If you are looking for a meaningful, purposeful experience, join the English Club Laos Volunteer Program today ! No matter how short your stay, your time, your knowledge, your energy, has a profound impact on the life our students.
Our volunteers come from all over the world, the only requirements being the ability to speak English, coupled with a keen interest to help. To become a volunteer teacher, we do not require a teaching certificate or any teaching experience, or even require being a native speaker. However, we do require that you speak English to an advanced level, with a clear accent. We ask this because we hope to give our students the best quality experience and education that they can get.
Aged anywhere between 18 to 70, they are often college students, professionals on holidays, retired teachers, gap-year or world travelers and anything in between.
All our volunteers work alongside our Lao teachers in the classrooms, assisting them with pronunciation and providing context for foreign/western concepts present in the teaching materials. They also bring invaluable knowledge and exposure, allowing our students to experience and appreciate different cultures.
Our volunteers bring a little bit of fun, adventure and excitement to the classrooms !
Volunteers directly contribute to improving the English skills of our students. Although our Lao teachers are very talented and well prepared, volunteers bring the pronunciation skills and world experiences which are invaluable to both, our teachers and our students.
Volunteers normally spend 4-6 hours per day, Monday to Friday, supporting the teachers and students during the different classes. Volunteers are also encouraged to engage in the conversation sessions or participate in fun learning games with our students.
Schedules are kept flexible to ensure that our volunteers have adequate time to experience the uniqueness of the Lao culture and discover the heritage city of Luang Prabang & surrounding areas.
Benefits of the experience
In turn, Volunteers will find that our Lao students are eager and hard-working and a true delight to get to know. Invariably our volunteers leave English Club Laos with one regret; wishing they could stay longer.
While working with our students, you’ll witness progress and celebrate both big and small victories together. You’ll gain valuable teaching and tutoring experience and will often find yourself learning as much as your students! You will gain insight into the Lao culture and volunteers often develop lasting friendships with our students. Many also have opportunities get to know their families as well.
Having the opportunity to support and influence the lives of these students is a privilege and makes for a truly meaningful, memorable, and enjoyable experience for our volunteers.
Consistently we find that two things happen as a result of volunteering at English Club Laos; you will fall in love with the students and the students will fall in love with you!
How to apply as a volunteer!
We work with more than 100 volunteers from all over the world at our school each year.More and more people are returning for second and third times to help our students.
We are always seeking motivated new volunteers.No experience is necessary.What we are looking for are people of all ages, from any country, who have a desire to help Lao people learn English and possess Basic English language skills. Most of our volunteers help 6 to 7 hours per day, Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a native English language speaker or proficient in grammar to help our students.We have Lao teachers in each classroom who are responsible for providing essential lessons to our students.
For more information about schedules, accommodations, meals, and project fees send us an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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