The World Endeavors Volunteer in Vietnam Program takes place in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Located on the South China Sea, Vietnam is a country rich with history, welcoming people, and stunning landscapes. After years spent ruled as a French colony, this unique nation has developed its independence over the second half of the twentieth century, allowing the culture to flourish.

Yet despite this growth, there are still issues affecting the Vietnamese people. Changing traditions and roles within communities in Vietnam have resulted in fewer care resources for some of this country’s most vulnerable citizens. World Endeavors volunteers in Vietnam contribute to the further development of the country as they work alongside local organizations focused on eldercare, childcare, special education, and teaching projects within local communities.


World Endeavors volunteers in Vietnam live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, which lies along the Saigon River. Originally a French Colony, the city has a unique fusion of European and Asian influences, which can be seen through the cuisine and architecture. Volunteers can explore the museums, temples, and pagodas within Ho Chi Minh City to learn more about the ancient and recent history of this unique country. If participants are feeling more adventurous, they can go further and explore the lush Mekong Delta, the capital city of Hanoi, or one of the many limestone islands in Hạ Long Bay. Volunteers have numerous opportunities to experience the sites and culture of Vietnam.



Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions to this age requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in the culture. Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.



World Endeavors volunteers in Ho Chi Minh can contribute to the following projects:



Volunteers stay on a college campus, where volunteers will shared dorm style rooms by gender. Three meals a day on weekdays (two on weekends) are included during your stay. Basic Vietnamese meals are provided on campus. Food include some western dishes such as sandwiches, spaghetti and bread.

Dates And Costs

The World Endeavors Volunteer in Vietnam program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 1 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and programs can begin on any of the following days.

Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.

When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Vietnam, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

Program Name First Week Each Additional Week
Volunteer In Vietnam $2,085 $300


  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Visa guidance and support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel Protection with 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Re-entry Support
  • Airport reception
  • Shared, single gender dorm style rooms
  • 3 meals per weekday and 2 meals per weekend provided


  • Round-trip transportation to Vietnam
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Personal expenses


How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one. We can accommodate applications received 4 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. If your intended start date is less than 4 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.