Volunteer in Thailand
There are currently no openings for long-term projects in Thailand. New volunteer projects will be announced here when available. To get an idea of what kind of programs are expected, you can check some of the past projects below.


Teaching English in Songkhla
Songkhla       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Songkhla is the main aim of this project. For the past 8 years that the project has been running, volunteers have contributed to a positive change in the local community by helping many children and adults improve their English skills and open up to different cultures.
This year, international volunteers will keep on developing the potential of the local community, teaching and encouraging school children and local people to practice English and learn about other cultures. Volunteers themselves will have an opportunity to experience local culture closely while living in the community.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in rural primary schools. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or with a local host family. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Songkhla

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Teaching English to children in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Nakhon Ratchasima is the main aim of this project. For the past 8 years that the project has been running, volunteers have contributed to a positive change in the local community by helping many children and adults improve their English skills and open up to different cultures.
Learning English and developing the skills to communicate with people from other countries is considered a high priority in primary schools in Thailand. Exposure to different languages and cultures allows these students to build their self-confidence, overcome their barriers and get used to interacting with foreign people. The continuation of this project is essential for the students’ improvement and success.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in a primary school. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Volunteers can visit Khao Yai National Park and Phimai Historical Park. Khao Yai National Park is the first national park in Thailand, comprising of rainforests and grasslands. Sightseeing in Khao Yai is one of the best things to do in Nakhon Ratchasima. There are more than 3,000 kinds of flowers, 250 kinds of birds, and 67 kinds of mammals like elephants, tigers, gibbons, deer, and boars there. It is relatively easy to see number of interesting animals in the park. Phimai Historical Park is one of the largest and most impressive Khmer temples of Thailand, located in the town of Phimai.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a local host family. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Dan Khun Thot District, Nakhon Ratchasima

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Education for orphans and poor children in Khon Kaen
Khon Kaen       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children from the countryside of Khon Kaen. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. There are about 800 students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old), who receive not only education but also a home at the school.
Developing an interest in learning English is crucial for these children and can benefit them significantly in the future. International volunteers play an important role in this process by providing fun and engaging English classes and cultural exchange activities.

Volunteers will teach English to school children aged 7 to 18 years. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join after-school activities with the students. This would be a good opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences and building friendships with the kids.

Leisure activities: Khon Kaen province houses a number of historical, cultural and natural attractions. Volunteers can visit the Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum. The beautiful Ba Luang Waterfall is located in the Dongmoon National Forest and is full of water year round. The water cascades over sandstone boulders to create a unique stair-like face. The Dinosaur Museum is part of a fossil research center located in the Phu Wiang area of Khon Kaen province where numerous fossils of Carnosaurus, Siamosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and other species dating back to the Jurassic period have been excavated.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Khon Kaen

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Teaching English to underprivileged children in Satun
Satun       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children from the countryside of Satun. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. There are about 900 students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old), who receive not only education but also a home at the school.
Teaching English and sharing your culture with these children is the main aim of the project. Volunteers will organize classes and activities to inspire students to learn English, and also to broaden their perspectives and open their minds to different cultures.

Volunteers will teach English to school children aged 7 to 18 years. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join after-school activities with the students. This would be a good opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences and building friendships with the kids.

Leisure activities: Satun is attracting visitors with its rich natural beauty and cultural diversity. In the free time, volunteers can visit Koh Lipe Island and Golden Dragon Beach. The small island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea near the Malaysian border is a true paradise with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. It is part of Tarutao National Marine Park which encompasses 51 islands and hundreds of coral reefs teeming with fish and wildlife. The Golden Dragon Beach is a long sand ridge beach, stretching for 4 kilometers in the middle of the sea between two islands.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Satun

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


English language program for disadvantaged students in Buriram
Buriram       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children from the countryside of Buriram. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. There are currently about 700 students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old), who receive not only education but also a home at the school. The school also teaches occupational certificate courses.
Developing an interest in learning English is crucial for these children and can benefit them significantly in the future. International volunteers play an important role in this process by providing fun and engaging English classes and cultural exchange activities.

Volunteers will teach English to school children aged 7 to 18 years. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join after-school activities with the students. This would be a good opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences and building friendships with the kids.

Leisure activities: Buriram is a land of volcanoes, sandstone sanctuaries, beautiful silk and rich culture. Volunteers can visit Phanom Rung Historical Park, Play La Ploen and Khao Kradong Forest Park. Phanom Rung stone castle built on top of an ancient volcano is probably the most majestic and best restored of the Khmer temples in Thailand. Play La Ploen is an impressive flora and adventure park with gorgeous flower gardens featuring plant species from all over the world. Khao Kradong Forest Park is an extinct volcano. Near the top of the volcano there is a huge monument of a gold Buddha, the Suphatthara Bophit, considered to be the symbol of Buriram.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Buriram

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Education and vocational training for hill tribe children
Chiang Mai       1 - 4 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a boarding school for disadvantaged and poor children in Mae Chaem district of Chiang Mai Province. The school, located in the Inthanon mountain area, is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. There are currently 787 students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old). The school provides the children with free education, accommodation, food and occupation training, and plays an important role in preserving their culture. The students are from different hill tribes including Karen, Hmong, Lee-saw, Lua.

