Thailand

Building for Communities in Thailand

From AU$1145
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2 weeks or more
18yrs and above
Volunteer
Schoolies
Sightseeing

What is the Building for Communities program?

Discover the sights and sounds of off-the-beaten-track regional Thailand.  After an action-packed week of activities and sightseeing you will add your efforts to a range of diverse projects which improve the living standards of local people in need, whether through improvements at home or to community infrastructure.

Depending the most pressing need at the time, the construction and renovation project may focus on the development of facilities such as temples, childcare facilities, hospitals and schools or improvements in housing for local villagers.  Working alongside local people you will help build and renovate - your work might include digging foundations, installing water pipes, clearing land, erecting walls, painting, decorating, creating gardens and play areas.  The work is varied and no two days are ever the same. 

What did previous participants think?

“The little city of Sing Buri, Thailand, and the memories made in it are those I will never forget! I made so many great friends who I was able to share these experiences with, and met the most full-of-life kids at the school during the Building program. 
The team in Thailand are incredible and were so helpful with everything I needed to know.”  
Kaela from QLD

Where will I stay?

Your new home will be one of our 3 large volunteer houses near Singburi, all located riverside in a rural village on the outskirts of Singburi – the houses sleep between 30 and 70 volunteers in small, single gender quad-share rooms.  Each house has a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free Wifi.  For participants who desire more comfort and privacy, a private room upgrade is available - these rooms are located separate from the volunteer houses and so are quieter.

The Twin House accommodation was great!  Really nice and modern, with a great sense of community. It's a great place to get to know all the other volunteers!"  Kaela

What will I do?

Your first week is packed full of exciting adventures where we explore the beautiful surrounding areas and get acquainted with Thai culture.  During the week you’ll visit Buddhist temples ancient and modern, with giant statues (Wat Muang has the world’s tallest Buddha and Wat Phra Non Jaksi Woravihan contains a famous, and enormous, reclining Buddha).  You’ll explore the ancient capital Ayutthaya (World Heritage Listed) and have monkeys jumping on your head at Lopburi Monkey Temple, where mischievous crab-eating macaques love to hang out!  You’ll get your Masterchef on with a Thai cooking lesson, learn the basics of Thai language and gain a first hand understanding of the way of life in this wonderful country.

For the building phase, one of the current key projects is construction and renovation at two temple schools.  The temple schools offer a safe learning environment for children who may come from underdeveloped backgrounds and this project work aims to improve the facade and structures of the school in order to provide a more pleasant environment for all the children who attend.

How do I apply?

If you're interested and want some more info or to apply to this program, chuck in your details below or download the info pack and someone will be in touch to help you out!

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