English workshops and outdoor activities for kids and Homestay in Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Description

    Description

    We run club for kid between 3-6 and 7-12yrs, it is a Non-Profit club. I have good English as I lived overseas in Australia. I know it is like to be in a new strange country and have lots of experience working with foreigners and helping them settle in.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - YOU COULD DISCOVER DAILY LIFE IN HANOI with cooking, practical yoga, going to watch Film, vacation with a lot of food
    - You could learn Vietnamese Food . In addition that they could learn a lot of Dish for people coud not eat Flour, Meet , Soybeen etc, then you may have Litte Vietnam Restaurent at Home
    - You could learn Vietnamese to have change to communicate by them shelves
    - You could learn Vietnamese Products for export to your home
    - You could know how Vietnamese living
    - You could learn the culture of Vietnam during meal time, food, habit,thinking, etc
    -You could learn to try any Vietnamse Food to find the taste
    - You could learn Vegan Food in Vietnam also

    For traveling, you could learn to ride Motobike in Hanoi, it is convenient and save money :)

  • Help

    Help

    OUR CLUB MEMBER:
    Kid Group: 2-6 years old
    Kid Group: 7-12 years old
    Adult Group: Student Age and Kid's Parent

    TIMETABLE with volunteer hours( it is flexible in School year and Fix on Spring/Summer/Autum/Winter Holiday):
    Daytime
    Evening
    Weekend
    Spring/Summer/Autum/Winter Holiday

    OUR CLUB ACTIVITIES ( it is flexible in School year and It is Fixed on Spring/Summer/Autum/Winter Holiday):
    Line 1: Reading story & Activities which inspiration for kid from stories and Play with kid inside and outside ( at home/Kindergarten/Parks, etc)
    Line 2: Outdoor activities on Saturday/ Sunday with Field Trip /Exhibition/Competition (events) with kids/ their parent at National Park, Parks in Hanoi, etc
    Line 3: Autum( 1 week)/Winter(3 weeks)/Spring( 2 week)/ Summer (10weeks) CAMP for kid with English, Sport, Math, Library, Personal /Emotions/Social Learning, Science with Topic, Art/Drama/Yoga etc
    Line 4: Improving English Communication for kid parents
    Line 5: Applying when Club get enough kid /Adult enroll
    -We have running Club' class which introduced by English with multiple activities English Lesson, Game, Sport, Yoga, Dance, Art/Craft, Drama, Baking -Cooking,Swimming, Story Telling, Music ,Cultural Introduction, Film, Making Movie , Sensory Music etc (twice to 4 times/ a week for each class) for 1 hour; 1.5hour; 2 hours ( which will be contributed by Volunteer to kids by your best)
    - Class for Language Learner ( French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, etc) if applicable
    - Culture Exchange and Communities Program( if we could arrange for each time when we have volunteered) : visit disadvantage kids to play; Talk show with Student Age and Kid's Parent, Storytelling( plus active/ creative activities which link to each story) with kid to develop the English Library in Hanoi, Cultural Introduction
    for FUN and HAPPY
    Line 6: Applying when Club get enough kid
    -Activities at Education farm for kid and family with English environment such as natural education, outdoor activities, take care animal, music and art performance, etc ( the project will start from May 2018) on weekend and
    Line 7:
    Work and Exchange and sharing your Knownleadge, life experience, etc in Kid parents offies if appicable

    OUR MISSION
    - Kid have freedom to Play and nature to talk with Volunteer
    - Kid could enjoy outdoor as much as possible like nature environment
    - Kid could learn by playing/doing via Project,
    - Kid become Global Citizenship
    &
    Student Age and Kid's Parent: Having new Idea for Learning, Working, Growing Kids, Leisure Time and to be happier, etc

    LOCATION FOR CLUB ACTIVITIES: Around Hanoi at Libary/ Community room/ Kid's House/ Parks/ Kindergarten....

    TRANSPORT: Bus/ Motorbike

    WHO IS VOLUNTEER WE ARE LOOKING FOR
    Must love doing things with kids from bottom of your heart
    Know how to play with kids ( all age)
    During Outdoor trip, Volunteer should have planed for activities on bus/ Playing time and talking or accompany with kid in all activities ( Preparing your health for going out day such as go to bed sooner, eating breakfast)
    Having experience for teaching kids /know skill to play and teach ( prefer)
    Know/ Having experience MAKING CREATIVE PLAN for lesson, outdoor activities / event /Making photo shoot/ Movie for our activities, etc ( prefer) ( Brainstorming Detail Plan in Paper Highlight words Practise in advance Prepare Material Test Material and teaching materal in advance which will help your lesson is going well )
    Know how to management volunteering and preparation time and Teamwork / Professional Attitude (prefer)
    Creative person( prefer)
    Active person ( prefer)
    Flexible person during volunteer's working time
    The person could do task as admin, program manager, teaching training, etc of Better Education Program with us
    Sharing idea with us about Nature Education Program if you could think

    To be prepared to volunteer and help as much as you can!
    The possibilities for exchanges are endless
    You are expected to share in any household tasks where you are living, and to generally clear up after yourself!
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    YOU MUST BE HEALTHY

    STAYING PERIOD: 2 weeks - 1.5 months

    NOTE 1: we have 3 meal which is mainly is Vietnamese food such as rice, cooked vegetable, pork, tofu, egg, fish with normal volume. We usually have not have tea, coffee . ( not like western meal but we could try to change for you could eat more easily ).

    NOTE2: When you apply to be volunteer with us, we need your CV for more detail information about volunteer and quick contact detail to be easy for communication

    NOTE 3: IF YOU CONFIRM TO COME FOR HELP OUR CLUB, PLS COME AS SCHEDULE, IF NOT PLS INFORM US IN ADVANCE, THEN OTHER VOLUNTEER COULD HAVE CHANCE TO WORK WITH US.

    NOTE 4:When Volunteer are working with kids, please consider when you use Handphone for private matter...

    P/S: we have started the activities since Dec 2015 then all of our workflow and organization ...is under construction, then we need your hands to help in all sectors. But we have chance to meet 46 volunteers from
    Europe : UK,Iceland, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Switzerland,Italy,Belgium
    North America:Canada, USA,
    South America:Colombia,Brazil, Mexico,
    Oceania : Newzealand, Australia,
    Asia :Thailand, Japan,
    Africa : South Africa

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    To set up the Reading Rooms for Kid In Hanoi or another province with providing story books in English (Buying New Books and Receiving Books Donation ) and Related Activities such as a story-telling

    Guide to Kid's Parent arrange 1 book corner /room at Home for Kids

    Reading Stories at Kindergarten School, Primary School ...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Vietnamese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Option 1:Homestay in Kid Family Apartment ( Private room or share room which will be confirm when you come to stay, )
    Option 2: Stay in a room in Kindergarten

    A. GENERAL NOTES
    -All most kid parents are working then they will not be at home and kids are going to school in daytime.We will supply food for meal or maybe you should prepare food by yourshelf
    -The kid parents are living in difference side of Hanoi but near the main road and bus stop
    -When you go to kindergarten, you will enjoy meal there with teacher and kids
    -In morning, Breakfast from 7 to 7h30; Lunch from 11h30 to 12:30; Dinner from 6h30 to 7h30 ( which may change a litte bit). Vietnamese family alway have meal toghether then they alway say "CHUC AN NGON MIENG" which mean enjoy your meal.When you do not want to have meal with the family, pls inform in advance ( Hanoi in early morning and evening/night also is interesting, try to discover it )
    -In evening,Vietnamese Kids will go to bed from 8:30 to 9:30pm, then Volunteer should consider for timing if you need to go out and come back late
    -When you have plan to stay outside the accomodation , or come back later, pls talk with house owner in advance
    -If the next day you have working plan, pls come back to the accomodation soon to take rest and make teaching plan
    -When house owner give you a key or sercurity card, pls keep it carefully

