Volunteering in Thailand at its Best: Fascinating Projects, Highly Affordable Fees!
Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand
Find unique opportunities for affordable volunteering in Thailand - the project locations are spread all over the country.
We offer Teaching, Childcare, Medical and Elephant Care volunteer programs in Surin.
Special: Voluntour Program on Elephant Care at Surin.
We also have an amazing Voluntour program in which in one week you care for elephants in Surin, on the second week you build in Sanghklaburi and spend the last two weeks in Koh Phangan, the ultimate party destination.
Surin, Volunteering at the Heart of Thailand
Surin, in the Northeast, is often called the heart of Thailand; well known for its beautiful scenery and friendly local community. Sanghklaburi, in the Northwest of Thailand – on the border with Burma, is surrounded by stunning lakes, rolling mountains and dense rainforest – provides ample opportunity for you outdoorsy types.
Local guides can also take you on fabulous treks through the jungle visiting beautiful waterfalls and awe-inspiring caves.
Medical Internships in Thailand for Medical Students
We offer a medical internship at a hospital in Surin to work as a medical volunteer in Thailand. The small community hospital is similar to most western clinics, and provides for the health of the population in one of the poorest provinces of Thailand.
Since the clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and well-being of the local village community, your contribution as a medical volunteer is so important. Around 7000 people live in the vicinity of the clinic, most of them from the poorest backgrounds.
Want to know more? Visit our page about medical volunteering in Thailand on our Homepage!
Opportunities available for affordable Volunteering in Thailand
Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation is provided for all programs. Please check the specific of your program to verify how much you should budget for food.
Start & Duration of the Volunteer Programs
Our Volunteer in Thailand programs usually start on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month
Program length varies according to the project; please check the length of each program below:
Volunteering on Childcare & Teaching in Surin:
Available from 1 to 12 weeks
Volunteering on Elephant Care at Surin, India
Available from 1 to 4 weeks
Volunteering on Healthcare at Surin
Available from 1 to 12 weeks
Orientation for Volunteers in Thailand
One of our guides will be at the airport to greet you (NOTE: we can only do pick ups from BKK airport – the main one) and take you to your guesthouse on the backpacker haven of Khao San Road, the meeting point is EXIT 1. Later that evening you will meet up with the rest of the your group to get to know each other more on your first night on Khao San Road.
On the second day after breakfast there will be an orientation meeting, giving you basic information on your program and all you need to know about how to be safe and have fun during your stay in Thailand. After orientation, the team will take you on a tour around some of the sights of Bangkok.
You will get to explore some of the city’s best landmarks such as the temple of the reclining Buddha, the Temple of Dawn, the Grand Palace and more. Note: the entry fee for the Grand Palace (500 THB) is not included.
On the third day the local team will organize the transfer to your program’s location which takes around 6-7 hours.
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement.
All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to Iko Poran prior to travelling.
Most projects do not have pre-requisites or specific requirements; however, we do ask that anyone wishing to participate in the medical programme has qualified, is studying towards or is serious about a career in healthcare.
Fluency in English is required in all the projects.
You will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
Affordable Volunteering in Thailand - Program Fees
- The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 229.00 on top of the program fee.
What is included in the program fee?
- Airport Pickup
- Guided Bangkok tour
- Accommodation for all projects
- Daily transfer to and from volunteer project location
- Meals are included in some programs; while others are self-catering, please budget at least US$ 15 per day and if you enjoy a beer or two and plan any activities / trips at weekends bring more
- Full ongoing support from local staff & Program supervision
- In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
- In-country administration costs
- Donation to support the local project
There are no hidden costs. The volunteer programs in Thailand are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other..
Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
Participants in our volunteer in Thailand programs normally find US$100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country, including meals but please bring more if you intend to travel at weekends, explore the country more.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Affordable Volunteering in Thailand - Start your Experience
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