School Construction

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founded in 1989
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Coordinator | Lauren
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High­lights

Volunteer along side local tradesman to assist in the construction of houses & schools
Get stuck in and 'hands dirty' on this active project
Get involved in laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening
Help to renovate and re-build homes and community centres
Stay close to the beach!
Join ongoing and existing projects at homes, schools and other community buildings. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
There are many families in Thailand that live under poor housing conditions and many of its local community areas and facilities such as temples, hospitals or schools still need a lot of improvement.
This program can help to improve the living facilities of local homes and community buildings, something which the local people are very grateful for! You will be helping in much needed construction and renovation work by creating proper sanitation facilities, make housing safer places to live in and ensuring communities have a greater authority over their own development initiatives.
Volunteers can take part in light work such as cleaning the area, mixing cement and painting to, as well as harder tasks such as building walls, plastering and repairing roofing. Participants will be instructed and supervised closely by our coordinator who has ample experience in construction work to make sure that all the processes are safe, and the housing conditions are safe for the local people to live.
This is a rewarding project where you can see your hard work paying off and would suit anyone who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty and working as part of a team.

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

Monday to Friday:
After breakfast, you will head off to the construction project; this will mainly be at local houses and community facilities. There you will be briefed on your tasks by our coordinator about the day’s project. Expect to do construction and renovation work at the project location for 4-5 hours per day with a lunch break in between. Lunch can be at the volunteer house or near the project site.

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!
Climbing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
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.



Bedroom (Double) 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)
$620
2 weeks
$825
3 weeks
$1,020
4 weeks
$1,270
8 weeks
$2,470
12 weeks
$3,530
20 weeks (max. stay)
$5,175
Average fees
$439 /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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School Construction

Join ongoing and existing projects at homes, schools and other community buildings.

$439/week

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