Internship at CVTD SApa Office



 Sapa (Lao Cai province) is a poor mountain district in Northern Vietnam. Almost all of the local population are ethnic people, who are semi-illiterate, and lack education. Most of these people are farmers with very low income, are living in difficult conditions. 


The majority of people around Sapa are farmers working in the rice cultures. That means that they work three months per year, from April to June, when it’s the right season to plant and cultivate rice. For the rest of the year they have a lot of free time and no income from the cultures so they rely on tourists to have incomes the rest of the year.



The idea of the creation of the ZDAO homestay by the CVTD, is to create en center were ethnics minorities have access to activities that allow them to learn skills (english-waste- communication-…) with volunteer from all around the world. This will help ethnic people and homestay owners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to attract the tourism and have access to a better life.





  • .Coffee management and organization
  • .Volunteer management and organization
  • .Management and organization of course schedules
  • .Preparatiton of theme and event for coffee
  • .Work once a week as waiter / waitress
  • .marketing
  • .Internet Marketing to find travelers, volunteer 
  • .Community development 
  • .Cultural exchange
  • Duration :

    1 week +

    Start date:

    Monday of every week. Available all the year

    Working hours :

    5 hours per day, 5 - 6 days per week


    Communal meals



    CVTD Volunteer House or homestay. The Volunteers will have time to experience local food, cultural exchange and travel around through interaction with the local people.

    Type of work:

    Teaching/ Language practice/ Charity work/ Other


    Note: In urgent cases, volunteers may be required to work on Sunday. They will be given compensatory time off.




  • Furnished comfortable accommodation at the Volunteer House, including a shared kitchen and Internet capabilities.
  • A bicycle or a moto for local transportation.
  • Residential registration and working visa extension.


  • Fluent in English 
  • Bachelor degree in fields of social science, social work, social administration, social planning and development, international relation, public relation, or related areas.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and experience in working with people, especially children
  • Vietnamese lessons can be offered on request.
  • Opportunities to discovery special cultural areas for free in every weekend.
  • Volunteer will be provided with sufficient and well-arranged working facilities, including a computer with Internet access, a shared printer and many helpful and friendly colleagues.
  • 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.