Volunteer Thailand

Find volunteer opportunities in Thailand and Thai organizations that can be contacted directly. Whether you want to volunteer with wildlife, work with children or teach English, there is no need to pay middle-man or agency fees. The principle goal of this website is to provide opportunities to volunteer in Asia for free.

If you have questions about volunteering in Thailand or want to apply click on the logo of the project that interests you. This will take you to the website of the Thai organization (via the launch of a new web browser) where you can find out more about the volunteer opportunities and the application procedure.

Please contact Volunteer Work Thailand if you find a broken web link or want to suggest a Thai organization for the Volunteer Thailand web pages.

EarthRights International (ERI) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. They specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns

Location: Chiang Mai

Volunteer Work: ERI offers internship opportunities to law students and university graduate or undergraduate students in our offices in Thailand. Legal interns provide legal research, writing, and program support for ERI activities to the legal program in the southeast Asia office.

Commitment: 8-10 weeks

Cost: ERI is unable to provide a salary, stipend or housing assistance, we are, however, able to arrange for credit with your law school as needed.

English Crazy Club is a down-to-earth grassroots, local volunteer group, based in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Location: Ubon Ratchathani

Volunteer Work: We welcome volunteers from all over the world to teach English at rural schools in northeastern Thailand. What we do is contact host schools for Learn2Give volunteers. The host school will be willing to provide accommodation and food for volunteers in return. Before teaching at school, our volunteers will be given an introduction activity run by English Crazy Club staff for five days.

Commitment: 1 week minimum

Cost: Volunteers receive free accommodation and food.

Camillian Home is a care and treatment for children living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities

Location: Lat Krabang, Bangkok

Volunteer Work: Volunteering in an environment like Camillian Home can be emotionally draining and physically tiring; therefore, volunteers must show a level of emotional stability and maturity. The role also requires a lot of patience, enthusiasm, creativity and energy. Activities: support the staff in caring for the children (e.g. bathing, changing diapers and feeding); help the staff wash dishes and clean the dining area after meals; help the staff maintain a clean and hygienic environment; play with the children; stimulate the children through a wide variety of personal interactions; teach the children to independently look after themselves; constantly encourage movement in the children; help the children with their speech and other communication skills; play sports; provide music and art activities. Specialist skills: speech therapist; physical therapist; occupational therapist; music teacher; art teacher; English teacher; early years teacher; nurse; nutritionist and cook.

Commitment: 3 months minimum, preferably six months

Cost: Volunteers are provided with free accommodation, meals, laundry facilities and internet access. Volunteers do not stay at Camillian Home. Volunteers stay at a separate house a short 15 minute walk from Camillian Home. We are unable to accommodate volunteers who have special dietary requirements such as strict vegetarians or those with peanut allergies, etc.

The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) was set up in 2006 in response to the increasing number of children presenting on the Thai-Burma border who required surgery that could not be provided locally. Often, the only chance these children have to undergo surgery is to be referred to Chiang Mai Hospital or another major hospital. BCMF provides comprehensive medical, logistical and social support to patients and their families to ensure the best possible outcome for treatment.

Location: Mae Sot, Mae Sot, Changwat Tak, Thailand

Volunteer Work: Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) sometimes recruits short-term volunteers to help conduct patient interviews onsite at the Mae Tao Clinic and to provide support for other aspects of our work.

Commitment: 3 months minimum

Cost: There is no cost to participate but volunteers must cover their own living expenses.

TCDF Eco-Logic is a registered Thai company with the aim to support the Thai Child Development Foundation.

Location: 45 km south-east of the city of Ranong in Pak Song area, southern Thailand

Volunteer Work: Garden coordinator (3 months) and Yoga Teacher (2-3 months). We need someone who is willing to work in our gardens, help us with the maintenance of our premises, help with recycling and coordinate the work for a group of voluntourists. You need to be more a people person than a garden person, but all knowledge of tropical gardening and Permaculture is highly appreciated. We also need people who are willing to work as a yoga teacher for the visitors of the foundation and the guests who stay in our guesthouse. You are responsible for 2 daily walk-in group lessons, a lesson with local kids on Saturday, and maintenance of the yoga sala. We give you the opportunity to do your own workshops on yoga and mindfulness. Yoga teachers need to be fully qualified and certified.

