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Join Love Volunteers in Thailand to experience life as the locals do! Love Volunteers offers unique opportunities to immerse yourself in a new culture and experiences whilst giving your time to a worthwhile project in Thailand. Thailand is a popular tourist destination, however, there remains inequality and poverty which volunteers can help alleviate.

The volunteer projects, located in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, allow volunteers to work with a local NGO to improve the prospects of Thai people and the majestic Thai Elephant. Visit the Love Volunteers website for more details!

Current Love Volunteers Programs in Thailand:

Medical Internship
Elephant Camp
Teaching English
Teaching Buddhist Monks
Childcare

Don't just be a volunteer...join us in Thailand and become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

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Reviews

9.8 Rating
based on 5 reviews
  • Impact 9.4
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.6
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Marco
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Discovering passion

The project was far beyond what I had expected. During my medical internship programme, I spent three weeks in the department of cardiology of Somdech Phra Pinklao Hospital, Bangkok. On the first day I received a thorough schedule of what I was going to see and learn in the next weeks. The best part was the team: they gave me a kind and hearty welcome and everyone was very nice and willing to share with me everything they could about both cardiology and Thai culture. The clinical part of the internship was in English and, as I don't come from an English speaking country, I had to get familiar with a different terminology, which was challenging for the first few days, but at the same time it was most useful thing I got from this internship for my future medical career and it was what I am most thankful for.

Living in such a wonderful and different city like Bangkok is truly a life changing experience. I enthusiastically welcomed every peculiarity of the city and Thai culture, which is often curious. I needed a great open mindness to live this experience, but since diversity and uniqueness are two of the thing I love the most, it wasn't difficult for Bangkok and Thai culture to find a place among my best and beloved memories.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The medical internship programme is a very enriching one. It requires a strong will to learn and doing it abroad needs a great spirit of adaptation. You are just requested to be punctual, respectful and flexible, as hours can change depending on doctors' shifts and scheduled events, but you'll be included so fast in the team that it's very easy to be at your ease.
Response from Love Volunteers

Dear Marco,

Our sincerest thanks for giving so much of your time and energy to this worthwhile project. It's fantastic to read about your experience here and know that this review will encourage and prepare future interns for an experience in Bangkok.

All the very best for your future adventures!
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Cristo
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thailand

My trip to Thailand was stunning and volunteer-filled. The trip was a unique experience. My favorite part was meating the Thai children. The kids were adorable and sweet. Also during the trip I met so many new friends from around the world. The food was delicious. I suggest this trip to others!

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Cristo,
It's fantastic to hear you got way more out of your trip to Thailand than the average tourist :-)
Isn't the food just amazing!
All the best for the future and thanks again for taking the time to enrich the lives of the Thai children.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Brittany
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Love Thailand

I’ve never wanted to travel, nor had the feeling of “wanderlust”. I was only moderately interested in Thailand, but incredibly passionate about gaining teaching experience with younger children. I just so happened to stumble upon Love Volunteers, which helped set me up with their local in-country partner, and their AMAZING teaching program. Traveling out of country for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the partner organization and Love Volunteers was there for me every step of the way! I had went into this program alone, and am now coming out with friends from all over the world. The coordinators of this program really care about you, and really want you to enjoy your placement, as well as love Thailand as much as they do! They are always ready and willing to help, and will have the brightest smile when you stop by and say hi. I really cannot praise these coordinators, or the local partner organization highly enough. My experience as a teacher has been nothing short of rewarding. The teachers and the students here are absolutely beautiful in mind, body, and spirit. I was a bit nervous walking into a classroom, with no experience, but these past two weeks have taught me how to become an effective teacher, with the help of some feedback from the students and teachers. I was able to learn how to classroom manage, lesson plan, and connect to my students even though there was a language barrier. These people are some of the happiest, generous, and humble people I have met, and have truly made an impact on my life. I would recommend this program to anyone, and everyone, just because, not only do you make a difference, but you come back as a better person as well.

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Brittany,
Wow, we absolutely love seeing reviews like yours where the volunteer has given their all - and got it all back and more!
There's nothing to add except THANKS! Thanks for being an awesome Love Volunteer.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Elior
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching English to Buddhist Monks in Chiang Mai

These 4 weeks of volunteering in a temple were above and beyond all my expectations. I feel that I’ve been fortunate to take part in a very meaningful project. Additionally, I’m grateful to have left my imprint on novice monks whom I taught and who taught me just as much. My daily visits in the temple made me feel like a member of this huge family of Buddhism, and that is something that no tourist experiences.
In addition, this month was a lot more than just teaching; I’ve had the opportunity to learn about a whole new culture through its language, traditions, tastes, and sceneries. The fact that volunteers have the weekends off allowed me to travel around Chiang Mai and take tours outside of the city. It created even more experiences and memories that I’ll never forget.
For everyone who is looking for an interesting way of traveling, I would recommend that they join one of the projects and get ready for a mind-opening experience.

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Elior,
This is exactly what volunteering abroad is all about! Thanks so much for being an awesome volunteer and for taking the time to share your experience to help future volunteers.
We'd love to have you back on the team again in the future.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Cristina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The time of my Life

Well, I dont have anything bad to say about the program, because I loved every minute, every person I met. I never imagened I could find so much love and tenderness behind the Tailand people. I remember their smiles, there careness, the way they looked at me with so much care and happiness. This feelings are more greatness than any richness in the world.
There is a song whicha name is, The time of my live and I didnt get the chance to say it loud, but I do it now:

Now I've had the time of my life
No, I've never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
And I owe it all to you

Thank you from the deep of my heart.
Cristina

Response from Love Volunteers

Dear Cristina,
How awesome it is to see the difference this experience made to your life. So pleased we could be a part of it!
Aren't the Thai people just the best!
Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of you joining us again in the future.
The Team @ Love Volunteers