Volunt2Thai

Agriculture & Construction at Thai Village

Ban Nong Phong /Udon Thani , Thailand show on map

Non-profit | Volunt2Thai

Exceptional opportunity to learn about Agriculture & Construction in small traditional Thai villages

V2T, Volunt2Thai - Volunteer to Thailand offers you participation as a volunteer in a development project.

Volunt2Thai is well integrated into the local community and the village council. As a volunteer interested in Agriculture & Construction at a Thai Village you can accompany a thai farmers family in their daily routine. This would include harvesting, sowing, fishing and many other seasonal activities like construction and crafts.This is a physical demanding task and the working day is long. The farmers have a very broad understanding of the nature that surrounds them and the sustenance that it can provide.

Your help supports the community and their families. In return, you will learn traditional knowledge from the Thai farm about house and field, garden, farmland, forest, culture and family, passed on for centuries. The Thai farmers themselves are your coaches, some at an advanced age with knowledge acquired over a lifetime.

Examples of agriculture and construction projects
  • Construction of buildings
  • Carpentry, interior
  • Preparation of charcoal
  • Seasonal emptying of fishponds
  • Working at the rice mill
  • Create tools
  • Agriculture and land care

Kitchen and herbs

  • Processing of own products
  • Vegetable and animal origin
  • Search and processing of bushfood (bush food)
  • Create spice garden
  • Cook Thai food/Cooking methods
  • Conservation methods
  • Introduction to Natural Remedies of Thais

Create Tools/Apply Tools

  • Peasant handicrafts, household items, use tools
  • Build and provide tools for hunting and harvesting incl. traps
  • Tools for the harvest and landscape management
  • Tools and containers for storage and preparation of food
  • Metalworking
  • Welding
  • Repair work
  • Maintenance work
Work in the rice mill
  • Milling of different varieties of rice
  • Explanation of the operation
  • Preparation of the falling products to animal feed
Work for charities 
  • Volunteering at the local temple embellishment and maintenance work with the villagers
  • Preparation of festivities
  • Working with children, games, language
Farming and land care
  • Introduction to the costs incurred in the work involved in producing agricultural products (plant and animal origin), such as fish, poultry pork, rice, sugarcane, rubber plantation and fruit.

Typical day

What is daily routine?

In the morning Depending on the daily tasks, groups will be formed to go to the school to teach or with the farming families to the rice paddies, forests, waters, construction places and farmer’s homes (according to the season).

  • 07:00h Shower, breakfast and morning meeting
  • 08:30h Dividing into teams, go to project site (pending on project)
  • 12:00h Lunchtime, eat and relax, depending on the project site
  • 13:00h Work continues on the project site.
  • 15:00h Work at the placement ends and the evening is then free to be used for your own pleasure.
  • 19:00h DInner (volunteers cook by them self in the campus kitchen)

Details on Arrival

Volunteers can join your program throughout the year

Free-time activities

As the working week runs from Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday is considered the weekend for volunteers.

During the weekends, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax in the village or take the opportunity to explore other parts of northeast of Thailand (Isaan is a traditional yet wildly colourful and interesting region of Thailand which is well worth allowing some time to explore) Volunteers can book weekend trips for themselves. Being in a rural village, you never know what will pop-up. There is no set schedule here and the villagers do not have the same concept of a weekend here as in the West. There may be nothing to do Saturday morning, but by the afternoon your day may fill up.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Agriculture & Construction at Minimum high school, or relevant work experience level
Required Documents
Letter of motivation, CV, copy of your passport, Terms and Condition signed and V2T Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Agriculture and construction is a physical demanding task and the working day is long. You should have a open mind, positive attitude, compassionate heart, knowledge, experience, practice, motivation to help in any way that you can!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Volunt2Thai.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Volunt2Thai (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Volunt2Thai

Organizational:
·     Internship / volunteer work 2 weeks up to one year
·     Evaluation of competences, project placement in the V2T project
·     Invitation letter to apply for the visa for Thailand provided (non immigrant O Visa for volunteers stay 3 months +)
·     Registration with the public partners, such as school, hospital, Ministry of Labor (including, provision of documents)
·     Assistance during travel preparation, comprehensive travel ABC,(vaccination protection, insurance, security) individual advice
·     Online support, 24h emergency number
·     Certificate of participation / internship In Thailand:
·     "On the fly" orientation program, integration into the ongoing Projects
·     external staff (cleaning & maintenance twice a month)
 
Supply in V2T Volunt2Thai:
·     Accommodation, stay at Volunt2Thai Volunteer Village
·     Shared bungalows, equipped each with 2 bunk beds, spring mattresses, bedlinen, and mosquito nets
·     Community kitchen, refrigerator, electricity, water, gas, basic food provided.
·     External shower and toilet facilities
·     Bicycles (for volunteers), V2T vehicle fleet, (car, motorcycle, TukTuk)
·     Library, teaching material, stage, music system, musical instruments
·     Language café
 
Not included
·     Visa costs and application
·     Vaccinations
·     Travel and travel cancellation insurance
·     Taxi airport transfer Udon Thani to the V2T   camp (1000 Baht approx.€25).
·     Private expenditure on site
·     Public transport and extra transfers
·     All accommodation outside the agreed accommodation

*) V2T is an aid project and not a hotel. Nevertheless, we consistently strive to comply with the standards listed to the best of our knowledge and belief, but they are without any legal guarantee.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay at the Volunteer Village. The houses are suitable for up to four people. We have nice bunk beds with mattresses. Covers, blankets and mosquito nets are provided. The living conditions in the village are simple but we do our best to support your stay comfortable as possible.

Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Volunteers cook together using the new built kitchen facility, (brakefast and dinner) lunch will be served at school.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Udon Thani International Airport (UTH) in Udon Thani. 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
3 weeks
$424.00
4 weeks
$548.00
5 weeks
$672.00
9 weeks
$1,168.00
17 weeks
$2,159.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,250.00
Average fees
$138.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Ban Nong Phong /Udon Thani /Thailand between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunt2Thai will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Thailand.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunt2Thai during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Thailand  Ban Nong Phong /Udon Thani , 48/1 Moo 5 Ban Nong Phong

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