Vietnam borders China, Laos and Cambodia, the Gulf of Thailand the South China Sea.  Its 90 million people inhabit an area about one third the size of New South Wales.  Population density in parts of Hanoi is among the world’s highest at around 35,000 per square kilometre, but some remote areas are sparsely populated.

Vietnam has one of the fastest growing middle classes in South East Asia, yet 13.5% of the population, mostly concentrated in remote areas, live below the national poverty line.

Australian aid supports private sector development, skills and training, and women’s economic empowerment.

AVID priorities

  • Private sector development

  • Health

“You will find Vietnam to be one of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia. Vietnam is a developing country, so building the capacity of local individuals, organisations and communities through sharing the skills and knowledge of volunteers contributes greatly to the overall development of the country. But the development process takes time, so be patient if you do not see immediate impacts from your assignment.”

– Vietnam In-Country Manager, Hoang Thi Hanh


Scope Global is no longer recruiting for the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. AVID will conclude on 31 December 2017. Volunteers on assignment at that time will be supported to transition to the new Australian Volunteers program. More information about the new Australian Volunteers program can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.