Volunteer in Mongolia

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Mongolia is a nation of vast landscapes, beautiful lakes, and snow capped mountains. It is a nation not frequented by tourists due to its more popular neighbors, China and India. Mongolia is a poor nation and quite underdeveloped and would thus be a great nation for you to considering in.

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The Mongolian government plans improve economic trade with other countries and to lower employment. For this, it is essential that Mongolian children learn English and there is a shortage of good English teachers in the nation and there is a need of native English speakers. As a volunteer you will teach mostly children English, focusing on conversational English.

Work with Street Children

Mongolia has almost half of its population under the poverty line, and thus a number of children unfortunately have no place to call home. Many of these children are forced to live on the streets, supporting themselves through begging. As a volunteer, you will work with organizations that work with these children and help improve their lives.

Volunteering Tips

Questions to Ask: Will I have a fixed schedule every day or will it vary? Will there be other foreign volunteers volunteering with me? How much spending money should I bring along? Is food paid for? Will I have time to visit other parts of Mongolia or maybe even other nations?

Best Places to Volunteer
  • Ulaanbaatar: the capital and largest city; it is home to 45% of the nation’s population; many teaching opportunities available.
  • Darkhan: Close to Russia, big manufacturing center of the nation.
Health and Safety of Volunteers in Mongolia

As a volunteer in Mongolia, you are recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid If you are planning to spending a long time in the nation, get vaccinated for Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, and Meningococcal. For more information visit MD Travel Health.

Mongolia is a relatively safe destination for tourists. It is important to not carry valuables around in public and to be aware of pickpockets, particularly in crowded areas. To be on the safe side, it is best to only drink water that has been filtered, or just simply buy bottled water.

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Rustic Pathways
Besides the breathtaking landscape and unique culture, Rustic Pathways programs to Mongolia will challenge your perceptions o...
Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad hosts a wide variety of volunteer projects in Mongolia! Immerse yourself in Mongolian culture as you help mak...
Tru Experience Travel
Have you ever wanted to use your skills in less developed parts of the world? Tru Experience Travel have many amazing opportu...
Earthwatch Institute
Explore the lives of grassland animals, from the hedgehog to the Siberian ibex, to help conserve their wilderness home. You’l...
Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3000 voluntary service proj...
Mongolian Volunteer Organization
We will provide you with various placements and opportunity to challenge your life, gain new experiences and knowledge from c...
Concordia International Volunteers
The first international volunteer project in Mongolia was run in 2000 as a result of co-operation between the Japanese organi...
Cultural Homestay International
Join Cultural Homestay International's World Explorers on a conversation volunteer program in Mongolia! CHI offers individual...
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Stepperiders has been working with volunteers for over 10 years now and it has been a big success. The volunteers help to do...