Why choose CVTD Volunteer?


With many different organisations offering volunteering projects, how do you choose between them and find a safe, ethical, meaningful, and exciting volunteering experience with proper support?

CVTD is a specialist non-profit volunteering organisation with over 3 years experience arranging volunteer placements overseas.  Read more information about CVTD Volunteer and how it all started.

Don't just take our word for it though - check out our comprehensive volunteer reviews - 95% of CVTD volunteers rate their experience as good or very good.

We are trusted by over 100 people each year who choose to volunteer with CVTD for the reasons below. 


(*) Benefits for our volunteers.


Run on a non-profit basis we keep prices as low as possible without compromising our level of support

Volunteer fee levels are set to match costs

Click here for a breakdown of how volunteer fees are used


It's personal!

You are a name not a number!

Communicate with the same person - a dedicated volunteer manager for each project


High level of support

CVTD team are all ex-CVTD volunteers

In depth knowledge of the countries and projects we send volunteers to

Experienced local staff on the ground who are there to support you during your time at the project


Independently and carefully selected projects

We only choose genuine projects where there is mutual benefit to the project and volunteers

We are independent so able to select the best volunteering projects

Projects are fully vetted and assessed by CVTD

Projects are visited by a member of the CVTD Vietnam team on a regular basis to ensure we maintain in-depth knowledge of our projects


Carefully considered safety and emergency support

Detailed risk assessments for each project

Full incident management plans

Specialist crisis management insurance

CVTD senior staff on call to fly out for emergencies


Join the CVTD community

300 like-minded volunteers

Be part of a social movement promoting volunteering

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter


(**) Benefits for our projects

Quality volunteers and reduced admin

Receiving volunteers to help with their work – who have been vetted and prepared

Reduced admin compared to having to directly recruit volunteers - so they can focus on their core charitable aims


Financial support

Our projects receive finance to cover costs of receiving volunteers and help fund their work

CVTD encourage all volunteers to fundraise and provides fundraising support


Wider support from CVTD

Our relationships are long term partnerships

CVTD contributes expertise in volunteer management

CVTD promotes project needs and news through it's online community


Benefits to the provines we work in

Volunteers contribute to the local economy by supporting local businesses

CVTD promotes responsible travel to our volunteers

Volunteers act as ambassadors for volunteering and ethical travel

Increased global awareness of returning volunteers


  • I had a great time volunteering with CVTD. Had the opportunity to meet amazing people from so many countries, besides the experience to work with disable kids that was so special and definitely unforgettable in my life. I got all the support i needed and felt home during the month i spent on the project. Hope to come back one day. 

  • My experience with CVTD Vietnam was great ! Work with kids is really tiring and you have to keep your energy and enthusiasm all the time but when you see them smiling, having fun and the most important learning things from you it really worth it ! 

  • I had an amzing time!Definitely the place to volunteer if you are in vietnam!the girls who work there are superfriendly and make you feel at home in no time.

  • These have a great record of providing low- income families an opportunity to learn English. With so many NGOs to choose from in Vietnam, I found these follows its mission of wanting to make a difference and not skewing away from its original plan of helping others. 

  • Thanks for the good wishes and your support during my stay-I'll definitly come back if i get the chance.

  • I stayed and worked here for several weeks and had a very fun and rewarding experience. The students are great. The staff is friendly and the food is good. You'll typically have roommates from Vietnam,...

  • I really enjoyed being part CVTD Team. This has been a super great time. Children are willing to learn English which is very motivated. So classes are very pleasant. 

  • I came to CVTD , wanting to be an English teacher but I had no experience. 
    CVTD has given me the opportunity to put my training into action and teach a wide range for ages and English levels in a classroom setting.

  • I came to CVTD with the teaching experience and how I feel more confident with teaching English to all ages. I have never volunteered before so volunteering at CVTD has made me feel good and I’m glad that I got this opportunity.

  • It has been a nice experience. It is a good feeling help people who want to improve their English level and Vietnamese students are very grateful and they have made me feel very well.