Volunteers working in the Medical Volunteer Program are paired along with a medical professional such as a doctor or nurse who will guide them to different tasks and activities in their placement. The medical program in Vietnam provides skilled medical professionals and students the chance to experience a new culture and working environment while developing their specialized medical knowledge, all at the same time.
It is important to note that as a volunteer, you will not be allowed to partake in serious medical procedures and will be shadowing and observing the procedures. However, depending on the volunteer’s level of experience, skills and confidence level they may observe operations, provide assistance in basic procedures.
We provide opportunities for volunteers to work in pediatrics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy with children and adults who suffer from cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, congenital motor system deformity, and other disabilities.
Students of Physiotherapy are provided with a very good opportunity to work at the Centre of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation of the Disabled.
Volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City are supposed to arrive on the program start date i.e First or Third Thursday of the month. The general schedule is as follows:-
Note: The minimum program duration to join this program is two weeks and the participants work for around 20 hrs per week on an average.
Volunteering Solutions endeavors to provide the best of the comfort and living standards to its volunteers in Vietnam.
Volunteers are picked up from Tan Son Nhat International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Vietnam will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand.
Volunteers are provided with accommodations in a four storey volunteer house along with other volunteers in Phu Nhuan district of Ho Chi Minh City. The accommodation provides best with other volunteers and the homes have got modern facilities available such as Air Conditioning in the rooms during the night, Wireless Internet, TV, Fridge, and Washing Machine. The location is convenient for bus connections and endeavors to the city center and projects. There are four big bedrooms over two top floors with the capacity of hosting up to 24 persons at a time. Normally, rooms best of for about 1-4 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum either 8 or 5 volunteers per room in five or three bunk beds respectively. Bedding is provided to the participants and bathrooms are shared per floor with shower (hot and cold water) and toilet.
There are one permanent cook and one part-time cook who prepare a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced, fresh, and daily produced ingredients.
All volunteers are given an by the local staff in Ho Chi Minh city on the next day after arrival. Areas like culture, greetings, locations, transportation, safety, and volunteer placements are given during the orientation.
Volunteers are provided with three cooked meals a day. Local Vietnamese food is with to the volunteers and the meals are cooked by the local cooks at the house. Meals consist of Rice, noodles, soups, chicken, meats, vegetables etc. Vietnamese cuisine is influenced from different Asian countries such as Thailand, China, and Cambodia.
During your Free Time
Volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City can visit the Mekong Delta on a weekend tour. There is a lot to do during the free time and you can explore the city on your own.
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It is advised to apply for the projects once the volunteering/ traveling dates are decided as there are limited spots available. The application fee is valid for one full year and can be sent earlier than the desired year of volunteering for timely confirmation of the seat. As soon as you decide the travel dates, we suggest you to apply for the program and hold your spot.
The earlier you apply, the better it is, as you would get more time to be prepared for your program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and complete the necessary documentation, Visa formalities as well as take the vaccinations in time.
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