Upcoming Trips

2018 Trip Information!
VWAM will have two team trips in April, 2018. Since the 2017 team trips are sold-out, filled-up (Three in March and one in April) this will be the next regularly scheduled mission to Vietnam. You may get  advanced placement on one of the 2018 teams by sending a non-refundable $125 deposit to:
Vets With A Mission
2018 Vietnam Trip
Attn: Joette Ward
POB 202
Newberry, SC 29108-0202

That deposit will secure a place on the team. The announcement of specific dates will be made sometime in May, 2017.

Team trips are open to both medical/health and non-medical/health volunteers, and Vietnam vets are encouraged to participate. Vets also have priority placement on a team.  There is a role for everyone to play on the team regardless of professional training or lack thereof!

One of the highlights during a trip is the special team farewell dinner held in honor of Vietnam and Vietnam Era vets at the Furama Resort, right off the former China Beach.

Trip price includes:
  • Roundtrip economy-class airfare on Korean Airlines (Departure cities include ATL, SFO, LAX & SEA).
  • Hotel in Atlanta.
  • Airport - hotel - airport transfers.
  • Hotel in Vietnam with daily breakfast.
  • All team ground transportation in Vietnam.
  • Farewell dinner, t-shirt, back-bag & tote-bag.
  • Visa.
  • Health/Medical/Evacuation cancellation insurance.
  • All taxes, fees, service charges and VAT in Vietnam.

Trip price will be approximately $3,800-$4,000 per person based on double-occupancy (Single occupancy available but at an additional cost).

For more information, or if you want to discuss your participation on the 2018 trips, please call Chuck Ward at 803-405-9926 or email him at  vetswithamission@backroads.net.
What do VWAM humanitarian teams do?
You do not have to be a medical-health professional to participate on a VWAM team. Medical teams usually work out of a previously built or sponsored VWAM clinic in Da Nang City, Hue City, Da Nang or Thua Thien Hue Provinces. You may be in a Ward, Commune or District in a city or in a rural area. Vets With A Mission has a reputation for going to those places well off the beaten tourist path to help the most disadvantaged. Both health/medical volunteers and non-health/non-medical volunteers have opportunities to serve on each team, and Vietnam veterans are given preferred placement on teams. Previous team members are also given priority placement on a trip/team over first-timers. Non-veterans, who are not medical-health professionals, are also welcome to join a team and serve! Approximately 35 volunteer positions are available on each team.

For additional information or to have any questions answered, please don’t hesitate to contact Chuck Ward, Executive Director, at 803-405-9926 or vetswithamission@backroads.net

Teams serve at a clinic VWAM built or sponsored, and each medical/health professional has an interpreter assigned to them. Medical/health professionals obviously do things like working/screening of patients (Nurses) and Patient examiners (Physicians, PA’s or NP’s, dentist or optometrist/ophthalmologists, PT’s etc.) see the patients. Pharmacists fill prescriptions and distribute supplies as well as canes, walkers, etc. Non-medical/health professionals maintain clinic security and order, assist in the flow and movement of patients at the clinic, serve in the pharmacy or patient registration, and fulfill other roles. There is a role for every team member volunteer to fill regardless of professional training or not!


Vietnam vets served our country on land, sea and in the air to help the Vietnamese people. It was said, “We were the best and the brightest.” Well, we believe that is still true today. Vets return for a number of reasons including personal, religious/spiritual and humanitarian. Vets With A Mission is dedicated to reconciliation in helping Vietnam veterans and all veterans – even those of former South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong – to honor the past and embrace the future. Vietnam is no longer a war; it is a country. Since 1989 nearly 2,500 volunteers, both veterans and non-veterans, have traveled to Vietnam with VWAM. Now you can join us in making a difference in your life and the lives of others.