ABOUT VOLUNTEERS FOR PEACE VIETNAM (VPV)
Volunteers For Peace Vietnam (VPV), or ICYE Vietnam, is a non-profit, voluntary organization established in Vietnam in
2005 with the aim to promote international voluntary service as a mean of cultural and educational exchange among
people, for peace, friendship and understanding and as an approach to address social problems.
VPV hosts international volunteers from different countries and places them in suitable projects depending on the
interest of the volunteers and the needs of local communities. VPV also brings the opportunities for Vietnamese to join
voluntary projects around the world. By joining our programs, volunteers will experience inter-cultural living and working
environment and have a chance to help those in needs.
VPV is working in various locations in Vietnam, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. VPV offers programs for
individual volunteers and group volunteers, for duration from 1 week to 1 year. Our projects cover areas of education,
child care, animal rescue and care, environment and community development, public health and medical support,
cultural heritage preservation and youth action.
VPV organizes two main types of program for international volunteers: workcamp or group program and
individual volunteer program.
SJ Vietnam (www.sjvietnam.org) is an international youth NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that promotes values of
solidarity, peace, tolerance through young citizenship projects to improve society during and after the voluntarism. It was
set up in 2004 by and for national and international young volunteers.
SJ Vietnam is a full member of CCVIS (Coordinating committee of international voluntary services) and NVDA (Network for
voluntary development in Asia-Pacific), a partner of Alliance. SJ Vietnam is a non-political and non-religious organization
which opens to everybody without any distinction of nationality, race, philosophy, financial resources, and education or sex.
Workcamps organized by SJ Vietnam seek to provide an experience that connects solidarity, intercultural learning, and
community life to help disadvantaged, street, poor people and blind children, needy children in paediatrics hospital and
disabled, old, homeless people for community development and capacity building for our partners/target groups.
Long-term (LTV) and EVS projects (from 2 to 12 months) are organized in Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Phu Yen, Hoa Binh, Hai
Duong, Dong Thap, Ho Chi Minh city, Ben Tre and around Vietnam with topics related to environment, education,
disadvantaged people and society to support sustainable development. Long-term volunteers will live and work like local
SJ Vietnam organizes regular workshops, seminars, conferences and training for its members, which provide young
volunteers with knowledge in global education including conflict management, leadership, intercultural learning and
volunteering skills, etc.
Through a network of international partners, SJ Vietnam offers Vietnamese volunteers chances to join in workcamps,
projects and EVS abroad.