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Volunteering in Laos with Projects Abroad

  • Placement location: Vientiane
  • Project Lengths: From two weeks
  • Accommodation: Guest house or volunteer apartments
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  • Top places to travel: Pha That Luang, Wat Si Muang, Wat Phu

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Map of Laos A Lao fisher-woman casts a fishing net in the water in Laos

Projects Abroad organises volunteer placements in Laos for anyone aged 16 to 75+. Our focus is on helping children by contributing to their educational development in care centres and local schools

As the official tourism slogan suggests, Laos is ‘Simply Beautiful’. It has a peaceful Buddhist culture, historical French colonial architecture, wild silk, and two UNESCO World Heritage sites. However, Laos is also an extremely underprivileged nation, with a third of the population living on less than 82p per day, and volunteer assistance is crucial for uplifting disadvantaged communities.

Where we are based in Laos

Buddhist monk wears traditional attire and walks around a temple

Projects Abroad is based in the capital in city of Vientiane, which is also Laos’ economic centre. Located on the bank of the Mekong River (separating it from Thailand), Vientiane offers warm weather throughout the year. Volunteers will live in guest houses or apartments in this small city, which is home to many temples and Buddhist monuments. This includes the well-known Pha That Luang and Wat Si Muang.

Travel and tourism in Laos

Volunteers living and working in the laid-back city of Vientiane will have plenty of opportunity to explore the stunning landscape around them. You can travel over the weekends or after completing your placement. The cost of living in Laos is also extremely affordable.

Some of the top places to travel include Luang Prabang and Wat Phu, the ruined Khmer Hindu temple. There is also the Plain of Jars, which is an archaeological landscape that has thousands of stone jars. Laos New Year is celebrated in April and locals and tourists enjoy a water festival, which is popular in many Asian countries.

Alternatively, volunteers may enjoy the simplicity of Laos by visiting some of the many fresh produce markets or taking a walk along the Mekong.

Projects available in Laos

Short-term specials for 16 to 19 year olds available in Laos

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