As a volunteer, you will do Volunteer activities Eco Farm in a community of up to 10 volunteers near Luang Prabang, Laos. You will live on the NamKhan Eco Farm in local, wood housing structors. We have three rooms for up to 4 people in each on our farm and 2 rooms available at our downtown office.
You will mainly work on the eco farm. Tasks include helping the farmers with seeding, planting, harvesting, or preparing the soil or compost depending on the season.
Other jobs that need to be done to keep the community running include helping in the kitchen, machinery maintenance and organizing the storage facilities.
The work hours of our staff are from 7:30 am until 5 pm in which volunteers must fill 5 hours between those times. Educational hours are between 5 and 7 pm. These times include either teaching our staff english or teaching the children in the village next door.
The volunteer coordinator will make a schedule once a week with the attending volunteers in order to schedule the different tasks. We try to make it as easy and un-administrative as possible.
Other Volunteer Works at the NamKhan Eco Farm:
Besides the regular tasks which need to be done, there is a list of things to do. Depending on your personal skills, you can choose whatever you want from this list. This choice can be discussed with our volunteer coordinator.
If you have ideas of anything that you feel something needs to happen, we are always open for suggestions. If you would like to know more about us, please click here.
Open Works for Volunteers:(January 2018)
building 2 houses for the farm dogs
producing and decorating various signs in the farm carpentry workshop
building a fire place in the farm common area
designing and building an outside natural gym by the river
writing blog posts about your experience on the farm or in Laos, certain ecological agriculture or other processes, or whatever you would like to contribute to the international community on our blog