SJVS1705 Experience local life on Ly Son island
Work: Volunteers will help the farmers to plant garlic and onion which is their major income. Organize different activities related to environment for the students of primary schools around the area to raise awareness of local people about environment problems.The volunteers also have the chance to exxperience local lifestyle via this activity.
Accommodation and food: All volunteers will stay in Ly Son homestays, shared room of 3 or 4 depends on number of volunteers coming with aircon, western toilet style, do have wifi but not really strong. Food will be served at the local restaurants, 3 meals per day. Vietnamese food is considered as easy to eat but if you have any special dietary needs please inform us in advance.
Location and leisure: During the moment of free the evenings and the weekends you could visit many attractive places on the Ly Son island such as Đục pagoda, Tò Vò Gate, Hang pagoda, lighthouse especially the reservoir which is on the top of Thoi Loi Mountain – the highest mountains of the island.
Project hosted by: Ly Son island, previously known as Cù Lao Ré, is a district in Quang Ngai province, off the south central coast of Vietnam. The district covers approximately 9.97 km² of land, on two off-shore volcanic islands in the East Sea, and a few islets. The main island, Lý Sơn (Cù Lao Ré) has three prominent craters, the largest of which is Mount Thoi Loi (Thới Lới). Hydrothermal waters on Lý Sơn provide heat for the local power plant. The secondary island is known as Little Island (Cù Lao Bờ Bãi) and is also well populated. The island district of Ly Son in Quang Ngai Province is known as not only the homeland of the Hoang Sa Flotilla, but also the kingdom of onions and garlic which have distinctive delicious tastes that other products of its kind cannot compare with. Since 2007, Quang Ngai people’s committee first time launched the tour for local people to vist Ly Son island as one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Together with the development of tourism, the marine eco-system and environment of Ly Son island is threatened.
Meeting point: Sa Ky Port, Quang Ngai Province
- Ability to do manual work.
- Willing to work and stay in remote area.
- Strong inter-personal skills, and experience in working with a wide variety of people, cultural sensitivity.
- Commitment to volunteerism
- High motivation and come ready to live as the locals do (basic accommodations, transport by bus or bicycle, local food). Be ready to face many difficulties such as language barriers, culture differences, low budgets, etc.
- Be patient and empathetic with the disadvantaged children