Volunteer opportunity

You're nature lover. You would like to explore new land, get experience with tropical jungle, share your English skills to others and make new friends. Why don't you coming our Reserve in our English teaching volunteer program?




The English teaching volunteer program is operated by The Management Board of Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve. We offer international volunteers the chance to get involved in all aspects of our work, especially English teaching for our staffs. Your involvement would make a significant contribution to achieving the wildlife conservation goals of Vietnam and the growth of our organisation. The time of the lessons is determined by the schedules of both the volunteer and the learners. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in meeting new people, building connection, developing skills and learning about a different culture.

Why should I volunteer for Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve?

At our Reserve, you will play a part in teaching English for our staff and participating tons of activities relevant to wildlife, environmental education, community connection and enjoying a lot of beautiful landscape. You will be warmly welcomed in our Reserve.

What will I gain from my time as a volunteer?

As a volunteer in this program, you will:

- Get a rare opportunity to see and work with some of the rarest species in Asia.

- Take part in all aspects of life at our reserve with our staff.

- Gain experiences with tropical forest and wildlife that may help you in your study (medicinal plants, rare plant and animal)

- Have plenty of opportunities to get photos of many wild species, especially the Yellow Cheek Crested Gibbon, Asian elephant, Loris, Hornbill, etc.

- Expand knowledge of working with people from Vietnam and get interesting experiences about Vietnam’s culture.

- Receive a letter of recommendation and a merit certification from Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme which is a great addition to any portfolio when applying for a job or a scholarship.


We are looking for volunteer who:

- Has good spoken and written English (preferably a native speaker)

- Can work with people in a supportive way

- Wants to meet new people and learn more about our culture and backgrounds

- Wants a teaching experience and help people improve their conversational English skills.

- Volunteers are 18 years of age and older.


What will be my daily tasks?

- Making conversation with your language partner on topics of interest (i.e.: the weather, family, shopping, hobby, travelling, etc.)

- Speaking clearly, slowly and loudly to ensure partner understands

  - Correcting errors/mistakes in a friendly, encouraging manner

- Supporting your partners learning by encouraging them to speak English

- Adhering to program rules and regulations

  - Improving the conversational English for our staffs.

  - Taking part in some daily activities with our staffs such as going out for lunch, cycling, trekking if you want.


 How much is working hours?

       The day and time partners meet is flexible. When a student and volunteer is matched they will attend a 'Meet and Greet' with the language partner coordinator. Partners would then agree to meet at a mutually convenient time and place in order to talk, listen and learn. The commitment is 8-10 hours per week. We encourage volunteers will be here and help our staffs for 1-2 years. (Maybe 6months- 2 years? 1 year is a long time although I think it will be popular) The volunteers can enjoy their free time to explore other places.


  Where is my accommodation and refreshments?

      You will have a room to yourself at our motel - Ma Da Motel where is clean, spacious and convenient with full furniture: air conditioner, television, shower, etc. We will cover your accommodation and meal fee.

How can I get there?

      Our office is situated in Hamlet 1, Ma Da commune, Vinh Cuu district, Dong Nai province. It is about 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City. It will take about 2-3 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to our Reserve. We will pick you up at Tan San Nhat Airport of Ho Chi Minh City.


 Additional Information

During your time volunteering at our station, there is plenty to do and our staff can help organize activities. From Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve, you can easily take a trip to many famous place and take nice photos. Our staffs will be your tour guide if you want to visit these destinations.


How can apply?

If you interested and would love to volunteer, please access the following link, complete the volunteer application form and send it via email:


For further more information, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Yen Ha, at email: or cell phone +84 1649641118.


Thank you in advance for your interest and we are looking forward to having YOU as a volunteer!




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