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Volunteer Opportunities?

Posted by blackpepper14 on 26/11/2009 at 07:16

Hi...I will be travelling in Laos (and Vietnam and N. Thailand)for some weeks... I am an experienced and certified teacher. I have a lot of experience teaching and teacher training EFL in Asia. I am currently a school owner/teacher in Japan and the educational advisor for a foundation in Bali.

When I travel, at the very least, I love to visit a school or two and see how the education system works. For me, it is facinating. Never one to be "voyeuristic" in the sense of just going for a look, I would love to do some volunteering. I can teach/train, spend a few hours, a day, a few days, a week....

If anyone has had a similar experience or has any contact information, it would be appreciated. I have searched the net and mostly the "pay to teach" variety is posted. Not knocking those programs, per se, but not really my interest. Thanks in advance if anyone has any thoughts or can help?

#1 blackpepper14 has been a member since 23/11/2009. Posts: 23

Posted by Rufus on 27/11/2009 at 07:28

I would suggest that you have a look at the Mulberry Farm in Vang Vieng. They are always looking for volunteer teachers for the small school that is associated with them.

#2 Rufus has been a member since 22/4/2007. Location: Laos. Posts: 973


Posted by blackpepper14 on 27/11/2009 at 17:29

HI...thank you for the suggestion. I have checked out their site and will send an email to connect with them. It looks really great.

If anyone has taught there or been there, would love to hear your thoughts!

Any other suggestions are also still more than welcome!

#3 blackpepper14 has been a member since 23/11/2009. Posts: 23


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