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3 months
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Pre-Departure Orientation
2 Meals per Day
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Coins for Change Vietnam

Would you like to assist teaching English to speakers of other languages!?

Or would like to contribute to a community project aimed at improving social cohesion, access to free/low cost language skills classes and more importance, building a community platform with the aim to enable, connect, inspire and nurture Vietnamese female to become leaders in education field!?

Working visa and allowance are provided with free food/accommodation, airport pick up & local travel, Volunteer certificate and full time Teaching Job Placement in Vietnam once complete 3 months volunteering for those who look for full time job.

Coins for Change is a Social Enterprise run by women for the purpose of promoting equal rights and social justice for women and children in Vietnam.

We do it by:
1. Providing business coaching and supported access to international volunteers for small and independent female led schools across the country to be successful and sustainable;
2. Offering other vulnerable groups of women a chance to change their life with vocational training & job placement.

We started our “Teach for Change” program because non-formal, vocational training and other forms of education are much needed in Vietnam, especially for the unprivileged youngsters in rural and suburb areas.
This program works with a belief that it is not necessary to “do different things but do things differently” under the upcoming issues related to Education.

Taking flight in December 2015, we aim to be the home for all Vietnamese women entrepreneurs and leaders in education field. We value real case studies, honest and inspiring stories from Vietnamese women and girls at all stages of their entrepreneurial and leader journey, we aim change the face of Vietnamese women in education field, which then will change our next generation and the country in a long term.

Vietnam is a very old traditional country where women are set under man. Women are expected to do only house work why doing business is only for man. Women in business are facing lots of trouble including stigma and lack off supporting network. We provide our “Teach for Change” network members with Business training, Networking and mobilizing them International Volunteers to help improve their current business model and services. We ensure their success by connecting each of them in a closed working group and coaching, mentoring along with other official training and daily encouragement.

Profit we make from “Teach for Change” schools are used to support The empowerment Plan with a clear vision to support single mothers by providing social services which begins by offering them a new and safer place to live before (and for the few months following) the birth of their baby, introduce them to vocational training and job placement. Along with online forum and other self-help group’s support, we aim at empower our ladies to re-establish themselves as the valued member of the society.

Success stories from both programs are shared widely to inspire our single mothers, women and girls whoever at their darkest part of the life or starting their new life or begin their business!

Found under support of The Empowerment Plan, we are having “Elsa & Rose” – a Fashion and Accessories brand name which managing by a group of 15 single mothers to produce handmade bikini, flowers. “Elsa & Rose” does not only sale HER products to Vietnamese women, SHE also providing consultancy services, vocational training for other groups of vulnerable women such as fisher women who effected by resettlement policy in Ha Long bay. The Empowerment Plan also found Starlight – a series of English clubs that hosted by single mothers, women who migrated to city from countryside, women living in remove area, etc

The “Teach for Change” and Starlight are having a numbers of schools/clubs across the country. Coins for Change hold 15% to 65% - decision - making share at every schools/clubs. We provide them with Business training, Networking and mobilizing them International Volunteers to help improve their current business model and services. We ensure their success by connecting each of them in a closed working group and coaching, mentoring along with other official training and daily encouragement.

The Teach for Change program is currently accepting volunteers for the following locations in Vietnam (Việt Nam):
o Hanoi – The Capital
o Tuyen Quang – The Northern Mountain city
o Bac Giang – The city of Folk song
o Thai Binh – The biggest rice field of Vietnam
o Nghe An – Center coastline beach project
o Sai Gon – The biggest city of Vietnam


The ages of the students at these schools/clubs depend on what level of educational institute it is. The ages of the student’s ranges between 3 and 6 for kindergartens, 6 and 12 for elementary schools, 12 and 15 for middle schools, 15 and 18 for high schools and 18 and 22 for colleges.

Our schools/clubs will provide you with a schedule of approximately 18 teaching hours per week (plus time for lesson plan). You will in charge of teaching small classes, assisting our full time English teachers (both Vietnamese and Foreigner) with their lesson plan, in classroom, with cultural exchange activities and so on.

