Volunteer / Internship Fees & Payments

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CVTD Vietnam is an organization not connected or supported by any government or religion. We are completely independent. For this reason, a fee is required to participate in our volunteer and intern projects. These fees go to support all areas of our organization, including staff salaries, rent, office expenses, internet advertising, utilities, insurance, the expenses for our vehicles, etc. Considering we are a small volunteer organization, our interests lie in supporting organizations in Asia with offering them competent and hard working volunteers and interns. We keep our fees as low as possible, and have some of the lowest volunteer and intern project fees offered in Vietnam.

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Specific Volunteer Project Fees

All of our project fees are in US Dollars. Although we use US Dollars, we accept volunteers of any nationality that possess the necessary requirements for the project of their participation.

Volunteer service includes the following:

– Accommodation: You will be accommodated in CVTD’s volunteer house in Ban Dao Linh Dam new urban, where there is a lake and a green park surrounded, you can take a walk, runing the lakeside road with fresh air every morning. There are many convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants with traditional Vietnamese cuisine near where you will live.

There’s free wifi connectivity (so bring your laptop or iPad) and free washing machine. There’s place for 6 – 8 volunteers at a time.
+ The house contains a large living room, two bedrooms with two bathrooms, hot water in bathroom, and air conditioner in bedroom (from 10:00PM to 8:00AM in summer), a kitchen and a beautyful courtyard.
+ Volunteers share their rooms with other volunteers, using bunk beds
+ There is full internet connection in the accommodation.
+ The centre is approximately 45 minutes away from Hanoi’s Old Quarter by bus, which only costs 7.000 VND for one way ($0,30).

– Meals: Food for 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) . We do not supply meals, but we have full kitchen facilities which you are free to cooking.

– Transport from CVTD’s volunteer house to the kindgarten, schools or center by bus or Grap moto.
– Airport pick-up at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi.
– Various scenic visits with students.

– CVTD’s staff is available 24/7 by Online/Telephone or in person to support and guide you. It is extremely safe in Vietnam and there is really nothing to concern about.

Not included:

– Flight tickets
– Visa application fee in home country
– Insurance of any kind. Participants are required to obtain adequate the Travel insurance, Health insurance, etc.,
– Personal items (toothpaste, towels, shampoo, shower gel, soap…).
– Travel during the program and after the formal program is completed
– Stipend – this is a volunteer project, the volunteer will receive no allowance or stipend

More benefits for volunteer/internship:

– Two (2) days off per week
– Volunteers who work at least 3 months: One (1) week off for vacation (Total 07 days every 3 month).
– Participant certificate upon successful completion of the volunteer placement and small gift.

How To Sending Volunteer Fees:

CVTD’s online payment system is administered by PayPal for security purposes. One may access our online payment system to send a project fee payment by clicking on the “PayPal” icon at the bottom of all of our website’s pages. One may use their own PayPal account, or most major credit or debit cards. Volunteers/Internship may also send project fee payments by a US bank check or wire transfer. For information regarding CVTD’s bank account info, please contact us.

How to apply?

To join a program you need to do below 8 steps:

✅Step 1 – Choose one program. You find all the details about our activities in the section “Programs


✅Step 2 – Send to info.cvtd@gmail.com your CV and fulfill your Application Form Online:

✅Step 3 – When we receive your Application Form, we will notify you immediately. Please give us 1 – 3 days to process your application and match your placement. We will send you a notify of preliminary acceptance and a pre-departure booklet within 1 – 3 days.

✅Step 4 – Once you receive your program from CVTD, you should begin preparing for travel by obtaining all necessary documents (passport, visa, airline ticket,…)

✅Step 5 – In order to accept our invitation, you can easily reserve your “Management Fee” is $50 / $75 / $100 non-refundable by paying the deposit via Bank transfer or Paypal

🎯Bank details for deposit or transfer:
– Bank name: Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TECHCOMBANK)
– ADD: Techcombank Tower, 191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung District, Ha Noi
– Swift Code: VTCBVNVX
– Account Name: Dung Tran
– Account Number: 133 208 6373 0019

✅Step 6 – Send us a copy of your Visa or VOA letter, and flight information as per below as soon as possible so we can make arrangements for pick up at Noi Bai Airport:
– Passenger Name:
– Airline:
– Flight Number:
– Departing from:
– Date:
– Time of arrival:

✅Step 7 – Make your travel arrangements and other practical arrangements.

✅Step 8 – Go and enjoy your project our staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to Volunteers house of us and your beginning.

(*) Please contact us via WhatsApp (Free call & messages on Smart phone) +84.986 333 788 (Mr.Dzung), so that we can pick up you!
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If you would like to go ahead to the next stage and apply for a place, all you need to do is complete our in our website.

