Volunteer with the Building Program in Thailand

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you have handyman skills? How would you like to take that passion and those skills and help a community in Thailand? Global Crossroad’s volunteer with the building project in Thailand is a great way to give back while immersing yourself in Thailand.

  • Volunteer abroad with the building program in Thailand staring at the low price of $554
  • Reputable and highly reviewed program since 2003
  • Safety is our top priority and you will always have the in country support
  • Embark on a journey of a lifetime doing something for the betterment of a community

Located in the northwest of Thailand around the border with Myanmar (previously known as Burma), Sangklaburi is a beautiful and mountainous area with local Thai people, Karen, Mon and Burmese immigrants making up most of its population, adding in to the diversity of the community.

The volunteering overseas with the building program in Thailand supports local people of Sangkhlaburi, with the construction and renovation of community focused facilities. You will be provided with the specific details of the particular project during your local orientation. Activities in the volunteer with the building project in Thailand can be diverse and can typically get you involved in the renovation and construction of childcare centers with the motive of improving local infrastructures.

Role of Volunteer

You will be helped and guided by the coordinators, and you will be required to work under the local Thai foreman, who will be training and mentoring you on local construction methods. You will get your hands dirty, mixing cement, using the 'job', rendering bamboo, digging foundations, fencing, gardening and painting; but dirty hands will not matter when you get the satisfaction of getting involved in something noble as community service. You can also expect getting involved in performing duties like clearing away the tools at the end of the day and doing the basic cleaning and maintaining of the hand tools they use. This will be a highly rewarding experience! You will also be in the perfect position to explore all that Thailand has to offer during your free time.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

Volunteers do not need a specific set of skills of requirement for this volunteering with the building program in Thailand. However, if you feel you possess an important skill that might be beneficial for the project, please do let us know. Flexibility is highly regarded from volunteers, who are also expected to be patient. The project requires volunteers to be physically fit and have the passion for working with and for the local people.

Volunteering overseas with the building program in Thailand does not mean committing into work 24/7. You will have to work only for 5 days a week and will have the weekends to yourself, which can be used to explore local areas and do their own work. Volunteering comes with some great perks: traveling and immersing into the local Thai culture. Thailand's beauty will have you awestruck. Our staff can organize your free time or end of placement travel on request.

Dates: Volunteer in Thailand

Ayutthaya Start Dates

Ayutthaya Volunteer Programs start every Monday of each month.
Surin & Sangklaburi Start Dates

Click here to find the start date of surin and sangkalaburi

Prices: Volunteer in Thailand

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.

Weeks Ayutthaya: Childcare
(Surin)- Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
Teaching
(Surin)- Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
Medical(Surin)-
Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
Elephant Conservation
(Surin)- Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour:
  1 Week   $260   $596   $596   $596   $666
  2 Weeks   $440   $680   $680   $680   $819
  3 Weeks   $620   $763   $763   $763   $972
  4 Weeks   $660   $847   $847   $847   $1,125
  5 Weeks   $810   $930   $930   $930
  6 Weeks   $960   $1,013   $1,013   $1,013   Available
  7 Weeks   $1,110   $1,097   $1,097   $1,097 maximum
  8 Weeks   $1,260   $1,181   $1,181   $1,181 -4 weeks only
  9 Weeks   $1,410   N/A   N/A   N/A
  10 Weeks   $1,560   N/A   N/A   N/A
  11 Weeks   $1,710   N/A   N/A   N/A
  12 Weeks   $1,860   N/A   N/A   N/A

How your fee is allocated?

Ayutthaya program

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house, host family)
  • Food (3 local food day)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Surin Program

Program fees cover:
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Two night guest house accommodation in Bangkok
  • One day Guided Bangkok Tour
  • Train transfer to Surin
  • Accommodation in Surin 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)
  • 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