VOLUNTEER PLUS: FORESTRY (ENVIRONMENTAL) 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 210€ per week - maximum duration: 1 week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : G/THA/VPF2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENWAY / GREENLION THAILAND
The practicum entails that the participant will be provided with academic literature and theories related to the subject of the program (Orphanage). This study ‘package’ is required to be studied predeparture. The participant will develop their knowledge/vision related to the specialized field of study by fulfilling assignments/questions based on the studied theories and literature before entering the program. With this theoretical ‘baggage’; the participant will participate in the local one week program/practicum and assess their previous findings (answers on the predeparture questions) against the local situation of the subject of study. After fulfilling the program and its curriculum by handing in the related assignments adequately, the assignments are appraised by the supervisor (MA) of the educational practicum division, the participant will be awarded with the Educational Practicum certificate within the assigned field of study. Forestry Conservation After nearly a decade of organizing camps and environmental projects, in 2007 Greenway decided to set up a base near Wang Nam Khiao in the centre of Thailand to act as a launching pad to provide a stronger focus for its environmental projects and to raise awareness about the environmental situation of Thailand in general. The ecological center thus strives to educate Thai people about the importance of saving natural resources and preserving biodiversity. Our Forestry Conservation Program works closely with the nearby national forest park and its forest rangers and will give you the opportunity to help conserve this beautiful location whilst enjoying nature. This is the perfect program for someone with a keen interest in nature and outdoor activities, and who enjoys a challenge. The program provides a framework for participants to be involved in preserving the spectacular natural resources of the area, and is supported by experienced Greenway Rangers who will make sure that you’ll be well looked after during the week.
STANDARD ACCOMMODATION: During your time here, you will be staying in one of our eco cottages. There will be 4 people per room on a single gender basis. COMFORT ACCOMMODATION: During your time here, you will be staying in one of our eco cottages. There will be 2 people per room on a single gender basis. All rooms have a private western style toilet/bathroom and each of these has a shower with both hot and cold water. Rooms also come equipped with a powerful fan as well as air conditioning. A private room will cost 70€ extra per room per week. The resort has a communal area where you can eat, relax and meet with other participants. There is also WiFi available which covers most of the resort. All food is included during your stay and the meals will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice dishes (suitable for vegetarians).
Your new home will be in the Nakhon Ratchasima province. Set amidst rolling hills, the views here are spectacular and the location is tranquil to match. Our resort is situated about 30 km from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima and about 15 km from Wang Nam Khiao, the nearest town. It takes 30 minutes from the resort to Wang Nam Khiao, where you will find all the amenities you could need. Due to its rural location, the nearest ATM is in Wang Nam Khiao (30 minutes by car), so please make sure you have enough money with you before arriving for your stay. However, since all food is provided you will probably not need much money here! There is a small local store within walking distance. All other amenities can be found in Wang Nam Khiao (30 minutes by car). There are no activities included outside of the program but you are welcome to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and go for a hike in the hills during your free time. Alternatively, there is a karaoke system in the resort’s communal area for those craving some noise! The area is very rural and offers beautiful views and Thai countryside to explore by foot or bike.
The English language proficiency of the participants has to be sufficient enough to read and understand academical texts and theories, and to correspond their findings, ideas and opinions on paper. Furthermore, the participant has to come prepared to the program by studying the prearrival literature and assignments of the program curriculum. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week – maximum duration: 1 week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme. Reception at the airport at the arrival. BKK (Suvarnabhumi International Airport): Great, we can pick you up from there. DMK (Don Mueang Airport): Please take the free shuttle to Suvarnabhumi airport and go to our meeting point at Entrance.