I’m very excited to share the upcoming projects with you! There’s a lot of information contained in here so you might need a cup of tea!
Firstly, let me share what we do!
Our international projects are where volunteer hairdressers, nail technicians and other passionate volunteers (like you!) join us in teaching slum and street people in developing countries how to cut hair and do manicures and pedicures.
These people are living in critical poverty and have no access to skill training, nor any money to do training even if they were able to.
Hair Aid has developed a five-day training plan that trained more than 5,000 people with great success! Each project is five days long and runs Monday to Friday.
Once this skill is learned the people Hair Aid has trained can go on and create their own micro-business, immediately earning money to support themselves and their families. Hair Aid gifts each of our trainee's scissor kits and/or a manicure kit (depending on which skill they learned) so they can begin earning money straight away with the skills they’ve been taught.
Below is a list of the next few projects coming up – and the cost. These costs covers seven nights accommodation and other associated costs of the project (team uniforms, on the ground transport during the project, logistics, project insurance, administration, community fees, translator costs, local/in-country staff expenses/transportation/uniform expenses, location inspections, government paperwork requirements, graduation celebration costs, resource purchases). You’ll need to book and pay for your own flights and pay for your own private medical insurance (mandatory), and your food and drink during the project. Food/drink usually $30 a day. All other costs are included.
Each volunteer raises their own costs to attend, and this can be done via fundraising, under the Hair Aid Charity, or you can choose to pay your own costs. If you are planning on fundraising, Hair Aid can send information with some ideas of what to do.
Here is the list of the projects coming up for you to choose from:
14th - 18th September 2020, Cambodia (Siem Reap) Project #31 Sign up here
21st - 25th September 2020, Indonesia (Bali) Project #32 Sign up here
28th Sept - 2nd October 2020, Thailand (Chiang Mai) Project #33 Sign up here
18th - 22nd January 2021 Philippines (Manila) Project #34 Sign up here
3rd - 6th February 2021 Cambodia Induction Trip Sign up here
8th - 12th February 2021 Cambodia (Siem Reap) Project #35 Sign up here
15th - 19th February 2021 Thailand (Chiang Mai) Project #36 Sign up here
15th - 19th March 2021 Indonesia (Bali) Project #37 Sign up here
13th - 17th September 2021 Indonesia (Bali) Project #38 Sign up here
So, that’s a little bit about the projects.
For each project, you will be required to be there on Sunday before the project starts for training and can leave any time after Friday at 7 pm. You can also extend your stay if you wanted some personal travel time before or after the project.
Hair Aid is always looking for volunteer hairdressers to come on these projects! In fact, we can’t do it without you!
If the projects aren’t for you right now, fill in your details here and this will keep you on the database, and stay connected on updates about new projects as these are planned.
Here's a podcast that Tabatha Coffey and Selina, the CEO of Hair Aid, just did recently, if you got some time, please listen to it, it will tell you exactly where can expect on a Hair Aid project.