Volunteer Experience | Community Development

Thailand: Volunteer Community Construction

Hua Hin, Thailand

Description

LocationHua Hin, Thailand

Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment

Cost: from €350 EUR Project Fee for the 1st week – see Costs tab for more information

Includes: 3 meals a day, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

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

Keywords:

  • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
  • Give you some practical experience in light construction and renovation work
  • Support the local Thai community by improving their living standards with our construction and renovation efforts
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Introduction

Want to know what it’s like to participate in a Community Construction Project? This Community Construction program located in Hua Hin has it all!

Once you arrive in Bangkok, your program will start in Hua Hin – a seaside resort city known for its popular beaches, extraordinary night markets and delicious street food. You will have plenty of time to relax in the evening and have fun with your camp buddies.

Daily Life

There are many families in Thailand that live under poor housing conditions and many of its local community areas and facilities such as temples, hospitals or schools still need a lot of improvement.

To address this concern, this program aims at participants to help improve the living standards of these local people in need by providing support in much needed construction and renovation work by creating proper sanitation facilities, make housing safer places to live and ensure communities have greater authority over their own development initiatives.

Participants will be asked to engage in tasks ranging from light work such as cleaning the area, mixing cement and painting to harder tasks such as building up the wall (plastering) and repairing roofing. Participants will be instructed and supervised closely by our coordinator who has ample experience in construction work to make sure that all the processes are safe for them and the housing conditions are also safe for the local people to live.

Itinerary

Monday to Friday

After breakfast, you will head off to the construction project; this will mainly be at local people’s houses and local community facilities. There you will be briefed on your tasks by our coordinator about the day’s project. Expect to do construction and renovation work at the project location for 4-5 hours per day with a lunch break in between. Lunch can be at our accommodation or near the project site.

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Travel & Accommodation

You will be met at Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) International Airport by a project representative and brought to the project HQ upon arrival.

Our centre is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms. There is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool for you to chill.

All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.

While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.

Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is limited and to prevent insect infestation open food items are not allowed in the rooms.

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Be keen and enthusiastic to get involved in the project
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Conversational English
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
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Costs

Costs

€350 Euros per week

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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

  • 3 meals per day (2 meals on weekends)
  • 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
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Vaccinations.

Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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