Overview of the Project

Volunteer in Thailand in the child development project to positively change the lives of children and families forever. Many child development centers are located near factories and areas of industry in Thailand. These programs offer quality low-cost/free care to children. The environment is like a day care and programs are facilitated by local governments, communities, temples or foundations to provide services to the poor families who have low-paid and are unable to hire nannies or send their children to private nurseries. As a volunteer, you will be helping disadvantaged children in Thailand in these centers, where you will work with local staffs to take care of children from deprived families.

Role of Volunteer

The project has promoted many different income generating projects like a fish farm and an animal husbandry. Currently, the project is working inside the compound of a local monastery to grow vegetables, fruits and raise chickens. Our volunteers will work in this project and help the smallholding inside the monastery where the project is concentrated. You may be able to dig, plant, feed the chicken, clean their enclosure, work with the vets, and many other agricultural activities

Community Development In Thailand
  • Program: Volunteer in Thailand
  • Project: Community Development
  • Start dates: first Friday of every month. Alternative Fridays may be available but please email us to find out.
  • Location: Surin, Thailand
  • Departure and End Point: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok
  • Language Need: English skills
  • Accommodation: Volunteer House
  • Food: Meals not included
  • Activities: Work to improve the quality of life for Thai people by promoting income-generating activities and development
  • Working hours: 25-35 hours per week

Skills/Qualification Needed

No specific qualifications are required to volunteer in the Community Development Program in Thailand, but your understanding of Thai culture and language can help improve the experience for both you and your students.

Volunteer in Thailand: Project Locations and Free Time Options

Project Locations and Free Time Options In Thailand

While volunteering in Thailand, you will be stationed in Surin. Surin is located in the northeast region of Thailand about 450 kms from Bangkok and has a population of about 100,000. The town is known for its elephant festivals, silk, jasmine rice, ruins, temples and Buddhist shrines.  Volunteers can enjoy the City Pillar Shrine, Wat Burapharam, Surin National Museum, art galleries, Phanom Sawai Forest Park, Khmer ruins, Ban Buthom Basketry Village, handicraft markets, wildlife sanctuaries, etc.  Surin is also known for its incredibly friendly people.

During the project, volunteers will have 3 days in a week (from Friday to Sunday) to travel around Thailand and enjoy the Thai culture and landscape. The southern part of Thailand is known for its pristine beaches and is very popular with tourists. The northern areas include forests and hills and have many popular trekking and hiking destinations. The urban centers of Chiang Mai and Bangkok are famous for night life, good restaurants and also have many other attractions like temples, markets and museums.