Location
  • Thailand
    • Hua Hin
Length
1 to 12 weeks
Need-based funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Language
English
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Guesthouse
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
395
Price Details
All programs include arrival airport transfers, accommodation, meals, 24/7 local support, orientation, and Certificate of Completion.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jun 20, 2024
Nov 28, 2023
19 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

IVI is a Charity & Non Profit Org, giving volunteers a very real and authentic experience. We have over 35 +years of experience in placing volunteers in meaningful projects. Add volunteering into your next adventure and make it a trip to remember!

Thailand is a beautiful country with delicious food, stunning beaches, temples, waterfalls, national parks and bustling cities. All programs include arrival airport transfers, accommodation, meals, 24/7 local support, orientation, and Certificate of Completion. IVI offer safe, reliable and impactful programs, helping communities in need around the globe.

Stay in a dedicated volunteer house close to the beach in our Hua Hin location, or in the hills of Chiang Mai and meet other like-minded travellers. Programs include English teaching, construction, elephant conservation and environmental conservation.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

IVI are firmly committed to providing full support and inclusivity for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) individuals. Through our programs and initiatives, we strive to create a safe and empowering space that acknowledges, values, and uplifts the unique perspectives and contributions of BIPOC communities. Our organisation stands united in the fight against discrimination and is dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, irrespective of their background.

LGBTQIA+ Support

IVI are dedicated to providing our full support for individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, we strive to create a safe and welcoming space for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Our commitment extends to promoting equal rights, dignity, and respect for every individual, regardless of their LGBTQIA+ status. We aim to create a world where diversity is embraced and everyone can thrive to their full potential.

Neurodivergent Support

IVI are committed to fostering inclusivity, we provide steadfast support to neurodivergent individuals. Our programs create a safe and embracing environment, where diverse neurocognitive perspectives are valued. Upholding equal rights and respect, we aim to eliminate obstacles and empower all members of the neurodivergent community to thrive through our dedicated initiatives.

Accessibility Support

With a strong commitment to inclusivity, IVI offer support for individuals requiring accessibility accommodations. Our initiatives are designed to create an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate and contribute. Whilst some programs may be more suitable than others, we strive to empower all individuals to engage and excel in our programs and activities.

Impact

Sustainability

IVI are dedicated to promoting sustainability in all aspects of our work. By embracing sustainable practices, we envision a future where communities thrive, natural resources are preserved, and the Earth's ecosystems are nurtured for generations to come. We are committed to keeping our projects focused on positively benefitting the local communities and environment.

Ethical Impact

Our programs embody ethical volunteering by placing local community well-being and empowerment at the forefront. We engage in transparent collaboration, focusing on sustainable solutions that respect local cultures and preserve dignity. Through responsible, long-term projects, we foster genuine connections, create lasting change, and uphold the principles of ethical engagement.

Program Highlights

  • Charity & Non Profit Org.
  • Over 25,000 Volunteers placed worldwide.
  • IVI has 35+ years experience - Offering Affordable and Trusted Programs.
  • Comfortable and Safe Accommodation (private room or volunteer house).
  • Stay at a beachside location or in the hills!

Popular Programs

mangrove project

Make a vital difference to the local environment by helping to plant new magroves, collect and sort mangrove pods, preparing the seed and soil, watering the plants, general caring of the mangroves and planting. Take part in beach and community area cleaning, creating garbage bins, washing and sorting garbage, creating campaigns and educating the local community adults and children on the importance of sustainable environment.

break time!

Teach English to primary or kindy aged children in the beachside area of Hua Hin. Learning the English language is important for the children to provide future benefits. Bring along your enthusiasm, creativity, and fun, and create daily lesson plans for engaging classes. You can also help to teach English to the local school teachers!

building work

Make an impact and improve the living facilities of local homes and community buildings. Take part in light work such as cleaning, mixing cement, painting, building walls, plastering and repairing roofing. Volunteers will be instructed and supervised closely by our coordinator who has experience in construction work, so no prior experience is required.

elephant

You will be working alongside experienced mahouts who have dedicated their lives to understanding elephants and providing them with the best care possible. Help to prepare food, bathe the elephants, and clean the elepahnt areas.

Program Reviews

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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

island teaching fiji!

My time volunteering on the remote island teaching program in Fiji with Involvement Volunteers International....

It was such a beautiful experience. everybody on the island is so accommodating and welcomes you with open arms, it is difficult however to adjust to the different routines but so worth it!

Comments on local team, food and accommodation: Again, so accomodating, felt so supported the entire trip, always providing what was needed.

37 people found this review helpful.
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Lou
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I had the most amazing experience!

Highlights of the trip:

-Interacting with the kids, who are so genuinely excited to see you. It’s amazing how accepting, grateful and respectful they are!

-Meeting people from all around the world, particularly Europe! Made friends with girls from all over Europe and America, whom we met up in Bangkok for the weekend!

-The locals: everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and more than happy to help with directions.

The team, particularly the team leaders, were lovely and always tried their best to answer your questions and were very informative regarding plans, times, meeting points etc. The shared dorms were also great, and were important in getting to know to others. The food was nice most days too, and kept us going throughout the day.

Pros
  • the kids!
  • Meeting people from around the world
Cons
  • More preparation for classes- i.e information on the best/most effective way to teach the kids
  • Regarding food, more vegetarian options
83 people found this review helpful.
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Lucy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you.

I am not the same person I was when I arrived in Thailand. Just when I thought I gave enough of myself with the work that I do, I have now uncovered another level of giving that I never knew existed. My heart is filled with love for all of the children and of course this beautiful country and it’s amazing people. They have all taught ME so much!

Thailand is definitely the land of smiles. It will be extra special to me now after this experience. Everyone wasnothing but supportive and welcoming. I have made so many amazing friends who I will cherish for the rest of my life and I definitely know that this is something I will continue to do forever. I’m hooked!! I am going to encourage people to consider volunteering, it has been one of the most humbling, incredible experiences- words just can’t explain what I feel right now. I’m so sad it has come to an end, but I know I will be back for more.

Once again thank you for everything- your support before and during my trip was much appreciated. You are all amazing!! Kind regards.

79 people found this review helpful.
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Louisa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Primary School English Teaching Thailand

Highlights of the trip:

-Interacting with the kids, who are so genuinely excited to see you. It’s amazing how accepting, grateful and respectful they are!
-Meeting people from all around the world, particularly Europe! Made friends with girls from all over Europe and America, whom we met up in Bangkok for the weekend!
-The locals: everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and more than happy to help with directions.

Comments on the team, food and accommodation:
The team, particularly the team leaders, were lovely and always tried their best to answer your questions and were very informative regarding plans, times, meeting points etc. The shared dorms were also great, and were important in getting to know to others. The food was nice most days too, and kept us going throughout the day.

What would you improve about this program?
-More preparation for classes- i.e information on the best/most effective way to teach the kids.
-Regarding food, more vegetarian options.
104 people found this review helpful.

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