Vietnam International Volunteer Placement Service (VIVPS)

its never easy to choose a volunteer program, so many, so many promises. We dont boast about stats, dont claim to be the cheapest, the best, we just do what we do because we love it and because we can give people an opportunity to share. We live here, we volunteer here, and we love the work we do. We charge a fair fee that allows us to live and to provide the service that we do. We have one of the most needy, yet popular programs in Vietnam, Ba Vi disability center, or maybe you would like to teach in a local rural village primary school. We started our "Helping Hands" program to provide more assistance to our programs and the disadvantaged peoples of Vietnam.When you come to VIVPS you become part of an ever growing international and local family.


We are not here to make our fortune, this is a business, but one that firstly meets the needs of our programs before personal gain. We make a modest living allowance and have administration and operating costs, beyond that we cater to the material needs of our partners when we have the financial resources available to do so.


Over the years we have catered to the financial and personal needs of our volunteers. We have arranged accommodation in hostels, hotels, guesthouses, and apartments for our long term volunteers. Although in a very rural area in a third world country our volunteers in Ba Vi are accommodated in a reasonably comfortable hotel.


We are a small family of people who care for each other, our beneficiaries, and our volunteers. When you come to VIVPS you become part of this family, and you are accorded the respect and courtesy that each family member deserves. We operate our programs with a philosophy that encompasses, compassion, love, understanding and truth.

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Helping Hands Viet Nam Project - VIVPS

Vietnam International Volunteer Placement Service offers the following volunteer opportunities in a variety of locations throughout Vietnam 
· Orphanage disability program/ Teaching programs 
· Language & Cultural immersion days
· A local community we call our own 
· Helping Hands Vietnam project

VIVPS offers a broad range of safe, high quality and extremely affordable volunteering placements and welcomes applications from people from all parts of the globe. We seek people that have a caring and compassionate nature, and are willing to give and receive life’s lessons.


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“Exchanging Cultures – Changing Lives”

Our motto has real meaning to us and is the foundation by which we work.
Everybody associated with VIVPS is a volunteer, "We just do it"!

Rut (Spain)

Rut is our second Spanish volunteer for the week and we have another next week. Rut (far left in pic) is greeted by some current volunteers and members of our VIVPS/HHV family.

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Kylie (Australia)

VIVPS is a truly professional and caring organization, leaving today was so sad, however with so many “purple shirts” (VIVPS and HHV staff) I feel so happy to see so much progress is being...

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Monica (Australia)

No words can ever say how much I love being here. Cannot wait to come back and I haven’t even fully left yet. My thoughts are constantly thinking of Ba Vi and the children. See you all again...

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Emily (Canada)

Emily arrives and immediately does some reading with Hoi from room 4 at our Ba Vi disability/orphanage program. Great to have you here friend, welcome to the family <3

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Welcome Back Daniel (England)

Only three months after leaving us young physiotherapy student Daniel is back with friends and family in Ba Vi. Again our local rehab workers Chuyen and Tham will benefit from his experience...

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Jane (Australia) Again

Jane comes back to us again for her third time and immediately catches up with her little mate Ducky. Great to have Jane back again and it just continues our proud tradition of returnees...

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Terry Hoai Thuong Chuyen Tham Hien