Why with VVCD?
VVCD has developed a reputation as the leader in affordable volunteer travel in Vietnam. By working directly with local organizations in the country where our programs are based, we are able to keep our fees low and ensure these go towards meaningful community projects and local employment.
We also make your registration fee refundable so if you change your mind (no later than 15 days before your program start date), you will receive your money back. Additionally, we reward our returning volunteers with 10% of the registration fee as a smile and handshake to say welcome back.
Full support to Volunteers
From your first point of contact with VVCD until the time you finish your volunteer program, you will receive dedicated support and service from us. Once you become a registered VVCD volunteer, you will have our professional and timely support to help you prepare for your trip. Our General Officer is directly responsible for making your program arrangements and helping you to prepare for your experience. Once you reach your program destination, our local team will become your main point of contact until the day you depart your program. While our General Officer becomes a secondary layer of support at this stage, we will remain in touch with you via email and will be accessible should you require any assistance. Once you’ve completed your volunteer program, we’ll get back in touch to hear how you got on, and to say a big "thank you"!
Volunteer safety is a top priority of VVCD which is reflected in our outstanding safety record. We have clear standards for risk management which we enforce on each program and our volunteers are placed with trus tworthy institutions, organizations and families that have all been screened by our local teams. VVCD staff members conduct regular audits of every program to ensure risks are appropriately mitigated and to confirm that we are meeting our duty of care for volunteer safety and security. We also have a big focus on supporting volunteers to keep themselves safe while abroad, and we provide this support and advice through pioneering volunteer training tools and through face-to-face briefings delivered by our local teams.
VVCD is the most trusted and experienced volunteer travel provider in Vietnam. Our Director and staff have traveled to our program destinations to experience our programs first-hand. We have lived in the accommodation and we have experienced the hospitality that our volunteers are offered. We have visited the placements and inspected the projects that our volunteers contribute to. We have helped many volunteers to prepare for their trips and we understand what it is like to travel to a new country for the first time. Our in-depth knowledge and experience means we can provide outstanding service, support and advice to a lot of volunteers every year.