Building Sangklaburi - New Center for Burmese and Karen Children

More hands needed to complete this great project
Volunteer working on the construction of the canteen
Mixing the concrete to render the walls
More hands needed to complete this great project
Volunteer working on the construction of the canteen
Mixing the concrete to render the walls
Building Sangklaburi - New Center for Burmese and Karen Children

Volunteer and help construct a child center in Sangklaburi, West Thailand on Thai-Burma Border.

The center will provide accommodation to ensure local hill tribe and/or Burmese children receive an education. The facility allows children to attend the local school. This facility will provide an education where otherwise an education would be unavailable. This new facility will be a valuable resource for the remote, stateless, and disadvantage local communities.

Location

Sangklaburi is now in the Lonely Planet's top ten destinations in Thailand. The town is set on the side of a 72km lake surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. A truly picture post card setting where volunteers can immerse in Thai, Burmese and Karen culture.

The local town has lots of restaurants, shops, and cafes. There is a local hospital, post office and bus station too. Most people can purchase everything they need in the town. However if you require any special medication, have special dietry requirements please check before you arrive.

Nearest airport is Bangkok International or Domestic. Sangklaburi is 6-7 hours by road from Bangkok.

Schedule

Starfish has two arrivals dates every month and you spend your first weekend in Bangkok. On project dates you'll work five to six hours per day, five days per week. The building work is very much ongoing and will definitely be available until the end of 2014.

Start times on thr building project are early to avoid the heat of the sun. Usually you will start at 7am, enjoy a lunch at a local food stall around 11am, and the day ends 1-2pm. 

During free afternoons and evenings there are many adventure and social activities to enjoy in Sangklaburi. A volunteer favourite is swimming and relaxing on the banks of the lake.

Accommodations

All of our accommodations are in Sangklaburi town, close to local amenities. Volunteers share houses together. Bedrooms are twin or triple share with bathrooms, living area and basic kitchen facilities. All bedding is provided. All rooms have fans.

Waiting installation of Wifi in the houses, however there are many local wifi spots; internet access is easily available.

The town has many shops and all your basics are available.

Cost Breakdown

This program may have a Reservation Fee, which is included in the total cost. Your Reservation Fee is due once you commit to the program, with the remaining Program Fee balance due 30 days before your arrival date.

1 week:     $1,032 Longer:     +$142 per week

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Note: All listed prices are in US Dollars.

How To Sign Up

Signing up is a three-step process:

  • Fill out an Inquiry Form. Please note: submissions must be made at least 4 weeks prior to your prospective start date.
  • A member of the Volunteer Global team will get in touch with you to confirm program availability for your chosen dates, and schedule an interview if needed.
  • Once your interview is complete, you will be notified to submit your Reservation Fee to reserve your program and schedule. Your final Program Fee is due at least 4 weeks prior to in-country arrival in order to reserve your placement.

Important Note

This is a pilot program. As part of our program development process, we ask our first groups of participating volunteers to provide additional feedback to assist us in ensuring the most rewarding experience possible in cooperation with Starfish Volunteers for their associated programs.

Registration must be completed at least one month prior to your program start date, so...let's get started!

Requirements

Accommodations for deaf, hard of hearing
  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Criminal records check
Country: Thailand

Duration: 1 week - 12 weeks
Fee: From $1,032
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Your Program Fee Covers:

  • Registration and pre-departure interview
  • Volunteer handbook (when available)
  • 24/7 U.S.-based staff support
  • In-country housing and certain amenities
  • Training and guidance from host group
  • Host program needs, such as tools or supplies for your project
  • Post-trip thank-you packet
  • Monthly newsletters

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, it does not cover your flight, passport/visa, vaccinations, transportation while in country, exit fees, meals, or personal expenses. Click here for full details about your program costs!