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Chiang Mai Construction and Renovation

The objective of this program is to contribute to the construction and renovation projects aimed at improving the living standards of the local community in and around Chiang Mai.

Your assistance will be crucial in various initiatives, including the renovation of schools, hospitals, temples, and impoverished housing conditions. You will have the opportunity to engage in ongoing construction and renovation projects, ensuring their successful completion.

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Description

Program Description

In Chiang Mai, there are many local community areas and facilities, including temples, hospitals, and schools, that are in urgent need of significant improvements. To address this issue, participants in our program will actively contribute to enhancing the living standards of these communities by engaging in crucial construction and renovation work.

Your involvement will play a vital role in improving the well-being of the local residents. Tasks may range from cleaning the area, mixing cement, and painting, to more challenging assignments such as plastering walls and repairing roofs. Throughout the process, you will receive close instruction and supervision from our experienced coordinator, ensuring the safety of all participants and the suitability of the housing conditions for the locals.

By assisting in ongoing construction and renovation projects, as well as participating in new initiatives, you will directly contribute to the betterment of the local community. Specifically, your efforts will focus on creating proper sanitation facilities, making housing safer, and empowering communities to have greater control over their own development initiatives.

You will make a tangible difference in the lives of the local people. Your contributions will provide them with improved living conditions, enhanced infrastructure, and increased authority over their own community’s development.

Your involvement in these projects will not only help in the physical transformation of the infrastructure but also make a positive impact on the overall well-being of the community. Through your efforts, you will contribute to creating better educational facilities, improved healthcare centers, and upgraded living conditions for those in need. By supporting these initiatives, you will play a vital role in uplifting the local community and fostering a sustainable and prosperous environment for its residents.

Together, we can work towards creating sustainable and empowering environments for these communities in need.

During your construction and renovation activities, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute your skills and effort to improve the infrastructure and living conditions of the local community. Whether it’s constructing new facilities, renovating existing structures, or implementing essential upgrades, your involvement will make a tangible impact on the well-being of the residents.

Rest assured that our coordinator will be readily available to guide and assist you throughout the process. Their expertise in construction management will ensure that the tasks are carried out safely, efficiently, and in alignment with the goals of the project.

By dedicating a significant portion of your day to these meaningful activities, you will actively contribute to the betterment of the local community and create lasting improvements in their living environments.

Aims & Objectives

  • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals.
  • Give you some practical experience in light construction and renovation work.
  • Support the local community by improving their living standards with our construction and renovation efforts.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Schedule

Monday

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents and Signing of Documents.
  • Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meeting, Preparation, Visit and Observation alongside Local Coordinator
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

After enjoying breakfast, you will proceed to the construction project site, primarily focused on our school, and community facilities. Upon arrival, our coordinator will provide you with a detailed briefing about the tasks to be accomplished during the day.

Your daily commitment to construction and renovation work at the project location will typically span 4-5 hours, with a designated break for lunch in between. You will have the option to dine at our accommodation or in nearby establishments close to the project site, ensuring convenience and efficient use of your time.

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

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        –

Resume copy required:        –

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • You don’t need special qualifications or even to have experience in Constructions but do consider this job requires physical strength and endurance in hot weather conditions.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Thailand, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Thailand, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take tests.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate.

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable working clothes that you dont mind getting dirty and wet.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during the construction activities.
  • Please also bring work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots as you may do some heavy construction tasks.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during construction activities.