64/3 Moo1 Tambon Vieng nuea, Amphoe Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand seedlings.pai@gmail.com +66 852641331

VOLUNTEERING

It’s all about sharing knowledge and skills!

Thank you for your interest in our foundation! We love meeting new people every day, get to know you and share about similar passions. As a small family with two young children, we like being surrounded with new faces at the farm. Pai Seedlings is a young foundation. The community is still small and we are in a growing process.

We welcome volunteers at the farm anytime of the year except July-August 2019 when the site will be closed. Volunteer work is about farming, child care, social media ,communication, production or natural building. Please note that we cannot accomodate volunteers at the moment. However, Pai is full of guest houses near the farm at low price.

Short Stay:

Minimum one week when we share work together depending on the needs of the foundation.

Fees: 1000 baht membership fee (its a legal requirement as a foundation)

Work hours:

As it gets hot in the middle of the day, we like starting the day early around 8.30-9am til 11am. Cooking lunch from 11 to 12pm. Lunch. Rest til 4pm. Work from 4 to 6.30pm

We offer opportunities to volunteer on longer-term missions (1 to 6 months) on natural farming, permaculture, cooking and education.

As an official foundation registered in Thailand, we are able to provide volunteer visa and work-permit, both documents being strictly mandatory for volunteer work in Thailand. This will ensure a smooth and enriching experience for you and the locals you will work with!

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Volunteering and participating in real projects is probably the most enriching experience one gets from travelling. It is a unique opportunity to learn about the local life and deepen our travel experience.

Not only will you benefit at a personal level, learning plenty of new skills along the way, but you will also leave with the satisfaction that your journey was not simply one of mindless consumption, but one of sharing and giving. You will always be welcome back to see the projects you’ve participated in grow year after year and change the face of Pai for the better!

Moreover, after a few months, you will truly learn how to enjoy the amazing lifestyle of Pai: to discover the best places for live music, enjoy great local and international food, explore the amazing natural wonders of the valley and heal your mind and body through meditation, yoga, and massage.

WHY DO WE NEED VOLUNTEERS?

To create a physical space for experimentation, learning, practice and skill sharing in all areas of conscious living and sustainable farming.

We believe in sharing knowledge, skills and effort. We are an ambitious project with lots to do, and there are never too many of us to make the world into a better place.

WHAT DO WE NEED HELP WITH?

  • Farm work at the permaculture farm and land rehabilitation project.
  • Cooking, preparing and selling products (cakes, kombucha, dried fruits, honey).
  • Communication, marketing, social media, community management, website, online sales.
  • Teaching in local schools and organizing workshops with children at the farm.

If you have a personal project that fits our organization’s goals (natural farming and building, ecotourism, education, local community development), connect with us to make it a reality!

HOW DO WE WORK WITH VOLUNTEERS?

  • The mission will be defined together after meeting and discussing. Missions can last from 1 month to one year and can be renewed. They can either be your own personal project or projects regarding the foundation’s activities.
  • 20 hrs / week. We are happy to accommodate a schedule that fits your desire to also discover the country.
  • Whatever the mission is, we ask volunteers work with us at least one day at the farm as it is the core of our activities.
  • Personal expenses such as accommodation and food are not included, although we do like to share meals with our team and are happy to offer lunch after a good day’s work.

VISA AND WORK PERMITS

As a registered foundation, we can process non-immigrant O “volunteer” visas and apply for a work permit for you. Both are strictly mandatory if you want to work in Thailand, even as a non-paid volunteer.

  • Non-Immigrant O Visa : 1 to 3 months 15.000 THB
  • Non-Immigrant O Visa : 1 year 30.000 THB (3-6 months = 24.000 THB)
  • Work Permit : 3.100 THB
    * Includes membership and processing fees.
    ** Does not include other documents that may be required by the government.

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS

  • seedlings.pai@gmail.com
  • +66.85.26.41.331 (English), +66.80.19.35.930 ask for Damien or Lyse.