“Volunteer for community development in Coi Village – Xuan Son National park” is a program in the project “Maintaining Dao people’s cultural identity and promoting community tourism in Coi village” run by Volunteer For Education Organization (V.E.O). The program attracts many participations of Vietnamese volunteers and experts or international volunteers to support and build up a firm background for sustainable development of Dao people whose living conditions are still poor and difficult in Coi village. At the same time, taking part in the program, volunteers will have a chance to experience in a great life of North-West area with Dao people’s culture; a new land or a village bounded with beautiful nature and the mountains of Xuan Son national park.
The program aims at keeping different culture exchanges with Dao people’s traditional identity. Furthermore, volunteers will contribute the time for teaching, training and developing communication in community tourism service in Coi village. Because Coi village has good conditions to develop community tourism, it is an opportunity for ethnic minorities to preserve the local cultures as well as bring lots of economic benefits to the local people for the sustainable development.
Participate in teaching for primary school students about forest protection and basic living skills
Take part in teaching English for the local people with international volunteers to improve and develop communication language to foreigners in the future
Support for decorating, repairing facilities for some households joining the project “Developing community tourism”
Establish and implement communication for Community tourism in Coi village
Experience natural life with Dao people’s featured culture
Enjoy climbing, trekking, visiting landscapes, etc
Planning tree to recover the green of hill
Joining in the project and doing volunteer work to support minority ethnic people in Xuan Son National Park, volunteers will provide some English, arts, music lesson, games for the children. A basic English lesson will be provided by volunteers to children in flexible time with 4 – 6 hours per day. Doing the campaign, help local people repair the house, support the work for community development will be required in the project. Another time you may wish to enjoy trekking in the forest and taste local culture. You will have time to experience with the way of life, learning from local people and then give them ideas that can improve their life skills, and bring them more opportunity for the better life in their ethnic minority families.
At the weekend and other free time, volunteer can trek around the valley to view the beauty of nature in the mountainous area. Or you can ask the local tour guide can take you join in the trekking forest trip, it will be very good chance for you to explore the real nature.
Volunteer will be arranged in the home-stay with a local family. A big room will be enough for 20 volunteers staying in. If any requirement for private room, you need inform us before one month from date of participation. Toilet, bathroom, and bed with soft blankets, sheets, pillows, and mattresses are available in home-stay.
MEAL: Host family also can provide 3 meals per day for you.
– Picking up volunteers from Noi Bai airport or Hanoi Center
– Moving to the project site and arranging the accommodation
– Doing orientation for all needed procedures for volunteers staying and involving in the project.
Training for volunteers about main tasks in project and trip planning, some policies in transportation and how to be safe in the trips. Then, volunteer will have time to visit and say hello with local people, visit the school and Center and staffs who volunteer will work with. The time for this will complete a day early and then you can have time to discover something surrounding you.
From Day 3, volunteers will be working full time with the support of Vietnamese staff members and will be involved in variety of tasks that following the schedule. Everything would be great if volunteer can do tasks initiatively, it is very helpful to make a friendly way to work with local people, give the best thing for them and volunteers also get the best feeling when join with them.
Have a small farewell party to say goodbye to all your new friends, taken your final photos and packed your bag full of souvenirs you’ll travel back to the airport, or off for further adventures elsewhere.