Laos

Ruins of ancient cities which lie hidden deep in the forests, waterfalls and complex cave systems await the intrepid adventurer in Laos. There are plenty of ways a volunteer in Laos can make a difference, from working on a construction program to teaching Buddhist monks!

Those who volunteer in Laos are treated to spectacular landscapes, delicate temples and the opportunity to experience a fascinating culture. Join us in Laos, one of the most traditional countries in Southeast Asia!

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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
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer with Children in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Luang Prabang in Laos and volunteer with children with a focus on teaching English, helping to develop their understanding of the language and increasing 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
Volunteer with Children
Teaching

Arts and Childcare Volunteering in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Discover Luang Prabang in Laos and make a contribution to local children's education and personal development with art

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"I could not leave a class without every passing student say “thank you very much, see you tomorrow” on a daily basis. Things don’t always go the way you plan here, but that is the epitome of Lao culture. As a teacher, you are seen with great respect by the community. The second you tell someone you are an English Teacher, they bombard you with questions.

I can only speak for myself when I say that this was a great experience. But I honestly believe that this is a chance worth taking."

- Veronica Trujillo - USA
Volunteer with Children

Volunteer Adventure Holiday in Laos

Asia - Laos - Luang Prabang
Visit Luang Prabang, Laos and teach English to Buddhist novice monks before embarking on an adventure trek through the region

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 weeks

Price from

£1,495.00

"For the volunteers, the days “off” have actually been more intense than the teaching days. For instance, we have been to waterfalls, taking trips on the Mekong and the Nam Khan by means of kayaks, boats or just a picnic for a lazy Saturday. I believe that a quick bonding was established between the volunteers. We have more in common than we think and we are all in this together."

- Martin Skarbäck - Sweden
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
Volunteer with Children
Multifocus

Volunteer Explorer in South East Asia

Asia - Laos - Thailand - Luang Prabang - Phang Nga
Discover Asia when you volunteer with children in both Laos and Thailand with a focus on teaching English. Enjoy adventure side trips in both locations.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 8 weeks

Price from

£0.00

"Everyone was extremely friendly and our first visits to the schools were filled with welcoming smiles. Over the next couple weeks as I got to know the students and the teachers I began to get a good idea of what life in Laos is like. The volunteers were invited to dinner several times and even had the opportunity to attend a Baci ceremony in a village outside of Luang Prabang. It was nice to see the various sides of Lao culture that you might not see as a regular tourist."

- Adele Giraud - USA
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