Thailand Volunteering Programmes

There is a variety of long- and short-term volunteering programmes that you can take. Thailand is currently in need for medical specialists in Chiang Rai. If you apply for one of the volunteering programmes below, you will make a real impact and gain valuable experience. Thailand is one of the most famous places to visit in Asia. During your time volunteering there, you can also explore Thailand’s unique culture and cuisine.

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Short-term

This is a short-term programme that allows you to both travel around the country and help those in need. During the volunteering hours, you will be focusing on planning and teaching classes in Thailand. You can also suggest your own tasks and improvements that you think will help those in need in Thailand.

Details

On this short-term programme, you are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours of tasks per day. The tasks may include teaching English, planning events and activities, running community events or local maintenance projects. The tasks will be distributed and supervised by the long-term volunteers. You are expected to dedicate your full attention towards the tasks for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Outside of your volunteering hours, you can explore the country. You will have 2 full days off per week in order to discover and experience all the beautiful and interesting places Kenya has to offer.

The minimum term duration of this programme is 2 weeks.

Cost

Cost per week

$475/week$225 for additional week (minimum two weeks)

Included in fee

  • Shared accommodation
  • 3 traditional cuisine meals every day day
  • WiFi and any basic necessities
  • Transportation for any pre-approved activities for volunteering

Not included in fee

  • Flights
  • Travelling expenses (with exception for volunteering tasks)
  • Visa fees
  • International travel or health insurance
  • Personal food supplies (apart from the ones provided)
  • Costs related to tourist and personal activities
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Mid-term

You will focus on defining and implementing a project which will create a significant positive long-term impact on the children you will be helping. The project will require you to combine your professional and personal experiences to solve an issue at your place of volunteering. You will create real results while gaining enriching experience.

Details

As a volunteer for this programme, you are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of locally-based tasks per day. Depending on location, this may include: preparing and teaching English, offering specialized clinics, planning cultural events and activities. You will also need to complete an additional 4 hours per day in international teams, operating long-distance with volunteers from around the world. These teams are responsible for helping with such tasks as budgeting and finance, donor relations and sponsorships, social media campaigns, recruitment, website development.

The minimum term duration of the programme is 4 weeks.

Create Your Own Project

You will create and develop your own project that will focus on providing a long-term sustainable solution to an issue or a need which you will identify at your place of volunteering.

Cost

Cost per week

$375/week$125 for additional week (minimum four weeks)

Included in fee

  • Shared accommodation
  • 3 traditional cuisine meals every day day
  • WiFi and any basic necessities
  • Transportation for any pre-approved activities for volunteering

Not included in fee

  • Flights
  • Travelling expenses (with exception for volunteering tasks)
  • Visa fees
  • International travel or health insurance
  • Personal food supplies (apart from the ones provided)
  • Costs related to tourist and personal activities
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Long-term

This long-term programme is a great opportunity to gain valuable management and leadership skills through volunteering. This is a 4-month programme, with volunteers taking part in variety of assignments, such as centre operations, community development, finance, fundraising, media and communications. You will create real impact while gaining life changing experience and coaching from senior leaders.

Details

As a volunteer, you will complete 4 hours of locally-based tasks per day. The tasks may include: preparing and teaching English, offering specialized clinics, planning cultural activities and events, local maintenance projects.
You will also be required to complete an additional 4 hours per day as a member of international teams, operating long-distance with volunteers from around the world. These teams are responsible for helping with tasks relating to the international work, which may include: budgeting and finance, donor relations and sponsorships, social media campaigns, recruitment, website development. The expectation of a volunteer in this programme is that you will showcase the best leadership skills to the children, teaching and leading them by example.

After finishing this programme, you will also receive a certificate of completion, as well as a letter of recommendation upon request.

The minimum term duration of the programme is 4 months.

Cost

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$680 for four months (minimum stay)

Included in fee

  • Shared accommodation
  • 3 traditional cuisine meals every day day
  • WiFi and any basic necessities
  • Transportation for any pre-approved activities for volunteering

Not included in fee

  • Flights
  • Travelling expenses (with exception for volunteering tasks)
  • Visa fees
  • International travel or health insurance
  • Personal food supplies (apart from the ones provided)
  • Costs related to tourist and personal activities

Activities to do in Thailand

Eco – Jungle Safari Tours

The best way to see the highlights of this beautiful island is to take a jungle safari tour in Koh Samui. Koh Samui is renowned as one of Thailand’s most idyllic islands, escape the crowds and venture into this thrilling 6 hour jeep tour. Visit the Magic Buddha Garden, swim beneath the Namuang waterfall, tour a rubber plantation, and enjoy lunch with a mountain view.

Prices range from £40 – £45

Phi Phi Island Speed Boat tour

What better way to explore the islands then cruising on the speedboat for. This whole day tour gives a spectacular view of the phi phi island and also includes a Thai lunch on Phi Phi Don. Travelling by the speedboat means you can cover more of the beautiful Andaman Sea and you can stop over to explore the white sand beaches and lagoons, whilst also going for a swim or snorkelling.

Price ranges from £34 – £35

 

Bangkok City and Temples Tour

Explore Bangkok’s rich history and heritage through a guided tour that will take you to the city’s most finest traditional temples. Step into the hushed grandeur of Wat Pho and light a candle beside the massive reclining Buddha, then stroll between the distinctive chedis built for four Chakri kings. You will then be taken to wander through Wat Benchamabophit, a marbel temple with ornately stepped-out roofs. The tour will end inside the amazing Wat Trimitr where a gleaming Buddha sits lotus style, weighed down by 5 tonnes of solid gold.

Prices range from £23 – £25

To find out if you qualify for the program