Volunteer in Vietnam organic farming

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Program Description

Overview

Are you looking for a new travel style? Do you want to gain an insight into Vietnam? Do you want to experience volunteer work on organic farming abroad?

We are here to hear what you expect so that we offer you a project call “Volunteer Vietnam in organic farming”. The project site is located among a variety of fields and organic farm such as: rice paddy field, corn, mixed farm with many kind of fruits. We will run suitable activities for participants due to certain growing season . There are so many people who living in the countryside, growing their own food, selling agricultural products, and developing market in the local area. Volunteering and living with a local family is a fascinating way to immerse new culture and experience like a local . Your contribution means a lot to local community.

What our projects say

Volunteers help locals do a variety of farm works.
Volunteers will play a main role to make a difference by staying among local people.
It is a great chance for international volunteer to gain a deeper understandings of Vietnamese lifestyle, learn Vietnamese, join in cultural exchange and enjoy local cuisines and experience new life abroad.

What does the project do?
This project lasts at least 10 working day. Individuals or group work in a rural village, assist host family, local people to do farm work. The project site is hand-picked, where the best possible place for doing agricultural works. This project offers a great opportunity for international volunteers to learn more about Vietnam – homeland of agricultural culture. Moreover, locals can learn more about the outside world via cultural exchange program and during the time working with international volunteers whom they have met in their hometown for the first time. This project is also a good way not only for locals to change their life but also for international volunteers change their mind and give a helping hand to support local community.

Role of volunteer
Volunteers play an important role in this project. The project aims to enlarge the organic farm and reduce environmental impact of pesticide. Through volunteer activities, we would like to start a campaign call “fresh product produced in organic farm”. If you have some experiences in farm work,let’s share your thoughts in term of improving productivity. Through those activities, it not only produces fresh organic products, but also creat a good working environment to gain skills& experiences for both volunteers and locals.

What’s the project like?
This project is in a hill-tribe village. Spending your free time at a slower pace of life, enjoying fresh air every day and participating in wonderful farm work will be incredible experiences ever for you on the trip. Furthermore, fresh fruits, vegetables and animals are available for processing foods. Enjoy local cuisines will be unforgettable memories for you.

Requirement
– No special equipment for this program. You just need a good health, love nature and discovery.

Location

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Many minorities, including the Thai ethnic group, live in Mai Chau.

Stilt houses border both sides of the roads. The houses are quite large with palm leaf roofs and polished bamboo-slat floors. The kitchen is located in the center of the house; the cooking as well as the making of the colorful tho cam, the material used by Thai minority to make their clothes, takes place in the kitchen. The windows are large and decorated with patterns. Each house also usually has a pond to breed fish.

The Sunday market brings a lot of people into town. People from different minorities living in the mountains come to Mai Chau market to sell their specific products: honey, bananas, corn, and tho cam made by skilled Thai women. The Sunday market is also an occasion to enjoy traditional Thai dishes and to participate in traditional dances.

Mai Chau can be a base for some trekking tours to the villages around, this is with homestay overnight on the traditional houses of the H’Mong and the Thai. Worth a guided trekking tour there, tourists especially enjoy the minority specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat. They also enjoy watching traditional dancing, music performances (bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing. The remote minority villages are attractive sites for tourists.

Activities and schedule
Activities and schedule will be set by VVS or the inquiries, suggestion from participants. The plan will be fixed before your departure. All of the activity plans will be sent and let participants know via email.
Project resources, advice and all support for activities on the trip will be provided by VVS and local support. Besides, you should prepare something nessesary for you participating in the trip.

Highlights

Staying with indigenous people as well as experiencing authentic local culture
Being in homestay and helping local people do some farm works such as planning & harvesting vegetables, cutting grass, fishing on the river, collecting snails on the rice field and tending water buffalos.
Immerse yourself in natural beauty
Having fun with a variety of culture shows during the years.
Enjoy tranquil settings of Vietnam countryside
Experiencing warm hospitality of our host family
Practicing Vietnamese with locals is a great way to learn Vietnamese first-hand.

Qualifications

So special requirements

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

VVS’s placement fee includes the following:

o Self-catering (Food and accommodation)
o Registration fees
o Written materials abroad
o Written materials pre-departure
o Facilitating a volunteer experience in program site that specifically meets your needs
o Arranging secure, high quality, centrally located accommodation based on your budget.
o Assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes
o Airport meet and greet service
o Complete English preparation and orientation information pack
o Advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay
o In-country staff support
o 24/7 emergency support and assistance

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Program Locations

Mai Chau, Vietnam

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Program Details

Provider:
Vina Volunteer Service
Location
  • Vietnam: Mai Chau
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
499

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