PROGRAM DETAILS

Bogotá, Colombia

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2 weeks Min.

Price per week

$385 (€350)

TEACHING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA.

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The Program

Assist with teaching English, arts and crafts, music and sports to the underprivileged children at two kindergarten schools in Da Nang city.  During the week, volunteers and a Volunteer Vietnam team member will teach approximately 12 hours per week.  This involves teaching at two kindergarten schools and teaching English classes to social workers and horticulture students at the Social Support Center.  When you are not working in the teaching program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and healthcare program.

About Volunteer Vietnam

Their mission is to connect people with locals in Vietnam, with a long history of operation (founded in 2004) and years of experience in working with international volunteers.  Volunteer Vietnam is recognized as one of the biggest volunteer organizations in Vietnam. Their projects aim to reduce poverty and inequalities,  through education and sustainable strategies focused on ethical volunteering and social well-being.

The Location

The volunteer program is based in the center of Da Nang, the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam.  Danang is the largest city in the region and fourth-largest city in Vietnam. It also serves as one of the most significant seaports in the central region and is situated in central Vietnam between the capital city Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south.

What can you expect

Friendly people to make you feel at home.  The Volunteer Vietnam team is well organized and each member has experience in working with volunteers.  Volunteers are given a weekly schedule of their teaching times and activities.  Volunteers will have a meeting each day with a team member to plan for the next day’s activities and to make lesson plans for teaching.  Volunteer Vietnam has many teaching resources on site to help with your lesson planning.  If you have experience in teaching, the Volunteer Vietnam team is always eager to hear your ideas.  If you have no experience in teaching, the Volunteer Vietnam team will show you how to write a lesson plan.  You are always accompanied by a team member in the classroom; you are never left alone to teach a class! 

Volunteer Day

The day starts at 7.30 am with breakfast at the volunteer house.  At 8 am you will travel to your work place by car, driven by a Volunteer Vietnam team member.  You work from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  You return to the volunteer  house for lunch around 11 am.  Your lunch time is from 11am to 2 pm.  This time is your free time to do whatever you like.  At 2 pm you will travel to your work place and finish at 4:30 pm.  Dinner is served at the volunteer house at 5 pm.  In the evening your time is free.  Some options are going out for coffee, going downtown, or getting a massage. The volunteer's weekly work schedule is approximately 5 hours per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours on Friday.

Cultural Activities

Visit Hoi an Ancient Town where you can explore this Heritage Site and at night visit the market in Da Nang to see and eat local food. Visit Da Nang city and the main monuments. A day to take the children, disabled people, and old people for a swim in a pool, visiting a temple or other outdoor activity.

THE REQUIREMENTS

You need to be at least 18 years old for solo application, or if you are accompanied by your parents.

Minimum Age

Available for all professions and skills. Some experience in the education sector would be excellent, but not requiredPassion in providing educational support to children.

Education Skills

You need to speak English (basic level).

Language Skills

No restrictions. Global citizens from all over the world are welcome.

Nationality Restrictions

Work hours will be around 30 per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Work Time

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Services by the organization

Fees are used to provide food, accommodation, local transportation, volunteer and cultural activities for you, and for the program sustainability, management, and support.

Accommodation

You will stay at the volunteer's houses or hotel rooms nearby the volunteer houses depending on the room availability.

At the volunteer house, shared bedrooms of 4 volunteers per room (single beds, same gender). In the Hotel, shared bedrooms of 3 volunteers per room (single beds, same gender). All the rooms (in volunteer houses or hotels) are equipped with AC and bathrooms. The volunteer houses are equipped with a living room, dining room, and kitchen where volunteers can relax and have access to internet wi-fi, cable TV, and a computer with printer. Laundry facilities are available.

Local Transportation

Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee. Your pickup/leave will be made by the NGO car or taxi at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Da Nang.

Food & Meals

Your Program Fee covers 3 meals per day during the week (from Monday to Friday), and breakfast on Saturday morning, other meals should be covered by you.

We expect all the volunteers to eat at the volunteer houses during the weekdays. Hence, those who stay in hotel rooms will walk to the volunteer houses to eat.

In every volunteer house, we have a cook and a cleaner to serve volunteers. Volunteers will mostly eat the Vietnamese cuisines, but sometimes the cook can serve some western food. The cook can serve all the diets including vegetarian food. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. Remember that you should be open to trying new foods and be flexible with your eating habits and we will do our best to see that you are well taken care of. 

Cultural Activities

1 and half days per week of sightseeing, cultural activities, and coexistence with nature. Volunteers will have activities during the day, which will last around 6 hours.

Training & Development

You will receive training on arrival (2 days).

Day 1: After your arrival, we will show you the city, give you a brief introduction about the organization, and instruct you some Vietnamese language and culture. This will help you enter into the program smoothly. 

Day 2: Our staff and local teachers will train you about the work. This includes an introduction to the children and an observation session about the volunteer work. 

Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available for volunteers in the accommodation site, but there is no WI-FI to the locations of volunteering. You can also buy a local SIM card with data for a mobile phone to keep connected.

Digital Badge/Certification

Digital badges are intelligent certification logos that provide an effective means of communicating and promoting your accreditations via digital and online mediums. Each digital badge contains pre-validated metadata that can be used to verify your certification status.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Flight Tickets

Book your flight to arrive at Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Da Nang city, Vietnam.

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Visas

Visa requirements can vary from nationality to nationality. You will need a passport issued by your country of citizenship as well as a Volunteer visa* issued by the country to which you will be traveling. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of return to your home country.

CHECK THE REQUIREMENTS HERE

Travel Insurance

Your safety and security are our priorities, travel insurance is important if something unexpected happens such as a personal injury, a flight issue or a related scenario.

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Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. You should ideally arrange an appointment with your travel clinic at least four to six weeks before travel.  In case you have pre-existing health problems, an earlier appointment is strongly recommended.

CHECK THE VACCINATION REQUIRED HERE

DATES & FEES

Availability

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Duration

The program's minimum duration is 2 weeks to as much as you wish.

Program Fees - Price in USD & (EUR)

2 Weeks - $770 (€700) *min. stay

3 Weeks - $960 (€865)

4 Weeks - $1145 (€1030)

6 Weeks - $1705 (€1535)

8 Weeks - $1805 (€1625)

10 Weeks - $2037 (€1830)

12 Weeks - $2210 (€1985)

Extra week $160 (€150)

Process & Payment (how works)

1 - Initial Payment (included in the program costs)

After choosing your program according to your talents & skills and fulfilling your application form, you must reserve your placement by making an initial payment  of €50 included in the program price. This payment will secure your spot in the experience and give you the support needed for booking your flights, apply for visas, travel insurance, details and more.

 

In case of cancellation, you are entitled to ask the initial payment refund. Payments are handled by PayPal or credit card. 

2 - Final Payment

The last payment (total less the initial payment) could be made either by Bank transfer or either by payment upon arrival. By Bank transfer you must pay/transfer the money 30 days(or more) before your program starts. Or you can pay upon your arrival, you must pay in cash upon your arrival, payment in US Dollars.

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