Volunteer with Coins for Change Vietnam

Coins for Change Vietnam

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.



What We Need

STUDENTS DESCRIPTION

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. We have different schools and you will have chance to teach all level of students.

Our schools/clubs will provide you with a schedule of about 18 teaching hours per week. You will in charge of lesson plan, in classroom, with cultural exchange activities, teaching and so on. Though we have teaching assistant (Vietnamese English teachers) to help you with every steps.

We usually get students coming around from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 3:00 - 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 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 (more than 3 months)! It makes more fun and as well help you better understand the country and how cultural/natural/food diversify it is!

We are looking for volunteers to:

1. Teach English at our schools and clubs/tutoring, helping our single mothers earn money and raising fund for the charity that leading this initiative. This project is currently implementing in Hanoi, and Hochiminh City.

2. Marketing and communication for all the organisation and its brand products. This one required volunteers to stay in Hanoi, our head quarter.

3. Assist other full time English teachers at our Female leading English Schools with:

- Organizing cultural exchange activities
- Facilitating English at our clubs, schools
- Supporting Vietnamese teachers to improve their English speaking ability
- Teach other subject such as Art, Music, Dance, Math, Geography, Chemistry…depending on your skills.
- Teach other living skills for students at charity schools or for Ethnic minority students
- Conducting environment conservation activities
- Supporting farmers with farming and husbandry in surrounding villages…

This project is currently implementing in Tuyen Quang, Thai Binh, Nghe An and Bac Giang, Vinh, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Pleiku, Danang, Son La and we are expanding our Network, thanks for unreplaceable support of volunteers just like you who continue to work tirelessly to better support women and children in Vietnam in different ways!


When & Who

All throughout the year.
Yes, we require a minimum of 3 Months
We prefer volunteers who could stay at least 3 months so that you will learn, make friend with kids and women and help them with the project that you will get involve in. Working arrangements are flexible, though we anticipate you would help a maximum of 4 -5 hours per day, 5 days a week, predominantly in the language schools and play coffee and in separate project suite your expertise.
Individuals, Retirees

What we Provide

Homestay

We offers 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 and/or, single mothers and their babies and staff from the organisation.

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 our 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 about 18 working hours per week. English teaching books and lesson plan on dropbox will be your resource and you will be able to prepare for your lessons with your coordinator during the day.

Variety

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 food are amazing so we encourage you to practice cooking by supporting our staffs.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Electricity
Air Conditioning
First Aid

Depend on project. However at school where we have fund from goverment funding to teach English for Kids at state schools, we provide volunteers with $200/monthly stipend.


Our Fees

No cost


More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off
Orientation
Tours
Social Activities

Please note that we required volunteers to stay for at least 3 months. As we work with women and children, they need more time to make friend and then work with you guys :)

After finish your commitment for 3 month volunteering with us, if you wish to stay longer, and obtained your teaching certificate (TEFL or equivalent) and all qualification (University degree, good health and non criminal record) to have a work permit in Vietnam, 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 (when you complete 1 full year contract), teachers in Vietnam can save money each month while experiencing the best that Vietnam and Southeast Asia have to offer.

Please let our manager know if you want to stay and work as a full time English teacher at your interview.


Contact Person

Hong Tang
No 25 Alley 18/163 An Duong Vuong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, HANOI, Vietnam.
95% response rate , 28 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Fundraising

We would thanks million for those who help sharing our information so that more volunteers can join our program and give a hand to support our work!

We are looking for (old) books to set up a community library in one of our very remote area project. Please look at our CALL FOR SUPPORT and we would thank you very very much for bringing some of your (old) story books for our kids.


Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

Our schools/clubs will provide you with a schedule of about 18 teaching hours per week. You will in charge of lesson plan, in classroom, with cultural exchange activities, teaching and so on. Though we have teaching assistant (Vietnamese English teachers) to help you with every steps.

We usually get students coming around from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 3:00 - 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 classe

Please note that we required volunteers to stay for at least 3 months. As we work with women and children, they need more time to make friend and then work with you guys :)

After finish your commitment for 3 month volunteering with us, if you wish to stay longer, and obtained your teaching certificate (TEFL or equivalent) and all qualification (University degree, good health and non criminal record) to have a work permit in Vietnam, 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 (when you complete 1 full year contract), teachers in Vietnam can save money each month while experiencing the best that Vietnam and Southeast Asia have to offer.

Please let our manager know if you want to stay and work as a full time English teacher at your interview.

No.

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/standard accommodation, airport pick up & local travel, all at standard level!
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We are a network of Big English centers that leading by women in Vietnam looking for volunteers to teach English, assist our other subject teachers in classroom, with cultural exchange activities and to improve Vietnamese English teacher’s English speaking ability.

The organization that leading this initiative have been working with volunteers and supporting other volunteer involving projects since years and found that most of volunteers are involve in English teaching activities for small projects in and around Hanoi, Sai Gon or some big cities such as Hai Phong or Da Nang.

Teaching plan, lesson and student’s management are not well prepared, together with no long-term strategic and the commitment of these projects making volunteerism, in this case, somehow causing negative impact to students. Not to mention very limited social impact from the money you made for these English teaching projects.

This initiative aim at supporting English schools and clubs in rural provinces and urban of Hanoi and Sai Gon to improve their training qualification and Vietnamese English teacher’s communication skill and to provide you, as volunteer, a chance to travel around Vietnam, to gain teaching experience and to leave a long term positive impact on improving teaching/communicating skills for Vietnamese English teachers who will stay forever their life improving Vietnamese students’s English.

Vietnam is amongst the fastest economies in Asia, yet it literacy rate is 94,5% however, it unemployment rate among university/master graduated are at alarming rate. Since its inception, the system of public education has been a source of hope to millions, yet today it is in need of urgent attention. Vietnamese parents in general pay a lot of attention to education for their children. Standards in state schools are not high and many children receive additional tuition outside of school. Wrong orientation and understanding of higher education's purposes, most students went to collages/univ. did not need the knowledge taught there.

In a new market economy of Vietnam with the growth of international businesses and trades, and the increasing number of foreign tourists, the ability to communicate in English has become a passport to a better job not only in the tourism and hospitality industries but in many other enterprises as well. English is taught in schools, in universities and in evening foreign language centres across the country. There are now more teachers and students of English than of any other subjects. However, English learning and teaching have been a bone of contention for years in Vietnam as teacher qualifications and assessment methodologies are blamed for students’ failure to use the language in real life.

This beautiful country is part of an Asian culture in which the patriarchal system is very popular. Therefore, there is inequality in the family division of labor. Due to social changes, women toda

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