I recently returned from volunteering on a medical mission in Vietnam with The Children of Peace International (COPI). It was an absolutely amazing experience. 21 Vietnamese and 19 Americans joined together to provide care to 1,238 patients (mostly children) at 7 clinics in 5 different cities over 14 days! We started in Hanoi (North) and finished in Saigon (South) and made stops along the way in Sa Pa, Da Nang, and Hoi An.
We provided primary care, dental, and hygiene services to children in orphanages, schools, community centers and even a safe haven for street kids. I highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to volunteer as there are opportunities for non-medical volunteers as well.
A prospective physical therapist student, Erica Tran, created this video that highlights our amazing journey.