As one of the largest, most populous, and most ecologically-diverse nations in Southeast Asia, Thailand has long been a popular destination for tourists. Visitors are drawn to its friendly people, stunning scenery, and world-renowned cuisine. Beyond the Thailand most tourists experience, however, there are many social and environmental challenges affecting the country. World Endeavors volunteers in Thailand make a meaningful contribution to Thai society through a community-focused volunteer project, all while experiencing immersion in authentic Thai culture.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in Thai culture.
Participants volunteering in Thailand will live and work in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and its largest city. Occasionally, placements may also be available outside of Bangkok.
In the evenings and on weekends, volunteers are able to spend their time among numerous cultural, educational, and entertainment activities. Volunteers can explore the floating markets, temples, and buzzing nightlife of Bangkok, or they can head farther afield to experience the fascinating hill tribes in the north or the sparkling turquoise beaches in the south. The World Endeavors Thailand coordinator can provide guidance and travel tips for those wishing to explore the country. Volunteers may also choose to spend their free time getting to know their host families and immersing themselves in Thai culture.
Volunteers in Thailand live in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and its largest city and work in projects in Bangkok and the surrounding area.
World Endeavors volunteers in Thailand can contribute to the following projects:
World Endeavors Childcare and Orphanage Assistance program in Thailand focuses on caring for, educating and empowering underprivileged children.
World Endeavors Community Development volunteers in Thailand work with centers that assist low-income and unemployed adults.
World Endeavors Eldercare volunteers work at senior centers, nursing homes, or assisted-living centers, helping local staff with daily tasks and spending time with the residents.
World Endeavors Environmental Conservation volunteers assist with natural resource management in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
World Endeavors Health Education volunteers work to promote public health initiatives in Thailand.
World Endeavors Healthcare volunteers in Thailand help to provide quality healthcare for children and adults. Volunteers learn about the Thai healthcare system and contribute through a variety of projects.
World Endeavors Special Education volunteers in Thailand work at education centers around Bangkok that help students with special needs.
World Endeavors Teaching volunteers help shape young lives in Thailand by supporting local schools and sharing their enthusiasm and expertise, particularly in English classes.
Wildlife Conservation volunteers in Thailand have the chance to help preserve animal life in an environment that is changing every day.
Volunteers work with an organization that teaches local women how to make hand-crafted items such as clothing, beaded jewelry, souvenirs, and household goods, and facilitates selling these items internationally.
World Endeavors Youth Basketball Coaching volunteers in Thailand work in sports centers in Bangkok and around Thailand to assist with local youth basketball teams.
Volunteers typically live with local host families in shared or single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Housing is located in close proximity to public transportation, which in Bangkok includes buses, subways, boats, and even an elevated Skytrain. In some cases, it may be necessary to house or volunteers in alternative arrangements, such as apartments, in which case, meals are not included in the program fee.
The World Endeavors Volunteer in Thailand program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 2 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and programs can begin on the Monday of any week. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.
When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Thailand, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this destination or your volunteer project.
Please note, some projects are not available for a duration less than 4 weeks. For more information, please contact World Endeavors.
|Program Name||First Week||Each Additional Week|
|Volunteer In Thailand||$1,390||$325|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Individualized volunteer program
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
- Local Onsite Coordinator and 24/7 support
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Flexible durations from 2 to 12 weeks with year-round start dates
- Academic credit coordination
- Thai language instruction for programs 4 weeks or longer
- Airport reception and welcome
- Home stay accommodations with 2 meals per day included
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Cell phone rental
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip airfare to Bangkok, Thailand
- Additional meals
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. We can accommodate applications received 12 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. If your intended start date is less than 12 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.