Volunteer in Myanmar

Experience Myanmar 
in a meaningful way

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In Myanmar you can volunteer in the different volunteer projects such as teaching English at a Buddhist monastery, health care and construction projects. You also have the option to start with the culture week.

Volunteer Projects in Myanmar

In Myanmar you can volunteer in the different volunteer projects such as teaching English at a Buddhist monastery, health care and construction projects. You also have the option to start with the culture week.

Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Mandalay International Airport on Sunday
Duration: 1-4 weeks
Projects: Choose from 5 Projects which can be combined
Age: From 18 years old
Price: From only £350, US$455, AU$595 or €375

About the Program in Myanmar

Doing a volunteer program in Myanmar provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people. 

The program starts every Monday. You can join the program from 1 week up to 4 weeks. The program is based in Mandalay, Myanmar. You will arrive at Mandalay International Airport between 08.00 and 17.00 where you will be picked up Sundays and transferred to your accommodation.

You can choose to start your program with the Culture Week but this is not compulsory, but we highly recommend to start your program with the Culture Week.

About the Location

Myanmar is in Southeast Asia bordered by India to the west, China to the north and Thailand to the east. For a long time, it was not a touristic destination. In recent years, however, it has gained popularity among tourists.

The program is based in Mandalay. Mandalay is a favorite among those who visit Myanmar as it has a great number of attractions, including the Golden Palace Monastery, the Mahamuni Pagoda, the Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mingun Temple, the Bargaya Monastery.

Accommodation & Meals

You will be staying at an authentic Buddhist monastic school located in Northeastern Mandalay. The monastery is the home to over thousand children aged 7-18 whose parents are unable to care for or whose homes are too far from Mandalay. Monks reside here as well. The students are friendly and always curious to meet newcomers so this is a good opportunity for cultural exchange!

The accommodation is located inside the city of Mandalay, and anything you might need is located close by. The accommodation is at the same place where programs take place. It is located fifteen minutes walk from the northern gate of Mandalay Palace. While not located in the center, it is still a busy hub with plenty of restaurants, traditional coffee shops and markets around. The city center is located a 10 minute drive away and you can reach it via public transport or by hiring a taxi from the taxi stand located right outside the main door.

There are three meals served during the week inside the accommodation and two during the weekend. Food will served as Burmese food, which has a lots of rice, vegetables, meat and egg. We provide three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day on weekdays and two (breakfast and dinner) on weekends.

Coordinator Support

Throughout your stay in Myanmar, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.

Program Requirements

Participants need to be 18 years or over to join
You need to have your own travel insurance
You need to bring a hard copy of your CV/Resume
Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Holidays

Holidays in Myanmar

Volunteer Projects

You can choose the Cultural Orientation Week in Palawan as your first week of your program, but this is not compulsory. This week will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs.

There are several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!

Mandalay

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GapXperience Testimonial Myanmar

“I had an awesome time! The coordinator Monica looked after me very well and we always cooked together or bought street food and she made sure I knew what I would be doing each day as well showing me around Mandalay and teaching me lots about the culture and customs. Everyone at the school was very welcoming and eager to interact and learn. I spent some time on projects and some time teaching depending on each day but this worked out very well. I stayed in a dorm at the monastery that was quite comfortable. I really enjoyed my experience and can’t wait to do something similar again and for longer next time!”

Tiana Sylvia, Australia

Volunteer Projects in Myanmar

You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer program!

Culture Week

Learn more about Myanmar, bond with fellow participants, and immerse in the surroundings and culture. This is your kick start week into a new country and way of life! This week will take you to important locations related to Myanmar’s history and culture. The week will feature orientation and cultural training sessions to give you everything you need to settle into the “Golden Land”!

For full details click here

Monastery School Teaching

Teach English and other valuable life skills at a local monastery school in Mandalay. Founded in 1993 by two monks, the school is a home of over a 1,000 people, and now teaches over 6,000 students with difficult upbringing. Most of the students come from rural areas and would not get an opportunity to be educated and learn outside of this monastery.

For full details click here

Construction & Renovation

Work in renovation activities that will improve the living standards of the villagers residing around our center. This project asks you to get your hands dirty doing light construction work, repairs and renovations for the local community. We continuously scout the village surroundings for homes, schools, temples and clinics that need work to be done. Many local villagers need help with renovation and light construction. The little they earn goes towards their daily expenses, so it is common for their living quarters to be left in bad condition for a long time.

For full details click here

Healthcare Project

An eye-opening internship opportunity for healthcare students and professionals.

For full details click here

Prices of the Program in Myanmar

Prices in Pounds
1 week :  340 Pounds
2 weeks : 485 Pounds
3 weeks : 635 Pounds
4 weeks : 780 Pounds
+1 week : 155 Pounds

Prices in US$
1 week :  455 US$
2 weeks : 660 US$
3 weeks : 860 US$
4 weeks : 1050 US$
+1 week : 210 US$

Prices in AU$
1 week :  585 AU$
2 weeks : 840 AU$
3 weeks : 1095 AU$
4 weeks : 1335 AU$
+1 week : 265 AU$s

Prices in Euro
1 week :  365 Euro
2 weeks : 525 Euro
3 weeks : 685 Euro
4 weeks : 840 Euro
+1 week : 165 Euro

* There is an extra charge of £30/US$45/AU$55/€35 per week for the culture week, healthcare and construction project

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why Book with GapXperience

Lowest Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Fixed Price

With us there are no extra charges such as registration, application fee or admin costs, only one fixed price.

Combine Projects

With us you can combine different projects in one program location at no extra charge.

Book Together

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second program!

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again every year. Returning customers get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.