Global Volunteers Offers New Volunteer Abroad Program in Vietnam Global Volunteers, the nation’s longstanding “volunteer vacation” leader, will inaugurate a new international service program opportunity in Vietnam, beginning July, 2008. In its 25th year, Global Volunteers engages short-term volunteers to work on long-term human and economic development projects on five continents in 21 countries, including the USA.

This new development partnership is with the Department of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Education and Training to teach conversational English to high school and university students in Hanoi. Inaugural teams, beginning July 26, September 27, and November 22, 2008 will teach 12- to 17-year-olds at Nguyen Binh Khiem High School, and college students at Hanoi University and the prestigious Foreign Trade University. Programs will resume in March 2009 and next summer at an English language summer camp for orphaned kids at the SOS Children’s Village.

Experienced educators are especially needed although any native English speaker can teach conversational English. Volunteers with professional expertise in economics, law, business and finance are also needed for special teaching assignments at the university level. The service program fee is $2,595 for a two-week program and $2,195 for a one-week program, after an internet discount. Additional discounts are available for former volunteers, students and groups.

The service program fee directly supports the ongoing development work of the host community, and covers project materials, the volunteer’s meals,
lodging and ground transportation, emergency medical evacuation insurance, team leader services and other project expenses. Airfare is additional; all project-related expenses, including airfare, are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.