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Cross-Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad for the Experience of a Lifetime!
Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself. It’s an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever. Programs operate in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dates Offered: Choose from start dates year-round and lengths-of-stay from 2-12 weeks.
Costs: The U.S. tax-deductible program fee for a two-week program is $3,068 with each additional week of stay only $588. Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, language instruction, cultural education, food, lodging, transportation to and from all Cross-Cultural Solutions’ placements and programs, pre-departure guidance from headquarters staff, 24-hour access to in-country staff, travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance, and more.
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: 800-380-4777 or 914-632-0022. Fax: 914.632.8494; in the UK call 0845 458 2781/2782; other countries call +44 (0) 1273 666392.
Email: info@crossculturalsolutions.org
Website: www.crossculturalsolutions.org
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Volunteer with Children in Thailand
Travel to the southwest coast of Thailand to volunteer with children in the rural town of Ao Luk. This exquisite location in the idyllic Andaman region, near white sand beaches and tropical jungles, is an exciting place to become immersed in local culture and help the community improve their future, while experiencing a side of Thailand that so many tourists miss out on.

Learn how to cook Thai food, speak basic Thai, and immerse yourself in this vibrant and welcoming culture. Explore local natural highlights such as limestone rock formations, amazing caves and white sandy beaches with crystal emerald waters.

Volunteer with Children in Thailand Dates: Visit our website for upcoming start dates
Costs: From $1692 for 2 weeks
Email Contact: info@gviworld.com
Phone Contact: 888 653 6028
Where do I go from here? Visit the website for more information to volunteer with children in Thailand
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Volunteer to Teach English in Thailand
Earn a TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) certification and lead English classes for local adults while living in the picturesque region of Phang Nga, a rural province in southern Thailand near the Andaman Sea. This region is known for its picture perfect beaches, stunning waterfalls and ancient sites...an amazing location to be in while earning your TEFL qualification which can be used in countries worldwide.

You will teach English classes for adults while receiving TEFL training. Once you’re a certified TEFL instructor, you’ll lead your own classes in local community centers and schools.

Volunteer to Teach English in Thailand Dates: Visit our website for upcoming start dates
Costs: From $5687 for 24 weeks
Email Contact: info@gviworld.com
Phone Contact: 888 653 6028
Where do I go from here? Visit the website for more information to teach English in Thailand
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Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand
Explore the mountainous forests of Northern Thailand where you will volunteer with traditional communities as they work to protect the Asian elephant population. Here you will have the opportunity to get lots of hands-on experience with one of the most beautiful creatures in the world.

While on the volunteer program you will witness a truly special bond between a community and a group of elephants that are in the process of being reintroduced to their natural environment. These elephants have previously undergone the upsetting realities of circus work or street-begging, so your job is paramount in their release.

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand Dates: Visit our website for upcoming start dates
Costs: From $1522 for 1 week
Email Contact: info@gviworld.com
Phone Contact: 888 653 6028
Where do I go from here? Visit the website for more information to volunteer abroad in Thailand
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Projects Abroad in Thailand
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, conservation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medicine. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in Thailand with Projects Abroad Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.
Email: info@projects-abroad.org
Website: www.projects-abroad.org
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Globe Aware
Thailand—Sustaining Thailand's Treasures
Globe Aware’s volunteer vacation program in Thailand is geared toward the nature- loving volunteer explorer as the majority of the program’s projects involve work with locals of the Surin province to preserve the native elephant habitat. Projects will include preparing and planting food crops, construction of shade shelters, and bathing the elephants. For leisure activities, volunteers will be welcomed in a traditional Thai welcoming ceremony and will be able to participate in cooking classes and shopping in local markets. Accommodations include newly built wooden houses with Western-style toilets, bucket style showers, and limited electricity. Come to Thailand to help save the Asian elephants from extinction and give captive elephants a life worth living!
Thailand—Sustaining Thailand's Treasures Dates: Please refer to our website for trip dates
Cost: $1190
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Tel: 1-877-LUV-GLOBE
Email: office@globeaware.org
Website: www.globeaware.org
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Volunteer in Thailand
Tutor English To A Family In Thailand
You can speak English to a group in Thailand 15 hours per week as a Conversation Partner. Live with a Thai family and teach them English 15 hours each week. Volunteers will spend a majority of their time preparing lessons and teaching English speaking and listening skills to primary school aged children using informal approaches, such as activities, games, and English camps.

