Volunteer in Thailand with Friends for Asia
Volunteer in Thailand with Friends for Asia

Volunteer in Thailand

Thailand’s tourist appeal is no secret, but there’s an important element missing from the average visitor’s itinerary – meaningful human contact. Transform your next Far-East adventure into a meaningful, cross-cultural experience by volunteering with Friends for Asia in Thailand.

Volunteer in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Volunteer in Thailand

Friends for Asia has two locations for volunteer projects and internships in Thailand: The capital of Bangkok, a world class city ranked as the top destination in Asia; and laid back Chiang Mai, an ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom, with forested mountains and dynamic festivals.

Both Bangkok and Chiang Mai offer excellent contact with the Thai people and culture. Many of our volunteers choose to book volunteer projects and internships at both locations, experiencing both big city and town and country.

In both places, travelers can explore temples, enroll in cooking or massage courses, and explore the many markets and places to eat. In Bangkok there are big city attractions including Khao San Road, and the city landscape as well as the Chao Praya river and beaches in the Gulf of Thailand 90 minutes away. In Chiang Mai there is mountain treking to visit remote hill tribe villages.

Volunteer in Thailand

Making a Difference in Thailand

In both places our volunteers see a side of Thailand that the average visitor misses altogether. Better yet, our volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of changing lives in small but significant ways via their Thailand volunteer project and internships

By joining the volunteer Thailand ranks with Friends for Asia, you may find yourself taking lunch with a Buddhist monk in a Bangkok temple or bathing an elephant in a rustic river in Chiang Mai. Wherever your project takes you, you’ll be meeting needs and making connections through your volunteer experience.

Our volunteers here in Thailand are involved in a dynamic range of volunteer projects, from building homes for single mothers in crisis to working with refugees. In between are volunteer projects in orphanages, at private hospitals, elephant camps and kindergartens for underprivileged children. In every case, Friends for Asia Thailand Volunteers and Interns are going beyond the routine holiday and traveling with a difference.

A Day in the Life of Volunteers in our Projects

Why Volunteer with Friends for Asia

Friends for Asia has placed over 1,500 volunteers and interns in short- and long-term projects across Thailand. We are a well-networked volunteer organization without any government or religious affiliations, wholly focused on helping our participants connect with and help others. There are five things that make us different:

  • We are the in-country coordinators of the volunteer projects and internships.
  • We provide extensive information, orientation and support in-country.
  • Our Thai staff are experts in what we do, most have advanced training and degrees and extensive experience.
  • Our projects are organized and ongoing, and we focus on ensuring that the volunteer and internship experience is positive.
  • Our volunteers and interns get involved and make a difference.

Volunteer Projects and Internships in Thailand

Thailand Volunteer Teaching Projects

Volunteer in Thailand

English Education Volunteer Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Kindergarten VolunteerBangkok

Rural Schools Volunteer Chiang Mai

Teach Buddhist Monks VolunteerBangkok and Chiang Mai

International University for Monks VolunteerChiang Mai

Thailand Volunteering with Children Projects

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Children’s Home VolunteerChiang Mai

Bangkok Orphanage VolunteerBangkok

Chiang Mai Orphanage Volunteer Chiang Mai


Thailand People to People Volunteer Projects

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Refugee Support VolunteerBangkok

Women Empowerment VolunteerBangkok




Thailand Animals and Outdoors Volunteer Projects

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Elephant Camp VolunteerChiang Mai

Single Mothers’ Home Building and Gardening VolunteerChiang Mai



Thailand Internship Projects

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Medical InternshipBangkok and Chiang Mai

Magazine and Multimedia InternshipChiang Mai




Special Packages

Volunteer in Thailand

Comprehensive Volunteer + Tour PackageChiang Mai

Friends for Asia offers comprehensive two-week volunteer projects/tour packages in Chiang Mai, Thailand during summer 2015. Don’t miss this chance to make your summer unforgettable.



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