Volunteering in Thailand

Travel in Thailand for a life changing experience !


In Thailand, you can help disadvantaged children, follow the Buddhist monks’ daily life or teach English through our volunteer programmes.


Thailand is a very popular destination but is suffering from mass tourism.


No experience is required to become a volunteer in Thailand and the local team will make sure your integration in the country goes well.


Enroll now and discover Thailand as you’ve never seen it!




Jenna, one of our volunteers, shares a video of a day volunteering in Thailand:


Click here to see our photo album of Thailand

The volunteer programme in Thailand !

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Volunteering in Thailand

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The volunteer program begins every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. You will be met at Bangkok International Airport and will be driven to the volunteer’s apartment in Ayutthaya.

To avoid culture shock, we organize a one day introduction course where you will learn basic vocabulary and find out about the culture and customs of the country, which will save you any awkwardness among the population.

You will also be given information about your volunteer assignment, accommodation, living conditions, climate, the lifestyle of Buddhists and other important details. The coordinator will always be available for you in case of doubts or questions.

You will have a few hours of lessons and you will also participate in a guided tour of the city, Wat Phra Ram Wat Choeng Phanong and other points of interest.

It is important to be aware of the local culture by showing respect and understanding of local conventions, both in your behavior in the way you dress.

If you choose to participate in the volunteer program in Thailand, you will receive a comprehensive guide to the country and the mission, with tips and information before you leave.

Accomodation and meals in Thailand !

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Meals and accommodation in Thailand:

You will have 3 meals a day from Monday to Friday, mostly traditional Thai dishes. During the weekend, volunteers often go on tour, and for this reason weekend lunches are not included.

You will stay in a guesthouse for volunteers or with a host family according to where your placement is.

In Thailand, the toilets are often located outside the houses, except in recent buildings, which have adopted the Western style.

Volunteer Thailand GlobalongMost host families have running water, electricity, and often a TV and a radio. In general, we try to provide our volunteers with a single room with a fan.

We recommend that you bring a mosquito net, because you'll probably want to keep the windows open. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag.

Host families are trained to receive foreign volunteers, and normally at least one member of the family speaks English.

Useful information to your volunteer programme

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Included in Thailand's programme:
Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).
Accommodation :
  • Sheets, pillow, blanket,
  • Mosquito net (if needed)

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Half board for the duration of your stay
  • volunteer in thailand globalongIn-country intro day to prepare for your project
  • Customization of your programme
  • Discovery of Ayutthaya
  • Lunch (on working days)
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance to a volunteer programme
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees

Non-included in Thailand's programme:

  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from Thailand
  • Potential daily transport to and from your volunteer placement
  • Volunteer in Thaïland - GlobalongTravel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay

Bank holidays 2017/2018 in Thailand :

  • 24th October 2017: Chulalongkorn Day
  • 5th December 2017: King's Birthday
  • 12th December 2017: Constitution Day
  • 31th December 2017: Christmas
  • From 1st January till 2nd January 2018: New Year’s Celebration
  • 28th January 2018: Chinese New Year
  • From 11th to 13th February 2018: Markhapuja
  • 06th April 2018: Charkri
  • From the 13 till 16 April 2018: Songkran Festival (Thaï New Year)
  • Globalong humanitarian programmes in Thailand01st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 05 May 2018: Coronation Day
  • 10 May 2018: Visakha puja
  • From the 8th till 10th July 2018: Ar-sarnhapuja
  • 14th August 2018: Queen’s Birthday
  • 23th October 2018: Chulalongkorn Day
  • 05th December 2018: King's Birthday
  • 11th December 2018: Constitution Day
  • 31th December 2018: Christmas

Climate in Thailand:

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For futher information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@globalong.com

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