Volunteer in Thailand with Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Thailand with us and get involved with volunteer work that will help the local community. We offer programmes for anyone interested in volunteering in this South East Asian developing country; whether you are on a gap year, volunteering over the summer holiday, or on a career break.
You can choose from Teaching, Care, and Conservation & Environment Projects in Thailand.
Where we are Based in Thailand
Our volunteer projects in Thailand, as well as our local office, are based in Ao Nang near Krabi. Krabi is a 1-hour flight south of Bangkok, on the Andaman Sea coast. This area is famous for its dramatic limestone cliffs.
Our Teaching and Care projects are located in and around Krabi town. All Teaching and Care volunteers live with local host families. Conservation volunteers are based at our shared volunteer resort just inland from Ao Nang.
In whichever location you volunteer in Thailand, other volunteers and staff will be close by. This helps foster a great volunteer spirit, as well as a feeling of belonging to the local community. The friendliness of the Thai people is world renowned. Many will want to practice speaking English with you, whether on the bus, at the market, or on your walk home from work.
General Information on Volunteering in Thailand
Volunteering in Thailand is a great introduction to South East Asia. It's a beautiful country where there's a lot to see and do. When you're not working, you can relax on beautiful beaches, visit golden temples, and eat your weight in spring rolls and Pad Thai. This is a great way to get beneath the country that tourists see, and discover the friendly people and welcoming culture that define this country.
Unlike much of Asia, Thailand has never been colonised. Consequently, Thai culture and Buddhism are influential throughout the country; even amid the urban bustle and with the onslaught of tourism. Modern Thailand juxtaposes the influence of the West with its many ancient beliefs, and is a fascinating place to experience while you're volunteering abroad.
Travel and Tourism in Thailand
At weekends or on days off, volunteers often choose to explore attractions in the surrounding region. Boats regularly leave from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi Island, famous location of the film, The Beach. There are numerous local activities, including rock climbing and hiking, and many beautiful beaches on which to relax or take part in water sports. Plus, as the Conservation volunteers in Thailand quickly discover, the seas around Krabi are superb for snorkelling and diving.
After finishing your voluntary work in Thailand, you can choose to venture further afield. Travel within the country is simple and cheap. Popular trips include trekking in the northern jungles of Chiang Mai or relaxing and diving on the paradise islands of Koh Samui, Ko Pha Ngan or Ko Tao. You could always travel on through South-East Asia, which can be done very cheaply by bus and train. Recently launched low-cost airlines are tempting people to explore even more widely. Remember that however much of Thailand and South-East Asia you see, it's unlikely to be enough!
Projects available in Thailand
Volunteer in a local kindergarten in the beautiful town of Krabi. You are likely to find yourself playing games and singing songs on a daily basis and playing an integral part in achieving the goals set out in our Care Management Plan.
Qualify for your Open Water and Advanced Scuba Diving certificates with us in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Participate in re-forestation projects, as well as our marine life and coral reef research programmes.
Live and work in tropical Thailand. You will be based in one of our partner schools. You have the option of working with either primary or secondary school children.
High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Thailand
After learning the basics of scuba diving and underwater sign language, volunteers help protect coral reefs and tropical fish.
Dive into a stunningly clear underwater world of tropical fish and help build a playground at a kindergarten