Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Thailand
Total Cost: $2,050 (Book with a $250 deposit)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

On this volunteer Challenge you will spend two weeks working on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at increasing awareness of key health issues in the Mae Sariang region. You will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively while being part of a long-term solution to improving community health.

 

who can volunteer?

If you're studying or have work experience in a field related to nursing, medicine, allied healthcare, public health, biomedicine or science, the Thailand Health Promotion Challenge is perfect for you! 

 

What you'll be doing

You will be volunteering with local community members to deliver public health workshops focusing on essential health and wellbeing topics like basic first-aid, hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, mental health, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community, as locals will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.

 

You will also have the chance to volunteer in the local hospital. This is an opportunity to observe and gain a deeper understanding of the Thai healthcare system and the challenges it faces, providing additional insight for your health promotion workshops. You may also be able to assist local staff in taking vitals, depending on your experience.    

 

weekly structure

Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your volunteer days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel. We recommend heading to Chiang Mai to explore the city and all it has to offer. Visit the stunning temple on top of Suthep Mountain in the Doi Suthep National Park or head to the Chiang Mai Canyon for some amazing views and even better water sports!

 

Extend your volunteer trip

After your volunteering Challenge you can join our optional extension trip, where you’ll spend a week touring all the sites in Northern Thailand you shouldn’t miss before you head home! You will begin by heading to Chiang Rai to visit the famous White Temple and the Monkey Temple before a Mekong river cruise to the Golden Triangle - the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. After the markets and nightlife of Chiang Rai you'll head to Chiang Dao for some hiking, bamboo rafting and exploring waterfalls before heading to Pai for some relaxation. This whirlwind tour will see you discovering the best hidden gems of Northern Thailand for a perfect end to your volunteer trip!

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 4th Jan - 18th Jan 2020
Extension Trip: 18 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
Program Date: 18th Jan - 1st Feb 2020
Extension Trip: 01 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
Program Date: 20th Jun - 4th Jul 2020
Extension Trip: 04 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
Program Date: 4th Jul - 18th Jul 2020
Extension Trip: 18 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Thailand, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By addressing essential health and wellbeing issues, your volunteer work will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: