Bangkok Thailand Volunteer Accommodation
Bangkok is a world-class metropolis, but it has something of a layout dilemma. This is a sprawling city, and it can take much longer than expected to connect between any two points in the Thai capital. This is only exacerbated by traffic, which is intense throughout the day and particularly during the grueling rush hours.
When volunteers are looking for a place to stay in Bangkok, one of the most important considerations is access to public transport. We chose a location along the BTS skytrain. This means, regardless of where you are headed, you can ride above the gridlock, and connect quickly to any other location along major public transport arteries.
We also have great local full-time Thai coordinators on staff that not only help with all the logistics that you may have with your project, but also assist in booking bus tickets, train tickets, taxis, etc. – for weekend trips visits to other areas of the city and fun activities that most of our volunteers like to go and do while volunteering or interning in Bangkok.
Bangkok Thailand Volunteer Accommodation Video
Volunteer Accommodation Location
When we were scouting locations in Bangkok for our volunteer accommodation, access to public transport was nonnegotiable. You’ll appreciate having access to the skytrain, whether you’re bound for your volunteer project in the morning, heading to a rendezvous at a trendy nightspot in the city or striking out on a weekend sightseeing excursion.
You’ll be staying in a quiet, up-market neighborhood just outside the city center along a line of the BTS skytrain (between Ari and Saphan Kwai stations). There are several restaurants and street stalls serving authentic Thai fare, as well a local coffee shop, within about ten minutes’ walk of our accommodation.
Bangkok Accommodation Facilities
The Bangkok volunteer accommodation is a haven away from the chaos of Bangkok. It’s an ideal place to unwind and visit with other volunteers after spending the day at your volunteer project site. We have enough space to accommodate up to ten volunteers at a time, with three shared bathrooms for getting ready in the morning.
Volunteers are welcome to use the on-site kitchen to prepare meals. As part of our volunteer packages, we provide everything you need to make breakfast as well (cereals, toast, eggs, coffee, etc.)
Free broadband Wi-Fi broadcasts throughout the house, and we supply a computer for volunteers to use if they need to prepare lessons, research local sights or send out emails. We also have common areas where you can visit with others or simply kick back on the sofa to watch television. We host volunteers from all over the world, and you’ll probably learn as much about other parts of the world in the volunteer house as you do out on assignment.
Our Volunteer Coordinators
Although our Bangkok staff works primarily in the operation of our Bangkok based programs, they do spend time visiting and helping out in Chiang Mai too.
Aim – Bangkok Site Manager –Maneesida Hatthakij, nicknamed Aim, was born in Nakhonratchasima, a large province in the North-East of Thailand. Before working for Friends For Asia, Aim was a Project Manager/International Coordinator at Worldwide Care Group. Aim has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Rajamangala University of Technology. Aim has worked with Friends for Asia since 2015.
Mac – Volunteer Coordinator – Narongchai Chaichuea, nicknamed “Mac” was born in Lampang Province in Northern Thailand. Mac has a Bachelor Degree in Business English from Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiang Mai. Before working with Friends for Asia, Mac worked in the hospitality business and in various different positions in large international hotels. Mac has worked with Friends for Asia since 2015.
Manong – Volunteer Coordinator – Subil Saree, nicknamed Manong was born in Hat-Yai, a large city in the southern Thai province of Songkhla. Manong is studying international relations. Before working with Friends for Asia, Manong worked in an administrative position in an international clinic in the center of Bangkok. Manong has worked with Friends for Asia since 2015.
We also employ full-time Thai coordinators who are on-site to assist throughout the day. They’ll help you locate your project, introduce you to the staff you’ll be working with and show you the best way to get home at the end of the work day. We’re picky when it comes to staff selection, and we only hire coordinators who have a strong command of English and an open mind when it comes to foreign cultures. Along those lines, many of our coordinators have spent some time living or studying abroad.
Thanks to FFA’s volunteer coordinators, you’ll never feel like you’re alone while volunteering in Bangkok. They know the city, the people and the project sites forwards and backwards. If you have any questions or concerns, they’re there to provide you with everything you need.