- What is the accommodation like?
Your housing will be simple. You will have one room and your own bathroom with a cold water shower. There will be a fan and two sets of bedding. You will need to bring your own towels. There will be Wi-Fi at the site and you can use the kitchen as well. You will share dormitories with another volunteer of the same gender.
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
It is possible to get placed with your friend. But it always depends on the current occupancy.
- How is the food provided?
During the project you will provided with breakfast and lunch from Monday through Friday. In the evening and on the weekends you need to buy your own food at the local market or the nearby supermarkets. You can prepare your food in the kitchen or enjoy a meal in the restaurants. There will be water, tea and coffee provided by the project at all times.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
Yes, since you decide what to cook it is possible to eat vegetarian. You can also purchase vegetarian dishes at the markets.
- How are work time and free time divided?
You will be working six days a week. Every day has a different schedule and the volunteers take turn in working from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Once a week you have to work the night shift from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- How can I spend my free time?
The long beach invites you for a nice long sunbath or a relaxing nap. You can go for a swim or try out various water activities. There is also a nice historic village close by. You can discover the Mangrove forests by boat tour or go out for a drink in the small city. Ko Lanta is very well connected and you have the option to travel outside of Ko Lanta as well.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
On site you will be working with a team of volunteers and project leaders. The supervisors will be responsible for you and may help you with your problems.
- What kind of costs do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
You will need money for your groceries and food expenses. Besides that you only need money for any kind of free time activities or private transfers. You can withdraw cash in most of the cities or at the airport.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
There will be internet at the volunteers’ house and you can also visit some internet café to make international phone calls.
- What’s the weather like?
The weather is quite nice. Ko Lanta is located in the south of Thailand. There you will be confronted with hot, tropical climate with 30 ° C all year around. The months between April and October are the rainiest and also a little bit milder and drier than the hot and humid summer months.