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Overview

Join this incredible 2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program that's not just filled with goodness, but loads of adventures as well. Discover Thailand like never before, in a span of just 2 weeks, as you explore the nooks and corners of Bangkok on a scooter. Head off to Chiang Mai to experience the goodness of volunteering for animals and feel the love, as well as indulge in some fun activities. Continue your journey to Krabi and relax by the beaches, kayak down the creeks to explore the local mangrove forests, go for jungle treks and meet some fun people from different parts of the world. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best volunteer adventure programs in Thailand and it'll turn out to be one of the best journeys of your life!

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Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and have a passion for working with elephants and outdoors. You should also be proactive, have the ability to take initiative and willing to work outdoors. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check report. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program.

Itinerary

DAY 01 : WELCOME TO BANGKOK

It’s the moment that you’ve been waiting for; your Thailand adventure is starting now! Upon arrival to Bangkok our coordinator will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your starting accommodation in the heart of the bustling capital city. After some rest and relaxation, head out for a welcome dinner and some drinks, and spend the evening exploring the lively and dynamic China Town! Please note that in order to receive airport pick-up from our team, arrivals must be between 08:00 and 20:00. If you arrive outside of these times you may alternatively make your own way to the accommodation. (Airport pick-up times may vary depending on COVID-19 regulations within and outside of Thailand).
Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 02 : SCOOTER TOUR

Today you’ll get to see Bangkok as it’s never been seen before! Whiz through the streets of this metropolis city on an exhilarating (and very safe) electric scooter tour! This is the perfect way to discover the magic of Bangkok! In the evening, catch the overnight train to our next location - Chiang Mai!

DAY 03 : ELE-PALS

It’s finally here! After arrival in Chiang Mai, head off into the jungle to meet your new ele-friends! Learn about how these elephants are being cared for ethically and responsibly, and why it’s so important that we care for them properly! Please note that the itinerary for this project varies depending on weather, external factors, and what the elephants want and need at the time of your trip!
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 04: ELE-FUN

It’s day two of your project with the elephants in the stunning and scenic Chiang Mai! There is nothing better than being in the jungle, surrounded by these gentle giants,and it will surely be a day to remember! Please note that the itinerary for this project varies depending on weather, external factors, and what the elephants want and need at the time of your trip!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 05: JUNGLE TREK

Set out in the morning for an exhilarating trek through the jungles of Chiang Mai Province! Passing through farmlands, rice terraces, hill tribe communities, and stunning viewpoints that are nothing short of Instagram gold! In the afternoon you’ll arrive at our final destination, looking over the entire valley, where you can relax at your homestay for the night.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 06: BACK DOWN THE VALLEY

It’s time to head back down the valley to spend some more time with the elephants before moving on to our next location! Don’t worry, coming back down is much easier than going up!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 07: FREE DAY, FUN DAY

We all need a good rest every now and then, right? Well today is your chance to simply chill and catch-up on some well-needed respite, or head out into Chiang Mai to explore on your own! If you’re interested in booking an activity for this day, your accommodation in Chiang Mai will be more than happy to help you arrange it! Today is your time, and Chiang Mai is your oyster!
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 08: BEACH TIME

Dreaming of sandy beaches and golden tans? Now is your chance! You’ll be given your flight details prior to your flight, and you will be transferred to the airport where you will fly south to the picturesque beaches of Krabi! One of our coordinators will meet you at Krabi Airport and transfer you to your accommodation. You’ll be met by the beautiful white-sand beaches and golden sunsets that Krabi has become famous for!
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 09: KRABI BY KAYAK

What is the best way to explore Krabi? From the water of course, which is why this morning we’ll be heading out in kayaks to explore the local mangrove forests, truly an unforgettable sight! You can also venture into some of the nearby caves, where you might get the chance to see some cave drawings dating back 3000 years!
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 10-12: WONDROUS KRABI
This is your chance to top-up on your golden tan, grab some more photos to make your friends back home jealous, or just chill by the pool with a cocktail, with three whole free days in stunning Krabi! Whatever you want to do, Krabi can offer it! There’s so much to do and explore!
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 13: BOAT TRIP
Surrounded by gloriously crystal blue waters, there is no better way to experience the true, unmarred beauty of Krabi than by heading out on the water! Today we’ll venture out onto the ocean for a relaxing boat trip around Krabi, offering you the perfect time to swim, sunbathe, or simply take in the stunning sights! 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14: BACK TO BANGKOK
Now that we’ve explored Krabi to the fullest, it’s time to head back to where it all began;Bangkok! Why not spend your final night trying some of Bangkok’s famous cuisine, or exploring Khao San Road one last time before your trip comes to an end?
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 15: FAREWELL
Unfortunately it’s time to bid farewell to sunny Thailand as you hop on-board your flight and head-off on your next adventure, wherever that may take you! Remember, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!
Meals Included: Breakfast

Living

As a VolSol volunteer you are provided with best of living standards available in Thailand. Our dedicated coordinator and staff will assist you with your airport pick up, stay, meals and even weekend sightseeing and travel. Arrive in peace and have the best time of your life. 