The aim of the project is to give children an opportunity to communicate in another language and get in touch with a different culture through informal English lessons. The volunteers will practice English with students in the school. In their teaching, volunteers will use intercultural activities, games, songs, storytelling and dancing, focusing on communication, listening and speaking.
The students take part in after-school activities such as cooking, organic farming, sports, Northern traditional music club, etc. Volunteers can join in these activities - it would be a good opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences and building friendships with the kids.

Leisure time: There is so much to see and do around Chiang Mai. Volunteers can visit local temples, the Walking Street market and Doi Inthanon National Park. There are over 300 temples in Chiang Mai, of which the most popular is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. You can enjoy the unique atmosphere at the Walking Street market and buy handmade souvenirs. There is also a night Bazaar Market in the center of Chiang Mai city with shops stretching over 2 kilometers. Doi Inthanon National Park, also known as "The Roof of Thailand", is located in Mae Chaem district and is part of the Himalayan mountain range. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai Province

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


English language support for university students
Songkhla       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: Thaksin University is a public university in Muang Songkhla District, Songkhla Province, in Southern Thailand. It is about 20 kilometers from Hat Yai District. Previously, Thaksin University was a branch campus of Srinakharinwirot University. Afterwards it grew in size and eventually became an independent public university in 1996. The aim of the university is to promote and preserve the culture of Southern Thailand.
In general, most Thai students cannot speak English. Communicating with international volunteers is a chance for them to overcome their shyness or fear, build up their confidence, and improve their language skills

Volunteers will act as English teachers, facilitators and friends to the students in the Socioeconomic and Cultural learning program of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Department of Economics, Thaksin University. The aim is to encourage the Economics students to practice English with volunteers at least once a week. Each volunteer will be assigned to talk to the students on different topics including:
1) General information about the volunteer's country and hometown
2) Economic aspects such as important products, main exports, etc.
3) Social and cultural aspects such as greetings, leisure activities, food culture, etc.
4) Other topics related to volunteer's interests such as sport, tourism, life experience, etc.
Volunteers can show pictures related to the talk and organize a discussion on the topic with the students.

Volunteers can join the students for some outdoor activities and excursions in the community, the city center, and some tourist destinations. During such activities, students tend to be more relaxed and find it easier to learn and practice English than in the classroom. Volunteers can help them improve their English communication skills in different settings and fun activities.

The volunteers will be working with 2nd to 4th-year Economics students in the following modules: English for Economists; World Economy; Thai Economy (Tourism); Introduction to Economic Research (Interview practice).

Volunteers will be also asked to hold an informal English conversation class for professors and lecturers of the university. This activity aims to encourage faculty members to practice English with the hope to increase their confidence for using English in their future career.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 5 months. The project is running from June to October (1st semester) and from November to March (2nd semester). The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided at the university. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Songkhla

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Teaching English and cultural exchange with rural people in Songkhla province
Songkhla       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the rural area of Songkhla province, Southern Thailand, in the small village of Ban Ton San. The main occupation of the locals is rubber plantation and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

Volunteer activities:
• English teaching – Creative teaching through games, songs, storytelling, art or performance, to encourage school children and local people to speak English and get a feel of different cultures.
• Construction – Volunteers will help set up the learning center in the village, cleaning the rooms and meeting area. They will also continue the construction and painting work started by previous participants. Local villagers will teach the volunteers and will help with the construction. This is a good opportunity to learn the Thai way of building.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local villagers. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Organic farming – Learning how to produce our own non-chemically treated food.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the learning center in the village. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Ton San, Songkhla Province. Songkhla is a coastal province known for its ethnic diversity and its unique traditions, dialect and folk entertainment.

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Assisting an emergency rescue team in Hat Yai
Songkhla       1 - 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will support an emergency rescue team in Hat Yai City, providing first aid, bringing patients to the hospital and helping people who have been in an accident. The volunteers will work alongside rescue professionals and trained volunteers and staff.

Hat Yai is the largest town in Songkhla Province and the economic center of Southern Thailand. It is also an extremely popular tourist spot visited by many travelers, with the biggest number coming from nearby Malaysia and Singapore. There are many accidents happening on the road every day, especially on festival days. Sometimes foreign tourists are involved which makes the need of English-speaking members in the team even greater. Furthermore, the project hopes that Thai staff and international volunteers can share and learn from each other while working together.

The first aid team works 24/7 to cover the day shift (8am-8pm) and the night shift (8pm-8am). However, the volunteers will work from 8 am to 4 pm only.

Besides emergency cases, the volunteers can help with other tasks such as taking bedridden patients from their home to the hospital, or from the hospital to their home.

Special requirements: Volunteers need to have experience in first aid or emergency response training. Certificate of first aid, rescue training, or medical or relevant study is required.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a local host family. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Hat Yai City, Songkhla

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Organic farming program
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The project supports a local kitchen garden of a learning center and an organic farm in Songkhla Province. The volunteers will work alongside and learn from local farmers in the village.
The volunteers are expected to help prepare soil, plant, water and take care of the various plants in both the kitchen garden and the organic farm.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

Orientation: Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation week in Songkhla from the 1st to the 5th of the month before the start of the project.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the learning center. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Songkhla

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $530 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Baht (about $440 US) per month
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.