Beach Conservation Hua Hin

Chill out in the sea side city of Hua Hin where you will take in the many buddhist temples, monks and religious sites while assisting in beach conservation activity and education for the locals. This is a relaxed beach week where you'll also explore local markets general beach sun and fun.

we need you in Thailand

  • Although Thailand's economy is improving, there is still a wide gap between the rich and the poor.
  • The majority of Thailand's poor live in rural areas, with a lack of education being a main contributor to poverty.
  • Due to economical developments, environmental degradation is evident. The decline of biodiversity and deforestation is increasing.
  • The expliotation of animals in Thailand is a big problem. With many being beaten and held in small cages for the tourist trade.

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can you help?

  • Assist in beach conservation activity and education for the locals
  • Spend a week learning about Buddhism, enjoying the beach and interacting with the locals
  • Visit several Buddhist temples and assist monks with daily chores
  • Help with important environmental causes

can you do?

  • Take part in cultural excursions, such as an artists village and workshop
  • Clean up some of the local beaches, so they are free from rubbish
  • Sweep around local temples and assist with other daily chores
  • Explore the local sights, interacting with the community and immersing yourself into Thai culture

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  PROJECT NAME: 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

  PROJECT COSTS: From US$295 + APPLICATION FEE

Overview

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.

There will be some beach conservation activities and other community initiatives and also just general sun and fun with the afternoons off to fully enjoy the beach and it’s surroundings.

You’ll make several visits to Buddhist temples (‘Wat’ in Thai) to learn about Thai Buddhism and to assist the monks with their daily chores. You’ll be educated by the local people about the unique environment here and how you can assist in conserving the natural beauty. You will be expected to play your part in helping with the conservation of Hua Hin’s natural surroundings.

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

  • Local beach cleaning
  • Visiting temples and helping with their daily chores
  • Teaching in the community and exploring some local sights 

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 at extra cost), 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.

 

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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.

Airport pick-up is included in the volunteering cost. This may involve either a local pick-up by your volunteer host or a public transport ticket where necessary. These details will be finalised with you upon making a booking as this will depend on your arrival information.

A transfer coordinator will meet you upon arrival into Bangkok airport and will arrange your transfer from the airport to the Mo Chit Northern Bangkok bus station and then further on to Singburi bus station, where you will be met by one of our local coordinators who will take you to the Volunteer Centre.

  • Sunday – 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.  Dinner at Hua Hin center
  • Monday – Breakfast, Excursion to Wat Huay Mongkol Temple, Visit Plearnwan Market, Transfer to Hua Hin city (beach) where you can have lunch, Free afternoon at Hua Hin Beach, Visit the night market in town, Dinner
  • Tuesday – Breakfast, Temple Cleaning – Nicothaaraun Temple, Excursion to the Artist Village, Explore  Khao Tao Temple, Lunch, Free time at Sai Noi Beach, Transfer back to the center, Dinner
  • Wednesday – Breakfast, Hin Lek Fai Viewpoint, Explore Khao Takiab Temple, Lunch, Free time at  Sea Pine Beach, Dinner at a local resort, Visit the night market in town
  • Thursday – Breakfast, Excursion to Pranburi Forest Park for beach cleaning & mangroves, Lunch, Free time at Pranburi Beach, Transfer back to our center, Dinner
  • Friday – Breakfast, Teaching at a local school, Lunch, Free time at beach of your choice, Dinner, Visit the Cicada market
  • Saturday – Breakfast, If this is your last week, you will be transferred to Hua Hin bus station after breakfast. If you have further programs north of Hua Hin you will be transferred to that program via Singburi. If programs are in Hua Hin or the South you will stay at the accommodation until that starting time.

Weekends are always free for relaxing or sightseeing of your choice. Our local team will help you organize additional trips with special (non tourist) rates which can be paid directly in local currency. As a volunteer in Thailand you will gain access to local knowledge, opportunities and value you simply would not find if staying as a standard tourist in resorts.

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 30 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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