Amazing Summer Volunteer Program in Surin - Thailand

Location

Thailand: Bangkok

Description

Summer 2013 Volunteer Program Bangkok, Thailand

Volunteering Solutions offers an exciting opportunity for the volunteers with a combination of volunteer program with recent flood affected people and weekend excursions in Bangkok city. The floods of late 2011 left many homes and communities devastated, with little or no support from the Thai Government these communities are left to rebuild their homes and lives alone. Volunteering Solutions hopes to reset the balance by supporting as many of these communities as possible. Our objective is to help rebuild, renovate and/or decorate as many poor schools, community centers, child care centers or homes as possible. To achieve this goal we need your help. We need to hear from those individuals willing to commit to our very worthwhile projects. During your 5 day volunteer work you'll be challenged and pushed to the max. The rewards of your efforts will be so apparent when you complete your project, moreover you'll then have 5 days on the beach you thoroughly deserve.

The program takes you across the most visited sites in Bangkok like the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and Khao San Road and spend your last week in Koh Phangan beaches which is famous for its full moon parties.

Highlights

Volunteer Program Schedule
Duration: 2 weeks

Program Cost: USD 715 Per person
Arrival in Bangkok - One Day before the Program Start date.
Working hours: 4-5 hours, 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Weekends: Travel/Sightseeing included in Cost
Monday - First Day of Program - Orientation Session- Welcome to Thailand, introduction to the program in Bangkok, safety issues, basic culture and history about Thailand. Also learn about your program schedule and tour program to follow.

Day 1
All our customers are met from their flight at Bangkok International Airport. Our pick up hours are from 6am to 10pm on your arrival date. This covers the vast majority of times for all international flights to Bangkok. If you are arriving early or late we can explain how to proceed to your hotel, we can also book additional night's accommodation for you.

Day 2
Your second day starts with your orientation by one of our experienced guides. Your trip, Thai culture, do's and don'ts, support, etc. will all be explained. Followed by the best of Bangkok see Bangkok Noi the canal community, the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and have a great day getting to know this fabulous and chaotic city. In the evening you will have dinner and a night out on the infamous Khao San Road.

Day 3
You'll travel to your project location, be given time to settle in to your accommodation and visit the project site. Our staff will explain the plan and together you can decide you work teams and responsibilities. You will need to plan well, work hard and work effectively as a team to meet the fice day deadline.

Day 4-8
Working hard - Volunteering Time

After saying your goodbyes and marveling at your achievement you will be whisked away to catch the overnight coach to Ko Phangan. Your luxury VIP coach will take you down to Chumphon for the morning high speed ferry to the island.

Day 9-13
Ko Phangan! Famed for its moon parties this island has become a mecca for backpackers. The island has so much to offer; diving, snorkeling, partying, waterfalls....or you can simply sun bathe and enjoy the beach.

Day 14
Time to head back to Bangkok.

Day 15
Time for your return journey or onward travel, whatever your plans if you need help our guides are there to assist you.

Program Duration

1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks

Typical Duration of Program

2-4 weeks

Dates

4th June, 2nd July and 6th August 2012

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

715 USD

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

What are you Paying For?
* 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
* Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
* Airport Pickup in Bangkok
* Orientation
* Tour Guide
* Accommodation
* Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare/children
  • English Teaching
  • Relief

Age Range

17+

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-8 weeks

Institution Affiliates:

WYSE Work Abroad