Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Ban Nathong
Vang Vieng


The organisation takes volunteer all year round. EEFA is based on two key ideas: Sustainability is holistic and must include sustainable technologies, education, job training, opportunities, and community involvement. These ideas hlep us implement our four core aims of Education, Employment, Environment, and Health in the communities near Ban Nathong, Lao PDR.

Minimum requirement for short term volunteering at EEFA is two weeks, although we accept volunteers for much longer if they wish.

We prefer to accept volunteers on Sunday mornings in order to join the orientation.

We ask you contribute at least 4 hours work each day, although this depends on the season and the number of volunteers on site. If there is a lot of work to do, most volunteers are willing to do more than the required 4 hours a day. The rest of the time is free for you to explore the nearby villages and stunning natural surroundings.

In order to keep the EEFA running and expanding we charge a small fee from volunteers. The fee is mainly used for buying food to feed everyone involved with the project (volunteers, staff and the wider SAE LAO family who live at the site ), any extra supports wages for the local staff. This equates to 82 000 Kip per day. After this there is an additional 352 000 Kip one-off payment that does not go into maintaining the project, but helps fund our education and community projects.

Fee Required


Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome



International Volunteers

How To Apply



You can apply on-line at: http://www.saelaoproject.com/support-us/volunteer/application/

Please check our website at www.saelaoproject.com before applying

You can also email: team@saelaoproject.com for more information