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Renovation & Construction Supporter

Nanshe, Myanmar show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Engage in renovation activities and light construction work to raise the standard of living in the area and to support the local community.

The program

This program provides an opportunity to engage in renovation activities and light construction work that will improve the living standards of the villagers. The main goal of this program is to raise the standard of living in the area and to support the local community. You can get involved in the community and work on homes, schools, temples and clinics which have not been a priority in the villagers’ maintenance budgets.

Your contribution

Typical tasks include light construction and renovation such as

  • painting
  • repairing chairs
  • tables
  • building walls or toilets.

The tasks will depend on the local conditions and what is needed at the time.

The Location

Myanmar or Burma was not a touristic destination for a long time; however, recently it has gained popularity among tourists. And although many areas of the country are still closed to foreigners, most major cities and attractions are waiting to be explored.

This is a country, which has preserved its traditions and culture and is a wonderful authentic place to discover. Influenced deeply by the most prevalent religion, Buddhism, as well as by colonisation, Myanmar has ties with its neighbouring countries - India, China and Thailand, and many ethnic minorities. Mandalay, the second-largest city and the last royal capital of the country, is a favourite destination for its great number of attractions.

Typical day

You can expect to be working 4-5 hours a day.

A typical day on this program will include:

  • Breakfast
  • Briefing
  • Working in the placements
  • Lunch break
  • More working in the placements
  • Evaluation
  • Dinner

The schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Details on Arrival

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday. Arrival is on Sunday.

Free-time activities

Concert/Music
Hiking
Sports

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 (intermediate level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion and enthusiasm to get to know Myanmar, lots of energy and creativity, and not scared to get your hands dirty!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • program activities
Airport Pickup at Mandalay International Airport
Accommodation
During the program, you will be staying at the monastery located in Nanshe, a residential suburb in Northeastern Mandalay. You will share a room with 2-4 people.  There are western toilets available and cold showers only. Wifi is available in the office areas. The accommodation covers 6 nights and 7 days. Arrival is on Sunday and departure is on Saturday at 12:00.
Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
There are three meals provided per day on weekdays and two (breakfast and dinner) on the weekends. The meals are traditional Burmese food with lots of rice, meat, eggs etc.
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 Mandalay International Airport (MDL) in Mandalay. We assist you to find cheap flights to Myanmar.
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 Myanmar provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Myanmar you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Myanmar.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$800.00
3 weeks
$1,200.00
4 weeks
$1,600.00
8 weeks
$3,200.00
16 weeks
$6,400.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$9,600.00
Average fees
$400.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nanshe/Myanmar between 2 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic 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 Myanmar.
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 Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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