Volunteering in Laos

Volunteer Opportunities in Laos, after Covid with a nonprofit

Volunteer teaching and village work in Laos

Affordable volunteering in Laos with a nonprofit and not a travel agency.

Our mission is to help underprivileged people in Laos. Volunteering with OpenmindProjects takes you to the heart of Indochina, Laos, between Thailand and Vietnam.


Volunteer in poor villages. Help young girls, boys, and their rice farmer parents. Many children leave school with little education and few opportunities. 

Before Covid some of them, however, came to our Training Center in Thailand and improved their skills for a better future!


Volunteers help children to learn English and IT, important skills for their future! Help their parents too to learn English so they can host and guide tourists in the mountains. Help them to use IT and internet to promote local ecotourism and gain a welcome extra income. The villagers welcome families and children, couples and singles!

Some volunteers work in Vientiane with NGOs. 

 On your Laos volunteer trip you have time to visit amazing places, like Luang Prabang, the beautiful ancient capital, and the Four Thousand Islands.


Discover Laos with Openmind Projects


Let’s talk! Tell us about yourself, what you are looking for and we can tell you how you can help!

Contact us, apply.  Happy to discuss your volunteering online!

Affordable Volunteering in Laos with a nonprofit, OpenmindProjects

Volunteer teaching and work in Laos

Welcome to Vientiane the capital and the Phou Khao Khouai Mountains.

Volunteers in Laos practice simple English with village children and their parents. Volunteers who bring a laptop can combine IT and Internet training with English!

You do not need to be a teacher. We practice fun Learning by Doing, games and sports. You can read about it in our Volunteer Handbook and on our videos before you start!

We are open to discuss other, special volunteer opportunities in Laos too. 


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Volunteer life in Laos

Stay in a village with a host family. Eat their local food! Share the daily chores. Learn about life, culture and nature.

Special volunteer opportunities in Vientiane if you like social media and IT work.

In your free time, explore Lao nature, mountains, jungles and the old capital Luang Prabang!


Contact us, apply. Let’s talk online about your volunteering before you decide!


Volunteer in Thailand teaching village girls

Laos children have improved their skills with OpenmindProjects over the years

Our volunteers have helped many Lao girls and boys improve their skills in their villages and also at our Training Center in Thailand!

Teenagers from Laos came to OpenmindProjects’ week long Learning Camps in Thailand. Some stayed on as long-term trainees before Covid.

Now after Covid we want to restart our support to Lao youth with volunteer help.

Improve their English, IT and other life skills. Let them learn together with us and you, our overseas volunteers. They can go on to study, a better job or return to help friends back home!


Joiy came from a Lao mountain village. He did not speak any English and had never touched a computer. He came as a trainee. Learned to train international volunteers and then landed a job at a leading hotel in Vientiane, the capitol of Laos. 

Khem came to OpenmindProjects as a teenage camper, stayed on as a trainee, made great videos for us and is now a successful video entrepreneur in Laos!  


Contact us, apply online. Let’s talk.Tell us what you are looking for and we’ll try to find your volunteer mission in Laos.

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