Help us by having a good time yourself! Luang Prabang, Laos

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello there! I manage a new business in Luang Prabang, operating as a restaurant, bar, and events place. My aim is to transform this venue into the best party place in town, and for that I need your help.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Apart from the volunteers, the staff here is mainly Lao, who love sharing insights regarding their culture and language, in return for learning English. We are sometimes invited to football matches, barbecues and weddings with locals and if you are lucky enough, you may be able to experience those during your stay here.

    Also, as this is a backpacker hotspot, you will meet lots of our guests (and volunteers!) with interesting stories and recommendations for your future travels, all over cold beverages and good music. All in all, you will benefit tremendously from a diverse cultural mix and we encourage everyone to exchange info and experiences.

  • Help

    Help

    This is a new project, we are currently unknown. Therefore, we need outgoing volunteers for handing out flyers:
    - in groups of two or more
    - to tourists and backpackers
    - just outside the venue
    - for one hour a day, everyday

    This is the only set schedule we have and it applies to nearly all of our volunteers. Other than this, volunteers are invited to spend time in our venue in the evening during opening times, chat to our guests, enjoy music and most importantly, have fun!

    On top of this, we are looking for a photographer/videographer to take some awesome shots/footage of our venue and guests, in order to be later uploaded on our social media pages. Also... are you fairly skilled LED and fire poi/staff/hula hoop etc. performer? We would be thrilled to host you in exchange for showing off your skills to our guests!

    We also need a DJ Guitarist and Singer, who will not be requested to handout flyers as per above, but instead play music for around 3 hours a day (in the evening, sometime between 8PM - 11:30PM, depending on the number of guests we have). We provide all the necessary equipment and a growing repertoire of over 10,000 songs.

    To clarify, volunteers are the heart of this place. Previously, we had similar projects in other locations in Laos, where we hosted numerous volunteers helping us with similar tasks. We are also backpackers, therefore we wish to maintain this volunteering culture in order to promote skill exchange, experience sharing and teamwork with people from all backgrounds. We are very flexible, since we share similar interests and hardly have a set schedule for our volunteers, but overall we require your help during evenings, for most days.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Lao, Chinese etc.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is dorm-style, with WiFi 24/7, in a colourful house located 20-minute walk from the venue (we will be able to provide you bicycles for easier commute). This house is rented by our management for the purpose of accommodating volunteers and some members of the staff only.

    We provide two meals per day: at the house at 12PM and at the venue at 6PM. We are open to culinary suggestions in order to accommodate all types of diets. Other than that, volunteers are also free to make use of the house kitchen area for cooking their own meals. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will have plenty of time to explore the area, as their help is needed exclusively during evenings. The shiniest gems in this place are the Kuang Si and Tad Sae waterfalls, located 1-hour, respectively 20-minute drive away from town, for which we may be able to arrange discounted transportation, depending on the number of volunteers willing to visit it at the time.

    In the vicinity, you will be able to explore the Butterfly Farm, the Bear Sanctuary, the Mandalao Elephant Sanctuary, Pak Ou Caves etc. We also provide discounts for entry to the local swimming pool and will love to advise you on going to lesser known scenic spots in Luang Prabang.

    We also have friends who regularly visit local communities and villages just outside Luang Prabang if you wish to join them for learning about eco-farming, handcraftsmanship, food sourcing and foraging etc.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 24 hours per week, with a varying amount of hours per day (1-5 hours per day)



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