At this center the children range in age from 2yrs to 16yrs. The pagoda is located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City so any volunteer who ventures here will have a truly Cultural experience. The center's director is a Buddhist Monk and the center protects, supports and gives opportunities to the most needy. The center supports almost 300 orphaned children, some of which have sight impairment, disabled, HIV and rescued street kids.

The Monks are very willing to impart their knowledge of the Vietnamese language and the Buddhist way of life. This program will provide a truly wonderful experience to any volunteer who has an interest in this type of monastic lifestyle. The Buddhist way is one of giving and sharing, and life at the Pagoda is an enriching experience.

Activities: Teaching Basic English to the Monks and local children. Feeding babies, working in the gardens, creating activities for the young adults. Volunteers are also encouraged to lend a hand with work tasks around the Pagoda, basically just giving assistance when it is required. Local guesthouse accommodations provided.

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Ho Chi Minh (code: SGN)
  • 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

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals: 2 Meals a day (stipend)
  • Airport meet and greet in HCMC airport.  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

 

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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