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Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in volunteering – what next?

  1. Read the information sheet and job description.  These provide you with a breakdown of the key responsibilites of a CCD volunteer and other general information such as costs.
  2. If you still feel that you would like to apply after reading all the information, download, complete and send your application to us either by email or by post. You will need to include 4 passport-sized photos with your application form and a photocopy of your passport.  We will not be able to process your form until we have received these. 
  3. We will respond to you within ten days, and then arrange an interview at our office in London.  If you do not receive a response from us within this time, please contact us as there may have been a problem with the email, or the post!
  4. After your interview, we will contact you to let you know the outcome.  If the For Life team feel it is right for you to go then you will need to attend a training weekend before you fly out to CCD. You must not book your flights before you have heard the decision of the For Life team, as we cannot accept all applications.

Flights and Visas

You will need to obtain a visa from the Thai Embassy in order to volunteer for CCD.  Once you have been accepted we will send you a letter which you will need to take to the Embassy, along with your passport, two passport-sized photos, flight tickets and £45.  Requirements do vary between Embassies, and do sometimes change, so make sure you check with your local embassy before going!  There are more details in the Lonely Pakkred Guide.

You will also need to send us two passport-sized photos and a photocopy of your passport which we will post to CCD so they can apply for your work permit.

Where will I stay?

CCD have a spacious house where all the volunteers live together.  The standard of accomodation is good, but you may have to share a room with other volunteers of the same gender.  You will pay CCD rent of approximately £40 per month to help them cover costs.