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Volunteering Solutions provides a wide range of volunteering programs across 3 different cities in Thailand - Bangkok, Surin & Chiang Mai. And all the programs have been designed amazingly so that volunteers can not only be a part of meaningful work but also get to travel extensively while in the country. There's no doubt of the fact that Thailand is one of the most popular volunteering destinations of the world. Whether you wish to volunteer with little children in Bangkok or teach the monks in Chiang Mai or work at an elephant village in Surin - we have the best of all for you! You can also choose to be a part of the Thailand Summer Volunteering program or Thailand Special Voluntour - which accommodates the best of volunteering & traveling. Explore the pristine beaches of the country, dive into the turquoise water, binge on delicious Thai cuisine and make a difference while volunteering. Medical students and practitioners can also join medical volunteering or internships in Thailand.

*Looking for a great summer program? Check out the Volunteering Solutions Thai Summer Volunteer Adventure!

Highlights
  • Experience the hustle & bustle of Bangkok, mellow and serenity of Surin and the breathtaking beauty of Chiang Mai.
  • Interact with the natives to learn about the age-old traditions and typical Thai cultural nuances.
  • Volunteer for a meaningful project and gain first-hand international work experience.
  • Enjoy some of the best local Thai delicacies, all the way from a native's kitchen.
  • Meet some amazing travelers from other parts of the world.

Questions & Answers

For my particular program it was a mix! In Bangkok, meals weren't provided (BUT VERY CHEAP); in the elephant camp all of our meals were provided and they were delicious! During our second volunteer project, breakfast and lunch were provided, and on the island no meals were provided.
Yes, there are opportunities in Bangkok.
Hi! All the places I stayed were included in the price. I believe the total amount I paid Volunteering Solutions was around $1000 (US), and another $1000 for a round-trip flight. Food is so cheap in Thailand. Someone could budget $10-$15 per week for food and be totally fine. Street food is around $2. I remember someone telling me I could buy a new outfit, a hot meal, and taxi cab ride all for $20...

Reviews

94%
based on 32 reviews
  • Impact 8.6
  • Support 9.1
  • Fun 8.6
  • Value 9.1
  • Safety 9.3
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DK
8/10

Better Balance of Work and Fun

I would have actually preferred to be given more volunteering hours as our working time seem quite minimal and not as impactful as I thought it would be. For instance, in the Surin Childcare Centre, it didn't seem like they needed much help at all as all we did was spending time playing with the children. We didn't organise games for them, but only watch the full-time caretakers conducting their daily activities. Tha Thum was a more meaningful endeavour where we helped plant trees and pick out weeds outside their temple, but we were relieved off our duties much earlier than I personally anticipated, having not completely clearing the weed area. Nevertheless, the leisure part of the program is commendable, particularly the Khao Yai National Park.

On another note, there has been much confusion about the program's start & end date due to the discrepant details seen on the website and our personal volunteer page. More than just a few of us have submitted enquiries about this and urged for the quick amendment on the websites to prevent further confusion, but no action was taken. Many of us also asked when we are meant to fly back upon the end of the program, being unsure of the official ending time of the program. I was personally informed to only leave a day after the aforementioned final day, but was then told that I would have to bear additional cost for staying another day.

Yes, I recommend
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Julia
10/10

The most amazing three weeks!

Summer in Thailand was truly one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. You get to work with elephants and with children, and really get to be immersed in the Thai culture. I highly recommend it!

Yes, I recommend

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About Volunteering Solutions

Since 2007, Volunteering Solutions (VolSol) has been working with the aim of providing support to the underprivileged societies of the world in order to make a difference. Over the last 11 years, VolSol has placed more than 13,200 volunteers across...