WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
Following your arrival at Bangkok Suvamabhumi airport you will have the option to either make your own way to the project site by bus or train or an airport pickup can be arranged for THB2200 if you arrive before 2pm. More details on how to make your own way will be available in your field brief four weeks before your project is due to commence.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Your accommodation is located on the sanctuary site, so it’s not a long walk to work! Volunteers stay in European style tiled bungalows and usually share with between 2 and 4 persons, thought there are some larger dormitories for busy times or groups. The majority of rooms have an ensuite bathroom with manual flush toilet and cool shower (perfect after a hot days work!). All rooms have electricity. Fresh bed linen is provided weekly, and rooms are serviced before each new volunteer arrives. The volunteer house has some communal facilities volunteers can use together including kitchen facilities, dining room, bar and café, pool table, TV, (patchy & not always reliable) WiFi, library, and there are designated smoking areas.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will be provided with all of your meals for the duration of the project. Volunteers are invited to prepare their own breakfasts but all ingredients including bread, butter, jam, eggs and fresh fruit will be provided and toasters and cooking materials will be available for use.
Lunches and dinners will be cooked and prepared by the rescue centre staff and will include a buffet of traditional Thai fare, although on some occasions western food will be provided. There will be meat, vegetarian and vegan options available. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.