Volunteers work in schools, shelters and community centers to teach English to Vietnamese students. Volunteers teach primary and high school students and help them in improving their language skills. You can also help them in any other subject and involve the kids in different activities such as games and other extracurricular activities.
You will have the choice of either leading your own class or assisting a local teacher in his or her daily lessons. Depending upon your educational background, you may also want to teach art or help in other subject areas and activities that may be occurring at the school during your service.
Volunteers can help to improve the children's vocabulary and pronunciation skills, assist local teachers in managing their classes, organize games and other activities in the classroom.
Volunteers mainly help in improving the English speaking skills of the children and also teach them in a play way method by singing songs and dancing. You would assist local teachers and staff as well while improving their listening and speaking skills.
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:-
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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