Single American Male will be spending a month in Thailand. 1st week I will spend volunteering with Globe Aware in BKK. After that I will backpack down south and want to try to find a project to help on in the efforts to recover from the tsunami. I have many building and construction skills but would be willing to do anything hands on. At the very lest it will be good to spend my tourist dollars in an area that really needs them. From my wallet to there hands!
Any ideas, contacts or tips would be really great!
Hey Paul.Good on you for doing something like that.Me and my girlfriend were in Phuket on boxing day and it was terrible.Not really got any contacts for you though unfortunately.I would recommend you try and get to Phuket though.It is only a short journey off mainland Thailand and that journey is well worth it.I am sure the people there would be very greatful of any help you could give even if it was just spending some dollars.If you do get there head for a town called Kamala or Patong.All the best anyway with whatever you end up doing!!!
If you are interested in volunteering to help the survivors of the Tsunami Disaster please contact www.tsunamivolunteer.net.
We are a volunteer organisation aimed at helping out the victims of the 26th December catastrophe in the Khao Lak area (just north of Phuket).
We are an organisation staffed by Thai and foreign volunteers from all over the world.
We currently have about 20 projects in operation in and around the Khao Lak area.
Our work involves:
- construction of housing
- cleaning of affected areas
- making furniture for houses and school
- teaching and caring for local children
- and many more projects
please view our website for more information.
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow... thank you very much,volunteer. This answers questions posted by many people before this.