Volunteer in Laos

Discover the ancient country of Laos when you volunteer with GVI on critical community development projects throughout the city of Luang Prabang!

 

Although tourism has picked up in Laos over recent years, it is still one of the poorest countries in the world and is largely an agricultural country. By volunteering in Laos with GVI, you can contribute to sustainable projects that aim to have a long-term impact on the lives of local community members and their futures.

 

Spend your gap year, career break or volunteering holiday exploring a land rich in culture and ornate temples, as you make a difference teaching English to young Buddhist monks or volunteering with children on a variety of childcare initiatives.

Have a look at these 10 Awesome Things To Do In Luang Prabang.

 

 

GVI has been operating volunteer projects all over the world for the past 14 years, and our projects in Laos are no different. We are proud of our approach of establishing long-term and sustainable projects, in which the local community is always consulted first and foremost in order to determine their needs. With the contribution of volunteers, we work together in partnership to achieve these goals.

OUR PROGRAMS IN Laos

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Volunteer with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Laos' ancient city of Luang Prabang and teach English to Buddhist novice monks, improving the quality of their education and enabling them to access better opportunities

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"It was an amazing experience. To be able to interact with young novice Buddhist monks and know that you are actually making a positive impact on them seems almost a little surreal at first but then becomes so common place that it takes a moment when one grasps you on the arm and says “You are a very good teacher” to bring home exactly what you are doing.

But that is only a small part of it. The people that I met are what really made the Laos project something that will have a special place in my heart forever."

- Greg Wright - Australia
Women's Empowerment
Teaching
Volunteer with Children

Women's Empowerment Project in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover the ancient city of Luang Prabang, Laos, a UNESCO World heritage site, while contributing to sustainable women’s empowerment initiatives in the local community. Through various forms of English, computer

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,195.00

"The entire experience was amazingly rewarding. All the students I had the pleasure of interacting with were hardworking, dedicated and so appreciative of the work we were doing. Although I was only on the program for a month and had no previous teaching experience, I felt that I was able to play a real part in improving the life opportunities of the students I worked with.  I would encourage anyone wanting to make a positive impact while travelling or wanting to experience a culture beyond the tourist experience to seriously consider a project with GVI. My only regret is that I did not stay longer."

- Patrick Rose - Canada
Volunteer with Children

Childcare Expedition in South Asia

Asia - India - Laos - Nepal - Kerala - Luang Prabang - Pokhara
Discover Asia when you travel to Nepal, India and Laos on a world wind volunteer experience! Contribute to valuable childcare initiatives and help provide much needed educational and early development

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

12 weeks

Price from

£2,795.00

"Volunteering with the GVI team has been a great way to learn more about the incredible work that GVI guys are doing every day. It is a wonderful way to stay connected and learn about ongoing social and environmental projects and helping GVI amplify the work done by change-makers internationally"

- Sam Wattson - United Kingdom
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Luang Prabang in Laos and volunteer with children. Teaching English, help to develop their understanding of the language and increase their chances of a better education .

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"One of the things I love about Luang Prabang is that you can walk everywhere. It’s a small and beautiful town and the Lao sense of community really gives it a small-town feel. Everywhere you go you see people you know: students, teachers, volunteers, ex-pats, vendors, the family from the guesthouse. And of course the ubiquitous novice monks with their umbrellas to shade them from the sun."

- Amy Dillon - Canada
Teaching
Volunteer with Children

Teaching Internship in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Gain practical teaching experience and boost your career when you join a teaching internship in Laos and make a real contribution to the community.

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£3,545.00

"Beautiful jungle foliage reaches up from the numerous gardens and from both river sides. Colourful blossoms and rich fragrances. Coconut palms and bananas…but, probably the most memorable aspect is the hundreds of saffron robed novice Buddhist monks to be seen wherever you look. Teaching them is such a pleasure. Typical of Lao people, they are humble and mild mannered and learning English is so important to them. Being amongst them, teaching them, just being here is a wonderful calming experience. None of us want to leave."

- Richard Fawcett - United Kingdom
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