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Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days
Location: Thailand
Total Cost: $2720

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

On our Thailand Community Challenge you’ll be immersed in the local culture in and around Mae Sariang, a rural area full of rolling rice fields, charming local culture and impressive temples that make a wonderful volunteer experience.

 

how you can help

We believe that the best way to achieve positive change is by providing the next generation with access to quality education. By volunteering on this program, you’ll get to work on a range of exciting education projects, some of which include:

  • Conversational English sessions to improve children’s competency and confidence speaking English

  • Creative arts, life skills and environmental sustainability workshops that allow children to learn additional skills in an exciting hands-on setting, develop their critical thinking skills and become more engaged in their education

  • Infrastructure projects at local schools to improve facilities and create a safer and more conducive learning environment for children

  • Environmental sustainability activities with local schools such as community clean ups and tree planting

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program structure

When you arrive in Thailand you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Thai customs and culture, get your bearings around town, meet community partners and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on.

Over two weeks, you’ll work in the community Monday - Friday with your weekend free to travel and explore. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax or do any required planning for the next day. On this program you’ll be primarily based in Mae Sariang, but may also spend some time in the remote hill tribe villages we work with.

On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport or you can join our extension trip tour of Northern Thailand!

 

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Extending your volunteer trip

After your volunteer Challenge you can join our optional extension trip, where you’ll spend a week touring all the sites in Northern Thailand you shouldn’t miss before you head home! You will begin by heading to Chiang Rai to visit the famous White Temple and the Monkey Temple before a Mekong river cruise to the Golden Triangle - the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. After the markets and nightlife of Chiang Rai you'll head to Chiang Dao for some hiking, bamboo rafting and exploring waterfalls before heading to Pai for some relaxation. This whirlwind tour will see you discovering the best hidden gems of Northern Thailand for a perfect end to your volunteer trip!

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 29th January - 12th February 2022
Extension Trip: 12 Feb 2022 - 18 Feb 2022
Program Date: 18th June - 2nd July 2022
Extension Trip: 02 Jul 2022 - 08 Jul 2022
Program Date: 2nd July - 16th July 2022
Extension Trip: 16 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
Program Date: 26th November - 10th December 2022
Extension Trip: 10 Dec 2022 - 16 Dec 2022
Program Date: 7th January - 21st January 2023
Extension Trip: 21 Jan 2023 - 27 Jan 2023

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Thailand, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By increasing access to quality education in marginalised communities and completing essential renovation work, your time volunteering will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: