We cooperate with a few local schools. They frequently ask us if we have volunteers to help with their English classes because the English of their teachers is insufficient or they do not have a teacher. Weekly we receive a list from the schools with the class they want us to teach, but also which topic. The only thing you need to do is preparing your class and make some kids happy.
Long term volunteers: Minimum stay of 1 week. As a long term volunteer you receive a lot of benefits (read more below).
Short term volunteers (Fairstay guests): We understand that not everybody is able to volunteer long-term. Therefore we provide the opportunity to assist our long term volunteers.
School construction & renovation
On a regular base we receive fund to build schools. We facilitate all construction projects and monitor all finished programs afterwards. Labor is done by volunteers, both local and foreign. It is possible to help the local volunteers because many helping hands makes the work lighter for everybody. The local volunteers do not speak English but love to communicate with foreigners creating a nice working atmosphere. If you do want full guidance by a English speaking team member let us know during the application . Construction can be near but also up to 25 km outside the center. We provide bicycles for work near our homestay, but as a volunteer you are responsible for your transport, and if necessary our team, when construction is outside of town.
As the leading local organization we receive many requests from local villages and the education office to help their education projects. Off course we wish we could help all of them. It is possible to have your own construction project for which you fundraise and do the construction by yourself in Laos. The preparation with the villagers, education office and others is in hand of our team, you only need to concentrate on the project. Do not worry, we have a lot of experience in school constrution. Possible projects:
3 room toilet construction: $3.000
3 classroom building: $15.000
5 classroom building: $23.000
Contact us for your own project or more information, so we can start preparing your experience.
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Long term volunteering
We do not offer directly any long term volunteering anymore. Feel free to contact us and we will forward you to our supporting partner. They coordinate our volunteer applications. You can still book in our Fairstay to help our long-term volunteers as a volunteer assistant.