Commitment: 3 months for the garden coordinator, 2-3 months for the yoga teacher

Cost: The garden coordinator and yoga teacher receive free accommodation, meals and coffee/tea/water. You are responsible for the expense of other daily costs, drinks in our restaurant and participation in activities and transport.

Phrao Organic Farm is a small certified ‘Organic Thailand’ orchard with more than 1,000 fruit trees, including guava, passion fruit, mango, rose apple, papaya, banana, and jackfruit. The farm sells its high-quality fruit throughout Thailand.

Location: Ampur Phrao (100 kilometres north of Chiang Mai)

Volunteer Work: We provide farm work such as building earth houses, making compost, seeding, planting, picking fruits and vegetables, feeding ducks and fish as well as fun activities like Thai cooking or biking to explore neighbour farms and villages. We also open to anyone who is interested in a voluntary job exchange. We accept WWOOFers during our fruit season which starts from May to October. Jobs may include building earth houses, seeding, planting, fruit picking, fruit wrapping, tree pruning, EM and compost making, manure application, herbal crop spraying, feeding animals and yard work.

Commitment: 2 weeks minimum

Cost: WWOOFers receive free accommodation and food. Farm workers pay 300 Thai Baht per day which includes accommodation and all meals.

Habitat for Humanity Thailand is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty housing and homelessness by constructing simple, decent and affordable houses with low-income families

Location: Throughout Thailand

Volunteer Work: Habitat for Humanity Thailand relies on volunteers to build homes and hope in Thailand. Volunteers can help out in a regular program or a disaster response program.

Commitment: 2 weeks maximum

Cost: There is no cost to participate but volunteers must cover their own living expenses.

In Search of Sanuk directly provides food, shelter, and educational support for survivors of torture and trauma, focusing special attention on at risk women and girls.

Location: Bangkok

Volunteer Work: We are currently looking for volunteers one or more of the following skills or another relevant skill and appropriate experience: chef/nutritionist; doctors of psychiatry, paediatrics, or related fields; advocacy; grant writing; program development.

Commitment: 4 weeks minimum

Cost: There is no cost to participate but volunteers must cover their own living expenses in Bangkok.

ThaiCraft is an independent “Fair Trade” company marketing quality handicrafts made by village groups of artisans in all parts of Thailand. Our objectives are to generate a fair income for village artisans, to help keep alive the diverse craft traditions in Thailand, to promote and practise the principles of Fair Trade.

Location: Throughout Thailand

Volunteer Work: Volunteers assist Thai artisans in disadvantaged communities to help themselves. Many volunteers use their own professional skills to benefit those in need but there are also many essential tasks that simply require the enthusiasm to be a part of a useful and fun project. Volunteers work closely with artisans at Fairs and visit craft producers’ villages throughout the country. Volunteers gain an intimate insight into traditional Thai life and culture.

Commitment: 4 weeks minimum

Cost: There is no cost to participate but volunteers must cover their own living expenses.

Global Village Thailand (GVS) is a registered company in Thailand set up for the sole purpose of developing and running a community based international school. Currently we have 18 pre-school children. We will be opening a pre-school to grade 7 school this September and we need some help before we get started and then after we get stated. The community of Koh Lanta is 20,000 people living on a beautiful tropical island. The main business is tourism. Koh Lanta does not have an International School and it will make the community a much more attractive place to raise children if there is one. This is a ground floor opportunity to come and help make a learning environment for the kids. Education is the surest way out of poverty.

Location: Koh Lanta, Krabi Province in southern Thailand

Volunteer Work: This opportunity is open to ALL (must speak English or Thai). Specific jobs categories. 1) Toy Makers (June – September 2015): A group of people who are good with tools and are creative. We will be building a playground and some play things for children to be used by children registering for the fall school. 2) Painters, Cleaners, Builders: The building that we have covers almost 1.5 Rai. It is a big space and it needs cleaning and painting and getting it ready for occupancy. 3) Teacher Aids (September 2015 – June 2016): The people applying for this position must provide a current police check in order to have a placement. Students with a degree in education or experience working with small children are preferred. We want to form 3 crews of 2-3 people each for every job category.

Commitment: 1 month minimum

Cost: GVS provides free accommodation and 2 meals per day. People will be staying at the school in designated staff rooms.

Wat and Poh are a young Karen couple in their early 30’s living a simple, but sustainable life in the Mae Wang district in Thailand. Wat and Poh have 2 young sons. We invite volunteers to join us in our home to help with our organic farm and learn about Karen culture.

Location: Mae Wang district, about 2 hours South West of Chiang Mai.

Volunteer Work: Volunteers help with a variety of farming and building tasks. Maximum work expectation is 5 hours per day.

Commitment: 1 week minimum

Cost: 250 Thai Baht per person per day towards the cost of food and lodging. There are no shops or restaurants that are accessible from the village.

Asalanta (Asian Sustainable Academy) is a little earthen village on a tropical island in the south of Thailand. Volunteers get the ultimate experience of a happy, healthy, basic life, living in one of AsaLanta’s earthen houses in the jungle! The volunteer program aims to develop skills in sustainable living including natural farming, natural building, and natural healing.

Location: Koh Lanta Krabi, Thailand.

Volunteer Work: Volunteers help the project along and learn lots while working for three hours in the morning. The work involves, among others: weeding, planting, making earthen bricks, building, painting, welcoming and educating visitors. On your afternoons and two days a week off per week there is the opportunity to join extra workshops or explore the beautiful island.

Commitment: 1 week minimum

Cost: 4000 Thai Baht for the first week and 3500 Thai Baht for the subsequent weeks. The fee includes accommodation and two meals a day (only breakfast at weekends).

Baantorfun is a small kindergarten right on the border of the provinces of Bangkok and Samut Sakorn. We believe that the size of schools and classrooms matters to the quality of education and the development of our children. Knowledge, love and safety are what are most important to us.

Location: Samut Sakorn, Bangkok

Volunteer Work: We are looking for long term volunteers to share their knowledge and teach our young learners English through fun activities, arts and crafts. You have the opportunity to give private English lessons in the evenings or weekends to earn some extra money.

Commitment: 10 months minimum

Cost: We provide free accommodation (with air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD Player, wireless internet, king sized bed, sofa and a fridge), free meals (including a western breakfast and Thai style lunch and dinner), laundry service, bicycle to get around, visa, work permit, teaching permit, a little pocket money and of course any kind of teaching material you need.

Akha Hill House guesthouse helps the local school find volunteers to teach basic English to the Akha, Thai, Lisu and Chinese village children as there is no regular English Teacher

Location: Chiang Rai

Volunteer Work: We need English speaking volunteers for two weeks or preferably longer to teach English. This is a wonderful experience for those who choose to volunteer, as it is a unique opportunity to experience and be part of life in a hill tribe village.

Commitment: 2 weeks minimum

Cost: Accommodation is free, provided at the Akha Hill House and lunch provided Monday to Friday at school. You only have to pay for your breakfast and dinner.

Father Ray Foundation cares for and educates 850 orphaned, abandoned and abused children and disabled students. Located in Pattaya the Foundation relies on volunteers to assist the local Thai staff in providing a better life for its children and students

Location: Pattaya

Volunteer Work: The work schedule varies each day with the volunteers working at all our projects; teaching English at the vocational school for the disabled, accompanying the blind students on a trip to the beach or teaching them English, daily walks with the elderly, spending time with the street kids at the drop-in centre, arts and crafts at the children’s village to name just a few activities that the volunteers take part in.

Commitment: 6 months minimum

Cost: Volunteers receive free accommodation and food

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