VOLUNTEER

Thank you very much for your interest in the English Education for All project.  Here is some general information about our facilities and projects.

 

What We Do

Through the Equal Education for All project, we teach supplementary English classes at an elementary school in the evenings, Monday to Thursday. These students all come to class of their own volition, all see English as the key to improving future job prospects, and are always happy to have a foreigner assisting them with their learning.

Who Can Teach?

Anyone is welcome to work with us, from professional teachers with years of experience to people who haven’t set foot inside a classroom in years; all that counts is that you want to help EEFA’s wonderful students. You need not even be a native speaker of English, as long as you’re able and willing to carry out simple conversations.  Tourists from all over the world visit Vang Vieng, so exposure to all varieties of English accents and skill levels is crucial for the students’ development.

Program Costs

If you’d like to help us teach, we ask that you come for at least two weeks (10 teaching days) and donate $50 (USD) per person to our charity fund. This money is used to pay office staff, pay for office equipment, and to buy teaching materials and other things the children need.  Food and accommodation are the responsibility of the volunteers.  That said…

Accomodation

We highly recommend staying at Organic FarmVang Vieng, home to the Equal Education for All office as well as a full-time organic farm, restaurant, and guesthouse.  OOFV is located about four kilometers north of Vang Vieng and a kilometer or two south of the school we teach at in the evenings.   It offers a wide variety of accommodations (all profiled on the website), from a 6-bed dormitory room for 35,000 Lao Kip per bed to private rooms, bungalows, and even natural mud houses.  The restaurant, which serves almost entirely organic, local food grown on-site, is open 8AM to 8PM and has an extensive menu; an average main dish costs between 15,000 and 40,000 Kip.  Volunteers who choose to stay at VVOF will have easy access to a range of teaching materials, will be allowed to use the office computers.

Farmstay

In addition, anyone who stays at VVOF is welcome to participate in the morning farm-stay program.  Volunteers work alongside Laos staff taking care of livestock (pigs, goats, chickens, and guinea pigs), picking in-season fruit, and doing other general farm work.  If you have ideas about other projects to do at the farm, you are more than welcome to bring them up and see if any sort of collaboration is possible.  

 

When to Come

If you’re interested in coming and volunteering with us, please have a look at the calendar below.  Volunteer teachers are always welcome, but are especially needed when we have two or fewer teachers staying with us. So, if you have some flexibility in your schedule, please come at a time when we’re understaffed.

 

 

 

Thank you once again for your interest in our project.  We hope to meet you soon!

To register to volunteer with us, or to make further inquiries, please email us at office@eefalaos.org.