If you’re looking for rewarding voluntary work during your gap year, this could be the perfect project for you! Due to a lack of easily accessible, good quality education, good job opportunities are hard to come by for the locals at Ho Chi Minh. As a result, many live in poverty, not having enough money to fund healthy, hygienic meals. At the food shop, you will work alongside local staff to prepare and serve lunches to the people who come to enjoy the low cost, healthy meals every day. Additionally, you will be taking on any tasks that ensure the food shop runs smoothly. The group visiting the shop consists of around 500 people ranging from the underprivileged elderly, to people with disabilities to workers, and their families, who are surviving on very low incomes.
Each day, you will enjoy a breakfast at your accommodation before departing for the food shop! Once on site, your activities will revolve around the smooth running of the shop. This could involve cleaning the premises, preparing and cooking food and any other necessary tasks. After having lunch at the food shop, you’ll be taken back to the accommodation. In the afternoon, you’ll have free time to enjoy yourself relaxing or taking the time to visit local highlights. Dinner is included in the program and will usually be served at your accommodation.