Durations of Program: 1-2 weeks
Typical Duration of Program:1-2 weeks
Dates: June 2009, plus any dates available for bespoke group requests

Description:
If you are planning to volunteer this summer? If you want to discover an Asian country with different culture? Here GEF e.V.’s projects in Vietnam are definitely a best choice for you.
Established in Germany, GEF e.V. has implemented numerous projects helping Vietnamese unfortunates’ living better so far. “The second home” is our important program-in-progress which adopts orphans, poor disabled children into centers of project and brings them up. These children used to live under hard conditions without caring of blood relatives or even facing the surrounding cruel discrimination. Come to this project, they ultimately found out a place called home where they be loved. We hope that along with community concerns their mental pain could be lessened replacing to bright smiles.
You might wonder what can do as a member of “the second home”?
Of course, there’re lots of activities to take part in:
-Giving Project’s children a lift to school
-Teach English, help in homework, play with them in some outdoor games…
-Take caring them in normal works like washing clothes…
-Enjoy weekend trips around Hanoi capital and to rural Bat Trang village
-Distribute foods to kidney disease patients.
You also have a good chance to understand more about Vietnam- the most peaceful country in the world with famous hospitality of residents.
So, what are you waiting for?
It is said that “Home sweet home”.
Everyone has one own home to be lived in. GEF e.V. has done this for the orphan and disabled children in “The second home” project. You will be experienced by extremely meaningful voluntary activities. You’re “dads or moms” of the children. You’re sisters and brothers of them.
Please come to us as closed member in family as well as helping you to understand yourself more or about beautiful things in life around you. Doing this means that you are contributing to make a better life for the world in general and children of Vietnam in particular.
Come to us and get experience!
Highlights:
Weekend trip will bring you to Bat Trang Pottery Village as a well-known traveling point. Beside gazing sophisticated items made under skillful hands of local craftsmen, you’ll be experienced an unforgettable ride in buffalo cart – a unique vehicle for the first time.

* Practical experience in the area in which you are interested
* Hands-on practice to improve and practice your inter cultural and communication skills (foreign language if applicable)
* A reference from your volunteer organization at the end of your term
* A broader perspective on world views
* Chance to learn other foreign cultural activities (ie:art, cooking, crafts, dancing, etc)
* Memorable experiences while traveling and seeing exotic sites
* Basic language training
* Advantages to your career path exemplifying your experiences, diligence, independence, and inter cultural communications
* Support and development of self-confidence and personal skills
* To be brought so many unique souvenirs in Bat Trang ceramic village that to be hand-made or designed by yourself.
* Having plenty of time to relax, reflect or explore.
Qualifications: Volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the program. No special skill is required, but as with most voluntary work, you need to be both highly motivated.
Minimum Education: have at least a high school education Languages: English
Cost in US$: $ 250
Cost Includes Description:
What do my fees pay for?
Registration fee(Refundable if you choose not to go)
-Supporting GEF e.V. staff
-Information pack
-Administration costs
-Communication costs with volunteers
-Dedicated coordinator program
Program fees:
Food
Housing
In-country orientation/training
In-country staff support
T-shirt
Experience Required: No
Volunteer Types:
·Community development
·Community health
·Community organizing
  • Childcare/Children
  • volunteering
  • youth development
  • English teaching
  • Teaching
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

Typical Volunteer: Your age from 18 to 80 and you love to dedicate to social activities, interested in traveling, kind of enthusiasm.
Age Range: 18 +
This Program is open toWorldwide participants. This Program is also open to families, couples and Individuals.
Typical Living Arrangement :
All volunteers stay at our GEF e.V. House in very simple and basic condition as most of Vietnamese do.

Participants Travel to VietnamIndependently or in Groups
Typically Participants Workin Groups of 10
Application Process Involves:
·Written Application
Post Services Include:
·Exit Debriefing Abroad
·Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
GEF e.V.’s Mission Statement: Founded in 2006,along with integration and development between nations, GEF e.V. is a Friendship Bridge to link countries’ community, in sepciality between Vietnam-German. GEF e.V.’s activity aims at community development on the spirit of supporting, mutual helping on economic, ecology, society, integration community and improve living condition with Stable Community Development target. We are an international non-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations.
Year Founded: 2006
Contact: hue.nguyen@gefor.org or
info@gefor.org