General volunteer at Spicy Villa

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The Exchange

We're looking for hard-working volunteers to help at our eco-lodges. Tasks we need help with include: gardening, cleaning, handy work, cooking, art, construction, and more. We need volunteers who are happy to help with a variety of tasks. Sundays are free and we can organize some free and discounted activities. You get accommodation, three meals per day and transportation from Chiang Mai. Our daily fee is 150 THB/day to cover transport+Sundays.


What you offer

8 hours of help per day

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

1 day off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.


Requirements

Beginner English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

WHAT WE OFFER TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND FEES
Our volunteers work in exchange for food and accommodation, but we need to charge a daily fee to cover transportation costs and free days. The daily fee for volunteers is 150 THB. The daily fee is paid for one week in advance. In addition to the daily fee, we also charge a one-time fee of 100 THB for compulsory accident insurance. At pickup, you should have a total of 1,150 THB ready to pay to your driver. If you extend your stay after the first week, the fee for next week will be 1,050 THB.
As our volunteer, you will stay in simple but beautiful bamboo bungalows. You will have three meals per day.
Sundays are free days and your daily fee also covers food, accommodation, and activities on your free days.


Activities & Shift

These are some of the responsibilities you might have as our volunteer:
Help with Eco project, Gardening, Farming, General Maintenance, Cooking/shopping, Building, Painting, Helping to take care of our guests during their visiting and activities (cooking, cleaning, trekking, hiking, cycling, bamboo rafting, tubing, art projects, etc...), helping local villagers,...
Work expectation is a minimum of 6 hours daily to work on the main daily task + help with general daily tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, feeding animals,... Projects and needs change. Some days you might work less, some days more. However, 7:45 AM is when we expect the volunteers to be ready for work every day.
We can initially accept volunteers for seven days. We cannot offer shorter volunteering terms. After a week, we can extend your stay on weekly basis if you would like to stay longer and if we are happy with your work.


Rules

Read the rules we will send you after you contact us carefully and consider if you can follow them. If not, do not come to volunteer with us. If you volunteer with us, these are the strictly enforced rules that must be followed. They are based on years of experience with volunteers and what works best for communal living. By following these rules, you are a part of our community and welcomed to feel like at home.
If you break these rules, we can send you back to Chiang Mai early and there will be no refund for your volunteering fee.