For those who like being active outside and working with your hands, this project is right up your alley. There’s a wide variety of ongoing community projects that volunteers can contribute to, all that provide great value for locals.
You’ll help with building and construction-related projects around Chiang Rai. The exact nature of your work will depend on what’s been prioritized in Thailand at the time of your trip, but generally involves either creating and maintaining terraced rice fields for people in poor villages, assisting on maintenance projects in the community or helping with relief efforts in the wake of storms and other emergencies.
Previous volunteers have been able to make tangible contributions as laborers, painters and general assistants on a range of projects, including water tanks, drainage systems, classroom renovations, agricultural work, roading projects and private homes.
You’ll also get the chance to contribute in hill tribe communities every other week. This involves helping on more traditional construction projects, but still volunteering in a hands-on way.
Some work is regularly scheduled and other jobs will be assigned to volunteers as they arise. It is important to note that there are three distinct seasons in Thailand (hot, rainy, cold) and sometimes outdoor work is not possible. In these times, you’ll help with related work that can be carried out under cover, such as planning and researching future projects.Apply now