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VOLUNTEERS WITHOUT BORDERS.org - Is the official website for the Volunteers Without Borders Foundation, (Reg. No. Chor Mor 353) based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

The primary objective of The Volunteers Without Borders Foundation is to develop a more equitable model for responsible tourism that puts (local) people over profits, protecting their futures, customs and culture against the negative impacts of mass or mainstream tourism.

Its collaborative operating model ensures that 100% of funding contributed by volunteers for specific VWB community service projects does just that (without any commissions levied on them.)

VWBs overheads and other expenses are funded exclusively by Track of the Tiger T.R.D., its tourism industry partners. In selected cases, skilled volunteers are subsidised by individual and corporate donors. 

Project Selection, Pricing, Quotations

Programme Location (Read more / read less.)

Volunteers Without Borders currently operates programmes based from 3 locations in northern Thailand.

  • Chiang Mai City- For Individual Volunteers, Special Interest Travel, School or Corporate Groups on mixed activity programmes.
     
  • The Sanpatong Experiential Education Centre - For Individual Volunteers, Special Interest Travel, School or Corporate Groups on mixed activity programmes. (Day use or residential options available.)
  • The Maekok River Village Resort & Student Centre - For Individual Volunteers, Special Interest Travel, School or Corporate Groups on mixed activity programmes of short or longer duration.
 

Project Selection (Read more / read less.)

Several factors are taken into account when matching volunteers to CS or CSR projects. Once you have advised us of the following, we can propose a prioritised list of project options for you:

  • When (week/month/year) you would like to undertake your volunteer programme.
     
  • The donor funding you can make available for your project.
     
  • The number of volunteers in your group.(You need to keep everybody actively engaged.)
     
  • The time (number of days) you can dedicate to the volunteer project.
     
  • The project-related skills level of those in your group.
     
  • The age and/or physical abilities of those in your group.
     
  • The need for local labour to support you in your efforts.
     
  • Your preferences in order of priority - from the CS & CSR Programme Options Menu - VWB has listed.
     
  • Whether or not you want to combine your volunteer programme with other Special Interest Activities, Courses or Workshops that are available from Track of the Tiger T.R.D.
 

Programme Pricing (Read more / Read less.)

We take the following factors into consideration when quoting prices for programmes.

  • The group size. (Note* 1 teacher /group leader free for every 10 participants.)
  • The transfer cost - in and out.
  • The accommodation option chosen (participants or per room.)
  • The meal costs.
  • The programme components and scheduling.
  • The evening activity cost (putting on craft workshops etc.)
  • The number of instructors, and support staff needed.
  • The daily transport costs involved.
  • Daily insurance cover for participants.
  • Donor funding- to cover set up costs, materials , local labour if needed.
Note* There is a small discount available if we are given permission to use photoimages and video for promotional purposes.Those materials would also be made available to the participants free of charge.
 

Transport to and from the CS & CSR Projects (Read more / read less)

  • From Chiang Mai City - by minibus (9-10 seats.)
     
  • From the Sanpatong Experiential Education Centre - by local pick up bus, by minibus, or by bicycle, depending on the project location.
 

Enquiries & Quotations (Read more / read less.)

Please use our Enquiries & Quotations Form  to ensure a prompt and detailed response.