There is no shortage of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and foundations, formal and informal, large and small, local and international, that seek to help the marginalized of Vietnam to improve their lives. If you wish to become involved a possible place to start looking is the NGO Resource Centre located on the grounds of the La Thanh Hotel in Hanoi.
Or if you wish to help without becoming entangled in the structure of a huge NGO, contact us with a description of how you can help and we will see if we can match you to a small foundation or social enterprise.
But before you start packing the steamer trunk, be aware that living and working in Vietnam even for a few weeks means total immersion in a very different culture. Study the dos and don’ts of behaviour in Vietnam before you go. Just ask us what some of our mistakes have been!