FAQs

What is included?

  • Accommodation at program site for duration of stay
  • 3 meals a day
  • Transportation around program
  • Full support from Move Lanna
  • Documents for visa application and work permit

 

What is not included?

  • Flights to and from Thailand
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Phone credit and phone
  • Spending money
  • Cost for work permit (necessary for long term volunteers)
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What you need to know...

 

When should I volunteer with Move Lanna?

This is up to you! Let us know when would work best for you and in return we will do our best to accommodate, but remember to give yourself at least 2 months in order to get the relevant vaccinations you will need and prepare yourself for the trip of a life time!

 

How much does it cost to volunteer?

In order to cover your accommodation, food and administration costs, we require a small fee for your stay. As a small organisation we are hugely cheaper than other companies offering similar experiences.

 

When is the application deadline?

There is no deadline for you to apply. If a volunteer position becomes filled then we will note this on the website. Contact us with the dates you are interested and we will discuss with the organisation in question.

 

Where are Move Lanna programs based?

Programs are based either in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. We currently have only 1 in Chiang Rai and 1 in Chiang Mai city. Our other programs are in Chiang Mai province, in Phrao district, which is a 2 hour bus journery from the city.

 

Who can apply to Move Lanna's programs?

Anyone with the relevant skills required who wants to volunteer is welcome. We suggest that volunteers should be over 18 and have some experience in the field they want to volunteer in.

 

How much does it cost to volunteer with Move Lanna?

Please see below at the table for cost of volunteering, and further down the page at what is and isn't included.

 

How do I apply?

Volunteers should see our 'Apply & Contact' page for information on how to apply. We only ask for a covering letter from prospective applicants.

 

Can I apply for more than 1 placement?

Yes you can. Please state your preference and we will do our best to meet your needs.

 

What language shall I use to apply and send emails to Move Lanna?

We recommend you use English, but we are also able to accept Thai language emails and Japanese.

 

Can couples volunteer together?

Yes couples can volunteer together. Please state this in your covering letter, and note that you have to pay price for volunteer on individual basis.

 

What expenses will I need to pay?

Volunteers should make sure they have enough money for any extra food they want (this does not include breakfast, lunch and dinner), money to do tourist trips and site-seeing, and money for relevant visa document before travel.

 

Can I volunteer if I have a disbality or personal health problem?

Yes you can, but please make sure you have fully understood the role here in Thailand and whether you will be putting yourself at risk by volunteering with us. Please state in your covering problem if you have any disabilities or health problems and we can inform the relevant organisation.

 

Will I have to work every day or do I get any time off?

Volunteers will be expected to work 5 days a week, whether this is over the weekend will depend on the organisation you are volunteering for. If you are planning to travel please do this before or after volunteering with us. Your trip may go over some bank holidays, and so you will not be expected to work, but we cannot guarantee this.

 

What will the food and accommodation be like?

This really depends on the organisation you will be staying in. However Move Lanna has agreed with its partner organisations that 3 meals a day will be provided (or money given) and this will be local Thai food. The accommodation will be basic but will have a mattress, fan, and bathroom, at least.

 

Who can I contact if I have any more questions?

If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us at volunteer@movelanna.org or ask us a question on Facebook or Twitter (links at bottom of page).

 

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Thai Baht

US Dollar

Euro

GB Pound

4 weeks

10,365

320

250

195

8 weeks

19,000

600

460

350

12 weeks

29,250

920

700

550

16 weeks

39,000

1,225

940

720

20 weeks

48,750

1,530

1,175

900

24 weeks

55,000

1,730

1,330

1,020

28 weeks

64,150

2,020

1,550

1,190

32 weeks

73,335

2,300

1,770

1,360

36 weeks

82,000

2,575

1,980

1,520

40 weeks

91,110

2,860

2,200

1,685

44 weeks

100,225

3,145

2,425

1,855

48 weeks

109,335

3,430

2,645

2,025

Note

 

- You will be asked to pay a deposit 6 - 8 weeks prior to arrival, this differs depending on your length of stay. We will inform you by email once you have showed your interest in volunteering with us.

 

- The final amount is to be paid 4 weeks prior to departure

 

- Please contact us if want to go for a longer period of time than noted here or a different length (ie. 6 weeks) and we will let you know the agreed cost

 

- 4 weeks is our minimum length of stay

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