Youth Organisations in Vietnam

Understand the organisations and structures in place to provide a stepping stone for young people to their adult life...

Vietnam’s official national youth organisation is the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. Renamed several times, it was founded in 1931 under the name of Vietnam Communist Youth. Young Vietnamese people between the ages of 16 and 30 can be members.

For students at colleges and universities, the Vietnam National Union of Students organises most student affairs.

The Union organises the following activities and initiatives:

  • ASEAN Youth Camp – promotes cooperation among ASEAN youth
  • Green Summer – each year volunteers, mostly students from cities, help locals who live in the countryside to build houses, bridges and schools. They also teach children
  • International Youth Exchange Programme – some of the countries who participate in this programme are Canada, Korea, Japan, China and Thailand

Opportunities for Foreign Youths

  • AIESEC – the world’s largest student-run organisation, which aims to provide young people with opportunities to build their personal and professional skills, as well as helping Vietnamese society in its social and economic progress and development
  • Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam) – promotes values of solidarity, peace and tolerance through youth citizenship projects to improve society

International volunteer programmes