Ho Chi Minh - Viêt Nam - Projet permanent


  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 370 EUR de frais de participation
  • VPV-S-MTV05-1


There is an organic farming inside a Buddhism pagoda in outskirt of Ho Chi Minh city where the monks live and take care for about 10 orphan children and about 20 homeless elderly people. The project aims at making use of uncultivated land in the pagoda to grow vegetables which are important sources of food for all the monks, children, and people living here. Usually, almost all of their food is donated, and they only buy tofu for the meals. Having an organic vegetable garden, they can provide themselves with healthier and more diverse foods; more importantly, this garden lessens their food expense. Farming is a new yet full of potential project .There are two kinds of farming that can be carried out here: organic vegetable farming & herbal farming.



Volunteers For Peace Vietnam (VPV) is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded in 2005 with the aim to promote voluntary service as a mean of cultural and educational exchange among people, for peace and friendship, and as an approach to address social problems. VPV hosts international volunteers from different countries and places them in suitable projects depending on the interest of the volunteers and the needs of local communities. VPV also brings the opportunities for Vietnamese to join voluntary projects around the world. By joining our programs, volunteers will experience inter-cultural living and working environment and have a chance to help those in needs. Over the past 10 years VPV has welcomed thousands international volunteers from over 30 different countries. VPV is working in various locations in Vietnam, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. VPV offers programs for individual volunteers and group volunteers, for duration from 1 week to 1 year. Our projects cover areas of education, child care, animal rescue and care, environment and community development, public health and medical internship, cultural heritage preservation and youth action.

Logement & Nourriture

Office and volunteer house (Peace House) is a 6-storey building on street No.23, Tan Qui ward, District 7, a residential area with many shops surrounding. District 7 is a part of city central and it is about 6km (4 miles) to District 1 (the most central), which is about 15 minutes driving. There are 6 bedrooms over 3 top floors, with the capacity of hosting up to 40 persons at a time. The normal number is in between 10-25 volunteers. Volunteers will share the room with other volunteers from different countries in the same programme. The normal number will be 1-5 volunteers per room. In the busy season, the size can be either 7 to 9 per room. By individual request, the private room or twin room can be arranged, either at volunteer house or at private accommodation near by. The first floor is for office, meeting & dining room. The second floor is for common room & kitchen and there is a terrace on top for chatting or viewing to city. Address: No 63, street No 23, Tan Qui ward, District 7, Hochiminh city In the Youth hostel, there are TV, PC, free WIFI, fridge, air conditioner, hot water, cooking equipment, common area & terrace. Bunk-beds, fans, sheets, pillows, mosquito-net & blankets are provided. Bathroom is inside every private bedroom with shower (cold & hot water using solar energy) and toilet; please bring your own towel. Food will be provided by a local restaurant near by. The menu is the Vietnamese dishes. Breakfast is self-service at Youth house. Apart from this, volunteer are freely to use the kitchen. For some special cases, when volunteers work at projects in other places than Ho Chi Minh city , they will stay at the project site.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Ho Chi Minh city, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor ,an important Khmer seaport prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).

Notes Supplémentaires

Participation fee: 370€ for the 1st month, 290€ per month from the 2nd month