Child Care Volunteer Program

Child Care Volunteering

Caring for the children from underprivileged communities and helping them with Basic English is one of the most satisfying and popular among all volunteering activities. The overall purpose of these projects is to provide a higher standard of care to infants and children in different public and privately-run facilities by providing hands-on support on a day to day basis.

A Personal Adventure that Changes Lives

The childcare project focuses mainly on the personal development and growth of a child, through a number of planned and scheduled day-to-day activities. With the help of this project, volunteers work to provide better care to disadvantaged children. The country is still struggling to provide better and healthy living to disadvantaged children. These children are vulnerable to a number of issues such as illiteracy and malnutrition and they expect a desolate future. Volunteers in the childcare project visit day-care centres and work with children with regard to various issues for healthy living. Through various interactive activities, a learning environment is created to ensure proper growth of children. In this program, care and support activities are planned and performed for children, along with awareness activities related to health and hygiene issues.

A Trip Unlike Any Other

Waking up in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique experience that you will carry with you forever. Our programme is packed with activities and sights that will amaze your family and friends. You will meet volunteers from all over the world – young women and men just like you who want to make a difference, broaden their horizons, and live an amazing adventure in a part of the world that not many will ever get to experience. The bonds you create will last you a lifetime.

The Children of Vietnam Need Your Help

Vietnam people confront daily adversities that stunt their potential and limit their opportunities. Illiteracy and malnutrition are compounded by poverty, and it is the children who carry the legacies of underdevelopment into adulthood. Their prospects are limited by their social and economic realities, yet despite it all, they have a spirit that is as pure and joyous as you could ever hope to encounter. We are proud to say that the children of Nepal have benefited greatly from the thousands of IDEX volunteers, people like you, who have generously given their time, insight and kindness for this project.

We invite you to be a part of the solution that drives the betterment of the next generation. You will be able to inspire these children and those who work with them on a daily basis and help them reach greater heights. When you inspire others, you will be inspired. The time you spend can be marked in days or weeks but, the lasting positive impact that YOU can have on a community is beyond measure.

Location - Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh city, formerly named as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam which is 13km far from Tan Son Nhat International airport. It was the capital of the French Colony protectorate of Cochinc china (1862-1954) in South Vietnam and the city lies along the Saigon River, to the north of the Mekong river delta, about 80km from the South China Sea. It is an international tourist destination with rapid growth. It is also one of Vietnam’s most famous sea side towns and there are plenty of tourist attractions here.

Many backpackers, beach-lovers, nature and culture lovers, military veterans and soldiers are among the tourists who visit Vietnam. International and local tour operators provide tour packages such as bicycle and walking tours, kayak trips, photography tours and multi-country tours including trips to Laos and Cambodia.

The Hanoi city is usually the landing port and it is one of the most famous destinations of Vietnam. Tourists can spend a few hours to a day exploring the city and its neighbouring villages such as the Bat Trang Ceramic Village, Duong Lam Ancient Village and the Van Phuc Silk Village.

Halong Bay is a place in North Vietnam that tourists should not miss visiting and they can access the place by boat. Ninh Binh is another famous spot with plenty of attractions such as the Van Long Lagoon, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, Trang An Landscape Complex, Three Grottos or Tam Coc and the Bai Dinh which is South-east Asia’s largest pagoda. Mai Chau is another popular destination and also Moc Chau, the highland area nearby.

Not only the classic sights but also the personal experiences that Vietnam offers make a visitor’s trip to the country memorable. Visitors can experience patterns of high, vivid and green mountains along with golden stretches of rice paddies in Sapa town. There is plenty to unlock in this country from its villages to cities, beach relaxation, mountain trekking, swimming, sea food, fishing villages, yellow and white sand hills and so on.

Volunteer and Travel Option

You can’t put a price on such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible
packages that cater to everyone’s needs. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to
beautiful Vietnam.

Included Services and Activities

● Cooking workshop to observe and learn Vietnamese cuisine and try your hands at it yourself. Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic experience.

● Learn Vietnamese for fun, use during trips and volunteer work.

● Project introduction to get you settled at the project.

● Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.

● Daily work planning to plan the next day.

● Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organising and general support.

● The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colours or others.

● 1 night, 2 day Excursions to

● Mekong Delta

● Mui Ne

● Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.

● Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.

● Accommodation on twin sharing basis.

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Typical Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the ‘Volunteer & Travel’ package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

  • Activities Time
  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

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