Hue Help sends qualified volunteer english teachers to work at an orphanage and vocational training school in Hue, Vietnam. In addition to this, volunteers also spend some time working at a private school - funds generated from this help provide a fund for the children in our Home of Affection orphanage, whilst also giving the volunteers some help towards the cost of living and working in Hue!
- Download the full program outline here (.pdf)
About the Area
Thua Thien Hue is located in the central region of Vietnam, bordered on the north side by Quang Tri Province, and on the south side by Da Nang City. With a population of nearly 1 million stretching over one City and eight Districts, Thua Thien Hue is still one of poor provinces of Vietnam and Hue is the main city of the province. Harbouring strong cultural traditions, it is also considered a centre of education in central Vietnam.
However, educating the poor in the area is still a huge problem, and one that is being recognised by local authorities and NGOs alike. Our program of providing English language tuition focuses on orphans and assisting vocational training programs for young adults. Orphaned children usually face difficulty when they leave their institutions because of a variety of factors. Not least, is a lifetime of often substandard and interrupted education.
In a world of growing international dependency, providing spoken and written English language skills to disadvantaged people just starting off in life will dramatically help them make a better future for themselves in a competitive job and education market.
Who can apply?
- You must 18 years or more at the start of the placement, and under 60 years old
- You must have no health problems
- You must be a qualified TEFL / TESOL teacher, have other relevant qualifications or experience, or be willing to train towards a qualification.
- In usual circumstances, be willing to work for a minimum of six months.
Where we work
Home of Affection Orphanage
The Home of Affection Orphanage in Hue has been sponsored by Hue Help since January
2008. It’s currently home to twenty three children – the youngest is under two, and the
oldest is nineteen. Since we’ve been working at the orphanage, we’ve put a lot of support
into increasing the education, health and quality of life of the children there. However, most
of them have still had less education than a lot of kids in Vietnam, and their abilities range
Plan LABS is a vocational training centre that provides free training to disadvantaged young adults (17-21 years) in and around Hue. The students here learn practical skills to help them find work in specific areas, and it is a great alternative to conventional education institutions. There are currently three classes running there - Food and Bar Services, Accommodation services and Customer Relations Services. Acquiring skills in spoken and written English is essential for the students to find work in these areas after leaving the centre.
Hoa My School
Hoa My School runs evening classes for the wider community. The students here have to
pay a fee for their tuition (100,000 VND, or 7.25 USD) as it’s supplementary to standard
education, but Hue Help receives half of this to put towards supporting our teachers and our
orphanage. The school works with a variety of age groups, but our volunteers teach groups
of young adults.
Hue Help doesn't charge any fees for volunteers in Vietnam!
The approximate cost for a single volunteer is 300 USD per month for food and accomodation. As this program actually generates an income for Hue Help, volunteers will actually receive a small income for their work as well!
Volunteers will be expected to cover other costs of their trip, which includes a return flight, vaccinations, entry visas, and insurance. For more information, please read our full program plan.
Volunteers will be required to pay a deposit of 750USD to be confirmed on the program, which will be refunded in full after the program is completed! This is payable after your application has been accepted.
How long do placements last?
Volunteers placements are usually for six months. Depending on current demand and our capacity, we may be able to be flexible and will consider every application individually.
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, simply download an application form here
You can either complete the application on your computer and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, you can return completed applications by post to:
46 Garnet Street
NOTE: Because of the time it takes to cover the administration to send volunteers to Vietnam, usually you will have to apply a minimum of two months before the proposed start date of your placement.
After we receive an application, we will assess it and consider your suitability for the program. Our volunteer co-ordinator will then contact you, and may ask for a telephone interview. If you are successful, we will then notify you and send you the formal paperwork.
Questions or comments?
We've worked for a long time to devise this program, so we're keen to here feedback and opinions on what we've created. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!
Professor Edwin Celestine Tan, MEd (TESOL), FLTTC & MCollT
LTTC Senior Adjunct Professor
Approved LTTC Independent Agent for Asia
(The Longest Established Agent based in Singapore)
Delivering the renowned and internationally-recognised LTTC
Diploma in TESOL,
a wide range of other LTTC Teacher Training and ESOL
validated Certificate courses
Enquiries on teacher training or any forms of partnership or collaboration are welcome!
Mobile Phone: (65) 93802866 (65) 93802866