Environmental & Beach Conservation

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Work on the local mangrove nursery
Educate the local community on environmental issues
Take part in beach or community cleaning projects
Enjoy being close to the popular beach town!
Volunteer in the popular beach town of Hua Hin. You may be may involved in preparing the seeds and soil, watering the plants, and planting new mangroves. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
This placement is centred around a local mangrove nursery, which is produces young mangrove plants for the local community. Your responsibilities may involve preparing the seed and soil, watering the plants, general caring of the mangroves and planting. A local farmer and coordinator will be there to provide knowledge and show volunteers how everything is done. You will be shown how and where to collect and sort mangrove pods, as well as everything you need to know about how to plant and nurse mangroves effectively.

You will also take part in other activities such as beach and community area cleaning, creating garbage bins, washing and sorting garbage, creating campaigns and educating the local community adults and children on the importance of sustainable environmental practices.

You will present talks on environmental awareness and conservation, recycling in the home, reducing your carbon footprint, how to separate waste properly, as well as broader topics like the effects of climate change and the need for environmental concern. An English-speaking coordinator will be there to support and help you out with any language barriers.

Location
Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist spot these days offering all the standard beach stuff like snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and with plenty of restaurants and tourist things like spas, water park, golf, shops and markets. There is a mountain at the end of the beach called Khoa Tekiab, with a temple that overlooks the beach. Surrounded by national parks, it’s a mountainous region where you can explore waterfalls and caves on various adventures. Buddhism is very prominent here and you will certainly get a good taste of the Buddhist way of life.

Typical day

You will volunteer from 9:33am to 11:33am at the mangrove nursery, and then for another couple of hours on other projects in the afternoon (generally around 4-5 hours a day in total).

Monday
  • Breakfast at the volunteer house
  • Visit Sirinart Rajini Ecosystem Learning Centre to learn about Pran Buri communities and mangrove ecosystem
  • Lunch
  • Beach/Local Community Clean Up: collecting, washing and sorting garbage
  • Dinner at the volunteer house
Tuesday
  • Breakfast at the volunteer house
  • Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
  • Lunch
  • Beach/Local Community Clean Up: collecting, washing and sorting garbage
  • Dinner at the volunteer house
Wednesday
  • Breakfast at the volunteer house
  • Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
  • Lunch
  • Beach/Local Community Clean Up: collecting, washing and sorting garbage
  • Dinner at the volunteer house
Thursday
  • Breakfast at the volunteer house
  • Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
  • Lunch
  • Lesson about Environmental Conservation
  • Dinner at the volunteer house
Friday
  • Breakfast at the volunteer house
  • Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
  • Lunch
  • Lecture about Environmental Conservation at Local Community
  • Dinner at the volunteer house
*This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Free-time activities

Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
Volunteers have the option to go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked in front of you. The street food is super cheap and tasty!

Friday Evening
You can go to the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different stalls. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs and listen to live music featuring local artists.

Apart from chilling out at the beach, on weekends you can also try snorkelling, eat at the many seafood restaurants, play a game of golf, relax at a spa, go shopping, visit local markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.

Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple above, is also a popular spot, overlooking the beach. Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks. A little further away is the Pa La-U Waterfall and the  mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation
3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
Daily transportation to project
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Suvarnabhumi Airport
Airport(s): BKK (Suvarnabhumit) Airport*

Pickup Time(s): Book to land between early morning and 16:00 to have pickup & accom included.
Accommodation

The volunteer guest centre is really nice and located in the hilly countryside in lush surroundings and consists of luxury tents similar to standard hotel rooms and large rooms with a common area with hammocks to hang out with fellow volunteers. Rooms are up to 4 people in each room. There is wifi in public areas, water, coffee and tea are provided, fans, air con is usually on from 8pm-8am, a western toilet, bed linen, mosquito nets, and a safety deposit box (bring own padlock). You will have to do laundry by hand.


There are 3 room types available, with the private room costing an additional $120 p/room p/week and the comfort room costing an additional $160 p/room p/week.

Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

A vegetarian breakfast and dinner (no lunch) will be served at the guest house each day. Occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert. During the afternoons, you will be in Hua Hin’s centre, where you will have many food options and eateries to choose from for lunch (not included in the program).

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$570
2 weeks
$725
3 weeks
$870
4 weeks
$1,070
8 weeks
$2,070
12 weeks
$2,930
20 weeks (max. stay)
$4,175
Average fees
$389 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Environmental & Beach Conservation

Volunteer in the popular beach town of Hua Hin. You may be may involved in preparing the seeds and soil, watering the plants, and planting new mangroves.

$389/week

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