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Creating a vegan hub in Nakhon Chai Si, Thailand

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  • Last activity: 25 Feb 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

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    Full house until almost the end of February but the brand-new sanitary block with toilets and bathrooms is under construction and will be completed by the end of the month, so we are welcoming volunteers in camping mode from early March (Monday 04.03) to help with gardening and the construction of tiny houses.

    We are also looking for Native-English speakers or non-native certified TESOL/TEFL teachers who would be ready to take care of English languages camps with the pupils who will be in their "Summer break" from middle of March until early May.
    Please contact us if you are interested in this position.

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    Sawadee Khrap everyone,

    We are an official foundation registered in Thailand.

    Here is the translation in English of our goals:

    · To promote and publish knowledge that popularises eating vegan.

    · To encourage vegan consumers to know and understand the benefits of eating vegan and the process of picking, producing or obtaining vegan foods.

    · To promote the cultivation of organic homegrown vegetables, fruits and grains at the household and community level, to promote joint local activities and support the co-learning process amongst local communities, to also raise awareness of the negative effects on the environment of closed system chemical use in the cultivation of crops and livestock.

    · To promote the understanding and consumption of vegetarian and vegan diets by presenting information backed by scientific and medical studies, through a variety of different media.

    · To support and assist the coordination of clubs, associations, organisations, groups of individuals and various group activities involved in publicizing the consumption of vegetarian and vegan foods, as well as to support campaigns that highlight the importance of a vegan lifestyle, for improved and efficient cooperation that is more vigorous and broader.

    · To promote the non-consumption and non-use of animal products.

    · To cooperate with or manage charitable organisations and public organisations for the benefit of the public.

    · To not become involved in the political or religious sphere.

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    We found out that it was very difficult to work online so we decided to create a "hub" around a vegan café and bistrot where we can ONLY welcome SERIOUS volunteers ready to dedicate time and efforts to the cause.
    So, to make this happen our coming project is building that place with recycled material and reclaimed wood.

    We are planning to build a couple of "Tiny Houses" to host the volunteers and also offer the opportunity to curious people to experience that minimalistic kind of accommodation.

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    Foundation's policy regarding video calls: WorkAway is a platform based on trust with a safe messaging interface to get in touch and organize visits.
    We do not ask for more, so please do not request any video calls or any other kind of social interactions since we are busy with taking care of all the things going on at the moment such as the planning and construction of the hub.
    Let's be as efficient as possible with the organization of your visit.
    Thanks for your kind and comprehensive understanding!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This experience will allow you to meet people coming from different backgrounds and share experiences and visions of life.
    Working with the foundation will also enable you to have more authentic contacts with people in the country.

  • Help

    Help

    Once the hub is ready (hopefully after Songkran 2567 (=April 15th, 2024 AD), we have many ambitious projects that will require time and minds such as:

    *️️️️️️️️️️ organizing events promoting the vegan diet and lifestyle;

    *️️️️️️️️️️ establishing MOU with local institutions;

    *️️️️️️️️️️ creating links with similar and related organizations abroad;

    *️️️️️️️️️️ trying to establish the "Meatless Mondays" in all international schools of the country (166 in 2016 according to the Office of the Private Education Commission) thanks to informative and educational presentations; starting with kindergartens;

    *️️️️️️️️️️ raising funds in order to finance all those activities; one of the ways to achieve will be linked with the promotion of a metal band that signed a donation stipulating that they give away all their copyrights money to the foundation.

    For these we will be looking for volunteers:
    *️️️️️️️️️️ with a very good sense of organization;
    *️️️️️️️️️️ with good computer skills;
    *️️️️️️️️️️ who can take initiatives within the goals set by the board;
    *️️️️️️️️️️ who can work as a team and in autonomy (it sounds obvious but in reality it's not always the case);
    *️️️️️️️️️️ who are serious and committed.
    That's for the basic skills.

    But for now we have the building projects that require those specific skills:
    * Construction / DIY;
    * gardening;
    * vegan team cooking.
    If you have at least one of those, your work with us will make a big difference!

    We are offering 3 vegan meals a day.
    Please note that it is mainly local/Asian food (dishes accompanying rice) so if you expect European-style food (especially for breakfast when you will have the choice between rice and noodle soup) you might be disappointed; then you should not know apply for the position before the vegan bistrot with more elaborate dishes will be able to provide the meals for the long-term (1 month) volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our previous accommodation located in Bangkok has been a great source of misunderstanding and waste of time in the past, so we decided to take another direction way.
    The foundation has signed a 3 year lease for a 8,000 sqm plot of land in the Nakhon Chai Si (นครชัยศรี) area with running water and electricity available.

    We are currently developing the hub to pilot and conduct our projects.
    People people please note that it will be "holiday camp" mode until the tiny houses are built.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Of course, this position is only open to veg(etari)an people who have strong knowledge about animal rights and the impact of industrial agriculture on the planet.
    We precise this because we already got applications in the past from carnists who seemed to be mainly interested in the great location of the accommodation. (Hopefully, the more countryside one will discourage those).
    So when you contact us, to make sure you have read the profile, please let us know in your message the number of years you've been living without meat consumption and what was/were the reason/s behind this choice, so we will be sure you have read it until the end.
    Thanks for your kind understanding.

    We are a legal entity working for the good of general population so all members and volunteers need to have an "irreproachable" attitude, which means: NO CIGARETTE, NO ALCOHOL and of course NO DRUGS allowed in the area. You can "party" during your days off in the capital or somewhere else but not at the café nor in the neighbourhood.

    We are also only looking for physically and mentally healthy volunteers since our place is not aimed to be a therapeutic one for people who need to help themselves at the first place. So please do not apply if you are under medication other than iron and/or vitamin B12 supplements and/or if your are followed by a therapist.

    And of course, you should not have a criminal record. When the place will be opened to the public and that we will organize activities with children, we may ask a copy of a "clean criminal record extract".

    Thanks again for your kind understanding.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    4G sim cards are easily found all around the country; most, if not all, 7/Elevens have some "TRUEMove" available for 350THB (about 10 USD) / month with unlimited data and decent speed (10Mb/s); make sure you have your passport with you when you want to get one of these.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The foundation has signed a three year lease for a land to develop vegan activities. The land is approximately 8,000 square feet with an extra 3,000 square feet space which will become the parking. It could be a place for you.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Please let us know what kind of pet do you have and we will let you know if it is manageable or not.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 849951684434

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