What’s Included in Program Fee
What’s Included in Program Fee
IFRE Volunteers offers three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Ayuthaya and in elephant project in Surin. Meals are not included in other projects in Surin and Sangklaburi. Breakfast is included in Bangkok during volunteers’ stay in the capital.
Depending upon the volunteer's particular country, location, time of year and situation, volunteers will either stay with a host family or in a volunteer house. In Surin, volunteers will stay in a volunteer house that is clean and has comfortable living spaces. The house has twin sharing bedrooms and bathrooms with hot shower and western toilets. There is a kitchen in the house and volunteers can cook f
You will be met by our representative when you arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. If you are volunteering in Ayutthaya, you will be transferred immediately to the city from Bangkok. If you are volunteering in Surin or Sangklaburi, you will be transferred to a guest house on the famous Khao San Road in the centre of Bangkok. An address and telephone number of the local contact will be provided in the personal placement details, in case an unforeseen mishap occurs and a volunteer misses connecting with IFRE’s representative at the airport.Please make sure to e-mail your flight information to both our USA office and the local in-country coordinator's office ASAP.
IFRE Volunteers manages one-way transportation from the airport to your project or accommodations in Ayuthaya. Volunteers are responsible for in-country transportation other than this transport from the airport. We do not provide daily transportation to/from your project.
In Surin and Sangklaburi, volunteers will be transferred to their accommodation and provided all other transportation during the project except for transfer away from Surin and Sangklaburi at weekends and at the end of your placement.
Support from the in-country coordinator
From even before the beginning to the very end of a project, IFRE Volunteers’ in-country coordinator supports volunteers in person or through telephone or e-mail. Once in Thailand, volunteers can call our in-country coordinator any time if any issue or problem arises.
Thoroughly Researched And Personalized Projects
IFRE Volunteers offers the best matched projects attune to volunteers’ personal interests, skills and experiences. Our caring, experienced, local in-country coordinator networks on a volunteer’s behalf, explores the best local organizations and then handpicks the perfect program for each volunteer. Prior to departure, volunteers receive detailed information about their project, including the specific volunteer work program, living arrangements and food. Please be aware that most projects in developing countries have very little structure and operate in a rather informal environment.
Safe Volunteer Placements
We strive to place you in a safe humanitarian volunteer work environment. Our projects are researched and established with safety in mind. This focus on safety means that your project will not be in an area riddled with crime and unsafe conditions.
IFRE Volunteers’ comprehensive, country specific pre-departure booklet offers detailed information and FAQs regarding traveling volunteers, such as health, safety and culture shock. Please read this booklet prior to departure.
Volunteer Care and Other Services
IFRE Volunteer staff in America and abroad strive to support volunteers by answering all questions and providing the best advice on issues from general fundraising to personal issues like health, culture, excursions, travel, passports and visas, safety and special events.
If requested, IFRE Volunteers will provide you with multiple telephone numbers of our American staff and in-country staff for emergency support (these numbers are available for use at all times—24/7). Volunteers also receive personal placement contact details to share with family before departure. Please let us know if you require staff contact phone numbers.
All IFRE Volunteers will be eligible for a $50 discount off a future volunteer abroad program fee upon completion of their volunteer project. This is our thank you for volunteering and traveling with IFRE Volunteers.
Certificate of Appreciation/Completion
We will provide a certification of appreciation upon completion of your volunteer abroad project. This is an accomplishment and the certificate is an important addition to your professional resume/CV.
Many IFRE Volunteers successfully raise funds for their volunteer abroad trip. We are glad to supply you with an effective donation letter from our organization to support your personal fundraising efforts.