Local Buddy – Student Exchange Vietnam
A Volunteer (or Local Buddy) in Student Exchange Vietnam Program is defined as a person who will assist international students in Vietnam in terms of getting used to the accommodation, transportation, food, providing them guidance and timely support, hanging out and helping them socialize with the community around. We study the volunteers’ profiles and conduct an interview with them before inviting them in our program. All volunteers will be provided with guidelines and orientation before taking the job.
SE Vietnam Local Buddy criteria
- Must be at least 15 years of age, but preferably 18+
- Must commit his/her time, resources and talent to a specific work with enthusiasm
- Must be willing to learn and undergo training on volunteerism and specialized skills, if needed
- Must have essential knowledge on Vietnamese culture as well as modern life
- Must have the open-mindedness for learning from differences and diversity. Previously related experience is appreciated but NOT required
- Must speak English or the native language of the international student (s)he takes care
- Must be physically and mentally capable to render volunteer work
Do our volunteers enjoy their jobs?
YEP! Because they…
– Are trained with working skills in an international community
– Can improve their language communication (English, Japanese, etc.) via daily conversation
– Participate in culture exchange and excursion with international students/interns (free of charge!)
– Become a member of Student Exchange Vietnam network, get updated information on scholarships and opportunities to go abroad
– Are awarded Honor Certificate by Student Exchange Vietnam
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