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Medical Volunteer Thailand(Surin or Chiang Mai )!

Are you looking for a chance to make a difference and gain international medical experience? Have you dreamt of experiencing a fascinating country while gaining invaluable medical experience abroad? This Medical Volunteering Opportunity in Thailand with Global Crossroad lets you do all this and more!

Thailand is a beautiful country with a deep and rich history. Mystical temples and ruins await you around every corner, and beautiful scenery like dense jungles, rolling hills and white sandy beaches abound.

The people are friendly and welcoming, earning their country’s nickname of “the land of smiles”.

By taking part in Thailand medical volunteer program, you will gain valuable experience by shadowing and working closely with local doctors and nurses, learning tricks of the trade firsthand from them. This will greatly improve your career and academic prospects down the line, as time spent as a medical volunteer abroad looks great on your resume.

Are you interested in providing assistance to local doctors and making a difference in Thailand while gaining important and enriching medical experience firsthand? Then contact Global Crossroad today for more information!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Your responsibilities during the project will depend entirely on your experience level and the current needs of your project placement. You will mostly be assisting and shadowing local doctors and medical professionals and learn from them by helping them with various medical tasks. Administrative work such as keeping patient records and recording patient information will also be part of your workload.

Through your medical volunteering project in Thailand, you will gain huge amounts of invaluable medical experience that will greatly benefit you academically and in your career going forward. You will also be providing important assistance to overworked local doctors, allowing them to reach a greater number of patients and improve the overall health of the community.

Skills and Qualifications

To participate in this Thailand medical volunteering work, you need to have some sort of background in the medical feed. Whether you are about to enter medical school, already a medical student or educated as a doctor, nurse, therapist or any other medical job, there is important work for you to do here. You should be a kind and patient person willing to be flexible and venture outside your comfort zone to tackle new and exciting challenges on a daily basis.

Surin Medical Project: (sample one week)

Day 1 – Arrival

On your arrival in Bangkok you will be met by your guide and brought to your accommodation in Khao San road. Here you’ll get to relax and refresh yourself before going out for a night of fun with your new traveler and volunteer friends.

Day 2 – Tour of Bangkok

The second day of your Thailand medical volunteering program consists of an orientation and a tour of the capital city. You will be shown all the most important sights and landmarks of the city, serving as a great introduction to the wonderful country you’re about to volunteer in.

Day 3- Travel to Surin

The train ride to Surin takes place on the third day, and this is an experience all of itself. The journey lasts for roughly 8 hours and will take you through amazing scenery and charming rural villages. Once you’re in Surin the rest of the day is reserved for a well-deserved rest before you begin your volunteer work.

Day 4 to 7 – Medical Work

Finally, it’s time to gain valuable medical experience and make a difference in the lives of the local people. You will spend your days from 8am to 3pm working in your Thailand medical volunteering program placement, and then have the rest of the day as free time.

Day 8 – Free Time

On day 8 it is the end of the project for participants who are only with us for a single week.

Local Team & Daily Support

Our programs in Surin are highly coordinated and you will be accompanied by a local guide at all times to act as a coordinator and translator. Each morning you will be picked up together with your fellow volunteers and your guide and driven to your placement by pick-up. The drive will go through beautiful scenery and charming villages before arriving at your destination.

Chiang Mai Group Medical Project: (sample one week)

Day 1 – Arrive Chiang Mai International Airport

You will be met by our local guide at Chiang Mai International Airport and taken by private transport to their hotel in Chiang Mai city. After time to relax and unpack your group will meet in reception for an orientation with your guide. The guide will talk to you about Thailand, Chiang Mai area and your one-week medical experience. After your talk time for walk around Chiang Mai City and your guide will recommend places for dinner.

Hotel: Guest House, twin rooms, aircon and private bathroom

Meals: N/A

Day 2 -Morning Tour and Afternoon Transfer to Project Location

This morning you will be taken on a walking tour of Chiang Mai, explore the local temples, shops, and street sellers. In the afternoon you will be driven to Mae Wang district 1h20mins outside, the location for your medical experience.

Hotel: Guest House, twin rooms, aircon and private bathroom

Meals: B

Day 3-7, Medical Experience

For the next 5 days you will be supporting the work for the local healthcare professionals at one or more of the Government funded rural health clinics. Your guide will accompany you and act as your translator. These are walk in clinics for the people living in the surrounding villages. You will learn firsthand the challenges faced by the local healthcare team, support the local community using your medical skills and learn about rural Thai life in Thailand.

Hotel: Guest House, twin rooms, aircon and private bathroom

Meals: B

Day 8 – Free Day

You’ll have the day off to explore Chiang Mai and relax. If you only signed up for 1 week, this will be the end of the project for you and our staff will assist you with organizing onwards travel.

If you’re staying longer, you’ll be back to work on Monday, and the following weeks will include work from Monday to Thursday and three full days to unwind and relax from Friday to Sunday.

