Location
  • Thailand
    • Chiang Rai
    • Hua Hin
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Host Family Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
335
Price Details
Thailand Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 01, 2024
Apr 30, 2024
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About Program

Trusted by 136,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Thailand and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 6 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ in Thailand.

Our affordable projects start from $24/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-12 weeks. Choose from 8 projects, ranging from Teaching English, Childcare, and Environmental Conservation, based in the northern city of Chiang Rai or southern beach town of Hua Hin. Plus, you’ll stay with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world (private room options available).

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $24/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-12 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

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Environmental Conservation Volunteer Project in Thailand - Hua Hin

Help protect the planet as an Environmental volunteer in Thailand - Hua Hin! Roll up your sleeves and work alongside the local community on important conservation initiatives. You’ll have the opportunity to volunteer at national parks in the Hua Hin area and help with day-to-day tasks and activities, such as tree planting.

Childcare Volunteer Project in Thailand - Hua Hin

Volunteer to assist in local children’s development centers and kindergartens in Hua Hin and gain practical experience in teaching young children while passing on valuable English language skills to students. For Thai people, knowing how to speak English helps open doors to employment opportunities in the country’s booming tourism industry.

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 39 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.31%
  • 4 rating 7.69%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.7
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.9
  • Safety 4.95
Showing 1 - 8 of 39 reviews
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Harvey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Hua Hin, Thailand

I volunteered in Hua Hin, Thailand, for 12 weeks and had the most amazing time. This experience was my first time solo travelling anywhere, so at first I was very nervous. However, when I arrived all the staff and volunteers were very welcoming and made the volunteer centre feel like home. All the volunteering activities were well organised and transportation was perfect. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the food was always tasty. If anyone is debating volunteering abroad, I would definitely recommend using IVHQ as their staff were helpful every step of the way and offered great support to make the process easy.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I ate bugs such as crickets from a local night market. I had been told I had to try them while I was out in Thailand volunteering, so I bought some and me and the other volunteers had fun trying them. They were not my favourite food that I ate while I was there.
Pros
  • Great accommodation
  • Making friends
  • Experiencing a new culture
Cons
  • It was difficult to get used to some aspects of a different culture e.g. not being able to drink tap water
  • The weather was very hot all the time, sometimes too hot to volunteer efficiently
  • The centre was quite far away from town, so a taxi was required to go to a supermarket
4 people found this review helpful.
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Joelle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A great experience

It was such a fun time. Being older didn’t make any difference. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. It was great to meet the other volunteers and I made life long friendships. It was a great adventure working with the students while teaching English. The children were so open to learning. They all had a beautiful nature and we’re always happy to see us each day we arrived. The coordinators and the team were really helpful. I upgraded to single accommodation and it was outstanding. The food was good and everyone had plenty to eat. I would recommend.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Other volunteers and I climbed 2 mountains to find Khao Sam Yoi Yat Phraya Nakhon Cave. It was a solid workout but worth it.
Pros
  • Making a difference for the children
  • Meeting new people and forming friendships
  • Enjoying the culture
Cons
  • You can’t flush the toilet paper!
  • It gets hot
  • Lots of rice
18 people found this review helpful.
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Melinda
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Experience for a Great Cause

The experience was incredible; the local team made me feel safe and welcome from the beginning. A real benefit of this type of program is the valuable local knowledge you get from the coordinators. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, with shared rooms but plenty of space. The placements were amazing, and you felt you were making an impact. The best part was the people; it was a great way to meet other like-minded travellers you could spend time with in the evenings and on the weekends. Definitely would recommend to others!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice for future travelers on this program is to put yourself out there and say yes to things even if you are nervous. The program is short and you'll want to make the most of it, so if someone asks if you want to go do something - say yes!
Pros
  • Met awesome, likeminded people
  • All-inclusive accommodation with food
  • Placements where you feel that you make a difference
Cons
  • Need to share rooms (not an issue but something to be aware of)
  • Not a wide variety of food
27 people found this review helpful.
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Holly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer overseas - learn by doing

