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Youth House – Volunteer Vietnam


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By working with the children of poor families at the Youth House, you will certainly assist the community as a whole, along with knowing that your time and effort has gone to making a brighter future for the children you worked with.

Volunteering in Asia – A Day in the Life

As a result of extreme poverty, the families of Hanoi’s slums are unable to pay the minimal fees needed for studying in public schools. Therefore families are forced to keep their children home or make them turn to begging and collecting garbage to help with income generation. The Youth House gives the children a safe environment to learn, eat and play. Volunteers in this project work with children in teaching English and other skills, to improve their well being and give them the promise of a brighter future.

Funding for this project (which comes from your project fee) is limited. For this reason, volunteers are truly needed to keep the project up and running and the children off the streets. Volunteers in this project assist with all areas of the operation of the Youth House, including the tasks of teaching, cleaning and cooking at the Youth House. Volunteers are able to change roles throughout their project, if they choose. Cleaning and cooking may not sound like glamorous jobs, but necessary to the operation of the Youth House and important to the lives of the children that attend.

Making a Difference by Volunteering in Asia

Vietnam’s economy is growing and Hanoi is seeing more and more tourists and foreign visitors. Helping with giving children the gift of a foreign language and ability to connect with westerners will give the children of the poorest families in Hanoi the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty with the outlook of a brighter future.

Volunteers are broken up into different tasks, but all volunteers will have plenty of time to interact with the children, whether it be in an educational way, or just playing and giving them well-needed attention.