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Welcome to Hua Hin, a spectacular city that boasts one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations for locals and Expats alike. Your program here as a keen environmentalist will start with a visit to a local Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Centre where you will foremostly take part in many discussions regarding the awareness of Thailand’s deep environmental issues.
In this endeavour, you will work at a local mangrove nursery for 2 hours starting from 9:30 to 11:30. This placement is the main nursery that produces young mangrove plants for the local community. Your responsibilities may involve preparing the seed and soil, watering the plant, nursing the plant and planting the mangroves. A local farmer and coordinator will be there to provide knowledge and show participants step by step from how/where to collect and sort mangrove pods to all the tips that they need to know about how to plant and nurse mangrove adequately.
In addition to meaningful hands-on work to improve the sustainability of the community, such as cleaning up beaches or local communities, creating garbage bins, washing and sorting garbage, you will also be heavily engaged in the learning aspect of researching, planning and educating the local community members and children with regards to the importance of sustainable environmental practices. In order to create awareness and encourage environmental conservation among local people and students, you will be presenting them lectures and training sessions on practical topics such as recycling in the home, reducing one’s carbon footprint, how to separate waste properly, broader topics like the effects of climate change and the need for environmental concern. An English-speaking coordinator will be there to support and help you out with any language barriers.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.
While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.
Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is limited and to prevent insect infestation open food items are not allowed in the rooms.
Our center is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms. There is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool for you to chill.