Workcamp in Vietnam

You can take part in an international workcamp in Ha Long bay, a UNESCO world heritage where the environment has been affected seriously due to the fast economic development and tourism. The aim is to educate the people about ways to protect themselves from diseases and protect their natural environment.
Volunteers have the opportunity to do many extra activities such as fishing, steam bathing, visiting the cities and the National Park and much more. They are supposed stay for at least 2 weeks and to work 6 hours a day.

PROJECT SUMMARY
Movement for international sea cleaning named International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) was initiated by Ocean Conservancy. Since founded, ICC has  been implemented in over 100 countries. In Vietnam, VFCD program has already started this activity in Ha Long bay- a famous World Heritage.With  mysterious and wonderful scenery, it's reasonable for UNESCO to recognize Ha Long Bay as a world heritage. However, Ha Long bay is suffering from consequences of human activities. Due to the fast economic development and tourism, the environment of Ha Long bay has been affected seriously, especially with floating garbage on the area along the Northern shore of the heritage.
VFCD cooperates with Ha Long Bay Management Board to ensure that the VFCD's volunteer program for preserving world heritage will be sustainably implemented in Ha Long. With the participation of local people and international volunteers, this program is expected to contribute to protecting this treasure for future generations.
The main goal of the program is to contribute to improving people's awareness on environmental protection, especially the young people in the community living near the heritage site. Activities with VFCD to clean the beach can not immediately solve the problems affecting the environment, but this event can help educate he people and raise their awareness about the seriousness of environment preservation. The main program's message is "build up awareness on environmental protection through real activities". This is also a statement of VFCD with the commitment to keep water clean and sustainable for long-term.


AT A GLANCE
PROJECT LOCATION: The in the northeastern part of Vietnam
START DATE: This workcamp running for two weeks duration from February to November each year
MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 weeks
FOOD: Communal meals both at the fishing village home stay and at the VFCD house
ACCOMODATION: All volunteers will live in home stays at the fishing village and at VFCD house
WORK HOURS: 6 hour per day.
PARTCIPANT FEE: $ 300 for two week
SUPPORTERS: Vietnam Volunteers & VFCD Coordinator

EXTRA ACTIVITIE
o Fishing
o Visit Cat Ba National Park
o Kayaking in Halong Bay
o Stream bathing
o Opportunity to join special events such as: love market...
o HANOI city tour will be available in the beginning of the program (free) & HALONG Bay tour at the end (free)

SUGGESTED SKILLS AND INTERESTS
o A keen interest and willingness to educate the people about ways to protect themselves from diseases and protect their natural environment
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills
o A willingness to help others and engage in physically, emotionally and mentally difficult work

APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
o Step 1-Visit our website www.youthnetworks.asia to download Application form
o Step 2- Send us the completed volunteer CV form -color photo must be inserted in résumé and submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
o Step 3- When we receive your application, we will notify you immediately. Please give us 1-3 weeks to process your application and match your placement. We will send you a notify of preliminary acceptance and a pre-departure booklet within 1-3 weeks
o Step 4 -Once you receive your project from VFCD, you should begin preparing for travel by obtaining all necessary documents (passport, visa) and meeting immunization requirements
o Step 5- Make your travel arrangements and other practical arrangements.
o Step 6- Go and enjoy your project our staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to Volunteers house of us and your beginning

ABOUT THE LOCATION
H Long Bay is located in the northeastern part of Vietnam and constitutes part of the western bank of Bc BGulf, including the sea area of H Long City and Cm Ph Town and part of Vân Ðn island district. It abuts Cát Bà Island in the southwest. Toward the west is the shore with a 120 km-long coastline. It is located within 106o58´-107o22´ east longitude and within 20o45´- 20o50´ north latitude. The site is 1553 sq. km with 1969 islands of various sizes, of which 989 have been named.
The islands in H Long Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two main areas: the southeastern part of Bái T Long Bay and southwestern part of H Long Bay. These islands represent the most ancient images of a geographical site having a tectonic age of from 250 million to 280 million years. They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of the karst created the unique H Long Bay in the world. In a not very large area, thousands of islands with different forms look like glittering emeralds attached to the blue scarf of a virgin. The area where many stone islands concentrate has spectacular scenes and world-
famous caves and is the center of H Long Bay Natural Heritage, including Ha Long Bay and a part of Bái Tu Long Bay.
The area is recognized as the World Natural Heritage that is the area of 434 sq. km with 775 islands. It looks like a giant triangle with Ðu G Island (in the west), Ba Hm Lake (in the south) and Cng Tây Island (in the east) as its three angle points. The nearby area is the buffer area and areas classified as national beauty spots in 1962 by the Ministry of Culture and Information

 
 
.