Environmental Education & Conservation in Hua Hin, Thailand

Key Information


Application Deadline: 05/02/24 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Volunteering

Ref: 10008526


Departure Date: 29/06/24

Return Date: 27/07/24


£1825 (incl. reg & programme fee, accommodation) and flights: Students will also be required to pay for: vaccinations, DBS check, public transport in country and return to the airport for departure and visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400

Additional Funding: Turing Scheme funding £480. Plus an additional top up of £110 and a £905 flight bursary for Widening Participation students, as defined by the Turing Scheme


Accommodation: Booked and provided by IVHQ

Travel: Flights booked independently by students (£750 approx.)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay the £265 registration and £808 programme fee directly to IVHQ after being offered a place on the opportunity. The DMU Global bursary will be paid directly to students.

Carbon Levy

Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £5 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.


All DMU students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. To qualify for the additional funding for this opportunity students need to meet at least one of these ‘Widening Participation‘ criteria. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 10.


Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Please note, if you have already participated on or been accepted for a DMU Global overseas trip between September 2023 and August 2024 you are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.


Students are recommended to apply for no more than 2 overseas opportunities. Further application submissions will not be considered.


DMU Global in cooperation with our partner International Volunteer HQ, are offering DMU students the chance to spend 4 weeks volunteering as an Environmental volunteer in summer 2024. As an Environmental volunteer in Hua Hin, Thailand, your programme will combine 2 days at the local mangrove nursery and 3 days per week at a local school to educate local children on the importance of sustainable environmental practices and the effects of climate change, you will be supported by English-speaking coordinators during your placement.

The volunteer program will start with an orientation week which will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of Thai culture and life in Thailand, this will include a cooking class, lessons on Thai culture and language, a visit to a local temple to join the offering of food to Monks and trips to the local beach. All of these activities will help you to settle the culture shock you can face when arriving in Thailand.

When you volunteer on the Environmental Conservation in Hua Hin you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Contributing positively to the local environment and to the UN’s SDG #13: Climate Action
  • Helping children and the local community to live sustainably
  • Developing your communication skills whilst gaining valuable conservation experience
  • Immersing yourself in Thai culture and discovering Thailand’s rich history

For more information about IVHQ and the volunteering opportunities in Thailand, visit the IVHQ website.

Practical information

Hua Hin is a city on the southern coast of Thailand, a three-hour drive from Bangkok. You will be accommodated in Hua Hin, located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Students that participate in this volunteering experience will be provided with a shared room (single gender) with other volunteers. The package also includes three meals a day during the week and dinner on the weekend, airport pick-up, program orientation and 24/7 in-country support.

This 4 week programme fee has a Registration Fee of approximately £265 ($333) that students will need to pay to confirm their place. You will also be required to pay the Program Fee of approximately £808 ($1014). In addition, students will be required to pay for and book flights to Thailand (approx. £750).

Students will receive the following financial support for this opportunity:

UN Sustainable Development Goals

De Montfort University is the only higher education institution in the UK to be a global hub for one of the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 16 to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. The SDGs were introduced by the United Nations in 2010 with the aim of improving the lives of millions of people by 2030.

Through our activities at DMU, we aim to contribute to all of the UN SDGs in a variety of ways. This DMU Global volunteering opportunity specifically gives students the chance to engage with the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Cultural Activities

As students will be volunteering for 3-5 hours per day, there will be plenty of time to explore Hua Hin, a resort city on the southern coast of Thailand, a three-hour drive from Bangkok and its surroundings. It’s a region renowned for its beautiful beaches and interesting history, making it an incredible destination to explore.

Hua Hin is a resort city where you can relax on the beach, haggle over handicrafts at a night market, enjoy a traditional Thai massage, try out water sports, take a day trip to Kaeng Krachan National Park and Pala-U Waterfall or indulge in the delicious local cuisine. You can also travel further afield in Thailand, heading north for three hours to Bangkok, or to Historic Kanchanaburi, or south to Krabi or Phuket.