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.



Shawn is from North Carolina and was a biology major. He was a healthcare volunteer in Bangkok, Thailand.

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“During my stay here in Thailand I have only felt welcome and at home. The people, environment, culture, the smiles and laughs make this place something to remember.”

- Junpei, Volunteer in Thailand

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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:



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 our volunteers in alternative arrangements such as apartments, in which case, meals are not included in the program fee.

Dates And Costs

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 World Endeavors volunteers can choose when they would like to start their program. 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. Please note, some projects are not available for a duration of less than 4 weeks. For more information, please contact World Endeavors.

When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Thailand, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.


Program Name First Week Each Additional Week
Volunteer In Thailand $1,390 $325


  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Volunteer program placement: individualized for your goals and experience
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 12 weeks with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
  • Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
  • 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
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection
  • Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!



  • Round-trip airfare to Thailand
  • Additional meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses


How To Apply

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.