Volunteer in Laos
In addition, volunteering in Laos allows volunteers to discover an off-the-beaten-track nation who are best known for their gracious and warm demeanour.
UNESCO’s World Heritage site, Luang Prabang - in the heart of the mountains and lying at the intersection of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers is a must see on any visitor’s travel itinerary. The ancient capital of the Luang Prabang Province offers a variety of different volunteering projects and the community always welcomes assistance from international volunteers. Participants who volunteer in Luang Prabang will enjoy visiting the well - preserved building and temples - displaying both traditional and colonial architecture.
Despite being the biggest city in Laos, Vientiane is not your typical big city and has a far more relaxed atmosphere than what we may associate with urban centers. Located on the famous Mekong river, bordering Thailand, projects in Vientiane are often focused on community development and social progress - including assistance in education.
Some of the rural villages in and around Laos are key areas for volunteering and projects in these areas usually involve volunteer work in various fields.
If education is an area you are interested in, many volunteer placements in Laos will welcome you with open arms and hearts. Teaching English to Buddhist monks or developing arts and culture activities for children are just some of the ways you can contribute to the lives of these indigenous communities. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in Laos teaching English to people of all ages while at the same time encouraging creativity and freedom in the youth of the communities.
Community development is another focus area for volunteers and hands-on construction projects are always looking for volunteers to help out. Activities could include repairing and restoring existing structures, like fences, door or windows or even aiding in the nurturing of farming areas.
Volunteering abroad in Laos will definitely be a challenge but without a doubt a rewarding experience that will stay with your forever.
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As of now, we’ve spent five days giving lectures at that particular kindergarten. Consider the fact that they never had a English lecture before. But, writing this, some of them can already scream out A-G, 1-15 and about seven colors. It’s pretty amazing, since most are SO young that they barely know how to talk in Laos, let alone a second language. Progress, WHOO! I’m so impressed with the speed in which these kids can pick up on any info you throw at them. They’re my cute little sponges.
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