We usually get students coming around from 5:00 – 9:00 PM on the week days and from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on the weekends. Each Class is 1 hour and a half and you will need to take maximum 3 classes a day (on weekends) and having at least 2 days off a week.

Full description about schools/clubs and province’s tourism attraction will be sent to you after your application are accepted. Though you can move from province to province during your stay! It makes more fun and as well help you better understand the country and how cultural/natural diversify it is!

1. Teach English at our schools and clubs/tutoring, helping our Single Mothers and migrant women earn money and raising fund for the charity that leading this initiative. This project is currently implementing in HANOI, and HO CHI MINH City.
2. Marketing and communication for all the organization and its brand products. This one required volunteers to stay in Hanoi, our head quarter.
3. Teach and Assist other full time English teachers at our Female leading English Schools with:
o Organizing cultural exchange activities;
o Facilitating English at our clubs, schools;
o Supporting Vietnamese teachers to improve their English speaking ability;
o Teach other subject such as Art, Music, Dance, Math, Geography; Chemistry, etc depending on your skills;
o Teach other living skills for students at charity schools or for Ethnic minority students;
o Conducting environment conservation activities;
o Supporting farmers with farming and husbandry in surrounding villages, etc
This project is currently implementing in TUYEN QUANG, THAI BINH, NGHE AN, BAC GIANG.

We offer international volunteers an experience of a lifetime. We provide people from all over the world with a comfortable ‘home-stay’ in a lovely area of different provinces in Vietnam. Volunteers are fully supported and live within a ‘family’ situation at the house with other volunteers OR with single mothers and their babies and staff from the organization.

Volunteers have the opportunity to learn to cook or observe Vietnamese food preparation and cooking; explore the city and region on days off; learn Vietnamese; and be immersed in the Vietnamese culture.

International volunteers live for free at the houses in return for a commitment to facilitating English classes (and other activities suite their expertise). Volunteers are asked to prepare for a commitment to facilitating English classes 4 - 5 x classes = 12 - 18 working hours per week. English teaching books and lesson plan on Starlight dropbox will be your resource and you will be able to prepare for your lessons with your coordinator during the day.

You will have a private room with basic facilities including Wifi, laundry and a kitchen, though you may need to share with other volunteers from time to time.

Food will be prepared by our staff, though you are asked to prepare breakfast for yourself since we wake up at different time in the morning. Vietnamese foods are amazing so we encourage you to practice cooking by supporting our staffs.

At our main shelter for Single Mothers in Hanoi, you can learn cooking and making flowers with different materials, sewing and embroidery with our single mothers.

After finishing your commitment for 3 month volunteering with us, if you wish to stay longer, and obtained your teaching certificate, we can introduce you for a full time job as English Teacher.

Our teaching positions give you plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. The food, the culture, the language – You can enjoy everything that Vietnam has to offer while experiencing a rewarding career as an English teacher. You will enjoy a competitive monthly wage (up to $1,200) and a low cost of living. Coupled with a teaching position that offers free housing and flights, teachers in Vietnam can save money each month while experiencing the best that Vietnam and Southeast Asia have to offer.

At the same time, across the country, we can accept 30 Volunteers. There is always a position for new comers.

o Take part in a humanitarian action to help single mothers in Vietnam
o Work in a dynamic team
o Meet young people from all over the world
o Learn and exchange information from different countries, cultures, backgrounds
o Have a lot of fun!
o Participate actively within the program
o Enjoy yourself by being a team player
o Show interest and responsibility during program
o Understand that a lot of time will be spent with local people who do not speak English very well
o Speak slowly to English beginners
o Cooperate and work closely with the volunteer coordinators and staff – if there is a problem please talk to the Manager about it with a proposed solution
o Realize that the living conditions are not the same as at home – there is sometimes no air-conditioning, no easy access to international phone or internet except at all cafes, transportation is by motor-bike, bus or taxi and there may only be limited hot water for showers.
Education, Women, Business
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
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  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day
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