Experience life in rural Thailand with a group from all over the world

Cultural immersion in a rural village near Chiang Mai

The Life Development Center
Chiang Mai, Thailand. Only 12 places left!
June 3 - June 16, 2018

Experience life in a rural Thai village with a group from all over the world! Support the non-profit's projects through hands-on activities including planting trees, building water dams and helping our teachers at the local village school 3-4 days, and lots more.

Your contact: Manop Yangja
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Volunteering Activities

Agriculture
Arts
Conservation
Sports
Teaching
Community Outreach
Eco Farming
Sustainability
Education
Reforestation
Water Conservation

Accommodation

Our volunteers will stay on our non-profit’s premises which is an organic garden home, where we have four houses: two small cottages that can sleep 4 volunteers, one semi parka building with two rooms for 6-7 volunteers, and one bamboo house with two rooms for 4 volunteers. 

Our accommodation includes a bed, mosquito net, blanket, pillow and fan. 

Volunteers will need to share their room with 2-7 other volunteers depending on the house/room. 


Meals

We provide our volunteers with 3 meals a day, mostly consisting of local dishes. We also provide some desserts, toast, coffee, organic juices and fruit.


Typical Day

Our volunteers will have a great combination of hands-on work and cultural learning experiences, including planting trees, building water dams and helping our teachers at the local village school. Our volunteers will also enjoy an authentic Thai cooking class, touring our organic garden, and visiting the surrounding area around our farm.

Here’s the planned schedule for this group’s 2-week activities. Please bear in mind that some elements of the schedule may change as we try to accommodate the schedules of the tribal communities we support.
Sunday, 3/6/2018
Orientation
Monday – Tuesday, 4-5/6/18
7.30-8.30 a.m. – breakfast
8.30-11.30 a.m. - planting trees
12.00 – 1:30 .p.m. – lunch
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - planting trees
3:30 – 5 p.m. - free time
5 p.m. - dinner
Wednesday – Friday, 6-8/6/18
7.30-8.30 a.m. – breakfast
8.30-11.30 a.m. - build water check dam
12.00 – 1:30 .p.m. – lunch
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - build water check dam
3:30 – 5 p.m. - free time
5 p.m. - dinner
Saturday, 9/6/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. – breakfast
9.00 – 12.00 a.m. - visit very popular cave
12.00 – 1.30 p.m. - lunch
1.30 – 5.00 p.m. - visit spring and waterfall at national park
5 p.m. – dinner
Sunday, 10/6/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.00 – 11.30 a.m. - visit hill-tribes village 
12.00 – 1.00 p.m. - lunch
1.30 – 5.00 p.m. - Thai cooking lesson
5 p.m. – dinner
Monday - Wednesday, 11-13/6/18
7.30-8.30 a.m. – breakfast
9.00 – 11.00 a.m. - prepare lesson plan
11.30 – 12.30 p.m. - lunch
12.30 – 3.30 p.m. - helping English teachers at village school
3.30 – 5.00 p.m. – free time
5 p.m. – dinner
Thursday, 14/6/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.00 – 11.30 a.m. - make compost and biopesticide 
12.00 – 1.30 p.m. - lunch
1.30 – 4.00 p.m. - learn how to multiply plants 
4.00 – 5.00 p.m. - Free time
5 p.m. – dinner
Friday, 14/6/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.00 – 11.00 a.m. - Organic garden tour/learn about fruit trees 
12.00 – 1.30 p.m. - lunch
1.30 – 5.00 p.m. - Packing and relaxation
5 p.m. – dinner
Saturday, 16/6/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.30 a.m. - Depart from project site to Chiang Mai 

Local Excursions and Sightseeing

We offer our volunteers a half-day Thai cooking class, one-day sightseeing/tour around the project site and a half-day tour of our organic garden including free organic fruits.


Support

We have first aid kits at the accommodation and working site for minor injuries or illnesses, and we have a 24/7 stand-by car/vehicle in case of emergency to the nearest hospital. The nearest government hospital is located in Chiangdao town, which is only half an hour’s drive from our project site. 


What's included in the fee?

Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Orientation
Local Excursions
Pick Up/Drop Off

What's not included in the fee?

Our fee excludes:

  • Flights and travel costs to Chiang Mai
  • Insurance (volunteers are responsible for purchasing travel and health insurance at their own cost)
  • Visa

Logistics

We will pick you up on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Chiang Mai International Airport (at international arriving meeting hall) at 1 p.m. 

We will drop you off on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Chiang Mai International Airport.


Fees

  • $24 per day to The Life Development Center
    100% of this fee is paid directly to the non-profit
  • Summer special! Limited time only

    $25 $15 one-time handling fee to GivingWay
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