Take the chance to work at a unique project where you would work to improve the living conditions for the elderly in Thailand! Are you passionate about helping others? Then this is the project for you!
Your role as a volunteer
As a volunteer, you will help elderly people to improve their everyday life by assisting them with daily activities and by socializing. These people are staying at a center and their needs vary.
Tasks and assignments as a volunteer at the center can be:
- Assist the staff in their daily work
- Help those who need assistance in their daily activities
- Go for walks together with the elderly
- Cleaning of the center
- Teach about health-related questions
The Project’s Mission
This project works to improve the life of elderly people who no longer can stay at home by themselves, and you as a volunteer will make a significant contribution to the elderly people of Thailand through your involvement.
Our partner has given travel experiences to international volunteers in over a decade in India, Nepal and Thailand. Thanks to this cooperation we can offer you a well-organized and safe experience as a volunteer.
How do I book a trip?
You can book your trip with Volunteer Travels by calling us on (+46) 08-23 93 00 or by booking through our website www.volunteertravels.com by clicking on “Book a trip”. You can also email us on [email protected] When you have registered yourself we will send you an invoice with a registration fee of £200.00. The registration fee is later incorporated into the trip price and the amount is then deducted from your final invoice. When you have paid the registration fee you are formally registered. You will then receive preparatory information from us in good time to plan your trip.
You fly to Chiang Mai and on arrival you will be greeted by a staff member from our local partner organization. The project starts with an introduction to prepare you for your working assignments; you will be orientated around the project area and learn a bit about the Thai culture.
Your Everyday Life
Accommodation and food
The accommodation for volunteers is located in Amphure Muand, an area of Chiang Mai. The main building offers a quiet and peaceful environment for the volunteers to relax and participate in their projects. You will be offered three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The main building offers:
- Air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom
- Shared living room with satellite -TV
- Dining room
For the volunteer’s convenience and safety, there are following staffs on site at the accommodation:
- Site Manager, who is responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.
- Support staff, such as chef, maid, transport manager, etc.
When you are not working you are free to explore Thailand on your own. Your project coordinator can help you with tips on destinations and activities during weekends.If you want to have an extra day off, you need to announce in advance to your work place your plan that you will be away. Or if you want to relax and stay near the project, there is a TV with DVD in the main building where you can watch a movie or hang out with the other volunteers.
Thailand is a country that has much to offer. In Thailand, there is something for everyone, our local partners will be happy to book any excursions on location.
Thailand is afriendly, fun-loving, and exotic country with exotic beaches and tropical forests, you have the opportunity to visit both the rainforests and paradise islands. There is no time for being bored, with too much to explore and discover. Beyond the beaches, it’s a fascinating country with a fascinating culture and tremendous hospitality. In Thailand, you meet both the Buddhist and the Muslim culture.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your insurance covers illness, injury and theft whilst you are volunteering. Most travel agency’s sell a travel insurance that is valid for volunteer work, so be sure to enquire about it when booking your flight tickets. Volunteer Travels does however, supply liability insurance and is included in the price. Liability insurance applies to instances when compensation for damages is demanded of you, as a private person, for unintentionally hurting someone or for unintentionally damaging someone else’s property.
It is the volunteers responsibility to acquire the right visa for the trip. Different visa rules may apply depending on your nationality. Visit the embassy web page of your destination to find out what the visa terms are between your country and that destination.
Your flight ticket is not included in the tour price and you will need to book it through a travel agency of your choice.
Departure 2015: Your final destination is Chiang Mai. Book your ticket so that you land the same day as the project starts, on a Monday. If you decide to arrive earlier, you will need to arrange your own transfer and accommodation. Your last day of work on the project will be on a Friday, following the number of weeks that you have chosen to volunteer. The project will arrange transfer back to the airport on the Sunday. Book your return flight from 20:00 and be surethat your ticket dates correspond with your time at the project accurately.
Departure 2016: Flight tickets are not included in the tour price. You could book your tickets from any travel agency of your choice.Please book your ticket so that you arrive in Chiang Mai on a Monday from 10 am the same day as the project start, until 6 am on Tuesday, second day of project.
You should contact your nearest vaccination centre for any questions regarding vaccinations for travel to Thailand. Volunteer Travels always recommends vaccinating against Hepatitis A and B when travelling abroad.