    !!!PLEASE KEEP CLEAN YOUR BED, ROOM & CLEAN UP EVERYDAY ( We do not want kids see your belonging is not organised and clean)& WASHING YOUR CLOTHES ONE OR TWO TIMES/WEEK( Hanoi is hot in summer/autum and humid, you will be very sweat, then smell will be on your clothes)
    !!!VIETNAMESE FAMILY NOT USUALLY USE AIRCONDITIONER, WE USE FAN ALMOST TIME even in Summer/Autum( hot weather)
    !!!TUNR OFF THE LIGHT AND ELECTRICITY WHEN YOU GO OUT OF ROOM ( All electricity equipment shoule be turn off)
    !!! SAVING ELECTRICITY AND WATER AND "RE USE RE CYCLE REDUCE "
    B.SOME SPECIFIC NOTE FOR VOLUNTEER IN HOST FAMILY
    -Please keep in mind that the culture of Vietnam is quite different to the Western Cultures
    1-DO:
    -You introduce about yourshelf, something that you think the host family should know about especially food , health, medical conditions, allergy ... If having difficulty in communication with host family, contact coordinator immediately. We are willing to help
    -Communication with the host family in easy way to make sure that they deeply understand what you are saying and what is your expectation , talk with host family about your personal plan in the week/weekend, holidays
    -Spend some time after meal to talk with host family before go back to your room . All most host family expect you talk with kid to improve their English communication capacity
    -Speak slowly , clearly( if needed) in order to make the host feel free to communicate and intergrate with you. Small pocket Vietnamese English dictionary could be greet help
    -It's tradition in Vietnam, the bedroom should be always CLEAN AND TIDY
    -Always take shoes off before in the house or bedroom
    -Always say "good bye " when you go out and say "hello, how are you doing?) when you come back. It means that you respect the host family
    -Sometimes, you should do some activities with the host family like: cooking, wash dishes, stay toghether to say something, share your concern( especially after dinner)
    - In the meal, if someone put some food in your bowl, it is very common in Vietnam to show their hospitality and you should get use this. If you cannot eat this food, just smile and put it out or simply just do not eat this food
    -Always keep the host family infomed if you want to go out ( private activities, go out with friend...), confirm exactly the time you will be back. Try not to be later than 10pm especially week day
    -Self responsibility for personal baggage, property especially in the public transportation
    -Always be ontime, especially to go out with kids/family
    2-DONT"T
    -Wear ow necked shirt, to short pants, dresses when go out or at home in general area. Underwear in public area is strongly not recommended
    -Most host families are working families. They often go out to work in the morning. So try going home before 10pm. Discussed in advance with host family about your coming ate in advance
    -Expected too much from host family

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When you have time, you could go around to see street, people, foods, museums, pagodai ,local market, local village, coffee, meal, cinema, performance in Hanoi during the day you stay here

    If you would like to learn Vietnamese, We will have class for you which introduce by Kid's parents

    We could arrange something special for you then you could enjoy meal , exchange culture with kid and their parents at school or visit their home, their family events like wedding party, dinner, etc in Hanoi or thire hometown. Then You may feel that you have a new home in Hanoi.

    We also could arrange Vietnamese volunteer to support you to discover Hanoi and other place near Hanoi for you find interesting of Hanoi in Morning, Afternoon , Evening , Nightime at each coner of Hanoi by bus/ motobycle/bycle/ on foot , etc and teach you to learn Vietnamese and Vietnamese Culture. More over, You could stay in our Vietnamese volunteers to enjoy Vietnamese homestay 's enviroment. ..Then you could be fall in love with Hanoi . You could meet and share all things with other foreign volunteers here also .

    -I also could take you go with me to see my father who stay in country side to see farms and rural life ( 40km from Hanoi to South East, we could take bus/taxi/motorbike). If you like you could stay there with my father ( doing hosework, planning tree, feed chicken, teach his internet and english :), etc) and teach English for kids also in the village ( I will try to arrange English club there with the same purpose like I did in Hanoi)


    IMPORTANT FOR VISA: Pls have plan your travel in Vietnam to have Visa before you enter Vietnam. It will be save for your expense !!

    if you need extend visa, the time should be 5 days in advance of expired date. And Pls solve the visa issue on your free / off time/rest day.

    And
    For Example:

    Case 1:If you get free visa for 15 days, you only have right to extension for 15 days

    Case 2: If you have 1 month visa and would like to like to extension for 1 month, you have to pay to travel agent 150USD ( you could not do direct with Immigation Office)

    IMPORTANT FOR WEATHER:
    Hanoi which is in North of Vietnam , have 4 seasons; Spring/Summer/Autum/Winter
    SUMMER IN HANOI FROM MAY TO JULY IS HOT ( 38 degree)
    WINTER in Hanoi.The weather is cold which is under 10 degree. Pls check the weather before you come and bring warm clothes with you and speeping bag ( if any)

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    Volunteer are expected to show some form of ID such as your passport or driving licence to hosts on arrival.
    A visitors book will Provide ,which helpers are expected to use on arrival. Details provided should include full name, nationality, passport or similar ID number, email address,mobile phone numbers and date of arrival.
    We have to register your staying with Police with your photo of passport

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (some day over 8 hours, some days less than 5 hours, then pls flexible for the time) max 25 hours

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    This host has been visited by a member of the Workaway team

    Visited by Workaway Team in June 2016 - Daytime playgroup for children. Lovely kids and host - grandmother makes excellent ice cream!

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