Thank you for your interest in helping Saigon Children's Charity. Volunteers have contributed enormously to the success of SCC by bringing specific talents and skills to Vietnam. Some have worked directly with the children and others have assisted in the management of the charity.
Our need for volunteers changes from time to time – at the moment we are looking for volunteers to help with English language teaching at our school in Ho Chi Minh City. Ideally we need professional teachers or those with a qualification in teaching English but if you are a native English speaker (or fully fluent) then we would like to hear from you. We do have limited opportunities – we really only need 5 working at the school at any one time – so please do contact us and see if we have any spaces.
Ideally volunteers will be able to offer us a few hours a week for a minimum of a month – this is because, as a school, we like to offer the children as much consistency as possible and to keep disruption down to a minimum too. As a volunteer we believe that you will find this more rewarding too as you will create friendships with the children and memories that we expect will last forever.
Occasionally we need volunteers to help us in the office with various projects. For example this might be helping to organise a photographic exhibition, our world famous Cyclo Challenge or choosing and marketing our Christmas cards. Again this varies depending on the time of year but you will find a happy, friendly and unique working environment which we know you’ll enjoy!
In addition we are always interested in hearing from people with special skills such as audiologists and speech therapists. Our art and photography projects began as the result of help from dedicated and dynamic volunteers. Of course people who can also speak Vietnamese can be particularly useful and we are interested in hearing from Vietnamese speakers from Vietnam and abroad.
Currently we are unable to accommodate volunteers or pay a living or travel allowance although we can offer plenty of advice.
We draw little distinction between volunteers and salaried staff in the sense that we expect of everyone working for SCC, salaried or not, commitment, consideration and understanding. Volunteering for SCC should not be seen simply as a casual holiday activity but an unpaid commitment to the children we support and who so badly need our help.
If you feel that you would like to volunteer or that you have a skill that could be of value to us then please complete our application form. We look forward to hearing from you.