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Volunteer in Thailand: Volunteer in Chiang Mai - City Beautification Project in Thailand

ELI Abroad

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Volunteer in Chiang Mai - City Beautification Project in Thailand

Chiang Mai
Dates of Program
First and Third Mondays of the Month
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

One of the drawbacks of Thailand’s rapid development has been the overcrowding of city streets and loss of green spaces.  Due to this reason, recently a movement was initiated by Chiang Mai City Hall in an attempt to beautify the city.  This movement included the development of the parks and green spaces, along with putting flowers and other plants where they aren’t usually seen, like bridges or intersections.  The people of Chiang Mai take great pride in the appearance of their city, however, like in so many cities throughout the world, Chiang Mai City’s budget for beautifying the city isn’t very large and any assistance volunteers can give in this area will be greatly appreciated by the residents of Chiang Mai.  Volunteers work with local staff on planting and planning.

Major Responsibilities

Major responsibilities of volunteers:

  • Assisting local staffs on planting and planning
  • Raising funds for this program
  • Sharing information and cultural values with local people
Cost/Program Fee
USD 700 for 2 Weeks and USD 1700 for 12 Weeks
What program fee Includes

Program fee covers:

  • Pre-Departure Packet
  • Airport Pick-Up in Chiang Mai
  • Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Access to a Travel Nurse and Activities Coordinator
  • 24/7 In-Country Support

Program fee does not cover:

  • Round-Trip Transportation to Chiang Mai
  • Return Trip to Airport
  • Required Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Visa Fees
Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and have good communication skills.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Arrangements of food and room for volunteers are managed by a host family. For detailed information on arrangements contact us at:

Any Missing Important Information

Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need. Since you are about to volunteer in another country, we ask you to do necessary preparation before going there. It is best if volunteers arrive on a date below before 8pm, so orientation can take place over the weekend and volunteers can start their program bright and early on Monday.  Arrival Dates for 2010: January 2, January 15, January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, and August 13. For detailed information about this project contact us at:

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