Mongolia 2019

August 8-16

Be of service. Travel the world. Promote happiness, one playground at a time.

Turtle Rock, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Join us in building a playground for an orphanage near Ulaanbaatar – while training community members and NGOs to replicate the process using locally sourced materials and resources.

Play and playgrounds are linked to improved school attendance as well as improved educational and social outcomes. Our playgrounds also incorporate creative educational design, allowing teachers to step out of the classroom with students and use the equipment for engaging lessons.

Join us on an adventure to a vast, untouched landscape –the home of golden eagles and throat-singing: Mongolia. Visit a unique culture and beautiful part of the world, still mostly unknown to tourists, while giving to a group of children in need of educational support. No experience building is necessary- just an open heart and hands willing to work!


Day 1: Arrival, initial meet up, and stay in monastery.  

Day 2: Drive to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park (2-4 hours), stay in yurt overnight.

Day 3: Visit national park and return in the evening.

Day 4: Playground build and visit to International Intellectual Museum.

Day 5: Playground build and visit Choijiin museum/monastery.

Day 6: Playground build and visit Tumen-Ekh Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.

Day 7: Final touches on playground and celebration, visit to Turtle Rock (if time permits).

Day 8: Airport departures


Sign up by April 1st, 2019: $1550 USD

After April 1st: $1850 USD

Interested in participating? Register for this upcoming trip here.

Lodging, food, local transportation, and project materials included. Participants are responsible for their international airfare and personal items. Maximum of 12 participants. Deadline to apply is June 1st, 2019. Minimum of 6 volunteers required by June 1st to avoid trip postponement.