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Volunteer Abroad in Laos with IVHQ

Volunteer in Laos

Volunteer in Laos with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of Laos volunteer programs, including Teaching, Childcare and Construction and Renovation. Oue Volunteers in Laos are based in a variety of communities, performing volunteer work in Honkau Village, which is located just outside of the capital city, Vientiane. With our top rated Laos volunteer projects and the lowest fees, IVHQ offers safe, responsible and affordable volunteer opportunities in Laos. We are proud to have hosted over 115,000 people on our volunteer projects. Discover more about our Laos volunteer work in Laos below.

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Volunteering in Laos: At a glance

  • Volunteer work in Laos available year-round
  • 3 meaningful project options
  • Projects based just outside of the capital city, Vientiane
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style volunteer house
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Affordable program fees from only $260 for 1 week
  • Popular Laos Road Trip add-on available to IVHQ volunteers
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Laos each month

The IVHQ volunteer program and Laos itself made the trip so much more than just another trip, to be able to give back to the world with amazing volunteers/friends was just an unforgettable journey and an extraordinary experience.

IVHQ Volunteer - Byrant Cheng
Byrant Cheng
Nationality: American
Age: 25
Destination: Laos

Volunteer opportunities in Laos

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $260

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in Honkau Village
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Assist local staff in childcare centers, providing general support in lessons and free time. Help to arrange games and activities, assist with routine jobs like meals and cleaning, and be an enthusiastic influence for local children.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $310

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in Honkau Village
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help with construction and renovation tasks for a variety of community services including schools, daycare and medical centers.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $260

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in monasteries and schools in Honkau
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help to teach English in local monasteries or primary schools, often with students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Laos to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Laos will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Laos with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!