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The world’s tropical forests contain huge quantities of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that causes climate change. When they are destroyed for farmland or other purposes, they release their stored carbon prematurely and in quantities greater than all the worlds cars, trucks and planes combined. The result is changing rainfall patterns, rising ocean levels and increased draught. Tropical forests are also home to most of the world’s threatened species and many are found nowhere else. However climate change could lead to the extinction of one third of all species by 2050. Human communities suffer too, as local people lose the resources on which they depend increasing strife over dwindling supplies.
One of the quickest and most cost effective ways to reduce global carbon emissions is to conserve and plant tropical forests. And when we do so we also protect the natural habitat of many threatened and endangered species. By planting trees we also preserve the livelihood and incomes of local communities, curb climate change and restore biodiversity to the immediate area by providing a habitat for native animals.
AFECT solely exists to help those in need. As a registered charity, we are legally bound that 100% of all monies received are used to promote our charitable objectives. We keep our administration costs to a minimum and provide full in country support for your stay. We feel volunteering fulfills a need and helping those who are enslaved by unjust poverty can counter balance our privileged lives in the west, but here at AFECT your visit can reach deeper than that – ultimately your trip is a return to nature (the tribe is very close to the biodiversity of the rain forests) and nature in all its forms reconnects us back to our inner being. Your time at AFECT will be colorful, cultural and a very rewarding one.
The Major job responsibilities are:
The progran fee covers: This includes all transfers from either the Bus station or Airport. The fee also covers all food, your home stay (accommodation), your translator, and transportation in Chiang Rai. The fee also includes all training, field trips, workshops, seminars & activities. It also includes any writing materials you might like for your stay.
The program fee does not cover: The program fee does not cover your tickets, your personal expenses and your visa charges.
There are no specific skills and qualifications required for the volunteering job except for the fact that volunteers need to be affectionate, warm, heping and willing to share what he/she knows.
Accomodation: For accomodation, volunteers can choose from any of the following given options:
Volunteers will be provided with Thai food everyday prepared by Thai chefs.