Medical Volunteer Thailand: Program Dates and Fees

Surin or Chiang Mai Start Dates

Click here to find the start date of Surin, Chiang Mai and sangkalaburi


Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Thailand programs at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Thailand application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee . You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

The program fee needs to be paid in GBP to directly to the country coordinator before the project start date.

Duration Medical(Surin or Chiang Mai)-
Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
(in Pounds (GBP))
  1 Week   £448
  2 Weeks   £511
  3 Weeks   £574
  4 Weeks   £637
  5 Weeks   £699
  6 Weeks   £762
  7 Weeks   £825
  8 Weeks   £888

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Two night guest house accommodation in Bangkok
  • One day Guided Bangkok Tour
  • Train transfer to Surin or Chiang Mai
  • Accommodation in shared house
  • Full orientation of project and surrounding areas
  • Daily transfers to and from project location
  • Full ongoing support
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Food (food are cheap in Surin and Chiang Mai)
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Airport return transfer

The Thailand volunteer experience program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day

Accommodation and Meal

While doing your medical volunteer work in Thailand, you will stay in our safe and comfortable volunteer house. You will share a room with comfy beds and modern bathroom facilities with volunteers of the same gender, and all required facilities are located nearby. There are no meals provided, but a kitchen is available for your use and there are countless options for food near the volunteer house.

Read more about our accommodation and meal in Thailand.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

You will have plenty of free time to travel and enjoy Thailand during your project. Your work during the week generally ends at around 3pm, giving you the evenings to spend as you wish. During the weekends you have three full days to travel further afield throughout Thailand and even to neighboring Cambodia.

Read more about your free time and weekend exploration while in Thailand.

Safety and In Country Support

When you join medical volunteer program in Thailand, Global Crossroad takes your safety and comfort as a volunteer incredibly seriously. We carefully vet and inspect all facilities and projects to ensure complete safety, and you will be accompanied by one of our staff at all times to act as a coordinator and translator whenever needed.

Read more about our safety and in-country support.

Medical Volunteer Thailand: FAQ

Arrival and Departure

You need to fly into Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok for to participate in this medical experience in Thailand. Inform us of your flight schedule beforehand and we will arrange for your pickup at the airport. Should your flight be cancelled or missed, please inform us and we will arrange a new pickup accordingly.

Be aware that you need to arrange your own transport back to the airport on completion of your Thailand medical volunteer experience, but your guide will be more than happy to help you book this.


If you wish to volunteer in Thailand, you need to acquire a tourist visa. Citizens of 21 countries are eligible for visa on arrival, and for more information please visit the following links:  

Your visa can be extended at the Thai immigration in Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket. If you want to know more details then visit the following link


Recommended vaccines by the CDC for traveling to Thailand are as follows:

  • Diphtheria and tetanus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Polio
  • Yellow fever
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Rubella
  • Influenza

For more information, consult with your medical doctor and visit the website of the CDC.

Where are the medical volunteers in Thailand placed; in a clinic or a hospital?

You will generally be placed in small rural hospitals that are comparable in size to western medical clinics.

Is there any other important information that you want to share?

This experience is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in rural Thai culture and we ask that you keep an open mind and show respect for local customs and culture.

Why Medical Volunteer Thailand?

This Medical volunteer opportunity in Thailand will give you huge amounts of hands-on experience in the medical field and force you to go outside your comfort zone to tackle daily exciting challenges.

Increases your confidence and skill level

The experience you gain on this medical experience will greatly improve your skill level and confidence, greatly improving your future prospects.

Gives you a sense of accomplishment:

Participating in medical healthcare trip overseas in Thailand will be incredibly rewarding and the daily challenges you tackle will leave you with a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Offers you a stimulating work environment

Your days working as a medical volunteer will never be dull or repetitive as each day carries with it fascinating new challenges and experiences as you work closely with local doctors in a stimulating environment.

Helping out needy people and the community for a better life

Being a Volunteer in Thailand medical healthcare project is a rewarding experience as you help improve the health and overall quality of life of entire communities in rural Thailand.

You will learn valuable life lessons and experiences:

Not only will you gain medical experience, you will learn valuable life lessons and improve your skills in teamwork, communication and much more.

Other Volunteering Projects in Thailand

Global Crossroad arranges a multitude of projects across Thailand. You can
work with childcare,
care for elephants,
teach English,
help rebuild schools,
go on adventure tours across Thailand and Cambodia and much more.
Contact Global Crossroad today to find out what project suits you best!

Other Medical Volunteer Programs Worldwide

There are many places in the world where access to healthcare is inadequate and local medical professionals are overworked and in need of assistance. To help solve this problem of lacking access to healthcare, Global Crossroad arranges medical volunteer projects in a range of countries worldwide, and you can see some of our most popular ones in the list below: