Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer!

Saigonchildren values all the support we receive from our wonderful volunteers who devote their time and energy to supporting our cause. There are many ways for you to support saigonchildren. From a one-time opportunity to providing long-term help, you can make a significant change for these vulnerable children, offering them a chance for a brighter future. 

Why Volunteer at saigonchildren? 

If you have a strong desire to positively impact children’s lives and are dedicated to ensuring every child has an equal opportunity for a promising future, joining Saigonchildren as a volunteer could be the ideal choice for you. 

We are creating a network of supporters who will actively support us at events, be advocates, and participate in upcoming activities and programs as we expand.

Please be aware that due to the high volume of interest, we are unable to individually reach out to every interested volunteer. If you are chosen for consideration, a team member will contact you to discuss potential opportunities that align with your background or skills. 




Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I become a Volunteer for saigonchildren?

You can begin by filling out the Volunteer Interest Form

We also offer international volunteers the volunteer role to support our English classes at Thang Long School in District 4 from 18:00 – 20:00 on Monday to Saturday. If you can commit to at least 3 months, please send us a scanned copy of your Passport to [email protected] as we need to request permission from the local authorities at least 2 weeks prior to commencing.

  • What is the time commitment for volunteer roles?

We have roles that range from short-term projects to long-term commitments, depend on the current events and needs. 

  • Do I have to be at a certain age to volunteer?

Volunteers typically need to be at least 18 years of age or older, however, for certain short-term events, volunteers may be under 18 if they have signed consent from a parent or guardian.

If you are a student, you can create your own school club or engage with an existing school club alongside saigonchildren to show support in your own way.

  • Will I be working directly with children? 

Currently, we have limited chances to engage directly with children. Working with children requires extensive background checks and child protection training, all of which we take very seriously. We hope that we can change that in the future and offer more opportunities.

  • What types of volunteer positions are available?  

The available type of volunteer positions can be different, depending on on-coming and on-going events and time, human resources. Some volunteer positions that we usually need are supporting events, teaching weekly English (expats only), mentoring, fundraising, graphic designing, photographing… But we do not have limitations when it comes to volunteering and supporting the children.

Follow us on Facebook to get the most recent updates on the volunteering positions that are available. 

  • Are there also opportunities for remote or virtual volunteering?

Yes, if you have video editing and designing skills, please send us your portfolio as we are always seeking volunteers with these skills in our Communications team. In specific occasions, we need volunteer to do translating, transcription, data collecting, paperwork, etc. We also welcome artists and illustrators who want to provide artwork for our programs and initiatives.

  • What qualifications do I need to volunteer?

We believe each individual has their own talent and skills, and we do not limit our volunteer by qualifications that they have.


Volunteer as a Student 

School clubs are where the high school and college students can make their own impact to help vulnerable children in a positive and long-lasting way. There are many ways for you as a student to volunteer, and drive your own participation.

Saigonchildren can provide the support, training and resources you’ll need to be successful. 

  1. Start a “saigonchildren Club” at your school/university/college
  • Build your own club with you and 5 other teammates, and brainstorm ideas for how you can help at your school.
  • Saigonchildren can provide the resources for you to start your own club like a registration form, reference letter, cover letter, etc.
  • Saigonchildren can connect you to a successful club leader to engage with and ask for advice in making your own club.
  1. Contribute as your own existing club
  • Organise events, seminars and festivals by yourselves where part or all of the proceeds go to contributing toward saigonchildren’s programmes.
  • Provide a free-of-charge vendor slot for saigonchildren to promote the organisation and sell fundraising merchandise at the fairs held within the school.
  • Make your handcrafted products to fundraise in support of saigonchildren.
  • Create a fundraising page and share it on social media platforms or the club’s website, with the aim of spreading the spirit of volunteerism and contributing to remove barriers to education for disadvantaged students.
  1. Build a community as a Student Ambassador

This is done in 3 steps: Create – Develop – Contribute

  • Create a community by sending invitations to join your network. You can create a Facebook group, a webpage, or maybe just a Zalo, It’s up to you!
  • Develop your community with updated information about saigonchildren; increase the size of your community to spread the awareness to others; nurture your content by sharing inspirational stories from our children, or maybe your personal feeling about helping children in need.
  • Contribute: growing the network and keeping our donors so they continue supporting our children via saigonchildren programmes and campaigns.