Volunteer Teach Vietnam – Overview
Volunteer Teach Vietnam? The ability to speak English is a valuable skill that can give Vietnamese children many opportunities for jobs and higher education.
The government, thus, encourages schools to recruit foreigners to teach English and reduce their support for Vietnamese teachers who failed to meet standards set by the six-level ability framework of Project 2020. However, there is no action plan to support schools, especially those in the countryside, in recruiting foreigner teachers, even though Vietnamese English teachers and school managers cannot communicate with foreigners and have no knowledge about international recruitment and related issue. This creates a feedback cycle that leaves disadvantaged Vietnamese schools even more behind in the commitment to teach English.
We are filling the gap by aiding these public schools and English learning centres in the countryside through a holistic approach including business training, networking, and supported access to international teachers/intern/volunteers to ensure their success.
Volunteer Teach in Vietnam – Help Required
Our mission is to serve low-income urban and rural families through educational programs. This organization works with the belief that it is not necessary to “do different things” but to “do things differently” regarding issues related to education. Our goal is to improve and expand English language education, and plant the seeds of linguistic and cultural understanding that set students on a path toward success in international business and diplomacy. Inspired by the women-empowering mission of Coins for Change – TFC’s founder organization, we focus more on supporting female-led public schools and English centers in urban and rural areas of Vietnam.
Teach and Assist other full time English teachers at our Female leading English Schools with:
- Organizing cultural exchange activities
- Facilitating English at our clubs, schools
- Supporting Vietnamese teachers to improve their English speaking ability
- Teach other subject such as Art, Music, Dance, Math, Geography; Chemistry, etc depending on your skills
- Teach other living skills for students at charity schools or for Ethnic minority students
- Conducting environment conservation activities
- Supporting farmers with farming and husbandry in surrounding villages, etc
We have full time position for those who have TEFL and University degree and can committee to stay for a full year.
Volunteer Teach Vietnam – Hours & Roster
- 25 hours/week.
- Minimum stay length 90 days+.
Volunteer Teach Vietnam – Sleeping & Eating
We offer international volunteers an experience of a lifetime. We provide people from all over the world with a comfortable ‘home-stay’ in a lovely area of different provinces in Vietnam. Volunteers are fully supported and live within a ‘family’ situation at the house with other volunteers.
Volunteers have the opportunity to learn to cook or observe Vietnamese food preparation and cooking; explore the city and region on days off; learn Vietnamese; and be immersed in the Vietnamese culture.
International volunteers live for free at the houses in return for a commitment to facilitating English classes (and other activities suite their expertise). Volunteers are asked to prepare for a commitment to facilitating English classes 4 – 5 x classes = 12 – 18 working hours per week. English teaching books and lesson plan on Starlight dropbox will be your resource and you will be able to prepare for your lessons with your coordinator during the day.
You will have a private room with basic facilities including Wifi, laundry and a kitchen, though you may need to share with other volunteers from time to time.
Food will be prepared by our staff, though you are asked to prepare breakfast for yourself since we wake up at different time in the morning. Vietnamese foods are amazing so we encourage you to practice cooking by supporting our staffs.
At our main shelter for Single Mothers in Hanoi, you can learn cooking and making flowers with different materials, sewing and embroidery with our single mothers.
Volunteer Teach Vietnam – Transport
Closest airport: Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) or HCMC (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)
We support Volunteer with invitation letter for visa, airport pick up from Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) or HCMC (Tan Son Nhat International Airport), local transportation, food, standard accommodation and a small amount of stipend for your personal expense that we can’t care about. All what you need to do is try to book a cheapest flight ticket to Vietnam! There’re a lots of fun waiting for you here!
Volunteer Teach Vietnam – What else?
After finishing your commitment for 3 month volunteering with us, if you wish to stay longer, and obtained your teaching certificate, we can introduce you for a full time job as English Teacher.
Our teaching positions give you plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. The food, the culture, the language – You can enjoy everything that Vietnam has to offer while experiencing a rewarding career as an English teacher. You will enjoy a competitive monthly wage (up to $1,200) and a low cost of living. Coupled with a teaching position that offers free housing and flights, teachers in Vietnam can save money each month while experiencing the best that Vietnam and Southeast Asia have to offer.
Volunteering Travel Insurance
We always recommend that you have adequate travel insurance in place before you travel overseas.