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Vietnam Big Build 2016

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vietnam build identifier (colored)-01Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity’s largest international event of 2016, the Vietnam Big Build. You and 300 volunteers from around the world will build housing with a rural community of tea farmers.We promise that it will be 2016’s best chance to make hundreds of new friends in a week, faster than any app on your phone can deliver them!
On the build site, you will build homes and detached bathrooms with low-income partner families. Durable materials such as sun-dried bricks, and concrete and tiles will be used. The province of Phu Tho has urgent economic needs and will welcome Habitat’s influx of volunteers and resources.
When the work day ends, you will be seeing the rich history and beautiful culture that Vietnam offers. Prepare for some delicious meals, too.
Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations are being improved with Habitat’s help, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

 

Event Details

The Rainbow Village project located in Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province, in southern Vietnam will target 92 families who have lived and worked at the dumpsite in Vinh Quang Ward for over 12 years, some families longer. Through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and The Catalyst Foundation, a US based non-profit organization that works with poor families through education (schools) and micro-finance projects. The Catalyst School which was built in 2007 enables over 60 young children from the dumpsite to receive and education for the first time in their lives. The school is located adjacent to the land site where Habitat will build 92 houses Construction beginning in December 2008 with a completion date set for 2010.

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Click to read Vietnam Big Build 2016 Flyer

Build Date:
1-8 October 2016 (Tentative itinerary )

Build Site:
Phu Tho Province, Hanoi, Vietnam

Age Requirement:
18 or above

Registration:
Please complete the VBB 2016 Volunteer Application Form – HK and send it to info@habitatchina.org

Application Deadline:
8 August, 2016

Program fee:
USD1,965 / HKD 15,327 (Flight tickets between your home country and Vietnam are excluded.)
Get your Global Village-Sponsorship Form to fundraise for your journey!

Vietnam Visa Process

Visa regulations governing volunteer engagement with NGOs in Vietnam are quite specific and include several different government offices. Therefore, it is important for all visitors and volunteers who would like to take part in HFHV’s programs to follow the below guidelines for obtaining the appropriate visa which must be processed through HFHV and PACCOM (The People’s Aid Coordinating Committee who manages NGOs in Vietnam).

A. General Requirements from Vietnamese Immigration Department

1. Visa Type: NN3 is compulsory (tourist visa – DL is not allowed) NN3 – issued to people who come to work with foreign non-governmental organizations, representative offices, branches of foreign traders, representative offices of other foreign economic, cultural, professional organizations in Vietnam
2. Valid: 1 month
3. Entry: single entry
4. Location: Visa should be obtained prior to departure at the nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate.
5. List of visa exemption: http://www.chinhphu.vn/portal/page/portal/English/visa-procedure

B. Overview of HFHV’s process with the Vietnam authorities

1. HFHV must first seek approval from the local authorities in the location of the volunteer build.
2. This approval requires HFHV to submit volunteer details including copies of passports all together. Therefore, if some volunteers are traveling earlier, the visa process must be started earlier in order to be completed for their entry date to Vietnam.
3. The local authorities will provide an approval letter to PACCOM who will then submit to the immigration office.
4. Once processed, the immigration office will provide an official letter to HFHV that will support the NN3 visa request which we will then send to the Sending Coordinator/Team Leader.
5. With this letter, volunteers can submit their visa application to their local Vietnam Embassy.



 

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