Community Construction Volunteering Thailand
Community Construction Volunteering Thailand
So many families live under poor housing conditions in Thailand, and that’s why our Community Construction Volunteering project is so important! To improve the living standards of local people, you will help create proper sanitation facilities and renovate community buildings from temples and hospitals to schools. However, we don’t believe in all work and no play, so you will have plenty of time to explore this beautiful country when your day of construction is done! This programme gives our volunteers a great sense of achievement, as they watch their efforts make a real difference to a whole community!
Help bring better Living Conditions to Thai Communities
Firstly, you don’t have to be a handiwork whiz (although that would be great:). Your coordinator will support and supervise you, giving you tasks that you are happy to do and at your level of ability. For example, this might include cleaning the area, mixing cement and painting, to harder tasks such as building up the wall and repairing roofing. This is a fantastic chance to learn some great practical skills. Indeed, you’ll have learned more than you can imagine by the time you leave!
Get a Taste of True Thailand during your Stay in Hua Hin!
Hua Hin is a seaside resort city with fabulous beaches, extraordinary night markets and delicious street food! Once you’ve finished each day of volunteering, you can explore your surroundings, and take in the sights and sounds of this city’s vibrant culture. However, should you prefer a quiet evening, you will also feel quite at home at our accommodation, which has plenty of great spaces to relax in and socialise, as well as a swimming pool for those hot summer evenings. Whatever your preferences, Hua Hin will give you the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture as you help out in the community!
Why Community Construction Volunteering in Thailand?
- Help the local community, improving living standards in Hua Hin
- Learn some great handiwork skills to take home with you!
- Enjoy working in a dedicated team with other volunteers
- Visit Hua Hin’s stunning beaches, temples and bustling markets
- Enjoy staying at our accommodation with meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
Your time as a Community Construction Volunteer, here in Thailand will be busy! Predominantly, you will be at local people’s houses and local community facilities with the support and supervision of your coordinator. There you will take on construction and renovation work for 4-5 hours per day with a lunch break in between. There is always great banter at these sites, between locals and volunteers, so whilst it’s a bit of hard grafting, it’s also a lot of fun!
If this is your first week, you will be transferred directly from Bangkok to Hua Hin upon arrival. Depending on your previous week’s program, you will be transferred to Hua Hin after brunch, with dinner at the Hua Hin centre.
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarise yourself with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your programme will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
- Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
- Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
- Tour around the compound and local area where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
- Visit a famous Buddhist temple nearby
- Visit the beach
Tuesday to Friday
- Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
- Community Construction Volunteering project
- Community Construction Volunteering project
- Dinner at Hua Hin Centre
Evenings and Weekends
After a day of volunteering, you can choose to come with us to the beach or explore your surroundings yourself. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and travel further afield at the weekends!
Please note: This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Places to Visit
Hua Hin is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist destination, and it has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park. We recommend you also visit Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple atop that overlooks the sea.
In addition, Hua Hin is surrounded by beautiful national parks and you might decide to go slightly further afield to explore the likes of the Pa La-U Waterfall, located 60 km west of Hua Hin on the south side of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Alternatively, 45 km to the south of Hua Hin is the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!
Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations and is located only 280km Southwest of Bangkok. Hua Hin is where the city meets the sea, and offers scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars, long beaches and palm tree-decorated landscapes to enjoy during your stay!
About the Accommodation
Our centre is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms and you have a choice of standard, private or comfort accommodation. Further, there is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool where you can relax with friends in the evenings.
Available Room Types
- Standard shared rooms 4 people share on a single-gender basis
- Private rooms 1-4 people
- Comfort rooms 1-2 people
Thai cuisine is really something to get excited about! Typical dishes include plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat, along with seasonal fruits for dessert. Vegetarians can be catered for – just let us know! However, if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, 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.
Most of your day will be spent in Hua Hin city centre, where all amenities can be found.
Activities & Events
We will visit the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you.
Another trip to the vast night market in Hua Hin city! There is so much to see (and eat!) here that one night is just not enough!
Tonight it’s the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different shopkeepers. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs which are very attractive and listen to live music featuring local artists.
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 67 million
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)
From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.
Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.
Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas. By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own. We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.
With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world. Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.
You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Under 18, Parental Consent is Required|
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance