Volunteer in Vietnam, Do you have physical or behavioral therapy skills? Volunteers with medical training are needed to support a center supporting children with physical and mental disabilities. Unfortunately, due to low resources, there is a lack of understanding and skills to support those with disabilities living in residential projects. There is a great need for volunteers who can use any specialized skills in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, speech therapy, or other professions with qualifications that could support children with mental or physical disabilities.

Volunteers help with physical and mental stimulation of these children, partaking in daily physical stretches and exercises with each child, recording notes on activities they engage with and their range of motion, and sharing their skills with local staff to continue your work once you are home again.

Undergraduates are welcome - there's always a need for volunteers to provide interaction and engagement for these kids to help them reach their full potential and build relationships.

Each day will be different, but we encourage you to build your own routine, taking time to work with each child in your area of the project on physical activities, one-to-one interaction and mental engagement. One aim of this project at the moment is to keep a record log for each child with information on them to help future volunteers and staff - anything you can contribute to these records would be greatly appreciated.

This program is located in the beautiful rural outskirts of Hanoi, in a district called Ba Vi (around 50 km from Hanoi central). Our staff will escort you from Hanoi to the project and get you settled in. You will be escorted back to Hanoi at the end of the project.

Local guesthouse accommodations provided, meal stipend also.

Volunteer Opportunities Vietnam HealthCare / Therapy Support


  • Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Hanoi (Code: HAN)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 5-8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Tourist Visa
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18 yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents
  • Airlines: United, Korean Air, China Airlines, Delyta, Qatar, Air France, Qantas
  • Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Hanoi
  • Meals: 2 Meals a day (stipend)
  • Airport meet and greet in Hanoi.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work  2-3 hours in morning and afternoon
  • Support: Local ABV  Coordinator support  24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer 

Not included:

  • Flights to Vietnam.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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