Airport Pickup

Participants are picked up from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok by a local team member on the program start date. Please note that airport pickup is only provided between 6am – 10pm at night. Those participants who are already in Bangkok will need to make their own way to the hotel/guest house accommodation details of which shall be provided.

Accommodation

While in Bangkok, participants are provided accommodation on twin sharing basis at a hotel.In the Chinatown district, this hip hotel is 6 minutes' walk from Yaowarat Road, a bustling thoroughfare with street food and market stalls. This is the perfect location from which to explore this fascinating area of the city with easy access to the rest of Bangkok.

With an industrial feel, the comfortable rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes. Family rooms have bunk beds.

An eclectic restaurant features exposed brickwork and industrial accents. There's a courtyard with a fountain. A rooftop bar offers city views. Other amenities consist of a communal kitchenette, a snooker table, and a 7-story atrium with lounge areas. Breakfast is included.

In Chiang Mai, participants stay in an Eco resort and and a homestay for a night.

While in Krabi you would stay at a wonderful resort accommodation which is nestled well away from the crowds yet still in close proximity to Ao Nang city center by a five-minute drive away. It is approximately 1 km away from Ao Nang city center or 1.6 kms away from Ao Nang beachfront.

Meals

Majorly, most breakfasts are included and will be provided during your stay. Other than that, lunches are mostly on your own, and dinner will be provided on some days. Meals provided are strictly as per the itinerary as given above.

We shall encourage you to try the authentic local cuisine - because when you’re in Thailand, you just can’t miss Thai food!

Program Cost

Please Note: -An application fee of £165 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  • Pre departure information and support
  • All accommodations in twin/triple sharing basis in guesthouse, resorts or hotels
  • Airport pick up and transfer (BKK airport only)
  • All activities and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Bangkok Scooter Tour
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transfer to Chiang Mai by overnight train
  • Jungle Trek in Chiang Mai
  • Flight transfer from Chiang Mai to Krabi
  • Flight transfer from Krabi to Bangkok

What's NOT included?

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Covid Test & Go Package for stay of 1 night on arrival before program start date
  • Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal Expenses, drinks, snacks and any services not mentioned above

Program Dates

Months 2022 2023
January 0721 0620
February 0418 0317
March 0418 0317
April 0122 0721
May 0620 0519
June 0317 0216
July 0115 0721
August 0519 0418
September 0216 0115
October 0721 0620
November 0418 0317
December 0216 0115

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FAQ's

Accommodation and Living

All accommodations are provided in twin/triple sharing basis in guesthouse, resorts or hotels.Meals are provided strictly as per the itinerary.Thai cuisine is amazing and one of the most popular cuisines of the world.

Yes –  please do ensure that you inform the local team about your food preference and dietary requirements. Also, please do mention your specific food preference in the application form as well.

Connect with Past Volunteers

We encourage our volunteers to get in touch with former Volunteering Solutions participants and also other program participants joining our projects. You are recommended to join the Volunteering Solutions Facebook Page or Facebook Group to connect with our team and our participants.

To read alumni interviews, visit the Meet a Volunteer section on our website.

FAQ's Application and Program Details

VolSol recommends that all interested international volunteers should apply well in advance. 

As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is strongly recommended to apply for the program and reserve your spot. You can book your spot in the program by filling an online form and pay the application fee. 

Once you complete your application, your individual 'My Account' will be active in which you will receive your placement confirmation after which you can pay the program fees.
You can pay the program fees later as well in installments, but 45 days before the program starts.

Please refer to the individual requirements for the particular program you wish to join. Requirements vary for every program depending on different factors.

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 15 years, we have facilitated volunteer programs for college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as groups of colleagues.

You need to arrive in Thailand at the given program date. More details shall be provided in your booking confirmation document. Pickup is provided from the designated pickup airport only at given scheduled airport pickup times. After you are picked up from the airport you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Yes, we will provide you with the Certificate after successful completion of your program. The certificate is provided on request.

Yes, you will have free time during your program.During the freetime you can just have rest or explore the location on your own as well. You can ask for assistance from your guide/coordinator for arranging any trips for free time.

Flights and Visa

Yes, we can provide you with the necessary support and assistance for the documents for the visa. However, applying for the visa is the responsibility of every participant and you need to do it on your own and Volunteering Solutions does not provide any assistance in submitting the application. We can only provide assistance on suggesting the suitable visa for you and provide the required letters for support.

Although all major airlines fly to Thailand, we recommend the following: 
Etihad
Qatar Airways
British Airways
Emirates
Thai Airways
Virgin Australia
Air Asia

Health and Safety

Your safety is of prime importance to us. We provide our volunteers with 24x7 in-country support. Our in-country team ensures a smooth, safe, and comfortable trip for our participants.As in any destination, all participants are advised to follow general safety precautions for their safety and well being. Thailand is a very popular tourist destination and millions of people travel to the country from around the world every year.

We recommend you to consult your doctor but the general recommended vaccinations are Covid 19, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid.

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