Volunteer Physiotherapy Projects in Vietnam
- Placement location: Hanoi and rural locations
- Role: To provide valuable support to local staff in caring for children and adults suffering from a variety of conditions
- Types of placements: Rehabilitations centres
- REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must have completed at least one year of Physiotherapy related studies or training
- Accommodation: Host family, placement accommodation, guesthouse, hostel or shared volunteer apartment
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
There is a shortage of skilled physiotherapists in Vietnam and a lack of access to basic treatment. If you are an enthusiastic student training to become a physiotherapist you’ll provide valuable support to the staff, children and/or adults at a specialist rehabilitation centre.
You will work alongside one of the local staff and depending on your experience you may be given groups of children or adults to work with independently. You may even be asked to work with your own individual patients and could spend some time passing on your skills to fellow staff. All physiotherapy volunteers need to have completed at least one year of related studies.
Physiotherapy volunteers work in a variety of placements in Vietnam. You could be based in rehabilitation centres in Hanoi, treating children with cerebral palsy or adults suffering from spinal problems, paralysis and other related disorders.
Volunteers on a physiotherapy project may also work at rehabilitation centres that care for disabled children and adults who suffer from the legacy of the Vietnam War and other causes. This project offers therapeutic and practical help for mentally and physically disabled children as well as providing educational training and medical care. Adults who suffer from the consequences of war also get a variety of help.
Whichever project you join, you’ll go home safe in the knowledge that you’ve made a real and lasting contribution to the placement and the people it serves. This programme is also a chance to improve your CV - gaining practical experience often difficult to get in the west.
The location of your placement will determine what kind of accommodation you will stay in, but you will be able to explore the area and spend your free time with other volunteers.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Vietnam Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.