A father and daughter ride a horse at our Nomad Project for volunteers in Mongolia.

Volunteer in Mongolia

Travel to the land of nomads and Genghis Khan and support local community development

Volunteer in Mongolia with Projects Abroad and make a difference while exploring a different country. Through our projects, you’ll become part of ongoing efforts to support local communities.


Our Mongolia volunteer programmes have something to suit everyone. If you enjoy working with children, help support early childhood development at a childcare centre. Or, teach English at disadvantaged, rural schools. You can also learn directly from doctors at a hospital, or get practical journalism work experience at a television broadcaster.


No matter what project you choose, our friendly Projects Abroad staff will be available for you 24/7, and they can assist you with any issues or concerns.


Most of our projects are based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. It’s the political and commercial hub of Mongolia, and still very traditional. So don’t be surprised if you see monks and locals in traditional dress wandering past business professionals in suits on the streets!  

Projects available in Mongolia

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Business Interns pose for a photo with staff at a local bank in Mongolia.

From $3,830 AUD

Business Internship in Mongolia
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Gain practical work experience and learn from professionals at a company in Ulaanbaatar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
The office for Projects Abroad's Human Rights internships in Mongolia.

From $3,830 AUD

Human Rights Internship in Mongolia
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Get practical work experience and do important human rights research at NGOs in Ulaanbaatar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
An intern gaining journalism work experience in Mongolia

From $3,090 AUD

Journalism Internships in Mongolia
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Boost your CV by gaining hands-on journalistic experience in a radio, print, or television placement

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Parliament at Sukhbaatar Square, a site to visit during a Law internship in Mongolia.

From $3,830 AUD

Law Internship in Mongolia
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Travel to Mongolia and gain invaluable work experience at local law firms and boost your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Culture and Community Volunteers live and work with Nomads in Mongolia whilst riding horses to herd cattle.

From $3,245 AUD

Live and Work with Nomads in Mongolia
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Experience a unique and ancient way of life by living with a nomad family in Mongolia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad intern meets with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Mongolia

From $3,295 AUD

Medical Internship in Mongolia for Teenagers
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Gain medical experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Medical interns observe a medical procedure in a hospital as part of their work experience in Mongolia.

From $2,720 AUD

Medicine Internship in Mongolia
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Care and Psychology workers pose for a group photo in a care centre during their Psychology placements in Mongolia.

From $3,830 AUD

Psychology Internship in Mongolia
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Learn from psychologists in a mental health centre and take part in community outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
An intern working with a child during her Social Work internship in Mongolia

From $3,830 AUD

Social Work Internship in Mongolia
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Gain practical social work experience and expand your knowledge alongside professional social workers

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Mongolia experts on:

1300 132 831

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

You’ll do volunteer work in Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city and the only major urban settlement in the country. Ulaanbaatar is a fascinating city, with many contrasts. High-rise buildings sit alongside traditional tents called ‘gers’ all over the city.  


You will live with a local host family in or around Ulaanbaatar. Mongolian people are known to be friendly and warm, so you are sure to be comfortable and well looked after during your stay.


In your free time, you’ll have the opportunity to explore beautiful monasteries and interesting museums. You can also take a day trip out of the city to visit a nomad settlement, and we definitely recommend trying Mongolian BBQ.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Mongolia Arrival Procedures page.

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SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.