We work on the farm for 4-5 hours each day, Volunteers will help with the care of our animals. Jobs will include the building of animal stables and shelter, feeding, bathing, raising and cleaning up after the animals. You will learn about farm work and the ways of sustainable agriculture.
Accommodation You will reside in a shared volunteer room located near a water basin, with a scenic view of the mountains and forest. As the project is based in a remote area, the volunteers can enjoy the quiet and relaxing surroundings after a long day at work. The room consists of a bed, pillow, blanket and a lamp with a Thai style bathroom outside.
Food, We will proive you with two Thai style meals a day (Breakfast and Lunch) for your evening meal there is lots of choice in the local town. We have a large market with lots of fresh food stalls, local restuarants (some serving western food) or you can choose to buy food to cook with your fellow volunteers on the farm. We will also give you the opportunity to take part in learning Thai cooking during your stay!
We ask your for a financial contribution of 2000 Thai bath per week from each volunteer and 1850 THB from extra weeks. to help cover the cost of food & other daily living expenses such as electricity and water bill, also the general care and maintenance for the animals which contains food and medicine as well as equipment for the care and improvement of shelter for the animals etc. Payments can be made when you arrive at the farm.
If you are a cheerful person, who loves animals and are happy to live a simple way of life while learning about sustainable farming and traditional Thai culture. Then the little friendly farm sanctuary might be the right place for your gap year farm stay in Thailand. It's a home where nature and animal lovers can live together and share great ideas for animals and the environment all within happiness
The little farm sanctuary is a non-profit and founded by Arnon and his team of volunteers from all over the world. who helped him to improve and set the landscape plan to create a farm in early 2016. This sanctuary, It might be just a small farm and run by local people. But, there are all here is a full of friendliness and warmth. And one of the purposes is, to live in conjunction with nature and how to make animals feel safe and better life. Also, to save the environment and community around the farm.
We not only help to care the animals in the farm but we start to make with the self-sustainable agriculture by hands-on. We do many interesting activities which will strengthen the relationship within the community. And also, we all help to support the education for children in the local school around the area. It is an incredible promotion for the rural village. We help by teaching children basic English to improve their writing and speaking skills; such as introducing themselves and words which they can use in their daily life. We hope our little farm can influence the thinking of the local people towards making positive changes in the future for everyone; especially the next generation.
Besides working together with the animals and local farm, you are also expected to support with general activities like Construction and Farming activity.
You need to endure and be wiling to do hard work on the farm
Try to learn and understand local people all around you.
Please take care of yourself when you work with the animals on the farm. The Little Farm Friendly Project is a small and local organisation, therefore we don't have money or any kind of insurance to take care of the volunteers.
You need to show respect to the Thai culture, to be open minded and be prepared to take part in daily rural village life. So in some situations you will need to adapt and embrace it, and be willing to share your home culture too!