Break the humdrum with a Volunteering Trip to Thailand
In the past couple of decades, the term “it’s just like Groundhog Day” has become an accepted and well-understood phrase in the English language.
This is not because of the annual U.S. festival where people gather on February 2 to watch a groundhog emerging from a burrow, but the classic 1993 comedy where Bill Murray is forced to relive the same day over and over.
The boredom, frustration and ennui experienced by Murray’s character in that movie struck a chord with audiences everywhere, serving as an important reminder to us all that sometimes we need a little adventure in our lives.
So if you find yourself complaining that your life is “just like Groundhog Day”, it is probably high time that you broke the repetition.
As spring approaches — we’re not sure yet if it will be early or late this year — now is the perfect time to start planning for the summer. There are countless things you can do if you are looking to get out of a rut and experience life to the full. Travel the world, jump out of an airplane, swim with sharks… the possibilities are endless.
If you want to give something back while having the adventure of a lifetime, volunteering in Thailand might just be the thing for you. There are few things more rewarding than enriching the lives, and serving those less fortunate than yourself, and there are few more exotic and exciting locations to do it than Thailand. We can guarantee you that it will not be boring.
From the busy streets of Bangkok to the idyllic mountains of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand offers countless volunteering opportunities where you can really make a difference. Here are just a few of the amazing things you can do:
Volunteer at an Elephant Camp
Head for the hills of northern Thailand to live and work among these iconic and majestic creatures. Friends For Asia’s Chiang Mai Elephant Camp Project puts you at the center of the action as you help wash, feed and care for dozens of elephants.
Work at an Orphanage
Friends For Asia offers orphanage volunteer opportunities in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Both projects give you the opportunity to make a very real difference in the lives of these disadvantaged children. You will plan activities, interact and play with the children, and help with preparing meals and general housekeeping. There are few more rewarding volunteer experiences in Thailand.
Teach English to Buddhist Monks
Teaching English to monks is also available in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai. This is a wonderful project for teachers or those considering teaching as a career option. There are roles for every ability level from teaching and managing full classes to helping out with lesson plans.
These are just three of the many exciting volunteer opportunities in Thailand. If you want to escape the day-to-day grind and try something new, contact Friends For Asia today to find out the perfect volunteer project for you.