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volunteer work in khao lak

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volunteer work in khao lak

I will be going to this area to do some voluntary work in October. Does anyone have any handy tips for me before I get there. I am on a budget so maybe cheap but good places to eat or places to avoid!! Also what is there to visit or do during my free time. Many thanks

Hell, Norway
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1. Re: volunteer work in khao lak

Hope that you understand that a work permit is needed even for voluntary work.

Bangkok, Thailand
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2. Re: volunteer work in khao lak


As Dragon points out, under the Thai Labor law a foreigner needs a work permit for any work activity including those that are uncompensated...

**However, there are some exceptions to this law and you *may* qualify under one of these exceptions. I would strongly recommend you contact the charitable organization directly and inquire about this issue..

If you do require a work permit, you will need to obtain a non-immigrant visa from a Thai diplomatic post overseas (which requires documentation for the issuance) prior to your arrival and your "employer" will have to give you company documents to apply for your permit once you arrive in country.

Travel Safe,

Poulton Le Fylde...
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3. Re: volunteer work in khao lak

Have a look at this link about volunteering in Khao Lak http://amazingkhaolak.com/ and use it to make contact for information and advice. There are details of accommodation and different activities. Ken Hyde, the Head of English for the English teaching in Schools project (you don't have to be a teacher or have teaching experience) will provide you with the important information about accommodation, work permit, and, I'm sure, places to eat (including the Everyday Restaurant which is one of the project's meeting places). The amount of time you decide to put in will determine how much time you have for relaxation and exploration.

We have met many volunteers on this and other projects from different parts of the world so you will enjoy that interchange too.

I hope you are a good singer/musician as you will be expected to "do a turn" at the Open Mic nights at the Everyday if on when you are there. Just joking! They are great fun and we have seen and heard some very talented volunteers performing at the impromptu jam sessions.

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4. Re: volunteer work in khao lak

Hi..!!...I surely aint no expert on Khao Lak as I have only been there once and returned just this month...

But I did notice cheap accomodation and asked about it....

There is cheap backpacker/dorm style accomodation at the rear of Tiffy's Restaurant/bar in Bang La On..

Accomodation is 180 baht/night and Tiffy's meals are nice and fairly reasonably priced as well...

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5. Re: volunteer work in khao lak

Thankyou for your info. Marie

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