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Volunteer in ThailandBe a Thailand Volunteer in our Professional, Affordable, Life-Changing Service Program!
Thinking of doing more good in the world? Consider our Volunteer in Thailand program, a life-altering opportunity where you’ll be immersed in a gorgeous country and culture while helping deserving, beautiful people!
Thailand is one of the premier tourist destinations on the planet, known for its exotic landscapes and vast tropical beauty. Revel in the new sensations of gastronomical delights, or kick back on a pristine sandy beach! Brave the lavish jungles and discover the diversity of life in its myriad forms! A life-changing, fulfilling experience awaits you when you partner with Global Crossroad’s volunteer abroad programs. You’ll experience the gentle, welcoming nature of the Thai people and give back to their needy a newfound compassion from the depths of your own heart. Are you ready to grow? To change? To give? Write us today for more details about this life-altering Volunteer in Thailand experience!
Volunteer Programs in Thailand
- Working with disadvantaged Children (Surin)
- Child Development Project in Thailand (Ayutthaya)
- Teach in a Buddhist Temple School (Ayutthaya)
- Teach English in Thailand (Ayutthaya)
- Teach English in Thailand (Surin)
- Dream Orphanage Building Project (Sangklaburi)
- Community Development Project (Surin)
- Healthcare/Medical Project (Surin)
- Elephant Conservation Project (Surin)
- Mini Venture – 2 Weeks
- Summer program (2 weeks)
In Ayuthaya, the projects begin on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and are available throughout the year.
To know the exact start dates of our Surin and Sangklaburi programs and activities in Bangkok after your arrival in Thailand and prior to your departure to the project please click here.
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs and at a very affordable price. We always strive to keep costs low in order to share these savings with our volunteers. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion and we are dedicated to perpetuating low-cost programs that enable as many volunteers as possible to cross borders and embrace the neediest souls of humanity.
Global Crossroad's application fee: US $199. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).?In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. The weekly program is required to cover the cost of international travel insurance, airport pickup, transport to project, meals and accommodation, salary of local staffs, rent of local offices, hostel/home base and utilities, and other field costs.
Thailand Volunteer Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
During your volunteer work in Thailand, Global Crossroad’s weekly fees include management of volunteers’ accommodations throughout projects and travel options. If you are volunteering in Ayutthaya, three local Thai meals a day will be included. Special meals are only available for vegetarians, but you need to let us know in your application. Please note that those who are volunteering in Surin will NOT have meals provided. Food and drinks in Surin are the volunteer’s responsibility. Volunteers will have access to a kitchen and there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.
While volunteering in Thailand, volunteers stay in either a home base (Ayutthaya) or in a volunteer house (Surin & Sangklaburi). The “home base” concept is a permanent residence set up especially for international volunteers. There are several bedrooms at our home base and volunteers will normally share a room with a same gender volunteer. There are community rooms and a television. The environment is very relaxed and social and a great place to unwind after a busy day. The kitchen and bathrooms are shared, and there is running water and “western-style” toilets. The neighborhood is very safe and clean. There are many amenities nearby like Internet cafés, grocery stores, restaurants and mass transit stops. These volunteer rooms will normally be shared with a volunteer of the same gender.
If you are volunteering in Surin & Sangklaburi, you will stay in one of our volunteer houses, where you will share a bedroom with a same-sex volunteer and enjoy communal living areas. Volunteers share bathrooms, a kitchen and communal living spaces. The houses are close to local amenities such as restaurants, markets, shopping, transportation, internet cafes, etc. Staying with other volunteers can offer the support system a volunteer will crave during their program.
A unique and important part of Global Crossroad’s successful volunteer in Thailand programs is our volunteer support in-country. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in Thailand and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key support comes from our country coordinator and in-country field staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project staff offers support as well and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations.
Specific details regarding food, accommodations and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.
Frequently asked questions - Thailand
Application Process/ Visa
- When should I apply for a volunteer in Thailand projects?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to volunteer in Thailand?
- How long does it take to process my application to volunteer in Thailand?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application to volunteer in Thailand?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer in Thailand projects?
- Who manages the volunteer in Thailand projects?
- What are the daily schedules while volunteering in Thailand?
- Where are volunteer opportunities in Thailand located?
- What is the language spoken in Thailand?
- When are volunteer in Thailand projects available?
- How long can I volunteer in Thailand?
Arrival and Departure Information
- Who will arrange my flight to Thailand?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- When does my assignment begins and when should I arrive in Thailand?
- Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from Thailand?
- From which airport shall I depart?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accomodation / Meal Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- How safe is Thailand?
- What are the principle health risks in Thailand?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Thailand?
- Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Thailand?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Thailand?
- What should I know about religion in Thailand?
- How do I respect the people of Thailand?
More Information about Thailand
- What is weather like in Thailand?
- Official Thai Holidays
- What about tipping in Thailand?
- Materials to Bring
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.