Hong Kong Volunteers with Friends for Asia
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Volunteer and Internship Fees & Payments

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Volunteer and Intern Project Fees

There is information and material about Friends for Asia and our volunteer and intern projects in various different places online. Some of the sites that have information about Friends for Asia are out of our control, and may have contradictory material regarding project fees, program benefits, etc. For this reason, we are not responsible for any information about Friends for Asia, which is not listed on our own website. Regardless of what other sites may state, our project fees on this page our the most current and will apply to any individual looking to participate in our projects.

Friends for Asia is an organization not connected or supported by any government or religion. We are completely independent. For this reason, a fee is required to participate in our volunteer and intern projects. It costs a lot to provide proper support and quality international volunteer projects. However, we keep our fees as low as possible, and have some of the lowest volunteer and intern project fees offered in Thailand.

Thailand Volunteer Project Fees

All of our project fees are in US Dollars. Although we use US Dollars, we accept volunteers of any nationality that possess the necessary qualifications for the project of their participation.

The Orphanage Volunteer Project is special in that it is only available for the first two weeks of each month. The project fee for this all inclusive project is $895 US Dollars for the two weeks. If you would like to volunteer for longer, you may always volunteer in a second project for only the “additional weeks fee.”

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Our current project fees for bookings through the 31st of March, 2013 are as follows:

Our English Education, Teaching Monks, Children’s Home, International University for Monks and Volunteer Projects duration minimum is two weeks. The project fee for these projects is $695 for two weeks and $100 for each additional week. For example, the entire project fee for four weeks in the Children’s Home is $895.

The Elephant Camp Volunteer Project duration minimum is two weeks. The Elephant Camp Volunteer Project fee is $1295 for two weeks, with additional weeks at $300 per week.

The Medical Intern Project requires a project duration minimum of two weeks. The fee for this project is $1095 for two weeks and $250 for each additional week.

The Magazine and Multi-Media Intern Project, along with the Gardening and Building Project at a Home for Single Mothers in Crisis require a four week minimum. The four week fee for the Single Mother’s Home Projects is $895, and $100 for additional weeks. The four week fee for the Magazine and Multi-Media Intern Project is $1295 and $200 for each additional week.

Project fees for Bookings after the 31st of March, 2013 are as follows:

Our English Education, Teaching Monks, Children’s Home, International University for Monks and Volunteer Projects duration minimum is two weeks. The project fee for these projects is $799 for two weeks and $119 for each additional week. For example, the entire project fee for four weeks in the Children’s Home is $1037.

The Elephant Camp Volunteer Project duration minimum is two weeks. The Elephant Camp Volunteer Project fee is $1349 for two weeks, with additional weeks at $329 per week.

The Medical Intern Project requires a project duration minimum of two weeks. The fee for this project is $1199 for two weeks and $299 for each additional week.

The Magazine and Multi-Media Intern Project, along with the Gardening and Building Project at a Home for Single Mothers in Crisis require a four week minimum. The four week fee for the Single Mother’s Home Projects is $999, and $119 for additional weeks. The four week fee for the Magazine and Multi-Media Intern Project is $1399 and $249 for each additional week.

What’s Included in the Volunteer Fee

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The project fee includes pre-departure information, visa letter (if necessary), airport pick up, accommodation during orientation and entire project duration (Click Here to view our Accommodation Page), 2-Day Pre-Service Orientation, breakfast every day, lunch every work day, cultural show and dinner, 24 hour emergency assistance and support, close of project documentation.

The Elephant Camp Volunteer Project Fee includes all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while at the Elephant Camp Monday – Friday afternoon. It also includes transportation to and from the Camp weekly.

Volunteer Project Deposit Fee

A non-refundable $295 deposit fee is required to book a spot for an individual in any of our projects. The balance of the project fee is the entire project fee minus the deposit. This project balance fee is due one month before the project start date. For example, if a volunteer wants to serve in a project with a total fee of $1000, starting on the 1st of July, the volunteer would need to send a $295 to book the project. He or She would then send the balance of $705 by the 1st of June. If the balance is not received by the due date, then the project placement will be lost and the deposit is non-refundable.

Volunteer in Two or More Projects

The highest project fee, plus the additional week’s fee for the other project(s) will be calculated for individuals participating in multiple projects. For example, if a volunteer books a project (after the 31st of March, 2013) and participates for two weeks in the Elephant Camp Project and two weeks in the Teaching Monks Project, their entire fee would be the full project fee for the Elephant Camp ($1349) and the additional weeks fee for the Teaching Monks Project ($119/week) for a total fee of $1587.

Nepal Volunteer Project Fees

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All of our project fees are in US Dollars. Although we use US Dollars, we accept volunteers of any nationality that possess the necessary requirements for the project of their participation.

Participation in all of our Nepal Volunteer Projects, for bookings through the 31st of March, starts at $750 for two weeks, with additional weeks at $80. For bookings after the 31st of March, starts at $799 for two weeks, with additional weeks at $99.

Volunteer Fees Include

Airport pick up and drop off, accommodation during orientation and entire project time, 2 day orientation, 10 hours of basic Nepalese language lessons, all meals during project placement, 24/7 assistance support.

Volunteer Fees Do Not Include

Plane tickets, travel insurance, cost of transportation to and from work location and cost of criminal police background check required for this project.

Sending Volunteer Project fees

Friends for Asia’s online payment system is administered by PayPal for security purposes. One may access our online payment system to send a project fee payment by clicking on the “PayPal” icon at the bottom of all of our website’s pages. One may use their own PayPal account, or most major credit or debit cards. Volunteers and Interns may also send project fee payments by a US bank check or wire transfer. For information regarding Friends for Asia’s bank account info, please contact us.

Sending Volunteer Project fees

Friends for Asia’s online payment system is administered by PayPal for security purposes. One may access our online payment system to send a project fee payment by clicking on the “PayPal” icon at the bottom of all of our website’s pages. One may use their own PayPal account, or most major credit or debit cards. Volunteers and Interns may also send project fee payments by a US bank check or wire transfer. For information regarding Friends for Asia’s bank account info, please contact us.

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