Projects Abroad volunteer opportunities in Vietnam sometime include the working in rice fields.

Volunteer in Vietnam

Surround yourself with the natural beauty of Vietnam while supporting communities in need

Volunteer in Vietnam to do work that serves communities in need. You will become part of our ongoing efforts to support these communities, while immersing yourself in the culture.


We offer several different volunteer opportunities in Vietnam. You can support early childhood development at a daycare centre, or teach English at disadvantaged schools. Or, build your practical medical knowledge through an internship at a local hospital. There are many options that you can explore.


Most of our projects are based in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is a large city, filled with tall buildings and busy streets. You’ll navigate your way between thousands of pedestrians and motorcycles. During your free time, you can explore the city, taste delicious street foods, and shop at markets in the beautiful old part of the city.


Our full-time staff in Vietnam are there to support you 24/7 if you need it. They’ll answer any questions you have and will be there to help and guide you.


Vietnam has an interesting history that you can learn more about while volunteering. The people are friendly and welcoming, and the country is extremely beautiful. Make the most of your time in this Southeast Asian country, and see and do as much as possible!

Projects available in Vietnam

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Female Business Intern is handmaking a product with woven wool for a company during a Work Placement in Vietnam.
Business Internship in Vietnam

From $3690

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Gain business work experience by helping disadvantaged youth at small community enterprises

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern gains dental work experience in Vietnam by teaching children how to brush their teeth during an outreach.
Dentistry Internship in Vietnam

From $3690

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Live in beautiful Vietnam and learn from experienced dentists at local hospitals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Male and Female International Development Interns sell clothing products at a market during their work placements in Vietnam.
International Development Internship in Vietnam

From $4480

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Live in Hanoi and work with local NGOs to support vulnerable communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Journalism interns in Vietnam take photos at their placement
Journalism Internship in Vietnam

From $4085

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Live in Southeast Asia and gain practical work experience by working at a foreign language public broadcaster

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 3 weeks
A Projects Abroad Medicine intern listens as a doctor explains the results of an x-ray at a hospital in Vietnam.
Medical Internships in Vietnam

From $3690

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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from skilled doctors in a hospital department of your choice

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad female intern is seen making a child laugh during a routine check up on her nursing work experience in Vietnam.
Nursing Internships in Vietnam

From $3690

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Get a headstart with your nursing career by learning directly from nurses in Hanoi

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Female Intern is seen gaining valuable work experience whilst playing with a local child whilst taking part in her occupational therapy internship in Vietnam.
Occupational Therapy Internship in Vietnam

From $3690

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Gain practical experience by working alongside staff to treat patients with physical and mental disabilities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern is pictured gaining physiotherapy work experience whilst assisting locals affected by Agent Orange during her physiotherapy internship in Vietnam.
Physiotherapy Internship in Vietnam

From $3690

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Get practical experience and learn from physiotherapists working with disabled patients

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad intern is seen helping a young boy read during her speech therapy internship in Vietnam.
Speech Therapy Internship in Vietnam

From $3690

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Gain practical experience working with special needs children on a Speech Therapy placement in Vietnam

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Vietnam experts on:

09 889 0587

or email:

to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Vietnam

Hanoi

Your volunteer work in Vietnam will be based in or around Hanoi, the capital and second largest city. The city is located in the north of the country, and is characterised by its busy streets, tall skyscrapers, and rapid urbanisation.The people of Vietnam are warm and welcoming, and you can get to know them while exploring markets and eating delicious street foods like spring rolls.


Vietnam draws hundreds and thousands of tourists to its shores. The breath-taking beauty of Ha Long Way is the nearest coastal attraction, and you can easily visit over a weekend. We also recommend taking a break in the peaceful countryside, where you can watch the sun set over rice paddies.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Vietnam Arrival Procedures page.

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