Vietnam Legends

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Vietnam Legends

26 September -3rd of October 2020

Get your hands dirty working alongside local communities to provide strong homes in the Thai Nguyen. 

The northern provinces of Vietnam have some of the highest rates of poverty in the country.   Thai Nguyen is a mountainous province in the North where the gap between rich and poor quite segments of the population is very visible and apparent.

Dai Tu District where the project is being implemented is one of the most marginalized districts of Thai Nguyen province with livelihoods predominantly dependent on agricultural production such as rice, tea, crops and forestation. Dai Tu district consists of 30 communes and towns.

Infrastructure in many localities of the province is under developed and inaccessible to communities; particularly, roads are in downgrade condition with many bumpy stretches due to potholes. Housing, water and sanitation solutions are insufficient. The families’ meagre incomes leave little savings to invest in the improvement, maintenance and safety of their homes. For the low income families living in non-sustainable housing, they remain trapped in a cycle of continuous investment for temporary repairs or renovations.


By volunteering for this build you will be able to help break the poverty cycle in Thai Nguyen and help these families have a safer present and a more sustainable future.

Saturday 26th September 2020:

Fly into Noi Bai International Airport where you will be transported by our team in Vietnam to your hotel. Then get to know each other over a welcome dinner.


Sunday 27th September 2020:

Discover the local sights with your team and travel to Thai Nguyen province where you will be building for the week


Monday 28th September 2020:

Meet your partner family and the Habitat build staff who will complete your safety orientation for the first day of building


Tuesday 29th September – Thursday 01 October 2020:

Full days of building with your teammates


Friday 2nd October 2020:

Final day of building, hand over ceremony and dedication of the new home to our partner family


Saturday 3rd October 2020:

Depart for home or further adventures – many of our volunteers combine a build with travel to other overseas destinations

Minimum Donation Contribution: $1,700 (All donations over $2 are tax deductible and goes towards the home you are building and impacts more families through a wider program in the Asia Pacific.)

  • Deposit: $200
  • Build Week Costs: $600-$850 based on twin share depending on accommodation, meals, transfers and domestic travel requirements – single rooms will be a higher rate
  • Registration deadline: 26th May 2020
  • Fundraising contribution deadline: 10th August 2020
  • For visa application volunteers must hold a passport with at least 6 months validity from the build start date (September 2020)


What’s included in your build week costs:

  • Twin share accommodation (single accommodation available at an additional cost)
  • All meals Monday – Friday
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water on the build site
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport to and from site each day
  • Local sightseeing activities as per itinerary
  • Support from your team leader, Habitat for Humanity Australia and Habitat for Humanity Vietnam
  • Personal fundraising webpage and access to fundraising resources
  • Local host coordinator and translator
  • Welcome orientation
  • All necessary building materials and safety equipment
  • Dedication and home handover ceremony with partner family
  • 24 hour in-country support
  • Insurance while on the build site

Excluded Costs

  • Flights (Habitat can help advise the best flights for you through our partners at STA travel)
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance

Need more info?

Please leave your contact details and we will send you an information pack on this volunteer experience.

Registration closes on

26 May 2020

Ready to sign up for an experience of a life time?

A Global Village trip is a truly rewarding experience. Get your hands dirty on the building site, interact with the families whose houses you are helping to construct, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required, sign up today!

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