Volunteer in Thailand
Thailand is a warm and friendly country and no doubt you’ll fall in love with the place and the people as soon as you arrive. They call it ‘The Land of Smiles’ and there’s no other place in the world as open-hearted or welcoming, so volunteering in Thailand is the perfect way to make new friends and fully immerse yourself in a brand new culture. Thailand is also a country which seems to have something special for every type of traveller; from its exotic food, spectacular beaches and dreamy islands, dramatic temples and colourful history, to the bustling cities and the most exciting nights out, you’ll soon find a place to fit right in.
Volunteer abroad programs across Thailand
We have volunteering abroad opportunities across Thailand. Our volunteering programs for teaching and community volunteering program is based in two Thai locations- Phang Na and Surin, while our Elephant volunteer program is based in rural Chiang Mai. Volunteering in Thailand allows you the perfect opportunity to chance multiple locations through volunteering. Whether you want to work with elephants on your volunteer placement, teach English to local children, or make a difference with local communities, you’ll be able to create your perfect volunteering trip in Thailand. For medical and nursing volunteers we have a fantastic new program in Surin working in local clinics and learning from Thai Medical experts.
Phang Na is located in the incredible Andaman region of Thailand, home to amazing national parks and traditional rural Thai villages. Both Chiang and Surin are typical Thai towns packed with character, history and charm. The people are friendly, the food is tasty, spicy, and cheap; and spending time here will be an unforgettable and authentic Thai experience!
Phang Na and beyond: There is much to see in the wider Andaman region, and there are some incredible national parks including Koh Surin Marine National Park, Koh Ra National Park, Khao Sok National Park and Laem Son National Park. The South is also known for its quaint, remote and traditional villages places where you can really get a taste of rural life in Thailand and some of our favourite places include the seaside village of Ban Talae Nok, the mountain village of Nakha, and the island villages of Ta Pae Yoi, Tung Dap, Tung Nang Dam and Ban Lion.
Surin: Located in North East Thailand, Surin offers you the chance to experience true Thai culture. Surin is home to big elephants, luxurious silk and fragrant rice. It’s also the perfect base to experience the pletiful Thai history, with many Khmer ruins in the area and temples such as Wat Burapharam.
Chiang Mai: This Northern capital city offers you the perfect chance to experience Thai history and culture. You can tour the streets of Chiang Mai city while learning about the history and culture of Lanna Kingdom, enjoy beautiful trekking through the local valleys, experience bamboo rafting with local villagers and see great sites and temples such as Chiang Mai’s m, Wat Phra Singh and the breathtakingly beautiful Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple.
Wherever you go in Thailand, when you volunteer with Volunteering Journeys you can be assured of experiencing real ‘Thai’ ways of life. Volunteering in Thailand will give you the opportunity to go beyond the tourist traps and experiencing this amazing country in an authentic way. Check out the range of opportunities in Thailand and start your journey in the ‘land of smiles’.
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES IN THAILAND
In the Tsunami of 2014, the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand was devastated. Communities were uprooted and many died in the tragedy. We are working with a local grass root organisation that is helping to rebuild communities in North Andaman side of Thailand. Only a few hours away from the touristy areas of Phuket, Koh Samui, and Khao Lak, a very different experience awaits you. Here, in the beautiful Northern Andaman region of Southern Thailand, friendly communities invite you to experience their traditional way of life and diverse eco-systems in an authentic and non-intrusive way.”
Ridhi Patel, Founder, Volunteering Journeys
Why Volunteer in Thailand?
Thailand is ‘œThe Land of Smiles’ and the Thai people are extremely welcoming of foreigners. It’s in their nature to make you feel at home and they have no qualms about striking up conversations with strangers, so you’ll never feel alone’¦
Not only is Southern Thailand bursting with picturesque beaches and spectacular coastlines, but it’s also home to some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling spots in the world, so there’s plenty to do at weekends. You can head off to Phuket or Krabi on weekends.
You’ll be based by the North Andaman coast, where two of the oldest ecosystems on earth still survive, the coral reefs and the Southeast Asian Rainforest. Our Volunteer Projects are close to the Khao Lak National Park where you can enjoy amazing diving and snorkelling.
The BEST Street Food
Street food in Thailand is the best way to experience real Thai cuisine and it’s often be coined as the best street food in the world. Fresh food and live cooking make it better than a lot of restaurants! So make the most of this culture and embrace cheap eats!
Thailand Volunteer Programs
MUST DO! Volunteer & Travel Thailand in 2 or 4 Weeks
Get a taste of Asia and explore Thailand while you volunteer teaching or help on elephants projects. This program starts and ends in Bangkok and is a popular with young travellers and students!
POPULAR ! Elephant Care in Thailand
Join us in Chiang Mai and help with conservation efforts to protect and work with elephants in an elephant village! A must do for animal lovers! Suitable for individuals and groups
POPULAR ! Medical Placement in Thailand
Working in local health clinics and living in Surin, Northern Thailand will not only give you authentic Thai experience but you will learn a lot from expert medical teams and contribute to much needed healthcare needed in the region. Ideal for Public healthcare students or medical students who want to work with outpatients.
Teaching English in Thailand
Join us in Phang Na or Surin and help teach English to Thai and Burmese communities in schools and local learning centres. A great program if you love to work with children.
Teaching Internships in Thailand
Help break the cycle of poverty in one of the most underdeveloped areas of Thailand and volunteer with an internship on our community development program.
Multi Country Combos With Thailand
MUST DO! Teaching English in Thailand and India (Kolkata)
Two epic countries and two amazing volunteering opportunities teaching children makes this program and absolutely must do for those who want to travel and volunteer in Asia.
Teaching in Asia
Teaching English in Asia involves teaching children in local schools and exploring three beautiful regions in Asia – India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.