills and taking them join in picnics The volunteers have been of great impact especially those on long term duration. International volunteers are more focused because they come purposely for that It is a great time for international volunteer to get experiences of Vietnamese people, cultural exchange and taste new things and new life abroad.

Day 1 : Arrive in Hanoi city (Noi Bai airport)

This will be the first day you come to Vietnam join in our project. VVI staff will pick you up from Noi Bai airport directly to the accommodation where it will be your home during the time you stay in Vietnam and work in our project. Then you will have the rest of the day, if this day still remaining in working time, we will have a short orientation at the Homestay for you for all needed procedure for your stay and get involved in the project.

Day 2

A short training about lesson preparation will be conducted to you, it’s some transportation policies and how to be safe in the trips. Then, you will have time to visit and say hello to local people, visit the field and staffs whom you will work with. The time for this will complete a day early and then you have time to discover something surrounding you.

From Day 3 to the end of the duration (Working day only)

From Day 3, you will be working with full time support of Vietnamese staff members and will be involved in a variety of tasks that will be scheduled for you everyday. You can teach children sing a song, dance, play sport games, English or participate in the preparation for some events, picnics….Everything would be great for you and you should do it initiatively, it is very helpful for you to make a friendly way to work with children, give the best thing for them and you also get the best feeling joining them.

Saturday & Sunday): This is the weekend and you are free at leisure.

It will be a flexible time for you to choose travel somewhere inVietnam or the place you want to go. From Hanoi, it is very interesting for you to take a city tour around Hanoi. If you want to take this tour, VVI can arrange a free city tour for you with the support of Vietnamese staffs. Feel free to roam about and enjoy what Hanoi nightlife has to offer. Read more about the bars, nightclubs, and tourist areas.

In addition, if you want to go some beautiful places in Vietnam, VVI can also consult you somewhere you should go or the best services that suits you. You decide to spend your weekends, we’re sure you won’t be bored as Vietnam is a fascinating, beautiful country with so much to see and do.

Your Final day

Have a small farewell party to say goodbye to all your new friends, take your final photos and pack your bag full of souvenirs you’ll travel back to the airport, or off for further adventures elsewhere. The return transfer from your accommodation to Noi Bai airport is not covered within your project fee, VVI will be able to make recommendations and help you arrange a transfer if you need them to. You should budget approximately US$16 for this trip.

Placement fee include:
VVI’s placement fee includes the following:

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

What does the project do?

VVI believe that Education is fundamental to human progress, enabling individuals and communities to acquire skills and knowledge essential for improving the quality of life. But for vulnerable groups that include orphans, disable children, street kids and rural youth the basic education is limited. The education program will be a solution for this matter. The projects can be undertaken in a short and long term projects base and focus on traditional and new education methods for children and youth at the local school where lack of English native speakers and need the volunteer to help. Volunteer in this project, VVI would like to bring a hand of help from volunteers to the street children in this project, then bring them the good opportunity to integrate in the community to have a normal life.

What’s the project like?

This project is in a fairly rural location in Hanoi . You will enjoy your time in the most peaceful in the world and have time to discover the local culture where you can find nowhere in the world. Giving your time helping the street children, it is a wonderful way to help the community development and bring the smile to the vulnerable groups.


The Centre for Street and Abandoned Children inHanoi,Vietnam is a governmental project of the local Committee for Children and Mothers Protection. This Centre works with children who are forced at a young age to earn a living by collecting rubbish, begging, polishing shoes, working in handicraft factories and other like activities. Currently the center houses seventy students hold three classes- two in the morning and one in the afternoon. As a result, the students are not receiving a full curriculum and the staff is overworked.

Why do we need volunteers?

Local and international volunteers are needed to provide orphaned and street children with a basic education. This will be done through educational games and activities created by the volunteer. Volunteers are desperately needed to act as teachers assistants and organize lectures for the students.

This project needs local and international volunteers to work cooperatively to create educational programs which include both Vietnamese and English subjects. VVI wish to improve their level of education and their access to knowledge in the hope that these students can lead better lives and be integrated into the community. The center is the only hope that they have for a better life.

Special requirements

It is very important that all volunteers be prepared to work with children! Volunteers must be highly motivated and keep in mind that the children are the first and most important reason volunteers are asked to work at orphanage school.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have finished high school when starting the program. This can either be university studies (a degree is not necessary) or relevant working experience. The participant must speak English fluent, have IT skill is preferable.

The class is supported by the local authority with construction; all the material for education is supported by volunteers and organizations who willing donate something. Then we need a lot of support from volunteers that provide study materials such as pens, books, notebooks, toys, and anything you have that you think it is good for students or can support them in study. It is very helpful for us if you have any guide book or some materials describe your country, the students can learn about your country and have their knowledge about the outside world.

Activities and schedule

The activities and schedule will be set by VVI or the inquiries, suggestions from participants. The plan will be fixed before the trip . All of the activity plans will be send and let participants know via email.

Project resources and advice

All the things support for activities in the project will be provided by VVI and local support. You just only need to bring all your clothes are needed for you. There are four seasons in the North of Vietnam: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The weather is really hot in Summer, cool in Autumn and Spring, and really cold winter. Then when you plan to go to Vietnam take part in the project, you should check the time and weather how it is.
Cameras, laptop will be very helpful to you to record all interesting things and memorable things. A story book also helps you to relax in your free time.

VVI’s staff will support the volunteer to find the accommodation that best suits your requirements and budget. The guest house, home stay, hotel is available for approximately $80 per week depending upon the holiday seasons; it is really comfortable accommodation with WIFI, TV and all modern conveniences.

Where is the accommodation?
Right on site! Every day you can walk from the guest house, hotel to the school. It takes only about 15 minutes. If you stay in homestay, the distance can be far from the school, you can take the bus go to the school, it only takes 15 minutes from the homestay.

You can order from the guest house if it is available or cafe/restaurants are all nearby the guest house you will have free choice for them. Each meal can be no more than 2 US dollars; sometimes, if you want to enjoy lunch with children, you are always offered and warmly welcomed.