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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.


Sangob Foundation is a small NGO working at promoting ancient agricultural/cultural/artistic traditions. We have been active in our area for over 4 years now. At our location, we aim at demonstrating Permaculture techniques (natural building, compost, organic fertilizer and insect repellent, food forest, etc) and regularly organise hands-on workshops. We also help other organisations to become self-sustainable. Our outreach projects consist of promoting traditional/ethnic music and dance through donating music instruments to disadvantaged children while providing them with free lessons for an entire year. We also organise regular concerts and music festival to keep these traditions alive.

Location: San Pa Yang village (35km north of Chiang Mai), Mae Taeng district
Volunteer Work: We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain and develop our food forest. Volunteers will have to help us making compost, fertilizer, insect repellent, planting trees and veggies, watering, making beds for herbs and vegetables, mulching, maintain the land but also help us with any natural building projects (straw bale and mud). Volunteers are expected to work from 9am-12am + 2pm-4pm Saturdays and Sundays are off.
Commitment: 1 week minimum, 1 year maximum (visa and work permit can be provided for long term volunteer)
Cost: 4000 Thai Baht per week for the first month. 2500 Thai Baht per week for the 2nd and 3rd month. Free after the third month. The fee includes accommodation and vegetarian food (3 meals per day, except at the weekend: only breakfast). Please note that all profits are used for financing our outreach projects.


The Karen Hilltribes Trust is a community led organisation working with the Karen people living in Mae Hong Son, Thailand's poorest province. Projects are designed, built and maintained by the communities who receive support, using their local knowledge. KHT's approach achieves results which are high in impact, low in cost and sustainable. By becoming a KHT volunteer you can be a part of this.

Location: Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand
Volunteer Work: Every year KHT sends out teams to Thailand to help Karen communities construct vital clean water systems and teach English in Karen schools.
Commitment: Clean water projects last 1 month and Teaching English placements last for 3 months or longer.
Cost: Projects lasting for one to three months cost £200 with an £800 fundraising pledge, and projects lasting longer than three months cost £200 with a £1300 fundraising pledge. This cost includes accommodation, food, travel to and from Chiang Mai, volunteer training, a KHT T-shirt and support from KHT staff.


Samma Karuna is a School of Awakening & Healing and mindful community based in Thailand for people who wish to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled life based on self-development, acceptance and celebration.

Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Volunteer Work: Volunteering is typically done at the school in activities such as: assisting in classes, gardening and beach care. We have as well additional activities such as volunteering at Phangan Animal Care, work at the local organic farm, Free Hugs Campaigns and distributing flyers.
Commitment: 4 weeks minimum
Cost: Volunteering at Samma Karuna is free of charge and as a volunteer you are entitled to take the Awakening & Healing program (about US$700 value) for free.


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