Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country. We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create ...


    You can volunteer for Trinh Foundation in a number of ways – and you don’t have to leave the country, if you don’t want to. We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam ...


    TFA works in partnership with a number of educational and clinical institutions throughout Vietnam to deliver on our mission of bringing speech therapy to Vietnam ...


Volunteer in Vietnam

We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam.
It might be fairly soon, or later on, or even just “maybe” one day.

You might be interested in a shortish stint – 2 or 3 weeks
or longer – 3 months? 6 months? Even 2 years.

If you are interested in travelling to Vietnam and working with speech therapy graduates, students and other professionals –  please fill out the expression of interest.

This will help us learn more about your experience, your area of speciality and how long you may be available for. We’ll get back to you to discuss what the options might be.
If you’re a speech pathologist who is not based in Australia – we want to hear from you too.

Volunteer roles are wide-ranging, as a volunteer on a short (say 3 week) stint in Vietnam, speech pathologists like you could:

  • Using your speech pathology skills, work with patients in your area of expertise, supervising and mentoring the Vietnamese speech therapy graduates in their workplaces;
  • contribute to the continuing professional development of the Vietnamese speech therapy graduates by presenting seminars, lectures and clinical teaching in your area;
  • Work with teachers, carers and other professionals to help children and adults with disabilities.

We have some amazing volunteering opportunities this year for speechies to travel to Vietnam offering continuing professional development to the speech therapy graduates.

Volunteer from Australia

You can get involved right now by volunteering your skills and time to help us keep everything happening and growing, right here in Australia?

We are a small foundation always looking for people to raise funds in creative ways, write content, manage IT, help coordinate projects around raising awareness , getting the word out, and generally keep it all happening. You can also provide support by taking part in online mentoring and ambassador programs. (See below)

Online Mentoring Programs

TFA is looking for both experienced and new volunteers to get involved in a range of online mentoring programs. Have you ever wanted to volunteer with TFA but not been able to commit to a journey to Vietnam? If you think this might be for you then consider the following:

  • Do you have 3 years of clinical experience?
  • Can you volunteer 1-2 hours of time per month?
  • Do you enjoy mentoring less experienced speech pathologists?
  • Do you want to make a meaningful connection with a Vietnamese speech therapist?

Beyond Borders Program

The program involves grouping volunteer speech pathologists with therapists in Vietnam depending on topics of interest and expertise. Groups meet approximately monthly to work on professional development goals. The Beyond Borders Program runs annually from May- November.

Mentoring for Clinical Supervisors

TFA is also seeking experienced speech pathologists to support Vietnamese speech pathologists who are supporting a cohort of speech pathology students at their workplace. Programs run for 3-4 months throughout the year.

Young Ambassadors Program

The Young Ambassadors program has been created for those  interested in volunteering for the Trinh Foundation, but have not yet completed their degree in speech therapy, or have less than 3 years of experience as a speech therapist.  Rather than mentoring or coursework development, the Young Ambassadors program is designed to assist the Trinh Foundation by helping to raise awareness about our work, and to help create human interest stories that we can use to evidence grant applications etc.

Once you express your interest and are approved by TFA to become a volunteer mentor you will be provided with a mentoring guide and toolkit to support you in your role.


If you are interested in any of the above programs, complete the Mentoring EOI form. From there, we can contact you to discuss which program in the best fit for you.


If you would like further information about this email volunteers-tfa@trinhfoundation.org




Our database contains the locations of over 33 speech therapists and clinics located in Vietnam.

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