Here is a collection of videos that highlight volunteering in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. They will also give you a better idea as to the actual daily life of volunteers and interns in our projects.
Thailand Volunteers 50+ Video
According to a report published by Thomas Cook – a UK-based travel company – travelers aged 50 and above are increasingly turning to far-flung destinations inspired by the younger travelers in their family.
Chiang Mai Volunteer Orientation and Training
At Friends for Asia, we have many years of cumulative experience doing our own volunteer work in Thailand as well as helping others make the most of their skills and experience. Our background and extensive network in Thailand are among the most valuable resources available to incoming volunteers for our orientation and training.
Chiang Mai Volunteer Accommodation
Our Chiang Mai Friends for Asia Volunteer accommodation is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of volunteering. Located in a convenient area in the middle of Chiang Mai city, our two accommodation buildings are only minutes apart and hold up to 35 people in air-conditioned bedrooms.
Volunteering in Chiang Mai
Unlike many destinations in Thailand, Chiang Mai doesn’t require you to choose between creature comforts and the chance to meaningfully interact with the local culture. Instead, it generously offers both to volunteers set on getting the most out of their time spent in Thailand. See more about volunteering in Chiang Mai.
Single Mother’s Home Volunteer Project
From sustainable gardening to bamboo construction, life at the single mothers’ home is about more than just babysitting. As a gardening and construction volunteer, you’ll play a role in steering disadvantaged single mothers onto the path to self-sufficiency. See more information about the Single Mother’s Home Project.
Orphanage Volunteer Projects Video
Volunteers at the orphanage project enjoy occasional down time as well. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow volunteers over a cup of coffee. While you’re at it, you can take in the beauty of northern Thailand’s countryside from a patio overlooking a quiet fish pond and the surrounding rice fields. Life moves slowly in rural Thailand, so you’ll have plenty of time to relax.See more information about our Orphanage Volunteer Projects.
Elephant Camp Volunteer Project
There are all kinds of ways you can help out on this front, not least by teaching English in the local school. This is a spectacular way to vary your daily routine, and it adds an enriching human element to your jungle experience. See more information about the Elephant Camp Volunteer Project.
Chiang Mai English Education Volunteer Video
In Thailand’s public schools, members of the English faculty are well versed in grammar and mechanics. If anything’s missing, it’s the fluency that develops through practice in a native-speaking environment. Regardless of your teaching background, your mere presence in this public school gives students and faculty the chance to take their English skills out of the textbook and put them to work in the real world. See more information about the English Education Volunteer Project
Teaching Monks Volunteer Video #1
Saffron robes, morning alms and novice monks – and not a tourist in sight. It’s hard to believe that such a staunch traditional life still thrives in the 21st century, but Chiang Mai’s temple schools are a world away from everyday. As a volunteer English teacher, you’ll experience the difference first-hand. See more information about the Teaching Monks Volunteer Project.
Teaching Monks Volunteer Project #2
Most importantly, you’ll be helping these students forge connections at a formative time in their lives. Students at the five temple schools range in age from 12 to 15, and most have had little meaningful interaction with foreigners. See more information about the Teaching Monks Volunteer Project.
International University for Monks Volunteer Project
Volunteers assist the professors in the English department with their lessons. Additionally, volunteers assist the students outside the classroom informally, practicing pronunciation, writing, conversation and other assignments and studies. See more information about the Teachers Assistant at an International University for Monks Volunteer Project.
Medical Intern Project Video #1
Friends for Asia partners with private and public hospitals in Chiang Mai and Bangkok to facilitate this internship. The oldest hospital was found in the late 19th century as a humble eight-bed clinic, and it has come a long way. Today, the hospital can accommodate 400 patients and employs dozens of doctors and hundreds of nurses. See more information about the Medical Internship Project.
Medical Intern Project Video #2
Every aspect of the internship is carefully monitored by the supervising staff, but you’d never get this far behind the scenes in a Western hospital. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for medical students. See more information about the Medical Internship Project.
Magazine and Multimedia Intern Project Video
It’s no secret that publishing is a hard field to break into, and many employers expect their prospective employees to have a modicum of experience before even considering them for a position. Chiang Mai is an unabashedly “live-able” city, and many of its foreign residents didn’t intend to put roots down. For the average traveler, the chance to spend four or more weeks here soaking up the atmosphere and culture is hard to turn down. See more information about the Magazine and Multimedia Internship.
Australian Volunteers in Chiang Mai
For Australians, traveling and volunteering in Thailand is a meaningful way to give back to your corner of the global community. By working to improve the lives of people who live in this region, you’ll be contributing to the future of the entire Asia Pacific region. See more information about our volunteers.
About Us – Friends for Asia
Friends for Asia is not affiliated with any government or religion. It is a privately operated limited partnership, incorporated in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The director of Friends for Asia is a former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer from Kyrgyzstan and Thailand and is a long time resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Daily operations of Friends for Asia are carried out by a bi-lingual Thai staff. See more information about Friends for Asia.