From World Volunteer’s own website:

“There are many reasons to volunteer. Whether to make new friends, to explore new career interests or personal interests, or to build your job skill and your resume, there are various advantages to being a volunteer around the world.”

Here is some basic information about the programme in Laos. For more detailed information go to  http://world-volunteer.com/.

Vientiane, Laos 

Information

World Volunteer has its own website containing detailed information about the projects you can participate in. 

What?

English teaching at Quest College, Sharon International School and work with Oxfam Australia.

Where?

The volunteer will be based in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, but participation in the project could include field-work outside the city.

Number of volunteers required?

Unlimited.

Other requirements?

The volunteer must be enrolled in or have finished his/her college degree and have good knowledge of English. The volunteer must show an interest in education as part of development and an understanding for cultural and religious differences. The volunteer must be able to work to their own initiatives but also as part of a team. The cost of the program depends on the duration of the stay and specific requests by volunteers. Approximate price: 20 Euros/day (including accommodation, visa, introduction, training, 3 different activities, access to bike, pool, 24/7 support).

Benefits?

The volunteer will gain first-hand experience and knowledge in the area of development through the project and develop personal skills such as leadership, cultural understanding, creativity and problem-solving skills, etc. The volunteer will also get the opportunity to get to know Laos as a country with its amazing culture, language and nature.

Minimum length of stay?

Volunteers should stay a minimum of 1 month up to 6 months.

Volunteer tasks?

The main task of the volunteer will be to teach English to school children and young adults, as well as to the staff at our partner organisations. The participation also includes writing reports and work to find new innovative ways of using education as a tool in developing countries.

Details?

World Volunteer was founded in 2006 by two young entrepreneurs who themselves have worked in various social projects in Laos for years. The established collaborations and contacts that make up the organisation is a result of their experiences and creates the safety net for World Volunteer’s increasingly successful programs.

Current volunteers?

None.

Former volunteers?

Linda Vering               Spring 2012                Linda@matblogg.se