Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

Thailand: Mangrove & Environmental Conservation

Hua Hin, Thailand


Location: Hua Hin, Thailand

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months commitment

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: £350 GBP per week – see Costs section for further details

Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations


  • Your responsibilities may involve preparing the seed and soil, watering the plants, nursing the plants and planting mangroves.
  • In addition to hands-on work, you will also be engaged in research and education of sustainable environmental practices.
  • You will be presenting lectures and training sessions on practical topics such as recycling, reducing carbon footprint, waste separation, and the effects of climate change.
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Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on the environment and community in Thailand? Welcome to Hua Hin, a breathtaking destination with a spectacular beach and a thriving ecosystem that needs your help. As an environmentalist, your journey starts with a visit to the local Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Centre where you will learn about Thailand’s environmental issues and participate in meaningful discussions.

Your hands-on work begins with a two-hour placement at the local mangrove nursery, where you will help produce young mangrove plants for the community. From preparing the seed and soil to watering and nursing the plant, you will learn from a local farmer and coordinator on how to plant and care for mangroves effectively.

But that’s not all. You will also participate in cleaning up the local beaches and communities by creating garbage bins, washing and sorting garbage, and researching and planning sustainable environmental practices. You will present lectures and training sessions to the local community members and children on topics such as recycling, reducing carbon footprint, waste separation, and climate change.

Don’t worry if you’re not fluent in Thai; an English-speaking coordinator will be there to support you. This program is an opportunity for you to create a positive impact on the environment and community, while also gaining valuable knowledge and skills. Are you ready to join us in this journey towards a sustainable future?

Culture Week

The picturesque mountains surrounding Chiang Mai beckon with their natural splendour, offering a wealth of captivating attractions. Renowned as a hub for Thai handicrafts and adorned with two tribal villages, this city serves as the perfect backdrop for immersing yourself in Thai culture. Our program is a gateway to an authentic Thai experience, where you’ll partake in cultural activities, explore breathtaking mountain landscapes, and discover the heart of Chiang Mai.

Please note that this week is an optional add-on to your Volunteer trip, typically scheduled at the beginning of your journey.

Our program is thoughtfully designed to unveil the essence of Thailand through a spectrum of cultural encounters that will ignite your senses. You’ll have the rare opportunity to actively engage in Thai traditions, from customs and language to the art of crafting local Thai dishes. As you navigate the captivating sights of Chiang Mai, you’ll also delve into the intricacies of Thai culture.

A program highlight is the exploration of Buddhism through visits to revered Buddhist temples, known as ‘Wats,’ where the profound teachings of Thai Buddhism come to life. Scheduled visits to bustling local markets will immerse you in the vibrant Thai way of life, exposing you to an array of delectable culinary delights and unique products.

Join us on this remarkable journey to deepen your appreciation of Thai culture, forge lasting memories, and savor the rich tapestry of experiences that Chiang Mai eagerly awaits to share with you.



  • Breakfast
  • Program Orientation
  • Thai Cooking class and Lunch
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Thai Culture Lesson: Thai history, religion, and customs
  • Lunch
  • Thai Language Lesson
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Visit Secret Cave & Chicken Drop Cave
  • Huay Mongkol Temple & Buddhist rituals
  • Lunch
  • Market Village Mall & Souvenir Shop
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Pranburi Forest Park & Mangrove plantations
  • Pranburi Mangrove Boat Tour
  • Lunch
  • Visit Sai Noi Beach
  • Welcome and Goodbye Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Offering food to Monk at Local temple
  • Excursion to the Artist Village
  • Lunch
  • Local Beach
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

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Daily Life

Your first day will begin with a visit to the Sirinart Rajini Ecosystem Learning Centre to learn about Pran Buri communities and the importance of mangrove ecosystems.

The rest of the week will be filled with hands-on work at a local mangrove nursery and clean-up efforts at the beach and local community, helping to collect, wash, and sort garbage. You will also have the opportunity to educate the community about environmental conservation through lessons and lectures.

In between your activities, enjoy delicious meals at the Centre and take in the beautiful surroundings. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impact on the environment and community.

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Travel & Accom.

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by a project representative and taken to the project HQ.

You will be staying in single gender rooms with a maximum capacity of 4 per room. They are equipped with a fan, a cold shower and wifi.

Laundry facilities are limited, so you should expect to wash your clothes by hand during parts of your trip. However, there are some places in the town where you can do laundry for a small cost. All our visitors are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint; especially water, paper and electricity. You’ll be expected to clean up after yourself, and play your part in keeping the accommodation neat and organised.

There are bikes available at no extra cost, which you can use to explore the area during your free time.

All your meals are included during your stay; they’ll be traditional Thai food, including plenty of rice dishes. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know before you arrive, and we’ll ensure there is plenty for you to eat.

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  • Minimum age 18.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for working in environmental conservation, lots of energy and creativity – and not scared to get your hands dirty!
  • No previous skills are necessary, however you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment – 30+ hours a week
  • Necessary vaccinations.
  • Necessary flight & visas.
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Please see our info pages for more information and to get a quote.


£350 GBP per week

£400 GBP for the optional Culture Week add-on

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

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