There is no commitment by making an application, and when we receive your application we will contact you and provide further information about the project. We would also be very happy to give you a call to tell you more – just let us know your telephone number and when is a good time to reach you, or you can contact with us via WhatsApp +84966 595 275. Alternatively you can email us with any questions and we can answer them.

We hope to receive your application soon!

(*) Please contact us via WhatsApp (Free call & messages on Smart phone) +84.966 595 275, after you send your CV and fulfill , to talk more detail about Volunteer/Internship programs.


Yes, we are very pleased to accept applications from anywhere in the world and we have a good representation of non-Vietnam volunteers, in particular from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.


For most of our projects there is no maximum age limit as long as you are in reasonable health for the project. Our projects have a minimum age of 18 although it is no problem to apply before you reach 18 if you will be 18 when you start the project.

We also have some projects that can accept families – family volunteering projects.


Yes, we welcome friends and partners on to all our projects. In some locations it is also possible to do different projects but to live together.


As long as we have availability, you can apply at any time but we do recommend applying sooner rather than later. In general it’s helpful to apply at least a month in advance so that there is time to make the preparations, but we can also deal with last minute applications.

There is no commitment by making an application, and when we receive your application we will contact you and provide further information about the project. We would also be very happy to give you a call to tell you more – just let us know your telephone number and when is a good time to reach you, or you can call us on (WhatsApp) 0966 595 275 (+84 966 595 275 if outside the Vietnam). Alternatively you can email us with any questions and we can answer them.

We hope to receive your application soon!


As long as there is availability, yes. We can deal with applications at very short notice, the same day that someone was flying has been arranged before, but is not advised! In general it’s helpful to apply at least a month in advance so that there is time to make the preparations.


The best way to contact CVTD volunteers past and present is by joining CVTD’s community page on Facebook. It’s a great way to learn more about CVTD and your project, see lots of pictures and chat with other volunteers and the CVTD team.


Yes, we love to have volunteers come and see us at our offices in Ha Noi, just let us know when you want to come and we can make sure we have some biscuits ready!

(*) You can see more How to apply for volunteer/intership?

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Vietnam general information



Vietnam (Việt Nam), officially named the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China on the north, Laos on the northwest, Cambodia on the southwest, and the South China Sea on the east. With a population of nearly 90 million people, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.

– Capital: Hanoi
– Largest city: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
– Population: Nearly 95 million
– Official languages: Vietnamese
– Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
– Time Zones: GMT/UTC +7
– Country Dialing Code: +84
– Electrical Plugs: In most places you will find European Appliances 220V 50Hz

Destinations can not be missed when you volunteer travel in Vietnam!!!

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With a multitude of altitudes and latitudes there’s always somewhere that is pleasantly sunny and warm if you’re prepared to search for it. The weather usually is hot and humid, around the low 30°Cs (high 80°Fs), but if you head north and along the coast they cool down to comfortable temperatures toward January. The weather is determined by two monsoons; the winter monsoon comes from the northeast between October and March bringing wet chilly winters to all areas north of Nha Trang, but dry and warm temperatures to the south. From April or May to October, the southwestern monsoon brings warm, humid weather and buckets of rain to the whole country except for those areas sheltered by mountains.



Some of the major religious festivals follow a Lunar calendar.

They include: Tet (late January or early February), the most important festival of the year which lasts a week (with rites beginning a week earlier), marking the new lunar year; Wandering Souls Day (Trung Nguyen), held on the fifteenth day of the seventh moon (August), the second-largest festival of the year, when offerings of food and gifts are given to the wandering souls of the forgotten dead; Summer Solstice Day (Tiet Doan Ngo) in June which sees the burning of human effigies to satisfy the need for souls to serve in the God of Death’s army; and Holiday of the Dead (Thanh Minh) in April commemorating deceased relatives.

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Located in the northern part of Vietnam, Hanoi is the capital of this South-East Asian country. A thousand year old city, situated at the banks of the Red River, with an estimated population of about 4 million inhabitants. With many colorful districts including the French styled Old Quarter near Hoan Kiem lake, the modern New Quarter, and the more touristy Tay Ho.

Altogether, Hanoi is a buzzing and exciting city with many interesting places to visit, a city never to forget.

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In Hanoi there are four distinct seasons:
Spring (January – April): Cool
Summer (May – July): Hot in July (36 – 40 degree)
Autumn (August – October): Cool, nice weather, rain too much in August
Winter (November – January): Cold (10 – 15 degree)


Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest. Sapa is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; overlooking a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides.

