The Orphanage Volunteer Program in Thailand, Chiang Mai is dedicated to the welfare and development of orphanage children in the city. Volunteers joining this project will be placed and working at children’s home placements. The children at these orphanages fall in the age group of 4 to 16 years and are in dire need of love, affection, and care. Volunteering for children in Thailand at these children’s homes is a challenging and satisfying experience at the same time. Many of the children are of ethnic hill tribe descent, which is different than Thai ethnicity. The contribution of volunteers is helpful at two levels. Firstly, they can help with daily tasks at the orphanage which would, in turn, help the staff at the orphanage. Secondly, they can spend time with the children and give them much-needed love and attention, which they are deprived of. Simply spending time with the girls at the center also helps them to a great extent.
The project involves 5 days of work in a week for around 4-5 hrs. This can also vary on a day to day basis. Majority of the volunteers working in this project stay at volunteer house accommodation and work at the children's home. At one of the project placements, volunteers stay within the orphanage itself in the separate volunteer accommodation.
Joining a volunteer project for childcare in Thailand brings along a high level of responsibility and dedication. Volunteer, typically, will be required to execute the following tasks;
Volunteers joining the childcare program in Thailand, Chiang Mai is required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. It must be noted that every placement functions at a different pace and on separate timelines making the schedule slightly differ at times. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;
The same volunteer work schedule continues for the coming weeks
Weekends: Free to explore the city
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in
Volunteering Solutions provides end to end services as far as living arrangements of the volunteers are concerned. VolSol volunteers just have to land at the placement destination and the rest is on us to arrange it for you.
Volunteers are picked up from the Chiang Mai International Airport in Chiang Mai by the coordinator or representative. Volunteers who’d be present already in Chiang Mai will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand. Please note that volunteers are provided pickup from the airport between 8am and 8pm only.
All volunteers are provided with a two day orientation before starting their project work. The Orientation session covers areas like, local Thai culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Volunteers are also given a city Tour of Chiang Mai.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer’s home in Chiang Mai. Accommodation is shared with other volunteers. The volunteer house accommodations are located in safe and secure neighborhoods within the Chiang Mai city. We have 3 volunteer homes in Chiang Mai and you would be staying in one of them. All three are very close to each other and have same facilities and are located in the heart of the city.
For volunteers working in the Elephant Program, accommodation is provided at the elephant camp itself (From Mon- Fri). All rooms have attached western toilets and showers. On the weekends the volunteers are welcome to stay at the home in Chiang Mai (if space available). If room is not available at the House during a weekend, volunteers will have to cover the cost of their own accommodation for those two days.
All ingredients for breakfast are provided and volunteers can cook their own breakfast. Lunch is provided at the schools and the childrens home projects on all working days.
For all Elephant Camp volunteers all meals are provided from Monday to Friday afternoon.
Volunteers can take part in the Thai Cookery classes or Thai Massage course which are available all around Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai also boasts of restaurants of every international cuisine. During the weekends, you can travel to the cities of Pai , Chiang Rai or fly down to the capital city of Bangkok.
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As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling the application form online and pay the application fee of $250 You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments. However, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior to the starting date of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.
We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 12+ years we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as groups of colleagues.
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