Volunteer in Laos
Laos is a is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest, and Thailand to the west and southwest.
Often overlooked in favour of its better-known neighbours, landlocked Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. Caught in the middle of the two Indochina wars and long isolated from the rest of the world, the country retains a slow, rather old-fashioned charm, and its people – incredibly laidback and friendly, even by Asian standards – are undoubtedly one of the highlights of any visit.
Population: 7.1 million
Official language: Lao
Time zone: UTC+7
About Laos Program
Lao PDR is one of the poorest countries in the Asia-Pacific region and experiences many constraints to development and poverty reduction, including within the education sector. One of the most important ways of sustainable development is through providing and improving education for local people.
Location: Luang Prabang
Duration: from one week
Meals: breakfast included in the package
Teaching in local schools
Teaching in community schools
Teaching in monastery
Teaching English in Buddhist Temples
Volunteer to teach young monks and learn about their lifestyle in a fascinating monastery. The monasteries have realized that the monks need to learn English as they are to spread the teaching of Buddha and communicate effectively with outside people. Hence, the monasteries are looking for volunteers to teach English to Buddhist monks. Teaching English to Buddhist monk is an excellent opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Buddhism and culture. In the monasteries, volunteers will also have a wonderful opportunity to learn Buddhism and witness colorful rituals and prayers. The classes are mostly focused on conversation and usually contain 5-6 novice monks
Teaching at a local school
Santiphab school is the biggest School in Luang Prabang. There are more than three thousand students. In addition to serving the town and countryside it is home (complete with dormitory) for the 30 brightest students in math and literature in each grade from the entirety of northern Laos. The library is now open 6 days a week, 9 hours a day and 5 evenings and It is set within the grounds of one of Luang Prabang about 2 kilometers outside of the town centre and a 5 minute bicycle ride from the volunteer accommodation. Volunteers working here will have the opportunity to assist with conversational English, reading, and playing games.
Teaching at a community school
Community schools to provide education to kids outside of their normal school day. Kids will study at the community schools usually from 4.30 to 7.30. Subjects they learn are from English, Math, Sports and so on. Volunteers teach at a community school will have their time to prepare for lessons or visit Luang Prabang in the day time, and go to volunteer at the community school in late afternoon.
Registration Fee: $200 USD
This registration fee allows you to participate in any of our other program without paying another registration fee within a period of 2 years.
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Note: All payment will occur a 5% transfer service fee.
Pre-departure Information & Visa Guidance
City tour, Orientation, Welcome dinner
Some local culture experiences (morning market tour ect)
Onsite support from our local team
Free registration of another Asia Internship program within 2 years
Flights, insurance, visa
Snacks, beverages, or other personal purchases
2 years' free of registration fee to participate in any of our other programs
Job opportunity/recommendations across Asia
10% Discount on our other programs