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Renovation Taskforce is open!

In 2020 all of our Thailand experiences came to a grinding halt and we’re preparing to come back fighting in 2022 as borders re open and the road to recovery begins. With 70% of our fundraising wiped as a result of the pandemic, we have a lot of ground to cover and we’d love your help.

Whether you’re new to Hands or come back each year, Renovation Taskforce is an opportunity to dust off your tool belt, refine your painting skills, and share an experience with a crew of hard working good humans.

In 2022 we will be head back to PAMA House in Chantaburi to undertake renovations. This will coincide with the end of our Ride to Recover so if you’ve always wanted to do one of our rides this might be your opportunity to join both experiences. 

You don’t need a specific skill set other than a love of hard work and a go get em attitude. There are only 2 spots available on the Renovation Taskforce team, so if you are considering joining us in 2022, don’t hesitate.


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  6 nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel

  Breakfast, non alcoholic drinks, snacks and lunch at PAMA House daily

  Two dinners are covered in your fee (alcohol not included). There will be options for group dinners that will be at your own expense. This is typically between $10 and $20 per person depending on location and alcohol.

  Daily transport to and from the work site

  Return transfers from Bangkok to PAMA House (one pick up point only)

  Renovation Taskforce T-shirt


Taskforce Volunteers will need to arrive in Bangkok by 10th January 2022 and are responsible of their own accommodation in Bangkok. We recommend staying at Novotel Sukhumvit 20 as this will be the pick up point on 11th January.

Taskforce Volunteers will be able to fly back home on or after, the 18th January. If flying out on the 18th January from Bangkok, we suggest a late afternoon / evening flight to allow ample time for transfer back to Bangkok.

Cost and Payment Details

AUD $825 plus your flights and transfers

AUD $250 deposit to secure your spot and $575 balance due on 1st October 2021

**Please note that the $250 deposit is non-refundable.

Our previous Taskforce projects include:

Project Home Hug Surin House, November 2019

Our team went up to Home Hug Surin this year to build a new kitchen and pathway for the home. For a long time, the staff have been operating their kitchen out of a small room so this has provided them with a nice big space to cook as well as a dining area for the kids to eat. In addition a number of much needed repairs to the sleeping quarters were completed. 

Project PAMA House, November 2018

Our team of 25 returned to Pama House this year where projects included building a new carport, an extension of the kids’ playground, and the installation of a volleyball court (which involved the clearing of a large area). The Kids are loving their new space to play and grow.

Project PAMA House, October 2017

This year was a pretty special year of transformation. Projects included an outdoor gym and climbing area along with a never ending driveway that will service a new building to be constructed. This is quite possibly the only climbing wall in the province.

Project Yasothon, November 2016

Our taskforce group repainted the exterior of the library, girls and boys dorms. They also focused on general repairs of the roof, water tank, plumbing and installed kitchen sink in the volunteers room.

Project Kanchanaburi , November 2015

Renovation of the older girls’ accommodation, as well as various works to improve the drainage around the homes for wet season.

Project Kanchanaburi, November 2014

A complete refit, paint and repair on the older boys’ accommodation house was the focus of this taskforce which included repairing the room, electrical work, cementing and installing new beds, curtains, washing machines and bathrooms.

Project Chiang Mai, November 2013

Spending over a week working on the renovations, this group made substantial improvements to the property including erection of fencing, excavation and formwork for concreting, installing walls, roof and doors and laying a footpath.

Project Chanthaburi, November 2012

This taskforce, made up of 17 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand, focused on installing a hygienic and environmentally friendly sewage treatment system.

Project Chumphon, November 2012

This taskforce of 17 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand focused on renovating the kids’ bathrooms and kitchen area, as well as rendering and painting. They also built new water storage and new roofing.

Project Yasothon, November 2011

12 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand installed covered walkways, guttering and installed a new laundry area to help manage the effects of the wet season.

Project Yasothon, April 2011

10 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand installed a 250,000-litre water storage tank, giving the orphanage year-round clean drinking water.

Project Yasothon, November 2010

This was our inaugural taskforce. It focused on making improvements to the kids’ living quarters. 42 volunteers from Australia and New Zealand repainted buildings and installed new beds and wardrobes. The taskforce fixed the bathrooms, installed a grey water system and built a new commercial kitchen.



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Donate to Renovation Taskforce

This year we are setting up a team fundraising appeal so that you can share the project with your networks. We are often asked how people can donate to specific projects and this is a fantastic way for you to share your story and contribute even further to the work that is taking place on the ground. You can share the appeal with your network or set up your own page to fundraise. There is no minimum requirement or pressure to raise funds.

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Renovation Taskforce 2020 This year’s Taskforce Team will be heading to Home Hug Surin to transform a dead pond space into a large kitchen and canteen space. Find out more

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