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VHC 2015 Update

The board of directors of Vietnam Health Clinic have collectively decided that there will not be a mission trip for the summer of 2015. The summer trips for the past six years have been very successful for the volunteers at the University of Washington, demonstrating the importance of hands-on training in rural health care. After a thorough evaluation of our organization, we believe that we have reached a junction in our program where we need to focus on establishing sustainability measures and to focus upon the future of the program. During this gap year, we will be implementing new measures for more sustainable fundraising, recruitment of health professionals, and efficient healthcare delivery. Our next mission trip to Vietnam will likely be held in the summer of 2016. Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors for their generosity and continued support throughout the years; we hope to work with you again soon.

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Trip FAQ

  • Would you need to understand and/or be able to speak Vietnamese in order to volunteer with VHC?

    No! Being able to understand and/or speak Vietnamese is NOT an application requirement for VHC applicants. Last year's trip comprised of nearly 40 general volunteers with almost half of the accepted members not from Vietnamese descent.
  • When would we be going to Vietnam?

    Tentative trip dates usually fall around the end of summer. This allows students who wish to take summer quarter at the University of Washington to do so. This is subject to change. Students applying to graduate or professional schools should consult with their prospective school schedules to see if they are available during those dates. Future dates for the 2014 trip are tentatively set in late August and returning early September.
  • How can I volunteer as a student?

    We welcome student volunteers from the state of Washington. To learn more, please visit the "Prospective Students" tab underneath VOLUNTEER.
  • Is VHC recruiting Health Professionals?

    Yes. A vital part of VHC’s team are the Health Professionals. If you are a licensed physician, dentist, physician assistant, pharmacist, or nurse who is interested in accompanying us for our upcoming trip, please contact us at Like the student volunteers, health professionals do NOT need to be capable of understanding and/or speaking Vietnamese to volunteer. We will have translators for those who need it. We would love to have you join us! Please see the Health Professionals Tab under VOLUNTEER for more information.
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