Aiming to improve the lives of the local people of Laos through constructing and renovating buildings and community facilities, this project will give you a sense of well-being as you put your skills to good use. Can you imagine living in a community where facilities such as medical centres, temples and schools are run down and in desperate need of repair? If you like getting stuck in and getting your hands dirty, apply for a place as a volunteer on this project to really make a difference to the lives of others.
Good quality buildings and facilities are the foundation for a good standard of living, something everyone deserves. At present, some of the community buildings at Laos are in a terrible state and through the project, participants are placed where they are most needed, to have the best possibleimpact on the standard of life for these locals.
Coordinated by staff from the organisation, the project consists of tasks which could include simple painting and decorating jobs, restoring and enhancing existing buildings, renewing walls or creating furniture such as tables and chairs for the schools. In some cases, there will also be a need to construct completely new buildings.
The experience won’t only be beneficial to the locals, you will be immersed in Laotian culture, broadening your own knowledge of this wonderful country and its people. Daily interactions with the locals will result in you forming positive relationships with these friendly and kind people who will not hold back in showing their appreciation for your hard work. Also, as the project attracts participants from all over the world, you will build multi-cultural friendships and learn more about the fascinating lives of people across the world.
Monday to Friday
Although the renovation and construction elements of the project are dependent on the needs of the community at any specific time, the basic structure of each day will be the same. You will begin with a breakfast at the accommodation centre before setting off to the project site. Once at the site you will carry out the necessary tasks which could include painting, gardening, building, renovating or anything else which is required at local temples, hospitals, housing or other facilities. After a busy morning you will enjoy a lunch and some rest before continuing with your tasks in the afternoon. The day ends with a dinner and time for you to relax in the evening.