• Laos
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

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Starting Price
Price Details
Without compromising safety or impact, UBELONG aims to offer the world’s most affordable 1-week to 6-month international volunteering opportunities.

Fees include:
-->Extensive pre-departure mentorship and support
-->Volunteering alongside locals on projects that make a REAL impact
-->Airport pick-up
-->Housing and meals
-->24/7 in-country support
-->Peace of mind from joining UBELONG, a social organization headquartered in Washington, DC
-->Brand name and networking opportunities that comes from being part of the well-known UBELONG Community
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Nov 16, 2019
May 22, 2017
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About Program

UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Vang Vieng, Laos.

Volunteer in one of these world-class projects:

-->Teaching English

-->Assisting a social agri-business

-->Building, renovating and handywork

This program is no longer offered. View more programs from UBELONG.

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Program Highlights

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Volunteer on projects that truly need you
  • Live in the heart of Vang Vieng and enjoy delicious meals every day
  • Go with a US based organization - legitimacy and peace of mind
  • The #1 program in Laos and with the best reviews!

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Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.86%
  • 4 rating 7.14%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.6
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.8
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 4.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

UBelong in Laos

I really enjoyed my experience in Laos volunteering to teach at the school. The children are great and eager to learn, they are kind and care deeply about each other and they value your time. I made the mistake of only going for a short amount of time and if you really want to get a lot out of the experience and if you want THEM to get a lot out of the experience, stay for a while and get to know these people! They're so kind and really good. The staff was extremely sweet and very encouraging. They are all so loving and kind and made sure you felt at home. Laos itself is becoming a big tourist hub and the social scene is what you won't expect, but if you do go, go for the volunteering aspect of the trip! Laos itself is beautiful and take a weekend trip to Luang Prabang and visit elephant sanctuaries and waterfalls! Overall, a wonderful cultural experience that I wouldn't have been able to fully achieve without volunteering! Thank you!

What would you improve about this program?
I enjoyed the program to its fullest extent! Maybe recommendations of where to go on weekends as in Luang Prabang so that volunteers can see the whole of Laos.
24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Vang Vieng with UBELONG

I am more than happy that I chose UBELONG as the organization to volunteer abroad. I always felt secure, because I had contact persons of UBELONG and intense support by the people in Vang Vieng. I really hope that the teaching at the college is pursued, since the students there really need to speak to foreigners to improve their English.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience that Helps Change Lives

UBELONG really is an amazing organisation that provides you with support from your point of inquiry to the end of your placement. The preparation materials are great and help clarify any confusion about the country you’re going into and the role you’re taking on. The in country support and relationships you build with other volunteers is unbeatable. Its great value for an experience you will never forget and the difference you can make to the lives of others.

24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

You really do belong

If there was ever a perfect volunteering organization, UBELONG is certainly it. You have to look no further than the name to realize that their mission is all about you and how you can change the world one community at a time. Whether it be their diversity in program offerings or their highly informative support programs, UBELONG enables you to become a change agent and take on challenges in an inspiring manner. They provide you the tools and knowledge to become an effective volunteer, and impassion you to make the most out of your experience.

22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best volunteer program choice that I could have done!

Be a part of UBELONG as a volunteer, brought me back the desire of working and couldn't be more thankful for having experienced what I lived in Laos. From the preparing booklet with the monitors and volunteers reviews until the hard work in the farm I'm grateful for the good work of the organization. This opportunity impacted not only my life but also the ones that I was working and living with. My dreams and objectives are now more alive.

24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching English in Laos for UBELONG

I had a phenomenal experience and I've only spoken wonders to those that I encountered while backpacking and in the US. I love what UBELONG is doing and I think the onboarding and support functions were fantastic. I really appreciate the expedited application process- an experience I certainly won't forget!

What would you improve about this program?
Better infrastructure/wifi would have helped supported teaching functions. However, the wifi in Laos is unpredictable so there probably isn't much than can be improved.
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Vang Vieng, Laos with UBELONG

My experience as a UBELONG volunteer has been superior to any other experience I have had in the past I have volunteered through a lot of different programs, but UBELONG has been the only one where I felt I had the flexibility in my volunteer dates and locations; UBELONG caters to anyone who wants to have a wonderful experience and volunteer without having to make such a large financial commitment. Although these facts are not the only reasons why I would recommend UBELONG to anyone who wants to have the best volunteer experience! WIth the help of the UBELONG staff, in particular Barbara Barbosa, you are overly prepared for departure, which makes the transition from home and to your project locations seemingly flawless. Arguably you get as much or as little out of any experience and it is up to you, but UBELONG creates an encouraging environment for you to reach the full potential of your time as a volunteer.

What would you improve about this program?
Suggest that people should stay longer, if you have the time available it is beneficial for the project and yourself to volunteer for a longer period of time. This is also a personal suggestion, instead of an improvement on the program.
24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


My experience with UBELONG in Laos was great! They organize enough but not too much, leaving you some liberty to make your own experience. This also means taking initiative and asking the right questions to the local staff is important. I would without any doubt consider working with UBELONG again and recommend it to people who want to experience another culture first hand!

What would you improve about this program?
Sometimes it feels like the project hasn't been completely thought through, this isn't the case (I think) it's just not always easy not get all the right information. As said in my review, this can be fixed by taking initiative but communication between the "people who know what's going on" and the volunteers could be improved.
24 people found this review helpful.

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