Dates: Year ‘round
Cost: Please see website for prices.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, Ct 06437 Tel: 203-453-5838; toll free 1-877-949-9998
Email: programs@geovisions.org
Website: geovisions.org
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Volunteer Abroad in Thailand from US$320
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offers affordable volunteer abroad opportunities based in Chiang Rai, Thailand from only US$320. Volunteers can Teach English to children and adults in the surrounding Chiang Rai hill tribe villages or participate in Outdoor Work including building and painting classrooms, agricultural development and more. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in Thailand Volunteer in Thailand with VolunteerHQ Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks.
Cost:
Program Fees start from US$320.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.
Email: info@volunteerhq.org
Website: www.volunteerhq.org
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Experience Amazing Thailand with Volunteering Solutions
Thailand is one of the most popular and most visited countries in South East Asia by people from all ages. Thailand is famous for its beaches, cuisine and its smiling and friendly people. Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in Surin, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. We offer a wide variety of volunteer program options in Thailand such as elephant program, medical internship, orphanage program, teaching program. The Elephant program during the summer is a popular and exciting offering. Volunteers will work with elephants and children with weekend trips included.
Volunteering in Thailand Dates: Starting every month
Cost: Starting at $650
Contact: Volunteering Solutions
Tel.: US Toll Free: 1-888-790-3096. UK Toll Free: 0-800-014-8160.
Website: www.volunteeringsolutions.com/thailand/volunteer/volunteer-in-thailand
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Worldteach
Volunteer in Thailand
WorldTeach volunteers teach English to elementary and high school students in Thailand for one year and live with a host family or in teacher housing.
Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Tel./Fax: 857.259.6646 ext. 201/857.259.6638
Email: info@worldteach.org
Website: www.worldteach.org
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Baan Dada
Volunteer in the Baan Dada Children's Home
Baan Dada Children’s Home is a shelter for displaced migrant minority Karen, Burmese, and Thai children who are either orphaned or left to us by single mothers due to the political instability in Burma (Myanmar). There are 60 children currently at the Home. We are looking for volunteers to give daily English lessons, help with construction, agricultural development, fundraising, maintaining the sponsorship program, and assisting with administrative duties.
Piloki Village Homestay Program
Piloki Village Homestay is an innovative community project. With the assistance of volunteers Piloki Village has set up a homestay program where tourists “with a conscious” can live with a family and interact with the community. We are looking for volunteers to help maintain and improve the program, promote it, help the leader use the Internet, and also teach English to the locals and the school.

Contact: baandadavolunteer@gmail.com, www.baandada.org

BEST Programs
Volunteer Thailand NGOs All Fields
Education, Environmental, Children's and Animal Issues, Development and Health NGOs in Chiang Mai, Thailand for volunteering hands-on 2 to 3 months. Fuse your desire to make a contribution with the international and life experience. Comes with lodging, insurance, visa assistance, activities, local tutor, and airport retrieval.

Contact: best@bestprograms.org; www.bestprograms.org

Cultural Canvas Thailand
Volunteer Opportunities in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cultural Canvas Thailand offers unique and meaningful volunteer experiences in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Placements are available in the following areas: Art Relief, hill tribe education, women's empowerment, and Burmese refugee education and assistance. Visit our website for more details.

Contact: info@culturalcanvas.com, www.culturalcanvas.com

Dragonfly
Volunteer English teaching program in Thailand for 150 fluent speakers. Four to 52 weeks following either 3-day intensive or a 120-hour TEFL training course. Other volunteer projects in conservation, building, etc.

Visit: www.thai-dragonfly.com.

