Join a group of volunteers headed to Thailand

What
Building firelines at an organic farm in the Chiang Mai area
When
February 19 - March 4, 2018
Where
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Fees
$10 one-time handling fee to GivingWay
$28.5 per day to The Life Development Center
100% of this fee is paid directly to the non-profit.
What's Included
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Orientation
Local Excursions
Your Contact
At The Life Development Center
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Hi, I'm Manop Yangja from The Life Development Center, here is all you need to know about joining this volunteer group at our non-profit
Specific dates
February 19, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Pickup
We will pick you up on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Chiang Mai International Airport (at international arriving meeting hall) at 1 p.m.

Drop off
We will drop you off on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Chiang Mai International Airport

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Fees
$28.5 per day
100% of this fee is paid directly to our non-profit

Our fee includes:
Airport pick up and drop off
Volunteer orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals per day
Transportation
Local activities and tours

Our fee excludes:
Flights and travel costs to Chiang Mai
Insurance
Visa

Detailed description of volunteer work
Our volunteers will have a great combination of volunteering and cultural learning experiences, including teaching English at village school 3 hours per a day for 3-4 days, building fire break lines at our organic garden for 3-4 days, and the rest of the time enjoying an authentic Thai cooking class, touring our organic garden, and visiting the surrounding area around our farm.

Detailed description of accommodation
Volunteers will stay at our non-profit’s 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.

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

Schedule
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.
Monday, 19/2/2018
Evening – orientation
Tuesday – Thursday, 20-22/2/18
7.30-8.30 a.m. – breakfast
8.30 – 12.00 a.m. - Help build firebreak lines at community forest conservation area
12.00 – 1 .p.m. – lunch
1 – 3 p.m. - Continue building firebreak lines
3 – 5 p.m. - Free time
5 p.m. - dinner
Thursday – Friday, 22-23/2/18
7.30-8.30 a.m. – breakfast
8.30 – 11.30 a.m. - Help build firebreak lines at our organic farm and learning center
11.30 – 1.30 p.m. - Lunch break
1.30 – 3.30 p.m. - Continue building firebreak lines
3.30 – 5 p.m. - Free time
5 p.m. - dinner
Saturday, 24/2/18
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 – 4.30 p.m. - Thai cooking lesson
5 p.m. – dinner
Sunday, 25/2/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.00 – 12.00 a.m. - Visit hot spring and waterfall at national park
12.00 – 1.30 p.m. - lunch
1.30 – 4.30 p.m. - Visit different hill-tribe communities
5 p.m. – dinner
Monday - Wednesday, 26-28/2/18
7.30-8.30 a.m. – breakfast
8.30 – 11.00 a.m. - Light construction work at our organization’s grounds
11.00 – 12.00 p.m. - lunch
12.30 – 3.30 p.m. - Teaching English at village school
3.30 – 5.00 p.m. – free time
5 p.m. – dinner
Thursday-Friday, 1-2/3/18
7.30 – 8.30 a.m. - breakfast
8.30 – 11.30 a.m. - Light construction work at our organization’s grounds
11.30 – 1.30 p.m. - lunch
1.30 – 3.30 p.m. - Continue Light construction work at our organization’s grounds
3.30 – 5.00 p.m. - Free time
5 p.m. – dinner
Saturday, 3/3/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.00 – 11.00 a.m. - Organic garden tour
12.00 – 1.00 p.m. - lunch
1.00 – 5.00 p.m. - Packing and relaxation
5 p.m. – dinner
Sunday, 4/3/18
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. - breakfast
9.00 a.m. - Depart from project site to Chiang Mai

Support and emergency assistance
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.

Insurance
Not included; volunteers are responsible for purchasing travel and health insurance at their own cost.

Additional information
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.
Learn more about The Life Development Center
More about us
We are a small local non-profit based in Chiang Mai.