VOLUNTEERING IN Thailand

ASIA

Thailand, known as ‘the land of smiles’, is a magnet for travellers from around the world due to its glorious beaches, tropical climate, great food and fascinating culture. From the bustling modern city of Bangkok to the tranquil mountains in the North and the idyllic beaches in the South, Thailand has something to offer everyone.

Children’s Home

Children’s Home

Thailand

Volunteer at a project supporting children in rural Thailand. Care for the children whilst assisting them in their aim of sustainability including growing fruit and vegetables and running a bakery and cafe.

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Dog and Cat Rescue

Dog and Cat Rescue

Thailand

Help by feeding, cleaning and caring for the dogs and cats at the rescue centre. The centre provides care for abused animals, promotes animal welfare education and controls the population of the dogs and cats on the tropical island.

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Elephant Care

Elephant Care

Thailand

Work with elephants rescued from abuse in the tourist trade and logging industry. The centre gives refuge to the elephants in an environment as close to nature as possible, providing them with a comfortable refuge.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand

Join a research, restoration and protection team in Koh Tao learning about coral reefs, monitoring their inhabitants and supporting community environmental initiatives.

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Teach English in Tropical Schools

Teach English in Tropical Schools

Thailand

Help improve the English communication skills of pupils in rural Thailand. There is great demand for English speakers to help classes in this area of rural Thailand since it is off the traditional tourist track.

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Teach English on an Island

Teach English on an Island

Thailand

Teach additional English to pupils and help them improve their speaking and listening skills. The island has recently rapidly developed and many of the jobs relate to tourism so good English ability is increasingly important.

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Teaching English Bangkok

Teaching English Bangkok

Thailand

Help improve the English communication skills of students in Bangkok. With volunteer assistance the college helps students to develop the required level of English for employers in Thailand.

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Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Under 18 Elephant Care & Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

Join a group of under-18s volunteering to care for elephants, monkeys, gibbons, bears and other wild animals at a tropical rescue centre in Thailand. Live on site at the centre, experiencing Thai culture off the beaten track.

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Under 18 Teaching English Expedition

Under 18 Teaching English Expedition

Thailand

Join a team of volunteers running English activity camps to help to increase the confidence and communication skills of pupils in rural Thailand.

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Thailand

Volunteer at a tropical Wildlife Rescue sanctuary caring for over 400 animals. Support the centre’s aims to rehabilitate and release wild animals, education on conservation issues and campaign for better animal welfare in Thailand.

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Top 5 reasons to visit and volunteer in Thailand

  • Temples and monks - a visit to Thailand would not be complete without visiting some of the temples in Bangkok. Take a walk around and observe the incredible architecture and intricate decoration. Must see temples include Wat Saket, Wat Arun and Wat Po (where you can also get a massage!).

  • Beaches and islands - need we say any more?! Pristine white sandy beaches, shady palm trees and clear blue sea with colourful corals and fish (you may even spot a whale shark if you are lucky!). Take your time exploring the tropical islands of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Phuket.

  • Thai cuisine - Thailand is famous worldwide for its cuisine which includes Thai green curry and pad thai to name just a couple! Thai food is based on balancing sweet, salty, spicy and sour flavours. If you have the time, cooking classes are easy to find so you can make some of these culinary delights back home.

  • Festivals - Thailand celebrates several festivals throughout the year including Loi Krathong in November where people launch floats decorated with flowers and candles onto the waterways and light sky lantens. Songkran is traditional Thai New Year, celebrated in mid-April with a country wide water fight!

  • The North - visit the ancient city of Chiang Mai and head up into the ‘Golden Triangle’, where you can go trekking or mountain biking through the unspoilt jungles and visit the hill tribes.

Thailand gibbon island

Thailand gibbon island

Thailand beach

Thailand beach

Thailand volunteers and children on beach

Thailand volunteers and children on beach

Thailand koh tao island

Thailand koh tao island

Thailand turtle swimming

Thailand turtle swimming

Thailand Bangkok street

Thailand Bangkok street

Thailand tuk-tuk Bangkok

Thailand tuk-tuk Bangkok

Thailand beach sunset

Thailand beach sunset

Thailand island beach sunset

Thailand island beach sunset

Thailand traditional dress

Thailand traditional dress

Thailand elephant

Thailand elephant

Thailand koh tao island

Thailand koh tao island

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal