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Volunteer in Thailand

Explore International Volunteer HQ’s exciting Thailand volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Thailand volunteer projects, including Teaching English, Childcare, Outdoor Volunteer Work and Environmental Conservation. Volunteer work in Thailand is based in the northern city of Chiang Rai or the southern tourist town of Hua Hin. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 137,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Thailand.

Highlights:
  • 9 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from CA$530 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in dormitory-style houses or homestays

  • Projects based in and around Chiang Rai and Hua Hin

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from CA$530
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in Chiang Rai & Hua Hin
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Experience Thai culture & beaches

Volunteer opportunities in Thailand

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Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$709

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in an animal shelter in Chiang Rai
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help care for abandoned, lost or injured cats and dogs at an animal shelter in Thailand. By keeping the animals active and healthy, you'll help them find a new loving home.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$752

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in childcare centers in Chiang Rai
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist local staff in busy childcare centers with all aspects of day-to-day operations. Help with lessons, activities and general tasks as required.

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$573

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Child development centers & kindergartens
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help care for and educate local children at childhood development centers and kindergartens. Pass on valuable English language skills to the kids, which can later open the doors to many employment opportunities for them.

Supports community development

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$644

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based at community spaces in Hua Hin
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Improve the standard of living for local people by helping build or renovate important community spaces that bring people together, such as temples, hospitals, schools, and housing.

Conserves the environment

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$573

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Mangrove nurseries & local schools
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Support local conservation initiatives such as tree planting, and help educate the local community on important environmental issues.

Develops cross-cultural learning

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$530

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in Kaeng Krachan
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Immerse yourself in a traditional hill tribe near Hua Hin, helping to teach locals English and providing support to income-earning enterprises. The perfect project for volunteers wanting an authentic cultural experience.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$752

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Chiang Rai and hill tribe villages
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

For those who enjoy hands-on outdoor work, you can help with construction-related tasks on a range projects that benefit locals. Alternate weekly between volunteering around Chiang Rai and supporting hill tribe communities on similar tasks.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$752

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in villages and with hill tribes
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to provide English lessons for children and adults who want to learn the language, but would not otherwise have access to lessons. Teach under the supervision of a local teacher or on your own.

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$573

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Schools, community centers and kindergartens
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to teach English in local schools, using your knowledge as a fluent speaker to increase students’ access to employment opportunities.

Free-time experiences & tours in Thailand

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Thailand! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Thailand program.

Introduction Week
Introduction Week

Learn more about the Thai culture and tick off some must-do Thai experiences.

CA$457

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Introduction Week
Introduction Week

Learn more about the Thai culture and tick off some must-do Thai experiences.

CA$457

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
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Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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