We are a young, dynamic social enterprise offering education, employment and support to the local ethnic minority communities of Sapa. We are proud to be the first ethnic minority owned and run international tour agency in Vietnam, and to provide free boarding accommodation for disadvantaged ethnic minority highschool students.
We also have a small cafe which is developing into a vibrant hub for cultural exchange.
We have several projects currently in operation; after school enrichment lessons, literacy classes for adults, IT classes, as well as conversational English for adults.
We have several exciting new projects coming up - development of traditional fashion designs, planning a new foundation school, plans to work collaboratively with local businesses, creating new and sustainable employment opportunities as well as cultural preservation projects.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
We don´t charge for volunteering.
There are many ways to volunteer with us, we are open to hear from people with skills and interests that fall outside of the categories listed. Here is a list of examples of the kind of opportunities we offer;
*Teaching English to highschool students.
*Teaching English to adults and young people.
*Handicraft development projects
*Writing work (some creative, some project based).
*Marketing & PR
......to name but a few!
We only accept long term volunteers (4 weeks and more).
Vietnamese, English, Hmong
We have a large building housing all of our students, some staff members as well as up to 10 volunteers at a time. Two meals a day are provided, price dependent on length of stay.
Private rooms, with wifi access, and shared bathroom.
Our hostel is a great part of the volunteering experience; somewhere to meet the youth; experience a different culture and a sure place to meet new friends.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.