Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

Vietnam: Kick-Boxing Training

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Duration: Minimum 1 week

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: £650 GBP per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Costs Explained


Unleash Your Potential: Kickboxing, MMA, and Muay Thai Training

Step into a transformative journey with our dynamic kickboxing/MMA/Muay Thai training program, meticulously crafted to elevate your physical prowess, stamina, combat skills, and reflexes. This isn’t just a workout – it’s a holistic approach to enhancing your overall health, flexibility, and fighting capabilities. Immerse yourself in a structured training experience that ensures a well-rounded and empowering journey.

Daily Life

Program Highlights: Elevate Your Training Experience

1. Intense Discipline-Specific Sessions:
Engage in high-octane training sessions tailored to kickboxing, MMA, and Muay Thai techniques. Choose your focus or combine disciplines for a diversified training experience.

2. Customizable Training Options:
Tailor your training journey with options to focus exclusively on kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai, or blend them for a comprehensive skill set.

3. Specialized Training Sessions:
Dive deep into dedicated sessions for each discipline, delving into the unique techniques and strategies that define kickboxing, MMA, and Muay Thai.

4. Experienced Instructors:
Train under skilled instructors proficient in their respective disciplines. Benefit from expert guidance throughout your training, ensuring precision and mastery.

5. Well-Rounded Development:
Whether you seek a concentrated approach or a broader skill set, our program emphasizes building strength, endurance, and agility for a holistic training experience.

6. Competitive Sparring and Real-Life Scenarios:
Immerse yourself in opportunities for competitive sparring and real-life scenario training, applying your learned skills in dynamic and practical situations.

7. Supportive Environment for Growth:
Experience a nurturing environment that encourages personal growth and skill development. Connect with a community of like-minded individuals on the same journey.

Program Benefits: Unlock Your Potential

1. Physical Fitness Enhancement:
Improve cardiovascular health, muscular strength, and flexibility through our designed program. Regular sessions elevate your overall fitness level.

2. Combat Mastery:
Acquire techniques and strategies integral to kickboxing, MMA, and Muay Thai. Develop effective striking, grappling, and defensive skills through dedicated practice.

3. Sharpened Reflexes and Reaction Time:
Engage in drills and exercises focused on improving reflexes, coordination, and reaction time – essential elements for peak combat performance.

4. Mental Discipline:
Experience the mental rigors of kickboxing/MMA/Muay Thai training, fostering focus, discipline, and perseverance. Develop the ability to stay calm and composed in challenging situations.

5. Self-Confidence Boost:
Witness your own progress and gain self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. This newfound confidence transcends into various aspects of your life.

What’s Included: Your All-Inclusive Journey

– Structured training program led by experienced trainers
– Sessions focused on physical fitness, combat skills, and reflex development
– Guidance and supervision throughout the program
– Access to top-notch training facilities and necessary equipment
– Opportunities to participate in sparring and practical application sessions
– Supportive and motivating training environment
– Regular feedback and progress evaluations
– Program-related assistance and support
– Accommodation and meals provided for an uninterrupted focus on your training journey.


Monday to Friday

Morning sessions: Self-training – Engage in physical conditioning exercises, such as cardio workouts, strength training, and flexibility exercises.

  • We also offer an alternative morning schedule where instead of self-training, you can participate in our volunteer program, teaching English. In the afternoon, you have the option to come earlier and engage in two concurrent sessions: self-training and training with a coach.

Afternoon sessions (with Coach): Focus on technique training, including strikes, kicks, punches, blocks, and defensive maneuvers. Sparring sessions: Participate in controlled sparring sessions to practice your skills in realistic scenarios.

  • After the training session, there will be a 15-minute passive stretching session for the participants conducted by the coach. This session aims to help with muscle relaxation, increase flexibility, and promote recovery.

*** Please note that the schedule may be adjusted based on the specific training center and trainers’ availability.***

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions, and unforeseen circumstances.*** 

Book with Confidence

Travel and Accom.

You will be met at the airport and transported to the project.

The accommodation is located on a campus in a college dorm. As such, it follows certain campus rules such as a night curfew.

We also have a room reserved as an “office” with 2 computers that you can use, and a beautiful rooftop where you can have a cup of tea and coffee, enjoy sunbathing, and have a chat with others.

There are nice local cafés, convenience stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, swimming pools, and restaurants next to our dorm. A beautiful and peaceful place where you can enjoy fresh juices, snacks, etc.

Fundraising Help


  • Minimum age 12
  • Passion and enthusiasm for environmental conservation
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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£650 GBP per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

Note: Map coordinates are approximate