Group Volunteering in Vietnam: From USD400 for 2 Weeks


Vietnam: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


UBELONG offers safe, flexible and extremely affordable 1 week to 6 month volunteering opportunities in Asia, Africa and South America. Opportunities exist in many fields, including business, education, conservation, health and more.

UBELONG is based in the U.S. and led by volunteers and university professor. Individuals from all backgrounds have joined programs. You will not find a more affordable, professional or supportive volunteering organization.


UBELONG is the world's leading international learning and volunteering organization. It is based in the U.S. and trusted by thousands every year. Volunteer 1 week to 6 months in Africa, Asia, South America or Europe.

You will not find a more affordable, professional or supportive volunteering organization. Highlights:

Without compromising safety, flexibility and quality, UBELONG offers the most affordable international volunteering opportunities.

Every UBELONG volunteer is part of an extensive support structure. Before, during and after their UBELONG experience, volunteers work one-on-one with a UBELONG Mentor. In the field they are supported by UBELONG's local teams and partners.

Volunteers decide WHAT they do and WHERE, as well as WHEN and for HOW LONG they go.

Based in Washington, DC
Washington is the most important international volunteering center in the world. The UBELONG network is strong and UBELONG has unparalleled resources.

UBELONG is a social venture with the mission to support disadvantaged communities through international volunteers. UBELONG volunteers are empowered to make a real impact.

UBELONG is led by volunteers who have volunteered throughout the world; international development professionals who have worked for organizations like the United Nations and World Bank; and university professors who still teach at leading universities.

From students at universities to professionals at prestigious organizations to backpackers and retirees traveling for months, UBELONG volunteers come from all backgrounds and from across the world.

Program Duration

1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)


Throughout the year

Typical Duration of Program

1-2 weeks


Projects run throughout the year


Varies by project, please see the individual project descriptions on the UBELONG website.

Intern Types

  • Social Work


  • English

Cost in US$:

Program fees from USD390 (2 wks)

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Among other services, the cost includes:

UBELONG is famous for the strong support it provides UBELONG volunteers. Each volunteer is paired with a UBELONG Mentor, a highly experienced member of their team who works one on one with you throughout your UBELONG experience.

Briefing Meeting
Prior to your departure, you have a meeting with your UBELONG Mentor. You go over staying safe during your placement, as well as tips for getting the most out of your experience.

Preparation Booklet
The booklet offers you a wealth of information and helpful tips to prepare you for your trip.

Airport pickup

The UBELONG Local Team Leader gives you an orientation to go over everything from getting around to the work that you will be doing.

You live with other volunteers in a safe, comfortable and welcoming home in your community.

You receive delicious meals every day.

24/7 in-country support
Throughout your placement, UBELONG provides you with any assistance you may need.

Fundraising and networking
UBELONG holds fundraising and networking events throughout the year to support development initiatives. Join them online, in Washington, DC or wherever in the world they are holding an event.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Adult Education
  • Aids
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Community Organizing
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Gender Issues
  • Handicapped
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Income-generation
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Micro-enterprise
  • Microcredit
  • Nursing
  • Primary Education
  • Public Education
  • Research
  • Restoration
  • Sanitation
  • Secondary Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Sports Volunteering
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Veterinary
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water
  • Wildlife Surveying
  • Women
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Ministry

Typical Volunteer

UBELONG volunteers have the well-deserved reputation of being some of the finest international volunteers in the world. From students at top universities to professionals at prestigious organizations to backpackers and retirees traveling for months, UBELONG volunteers come from all backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities.

Age Range

18 & up

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of Up to 100

Scholarships are Available

UBELONG Campus Leaders recruit a team of eight or more of their classmates and, with their UBELONG Mentors continual support, organize a trip to volunteer on a UBELONG project. As a reward for their leadership, UBELONG Campus Leaders do not pay the UBELONG fees.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-7 days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home