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 variety of projects aimed at improving community health and emergency response in the region. This volunteer program is perfect for student paramedics!

 

What you'll be doing 

You will be volunteering with community first responders and health workers in Mae Sariang, delivering workshops that will increase their capacity to effectively respond to emergencies. Many first responders are volunteers and have received limited training, so they greatly benefit from the skill-based workshops you can run with them.

 

In Thailand we also work with hill tribe villages outside of our base in Mae Sariang that are very isolated and many don't have any first responders or emergency response team. You may also have the opportunity on this volunteer program to spend some time in the hill tribes helping teach basic first-aid and emergency response procedures to local volunteers.

 

In addition to your volunteer work with the first responders and hill tribe villages, you'll get to run some first-aid and safety awareness sessions at local schools and with the wider community. The aim of these sessions is to help minimise the occurrence of preventable accidents that are prevalent in the community such as head injuries from not wearing a helmet, heat stroke, burns and cuts.

 

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. You could 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 Challenge you can join our optional extension trip for an additional $800 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 trip!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 16th Nov - 30th Nov 2019
Extension Trip: 30 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
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). Your volunteer work on the Paramedic Challenge will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: