Environmental conservation in the Hua Hin community in Thailand

The objective of this project is to maintain and conserve the fauna and flora, as well as offer environmental education to the community so that they can conserve and develop their areas and spaces.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Contributes to the improvement of the environment.
  • Learn environmental conservation techniques.
  • Protect and know incredible spaces.
  • Live a unique experience feeling proactive and fulfilled.

What is this program about?

In this project you will work in a local mangrove nursery. This nursery is the main nursery producing young mangrove plants for the local community. 

A local farmer and coordinator will be there to provide knowledge and show participants step by step from how and where to collect and sort mangrove pods to all the tips they need to know on how to properly plant and raise mangroves.

In addition to significant hands-on work to improve community sustainability, you will carry out beach or local community cleanups, create rubbish bins, wash and sort rubbish, you will also be heavily involved in the learning aspect of research, planning and education.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his free time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

The activities that you will carry out during your volunteering go from preparing the seed and the soil, watering the plant, taking care of the plant and planting the mangroves. Carry out beach cleaning activities, garbage recycling, collection and care of mangrove pods, educational workshops, etc.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport for more than 6 months.
  • Knowledge of English for basic communication.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

International Airport Suvarnabhumi (BKK), on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to be picked up by the local coordinators, and transferred to the volunteer accommodation. In case you arrive at another time, the local coordinator will tell you how to get there.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in the village of Prachuap Khiri Khan. The accommodation is located near the beach area. The rooms are shared by the volunteers (there are bedding for the volunteers). The programs are located about 45/50 minutes from the house. Staff remain on site 7 days a week to assist participants.

The rooms are shared by the rest of the volunteers. The house has common areas that can be used by volunteers and also provides access to a laundry room. There is hot water, Wi-Fi and air conditioning are also available.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open throughout the year, except on holidays (consult according to your availability). Collaboration hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch.

It is recommended to arrive Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks to up to 12 weeks.  

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of register for the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your coordinator.

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What can I see during the weekend?

Thailand has an immense number of options for touring the country. Near the project, in Hua Hin, you have many places to discover. Your local coordinator will recommend the best places according to your preferences. 

In Thailand you can enjoy activities in nature, visit temples, do water activities, etc. 

A beautiful city that you cannot miss is the city of Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. In stark contrast to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a smaller city with a huge connection to the environment, providing direct access to the nearby beautiful forested mountains that are a hotspot for adventurers and nature lovers. nature alike.

In addition, Chiang Mai has traditionally Thai places that are very intriguing, such as its well-known open-air markets, its historic center full of centuries-old temples, or the Buddhist temples near the city. 

During your stay, you could also visit other beautiful places in Thailand, such as its beaches or historical places like Ayutthaya.