Environmental & Beach Conservation Hua Hin, Thailand

Volunteer in the popular beach town of Hua Hin. You may be may involved in preparing the seeds and soil, watering the plants, and planting new mangroves. You can also take part in beach cleaning and education on important climate issues.

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WHAT can you do?

Why Involvement Volunteers International?

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  PROJECT NAME: ENVIRONMENTAL & BEACH CONSERVATION

LOCATION: HUA HIN

  START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)

  ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE (SHARED ROOMS)

  MIN DURATION: ONE WEEK

  MIN AGE: 16+

  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A

Overview

This placement is centred around a local mangrove nursery, which is produces young mangrove plants for the local community. Your responsibilities may involve preparing the seed and soil, watering the plants, general caring of the mangroves and planting. A local farmer and coordinator will be there to provide knowledge and show volunteers how everything is done. You will be shown how and where to collect and sort mangrove pods, as well as everything you need to know about how to plant and nurse mangroves effectively.

You will also take part in other activities such as beach and community area cleaning, creating garbage bins, washing and sorting garbage, creating campaigns and educating the local community adults and children on the importance of sustainable environmental practices.

You will present talks on environmental awareness and conservation, recycling in the home, reducing your carbon footprint, how to separate waste properly, as well as 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.

Location

Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist spot these days offering all the standard beach stuff like snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and with plenty of restaurants and tourist things like spas, water park, golf, shops and markets. There is a mountain at the end of the beach called Khoa Tekiab, with a temple that overlooks the beach. Surrounded by national parks, it’s a mountainous region where you can explore waterfalls and caves on various adventures. Buddhism is very prominent here and you will certainly get a good taste of the Buddhist way of life.

Project Tasks

  • Work on the local mangrove nursery
  • Educate the local community on environmental issues
  • Take part in beach or community cleaning projects

Food & Accommodation

The volunteer guest centre is really nice and located in the hilly countryside in lush surroundings and consists of luxury tents similar to standard hotel rooms and large rooms with a common area with hammocks to hang out with fellow volunteers. Rooms are up to 4 people in each room. There is wifi in public areas, water, coffee and tea are provided, fans, air-con will be available from 20:00-08:00, a western toilet, bed linen, mosquito nets, and a safety deposit box (bring own padlock). You will have to do laundry by hand. 

A vegetarian breakfast and dinner (no lunch) will be served at the guest house each day. During the afternoons, you will be in Hua Hin’s centre, where you will have many food options and eateries to choose from for lunch (not included in the program).

There are 3 room types available, with the private room costing an additional $120 p/room p/week and the comfort room costing an additional $160 p/room p/week.

All prices in USD
  • 1 Week - $295
  • 2 Weeks - $450
  • 3 Weeks - $595
  • 1 Month - $795
  • 2 Months - $1795
  • 3 Months - $2655
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What's Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport Pickup
  • Local Transportation
  • 1 Day Orientation
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Project Materials & Equipment
  • Pre-departure Expert Advice
  • Preperation Tools & Checklists
  • Certificate of Completion

Testimonials...

FAQ

This project would suit anyone who has an interest in environmental issues and loves to care for our planet. There are also lots of cultural activities during the week, so for those wanting an all-round experience of this beach destination, as well as learning about the local culture, this would be a great option. 

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 1 day orientation
  • Daily transportation to project
  • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tours, Souvenirs & spending money

Volunteers in Thailand are encouraged to take up the orientation week to help you ease into the lifestyle and pace of Thailand. You will get to know your town and it’s facilities and everything required to make your stay comfortable. You may choose after the first few days to move straight into your chosen volunteer placement if desired or otherwise just enjoy the company of your new friends and extended family!

When confirming your dates please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October). During these times, renovation work continues, with the option to join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local Thailand communities involved.

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Bangkok BKK (Suvarnabhumi) Airport, Level 2, Entrance 4. You must arrive between 06.00 and 16:00 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.

If arriving on Saturday, you will need to pay US$50 for an extra night’s accommodation, or arrange your own accommodation for the night.

If arriving during the week, or on Saturday outside of pickup times, we charge US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation before your program, and another US$50 fee for a private transfer.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From the airport to the accommodation in Hua Hin, it takes around 4 hours by public bus and then a shuttle bus.

You will volunteer from 9:33am to 11:33am at the mangrove nursery, and then for another couple of hours on other projects in the afternoon (generally around 4-5 hours a day in total).

Monday
Breakfast at the volunteer house
Visit Sirinart Rajini Ecosystem Learning Centre to learn about Pran Buri communities and mangrove ecosystem
Lunch
Beach/Local Community Clean Up: collecting, washing and sorting garbage
Dinner at the volunteer house
Tuesday
Breakfast at the volunteer house
Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
Lunch
Beach/Local Community Clean Up: collecting, washing and sorting garbage
Dinner at the volunteer house
Wednesday
Breakfast at the volunteer house
Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
Lunch
Beach/Local Community Clean Up: collecting, washing and sorting garbage
Dinner at the volunteer house
Thursday
Breakfast at the volunteer house
Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
Lunch
Lesson about Environmental Conservation
Dinner at the volunteer house
Friday
Breakfast at the volunteer house
Working at Local Mangrove Nursery
Lunch
Lecture about Environmental Conservation at Local Community
Dinner at the volunteer house

*This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
Volunteers have the option to go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked in front of you. The street food is super cheap and tasty!

Friday Evening
You can go to the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different stalls. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs and listen to live music featuring local artists.

Apart from chilling out at the beach, on weekends you can also try snorkelling, eat at the many seafood restaurants, play a game of golf, relax at a spa, go shopping, visit local markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.

Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple above, is also a popular spot, overlooking the beach. Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks. A little further away is the Pa La-U Waterfall and the  mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!

With a long sandy coastline and jungle-topped islands anchored in crystal blue waters Thailand is a tropical getaway and favorite traveling destination for holiday makers and volunteers from all over the world. Thailand’s culture is generous, warm and outgoing and the cuisine is world renowned for a tropical abundance of fresh and varied flavors of spicy, sweet, salty and sour. 

Thailand is a fascinating and exotic country to explore. Through volunteering, you’ll gain a love in the people, culture, scenery, cuisine and in the overall lifestyle of Thailand.

We offer diverse project options catering to many different interests. Volunteering is the ideal way of assimilating into the local Thai culture and experiencing the real lifestyle in Thailand.

November to Febuary is the best time to visit Thailand, with a pleasent temperature through most of the country. From March to May temperatures can get very hot. The monsoon rains start from about June to October. Showers usually are quite predictabe and come in short bursts, so this time of year can be great to visit, as everything is so green and there are fewer crowds!

Temperatures are around 33 degrees on average throughout the year. If in the North of Thailand in the winter, evenings can get quite chilly, so bring some warm clothes too!

Vietnam has one of the oldest cultures in South East Asia, creating a rich history with ancient traditions dating back thousands of years. It also has a large Chinese influence. Elders are very well respected in Vietnamese culture, the older you are, the more respect is shown to you. ‘Saving face’ is a concept shown by most Vietnamese people and is thought of as extremely important in their culture. This means that if you feel angered or annoyed by someone, you do not show it and remain respectful. If you lose your temper/ are rude, then this is seen as losing face and therefore a loss of reputation and self-respect.

Vietnamese is the most widely spoken language, other languages include Chinese, Khmer, Cham and tribal dialects. Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism are the main religious beliefs in Vietnam, and you will find many temples dotted around the country. You will often see the local people giving fruits and burning incense to give as offerings.

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