Volunteer in Thailand
Volunteering abroad in Thailand allows volunteers a mix of different experiences and opportunities from exploring the idyllic Thai archipelagos, white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters to immersing yourself in unique communities or trekking through jungle-covered karsts and providing aid to some of the kingdom’s stunning wildlife. On top of that you may choose to spend some time in the capital and largest city of Bangkok, which is known for it’s vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and various tourist attractions.
From the picturesque islands in the south to the mountains in the north, and the urban capital of Bangkok in between, those of you who to choose to volunteer in Thailand will really have the best of everything right at the tip of your fingertips.
Projects in Thailand give volunteers the incredible chance to not only explore the stunning landscape of this amazing country, but the opportunity to contribute to promoting sustainable initiatives to help secure a better future its communities in need in. Volunteers will be able to choose from a wide variety of volunteer projects from working for elephant and gibbon conservation, teaching English, or working and living amongst the Akha hilltribe communities. read more close
Working at the Thailand orphanage was one of the best experiences of my life. The children were so incredibly sweet and eager to learn. The younger children barely knew any English so we had to find ways to communicate with them through pictures and hand motions. After this experience, I really think anyone can learn to be a teacher!
What I enjoyed the most was seeing the excitement and pleasure the gibbons felt whenever the owner came to say hello to them. After two weeks of volunteering in Thailand, I know that I made a difference and that feeling of being a part of the gibbons' happiness is something I couldn't be without.
I do not have enough words to describe the depth of the experience. I only know that the people I’ve met have influenced my life and I strongly recommend volunteering in this village. They need lots of help in establishing educational center and the overall experience for the volunteers is one of a kind and very rewarding… I recommend it to all those interested.
We planted vegetation to help stop erosion, prepared plantings in our homestay, went on a six hour trek, visited a number of historical and Buddhist sites and experienced the culture with the Akha people almost continually throughout the week. The Akha are the most tolerant and accepting of others of any group I have ever met. As far as an immersion learning experience goes, it would be hard to match.
As conservation volunteers, the team I worked on saw early mornings and plenty of data entry in the afternoons. We worked at two separate sea turtle conservation efforts weekly and also taught classes that combined conservation concepts and English vocabulary to the local primary school classes every week. Two of the most fulfilling, enriching things I’ve ever done in my life...
I have had competitive table tennis sessions, I have met wonderful people, I have had interesting conversations with different types of people, I have made great friends, I have seen beautiful beaches, I’ve swam with pigs and local kids, and I have eaten a ton of spicy food. Simply put, a unique experience and great times volunteering in Thailand!
Importantly, but not crucially, you really get the opportunity to test your skills with kids from a background completely different from yours if you are a qualified TEFL teacher (as I was), but equally you will reap immense rewards both the human and cultural perspective even if you are not and you may well discover a vocation you did not know you had!
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