Global Service Corps (GSC)
Volunteer Programs with Local Homestays in Thailand
Volunteers and Interns live with families in Thai homes providing a unique cultural experience while volunteering on service and development projects! We help developing communities learn to function more sustainably in areas of international health, English (EFL) instruction, orphan care and Buddhist immersion. Participants work on meaningful projects in schools, orphanages, hospitals, health clinics, monasteries, and community and NGOs, depending on their interests.

Contact: Global Service Corps, The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, #14, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA; tel. (415) 551-0000; gsc@globalservicecorps.org, www.globalservicecorps.org.

Global Volunteer Network
Volunteer in Thailand
Assist in a wildlife rescue centre in the Petchaburi province of Thailand, feeding, maintaining and caring for mistreated and domesticated animals.

Contact: info@volunteer.org.nz, www.globalvolunteernetwork.org

Karen Hilltribes Trust
Teaching English as a Volunteer in Thailand
Live with a Karen family in a rural village in north west Thailand, while teaching English in a local primary or secondary school. This unique opportunity to experience life with the Karen people is open to volunteers of all ages for periods of 2 - 12 months. Contact us via our website for more information.

Contact: volunteer@karenhilltribes.org.uk, www.karenhilltribes.org.uk

The Mirror Art Foundation
Volunteer Teacher Program in Chiang Rai, Thailand
The Foundation enlists the help of the volunteer teachers to accomplish a variety of projects for and with the Mae Yao community as well as other volunteer community service projects in local hilltribe villages.

Contact: mirrorartgroup@yahoo.com, www.mirrorartgroup.org

Starfish Ventures Ltd
Volunteer Placements in Thailand
Starfish Ventures is a UK company dedicated to providing long term commitment to projects in Thailand that goes beyond simply placing volunteers. English teaching, turtle conservation, school development and helping hilltribe people are all within our growing list of Ventures.
Teaching English in Thailand
If you like children and want to help children in Thailand prepare for a better future join our Teaching Venture program. Jobs are available throughout the year and you be living in a Thai community away from the tourists. Experience life in Thailand first-hand and volunteer to help the local people.

Visit: www.starfishvolunteers.com

The Association for AKHA Education and Culture in Thailand
The Association for AKHA Education and Culture in Thailand — is the oldest tribal organization in Asia and has been protecting hill tribe culture for 28 years. We offer unique biodiversity eco and cultural tours with biologists and shaman elders in the Golden Triangle Rain Forests and long term volunteer placements through our NGO which are some of the best in Thailand. We work in association with UNESCO and UNDP.
We can arrange extremely diverse volunteer packages around the 12 humanitarian programs we manage. Immerse your life in this award winning organization.

Contact: info@akhaasia.org, www.akhaasia.org

Travel to Teach
Teaching English in Thailand
We offer the most inexpensive, flexible and interesting alternatives for a volunteer vacation. Currently we have programs available in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Mexico. You can volunteer for two weeks or two years, it's up to you!

Contact: darcy@travel-to-teach.org, www.travel-to-teach.org

Volunteers in Asia
VIA offers a variety of programs and services which facilitate dialogue and understanding between people–a powerful tool for building peace. A Stanford program, VIA promotes full-circle exchange by providing volunteer and service-learning opportunities in Asia, and educational programs for Asian students in the United States. Programs in China, Indonesia, Japan. Laos, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Visit: www.viaprograms.org

Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Thailand! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!

Visit: www.vfp.org

Where There is No Doctor
Volunteer with a non-profit social organization working in the northern part of Thailand among the poor, underprivileged and marginalised hilltribes.

Contact: hilltribes@wherethereisnotadoctor.org, www.riceflow.com/where/volunteer.htm

Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand
Volunteers, ideally with an appropriate background, work with animals such as rehabilitating gibbons.

Contact: volunteer@warthai.org, www.warthai.org.

WLS International
Volunteer in Thailand Teaching Orphans
Our Volunteer Program in Thailand helps poor children who are orphans. The project's aim is to provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education. The basis of the program is the belief that education can break the cycle of poverty and allow the children to take control of their own lives.

Visit: www.gapyearinasia.com/thailand.html

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