Volunteering

 

We welcome volunteers and woofers who wish to help us while having a unique experience in a lovely and peaceful natural environment.

About the work

In order to volunteer with us, it is necessary for you to be interested in our activities (construction, organic gardening…), and even better if you have some prior experience. It is also very important for you to be physically fit.

We need a lot of  help to build EVERYTHING on our new land !! We will start to grow organic vegetables, plants and fruit trees this year and will construct several natural buildings from September 2019. The new land is only 50 meters from our current center, so we will be able to work by using the existing facilities (dormitory, relaxing area, kitchen, bathroom, tool shed). The work proposed to volunteers will be mostly gardening and finishing the new buildings (mostly to make the walls and/or the  roof). Please contact us to know more about the updated plans for volunteer work.

We propose various types of volunteer work for the coming months:

July and August 2019: Our centre is closed (it is the rainy season!).

Note: In october 2019, january and february 2020,we organise some workshops, so we can’t accept volunteers.

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September 2019:

  • Garden arrangement (making a terrace vegetable garden)
  • Gardening (planting, preparing new garden beds, preparing compost)
  • Plastering earth walls, completing an earth and bamboo outdoor shower)

Volunteer with us for 5 or 10 days (18th and 19th are day-off):

  • 13th to 17th (check-in on 12th)
  • 20th to 24th (check-in on 19th)

November & December 2019, March 2020:

  • Natural building (finishing to make earth walls and thatched roof, making a compost toilet)
  • Gardening (planting, preparing new garden beds, preparing compost)

The work for each week will be carefully organised and planned. Each day you will be guided by a project member who will explain and demonstrate how to do the work properly and safely.

We accept volunteers for a minimum of 5 working days, and we ask that volunteers work 5 hours per day and if possible, sometimes to help the project members with cooking.

Please contact us to know the detailed schedule planned for each month.

Contribution: We provide volunteers with food and accommodation for free.

Living situation

We will provide simple accommodation in a dormitory or – if you prefer to have some privacy – in a tent. A mattress, blanket, pillow and a mosquito net will be provided. There is also a ‘relaxing area’ in the shade with hammocks and an area to play volley-ball or badminton !!

Wifi and 220 V electricity are available.

Meals will be mostly vegetarian with some meat and fish options.

We will send you instructions to get to our centre from Chiang Rai city by taxi (cost: about 400 baht). Otherwise – if we are available – we can pick up volunteers at Chiang Rai for a fee (300 bahts). More information here about how to get to Chiang Rai.

We ask all volunteers to refrain from any illegal drug use or excessive drinking in our centre.

For more information, email us: baandindoi@gmail.com