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English Teaching Volunteering in a Social Enterprise.

Program Duration

7-12 Month, 9-12 Week, Multiple Year, 1-2 Year, 3-6 Month, 5-8 Week


  • English

Cost in US$:


Program Fees Include:

* Wifi
* a different, delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner per day.
* ACCOMMODATION when you stay at our home.
* PICNICs, TRAVELING in outskirts of Hanoi and surrounding areas for volunteer . Daytrip expenses will be shared by the volunteer and VCV
* Coffee, Lipton tea, green tea, cacao, cake, fruits, noodles, bread, pasta, ...



Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Small Business Development
  • Teaching
  • Writing

Typical Volunteer

We need English speaking volunteers from all over the world, especially from countries such as America, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, etc... who could help us together in different programs. We don't require a teaching certificate, but do prefer you to have some experience of teaching. However, if you have no experience but are passionate about helping our students, we're more than willing to help you get to grips with teaching. To support our volunteers with their teaching and preparation we have a number resources available, including: class books, teacher's book (very detailed on how to teach lessons in the language centre), flashcards, media, CDs, game ideas and other ideas to make their classes more exciting. Along with discussing fun ideas with your fellow volunteers and us. Upon completion you'll be provided a certificate and letter of recommendation. *** REQUIRE***: Because the children get familiar with the teachers, we're prefer volunteers who can stay for 6 weeks at least. The volunteer will gain a huge and deeper teaching experiences if they want to become a qualitified teacher in the future. Where we work: We offer classes in the three locations: volunteer apartment, a local language centre, and a school in the outskirts of Hanoi (12km from the Old Quarter). 1. Hanoi Language Centre - This is an opportunity to GAIN GENUINE TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN A SCHOOL SETTING. - These classes are more structured, so you'll be able to apply your existing experience in a new environment or gain lots of teaching experience in a welcoming atmosphere. - A great introduction if you are looking to teach professionally in the future. - Throughout your class a Vietnamese will be on hand to help you explain lesson plans to the children. - There are detailed teacher book guides for these classes for you to follow, if you wish. - The age of the students is 5-13 years old. - You'll be teaching them: pronunciation, conversational English, new words and some grammar. - The children are very nice, enthusiastic and eager to learn; they have some experiences with learning English previously. 2. Hanoi Outskirts - Here you will be teaching English to rural children living in the outskirts of Hanoi. - This is not only about teaching them English but also providing cultural exchange and sharing sharing experiences. - Many of these children have little experience with foreign culture, so this is a great benefit and opportunity for these rural communities to expand their horizons and gain exposure to people of a different background. 3. Volunteer Apartment - in our volunteer home, we run very low price and free classes. - You'll help: the unemployed and disadvantaged youths better their chances in improving their lives; university students looking to improve their english to increase their future job prospects; business professionals hoping to be more competitive in the work place; and any one else that we can find! - THIS IS A GREAT ENVIRONMENT TO EXCHANGE CULTURE, MEET NEW PEOPLE AND GAIN TEACHING EXPERIENCE for children and adults. - Class ages are from from children to adults. - Topics are varied and there is plenty of opportunities to share your experiences, exchange language skills, and gain knowledge of our culture and way of life. - The students are enthusiastic learners, very friendly and always eager to help out our volunteers.. - The students regularly offer to guide our volunteers and we organise weekly day trips to various sites around and near Hanoi. What else will you do? 1. Weekly teambuilding/job skills development at local coffee shop/weekly social gathering in the volunteer apartment. - A GREAT WAY for Cultural Exchange - This is a less formal opportunity to share experiences with our students and make friends. - We aims to increase their conversational abilities and to increase their skills for the work place. - Outside of working at the café, students participate in workshops, team building exercises, watching films and other activities to make them a more attractive candidates to employers. - This is the perfect opportunity if you have any work experiences/skills to share with the students. 2. Social outing. - A GREAT WAY TO EXPLORE VIETNAM and participate in cultural exchanges through the local people, foods and customs. - We take weekly day trips to local sites. - Another chance to socialise with the students in a more relaxed setting outside of the classroom. 3. Learning Vietnamese. - We can help our volunteers to learn Vietnamese, if they want. - A GREAT WAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VIETNAM AND ITS CULTURE. 4. Serve under prileged communities of Hanoi - We are raising a fund to help the homeless and under privileged people living in Hanoi - We support them by providing food, water and milk to get them through difficult times. - Volunteers will see many aspects of life in Ha Noi, meet many people in different situations, and learn about their problems. -1-2 times per month ****** VOLUNTEER CERTIFICATE and RECOMMENDATION LETTER, with stamp will be provided ******

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week