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Social Smile restaurant for low income people-Ho Chi Minh
This project is part of the SCI North South Programmes. Volunteers should be 20 years old, have previous volunteering experience and take part in the Preparation Workshops organised by their sending branch. More details from your sending branch.
11 May 2020
18 May 2020
13: Community life
Manual / Social
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
13 Nov 2019
18 - 70
18 - 70
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:
Purpose of extra costs:
Participation fee is requested to pay to VPV for food, accommodation and other project related expenses. VPV is a non-profit, voluntary organization with no external support, so we need your fees to organize and prepare workcamps and other related activities.
This camp requires an additional motivation letter to explain in more detail why you would like to attend.
Description: Social welfare Restaurant was inaugurated in Oct 2012 by HCMC Charity Foundation in order to offer a special meal with privileged price for poor students, immigrant & local workers in the area of HCMC. The foundation does fundraising to have enough budget, in order to be able to sell a quality meal with the cost of 2000 VND (about less than 10 USD cent).
The restaurant located in the center of HCMC. The project also has some new project locations in the nearby area in the central part of HCM. The volunteers will involve on a charity project and it helps them to understand a part of the life in HCMC where the life is changing very fast and there is a big gap between people in the same city.
To get a project, it takes about 30 minutes by bus from home.
Type of Work: Volunteers will involve in project activities in order to make a good meal for poor people. If volunteer has experience in cooking, they can join for the cooking job. In most cases, volunteers will help for preparing food, washing vegetables, set up the table and other works.
-Volunteers’ tasks are mainly helping the project by preparing food, washing vegetables or set up the table.
-When begin opening for buyers, volunteers’ tasks will be likely to bring dishes to the eating table and serve.
-After finishing, volunteers would be cleaning the tables, washing dishes…
Working time: 7:30-13:30, from Monday to Friday
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the volunteering work. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 2-5 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum 7 or 9 volunteers per room in five bunk beds. Western toilets and hot showers are available.
Organization Description: Volunteers For Peace Vietnam (VPV) is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded in 2005 with the aim to promote voluntary service as a mean of cultural and educational exchange among people, for peace and friendship, and as an approach to address social problems.
VPV hosts international volunteers from different countries and places them in suitable projects depending on the interest of the volunteers and the needs of local communities. VPV also brings the opportunities for Vietnamese to join voluntary projects around the world. By joining our programs, volunteers will experience inter-cultural living and working environment and have a chance to help those in needs.
Over the past 8 years VPV has welcomed over 4,500 international volunteers from over 30 different countries. VPV is working in various locations in Vietnam, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. VPV offers programs for individual volunteers and group volunteers, for duration from 1 week to 1 year. Our projects cover areas of education, child care, animal rescue and care, environment and community development, public health and medical support, cultural heritage preservation and youth action. Since 2008, VPV Ho Chi Minh has welcomed over 2,000 international volunteers.