Ta Van (Lao Cai province) is a poor district in Northern Vietnam 20 minutes by car from Sapa. It is a beautiful village were 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, living in difficult conditions.


The best time to visit Sapa is from March to May and from September to November. In the summer, although the weather is quite warm, it is not as hot as other regions in Vietnam.
In the winter, from December to February, the weather in Sapa becomes very cold, especially at night (sometime – 4 degree and snow).


Handbook for volunteers



A valid passport and a visa are required of all foreigners visiting Vietnam. Vietnamese embassies and consulates in your countries will issue visas to Vietnam. Some overseas offices of Vietnam tourist agencies are able to issue tourist visas. Entry to Vietnam may be refused if your passport has less than six months validity. Please check with the Vietnam embassy or consulate in your country to know more about the procedure; it may differ in other countries.

You should apply for tourist visa at least for the duration of your project in Vietnam. For short-term volunteers, it will be difficult for you to extend your visa. Don’t think about extending your visa once in Vietnam, it also costs much money! Do not complete your visa application until your travel plans are certain. You are required to state your intended ports of arrival and departure (for example, arriving in Hanoi and departing from Ho Chi Minh City). Changing either of these upon or after your arrival could result in a lot of red tape and extra expense. Submit your application along with two standard passport photos, your passport and the required fee.

Don’t start to explain that you come here to be a volunteer, to help the poor children, etc. Except if you want to spend three days of explanation at the embassy and not receive your visa for “national security reasons”. Apply for your visa at least three weeks before to be completely sure to get it on time! Make at least three photocopies of your passport and visa and put them in different places. Give one photocopy to your coordinator. Keep the other photocopies for yourself. It can be very difficult if you lose your papers. If you lose your passport or if you over stay you will need to apply for a new visa from the Immigration authorities in order to leave the country. This can only be done during working hours and usually takes three to five working days. For further information, check with your nearest Vietnamese Embassy.



Do not travel without insurance: An emergency abroad can be extremely expensive! The volunteers need to have their own travel insurance and medical insurance. So please make sure you got adequate insurance coverage.

What should your travel insurance policy cover at least?
– Medical and health cover for an injury or sudden illness abroad
– 24-hour emergency service and assistance
– Personal liability covers in case you are sued for causing injury or damaging property
– Lost and stolen possessions cover
– Cancellation and curtailment (cutting short your trip) cover


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You can find a good quality medicine infrastructure in the big cities and hospitals with foreign doctors (at the “French Hospital” or “International SOS hospital” in Hanoi) but these private hospitals are extremely expensive that’s why you absolutely need to have a good travel assurance before to start your trip! We advise you to visit a physician and your dentist before coming, also to check your vaccination status on time!

– Malaria / Paludism: you don’t need to take treatment pills against Malaria/Paludism; there is no malaria in the big cities of vietnam!

– Check if your TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, POLIO and HEPATITIS A+B vaccination are up- dated. Some doctors here, advice to do a preventive vaccine against fuzz (bird-flu).

– DIARRHOEA is a frequent travel problem. Even when traveling is in good conditions, it is not always possible to avoid it. Ask advice and the correct medications to your pharmacy.

– Vaccination against yellow fever :
* Not compulsory if arriving from Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia
* Compulsory only if arriving or transiting from infected areas

– Additional vaccination(s):
* Japanese encephalitis: vaccination can be justified in case of long-lasting stays in rural areas
* Hepatitis A: vaccination justified
* Hepatitis B: vaccination justified
* Rabies: vaccination can be justified for long-lasting stays or risky trips
* Tetanus-poliomyelitis: vaccination justified
* Typhoid: vaccination justified

We also suggest you bring a simple medical kit. Your doctor should advise you what to include AND HOW TO USE IT; however as a minimum we suggest you bring:
* Aspirin or Paracetamol (for pain or fever)
* Cold and flu tablets
* Anti diarrhea medicines
* Medicines against nausea
* Insect repellant
* Antiseptic and bandages
* Sunscreen and lip balm

(*) For extra info about traveling health advice:

(*) In case of emergency:
International SOS Clinic


1 Dang Thai Mai, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3934 0666 (Alarm centre)
T: (04) 3826 4545 (Admin)

Family Medical Practice

Van Phuc Compound, 298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi (down the side street that runs parallel to Kim Ma)
T: (04) 3843 0748

Vietnam French Hospital


1 Phuong Mai, Dong Da District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3577 1100
Emergency: (04) 3574 1111

Hong Ngoc Hospital

55 Yen Ninh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
T: (04) 39 275 568

Why choose CVTD Volunteer?

☑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.

(*) Non-profit:

– 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 Fanpage, Facebook Group 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