Do you love the outdoors?
Do you love horses?
Do you crave adventure?
If the answer is yes, then take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
We need volunteers to help our small family business in the summer months of June, July, & August.
We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, and friendly people to help us out during the busy months.
You have to be comfortable around horses and people.
You don’t need a lot of experience.
You’ll be helping with the horses (saddling, herding, training our young horses), milking the mares, cooking, cleaning, going on guided treks by foot or horse, teaching English to the Mongolian staff, and other similar duties.
You’ll become a part of our family as you work and live with us.
There will also be free time for you to visit Ulaanbaatar and other activities you might be interested in doing.
If you think this is something for you, then please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Will there be English spoken?
Most of us at Dream Adventure speak English. We can teach you some basic, useful Mongolian words and phrases during your stay, so you can communicate with our nomadic neighbors. The nomads generally know very little English, if any at all. Volunteers must be willing to brave the language barrier and learn to communicate.
2. What meals are provided?
We cook Mongolian traditional health food daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.
3. How long can I stay?
From June until August each year. You can volunteer for 2 to 12 weeks (2 week minimum).
4. What do I need to bring?
Please bring warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes. Long pants are required—jeans or other heavy pants are a good choice for being in the saddle. Bring a headlamp/torch/flashlight, sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat. Definitely bring your camera to capture those unforgettable moments!
5. Where will I be sleeping?
You will be sleeping in a traditional Mongolian ger together with other workers and volunteers. It’s 225 USD per week or 800 USD per month (4 weeks) for room and board.
6. Should I bring gifts?
Some people like to bring some small gifts for the families they meet in Mongolia. We recommend postcards from home or something else that is small, lightweight, and inexpensive. We do not recommend batteries (after they are spent they just get tossed in the garbage pile and leak chemicals into the soil), candy (that will contribute to kids’ tooth decay), or cigarettes.
7. Do I need to get any vaccinations?
You are not required to have any vaccinations for travel to Mongolia. It’s absolutely up to you if you want to get any vaccinations. You can get routine vaccines such as those for influenza, chickenpox (or varicella,) polio, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus, and rabies, either in your home country or in Mongolia.