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VOLUNTEER IN LAOS

Discover the ancient country of Laos when you volunteer with GVI on critical community development projects throughout the city of Luang Prabang

Although tourism has picked up in Laos over recent years, it is still one of the poorest countries in the world and is largely an agricultural country. By volunteering in Laos with GVI, you can contribute to sustainable projects that aim to have a long-term impact on the lives of local community members and their futures. 

With project focuses ranging in marine and wildlife conservation, child care, animal care, health care and teaching, there is something for everyone.

Spend your gap yearcareer break or volunteering holiday exploring a land rich in culture and ornate temples, as you make a difference teaching English to young Buddhist monks or volunteering with children on a variety of childcare initiatives.

Have a look at these 10 Awesome Things To Do In Luang Prabang. If you are aged between 14 and 17 you can look forward to our Under 18's Volunteer and Adventure Experience in Laos. GVI also offers exciting programs in other Asian countries like ThailandNepal and India.

GVI does not support orphanage volunteering. For more information see our stance on orphanage volunteering. We also support ChildSafe, a global child protection initiative, and regularly review our comprehensive Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy. All our staff and participants are required to complete a police background check before arrival on the program, and on-site child protection training is provided once they arrive in the host country. We also protect children from cyber and real-world threats by ensuring that our marketing follows child protection best practices.

As part of the policy, participants will be required to complete a DPS check, Police Clearance, or a National Background Check where necessary, and to comply by the policy.

Where Does GVI Work in Laos?

If you volunteer in Laos your world will be changed forever, get ready for a spiritual and life changing experience. Our base is in Luang Prabang, a relaxed town located along the Mekong River.

The fusion of French and Asian culture and charm make for a wonderful setting to experience a unique culture. Help us increase the quality and access to education, enabling the local people to increase their future employment opportunities and improving quality of life for themselves and their families.

The surrounding hills contain traditional villages, waterfalls and other scenic pleasures.

Meet the team - Senior Field Management

Jill Walker

Deputy Director of Programs
Meet GVI’s Jill,also known by her rap name, Rainmaker, or her spiritual name, Field Whisperer. Her journey with GVI began back in 2007 as Thailand's Country Director, where she helped set up GVI’s first TEFL program!

Now she is based in Chaing Rai, Thailand. Jill's role involves providing support for all of our programs around the world. Working closing with each base, she looks to identify and manage any issues that occur so GVI are able to offer the best programs possible.

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