I participated in the animal care program with IVHQ in Thailand. This was my first time participating and first time in Thailand. The staff of IVHQ made the process easy and I felt safe and supported throughout the program. They were easy to connect with and were clear about expectations. The program more than met my expectations and I hope to have additional opportunities to volunteer.
- excellent meals
- accommodations at the volunteer base were comfortable and clean.
- I felt supported by staff.
- expectations were clear.
- homestay was a life changing opportunity
- transportation was provided as needed, and wifi was available at all times.
- I never felt unsafe.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Where I volunteered they had over 20 cats and over 20 dogs that were cared for on site. Most of these animals came from horrendous situations of neglect or not having a home and regular food. But they all craved being petted and loved - even the cats!! The cats were provided time to roam, in a large fenced area and could easily escape if they choice, but they seemed to understand that they were safe and that their needs were being met. It is amazing to see the loyalty theses dogs and cats have and it surprised me how much - after only two weeks- that I miss them.
Pros
  • - the expectations were clear
  • - Meals provided were healthy and met my needs. I was asked after if I wanted anything. I was provided with filtered water, coffee and given the opportunity to purchase snacks when in
  • - The accommodations were comfortable and clean. I really enjoyed the homestay with the Karen Hill people.
Cons
  • - Evenings could be boring. I was the only one at the house, I did have wifi so often FaceTimed friends.
  • - The beds were harder the am I am use to. I spent one night at base camp and the bed was very hard.
  • - The dogs would sometimes bark at night and wake me up.
28 people found this review helpful.
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rebecca
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable experience

This company has so many amazing volunteering opportunities in so many different locations. Perfect for anyone and their needs. So many different programs to choose from. I chose the outdoor work in Thailand. It was such an amazing experience. It was so easy to book. Communication was simple, if I had any issues before going they were quick to respond. I have nothing negative to say, truly amazing. I recommend using IVHQ for your volunteer experience. You will not have any regrets. Good luck!!!!

Pros
  • Learn new cultures
  • Get out of your comfort zone, by choice
  • Experience you won’t forget
36 people found this review helpful.
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Marianna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best decision of my life

When I left for Thailand for the teaching project as a solo traveller, I never thought those weeks could have such an impact on me. As soon as I arrived, I was welcomed by warm smiles that never made me feel alone: far from it, it immediately felt like home. The local team was always there to support us, providing us volunteers with a safe and cozy environment, giving us the chance to meet warm-hearted people and discover such a fascinating culture. I’ll be forever grateful to IVHQ for this incredible experience!

Pros
  • Intriguing culture
  • Cheap prices
  • Amazing landscapes
40 people found this review helpful.
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Gihene
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching English

I think that this experience was very enriching and I loved being with the kids. Getting to know thai culture, Their habits and interests. I loved the city of Hua Hin and his landscape, the other volunteers were very funny and I made some new friends also. This experience will be very useful for my future career since I'm into social studies and I will want to help other people too. This was my first time in a humanitarian project and I'll hope to have the possibility to do similar experiences in the future

Pros
  • Other volunteers
  • Staff
  • Environment
Cons
  • Tiring
  • Wake up early
  • Changing food habits
43 people found this review helpful.
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Elisa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience!

I really loved my volunteer experience in Hua Hin, Thailand! The IVHQ team supported me in very step of the process, from the moment I signed up until after my program was over. They answered all my questions and made sure that everything was fine when I was on site.
Their is easy to navigate and you can find all the information you need. There are programs all over the world and you can find what suits your interest. At the end of the program you'll receive a certificate that can help in your resume.

Pros
  • Immersion in nature
  • Connection with local people
  • Safety
42 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Traveling with a friend is one of our favorite things to do too :) For more details on traveling with friends we recommend reaching out to the program provider directly, which you can do here: https://www.volunteerhq.org/contact-us/.

Hi Tyana, Yes, this program is suitable for vegans along with other dietary requirements. We would recommend that you supplement the meals we offer with your own food, as there wouldn't be a huge amount of choice/variation. Jordan McFadyen IVHQ Community Manager