VEO - Volunteer for Education
VEO - Volunteer for Education Programs
Are you passionate about helping other people? VEO has the perfect opportunity for you in Hanoi! We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help bolster our social enterprise....
VEO - Volunteer for Education Reviews
Fantastic experience with Social Enterprise
Submitted by Mark | December 08, 2016
I volunteered with VEO on a two month placement in Hanoi, Vietnam.
VEO are a young, welcoming and exciting social enterprise who are doing something completely new to Vietnam by introducing Volun-tourism. eg. encouraging local and international tourists to participate in weekend volunteer trips in rural communities where, along with having a great time, they can also spend an afternoon teaching, or building infrastructure in the local community.
I worked in the marketing team helping to attract new volunteers to these trips as well as supporting a local community organisation grow their business via social media and e-commerce channels.
I found the experience challenging working in such a different environment. I would recommend volunteering at VEO if you want to work in a social enterprise making a real difference in local communities and are open minded and a self-starter.
As an additional benefit, VEO is a non-for profit organisation, so by volunteering directly with them, you do not need to pay a 3rd party organization to organize your placement for you!