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Volunteer at an Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months


Flexible until the summer. 2017 Summer Arrival Dates: May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14.

Minimum Education

High School


  • English
  • Vietnamese

Cost in US$:

Varies by duration. Contact us for information.

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure information
* Pick up from the airport in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
* Orientation and welcome pack
* Volunteer Position
* Four hours of instruction in survival Vietnamese
* 24/7 in-country support

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and older

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application