About STREETS International

Founded in 2009 and based in Hoi An, Vietnam, STREETS is a comprehensive and fully-supported 15-month culinary and hospitality training program. Disadvantaged and vulnerable youth living in poverty are chosen to participate in this no-cost program.

Each Trainee participant is provided classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the culinary arts and/or hospitality services, nutritious meals, supervised housing, clothing, uniforms, an active community, monthly allowance, and basic medical care.

STREETS recognizes the important role that tourism plays in developing economies. It is often one of the first and largest sectors to experience growth and expansion.

STREETS provides impoverished youth with professional level training and apprenticing, including English language and life skills, for careers in culinary arts and hospitality service.  Our program responds to the growing resource demands of the hospitality sector in Vietnam and beyond.

STREETS is an actual social enterprise - integrating both business and philanthropy.  We significantly support the program through our multiple culinary enterprises.

Position Overview

STREETS welcomes the generosity and support of passionate volunteers who offer their time and energy to support our cause.

We welcome applications for the following volunteer opportunities:

- Hospitality service trainers - Culinary arts trainers - Digital marketing and media professionals - Graphic designers, videographers and photographers - Qualified yoga teachers

As part of our Safer Recruitment and Child Protection framework all volunteers will be required to submit a criminal background check.

What we offer

  • Professional 15-month culinary, hospitality and English language training program at no cost to participants
  • Apprenticing experience including at the acclaimed STREETS Restaurant Café and Oodles of Noodles Center
  • Meals, housing, clothing, uniforms and monthly allowance
  • Comprehensive recreation and wellness program
  • Life Skills training
  • Health examination and basic medical care
  • Outstanding job placement rate with ongoing career support

 Who can apply

  • Age: 17-22
  • Education level at 6th grade literacy or relevant life skills knowledge
  • Disadvantaged and vulnerable youth living in poverty, resident or sponsored by an orphanage or community agency, out-of-work and needing support
  • Strong interest in restaurant, hotel or tourism careers
  • Motivated to learn English
  • Must complete the STREETS application including a Recommendation Letter and Certified Residence documents

Deadline: None

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