OUR INTERN AND VOLUNTEER IN THAILAND PROJECTS

Volunteer in Thailand also known as the “Land of Smiles”. Delve into this country’s exotic temples, thick green jungles, spicy cuisine and glimmering oceans.

Volunteer in Thailand

Although Thailand has a relatively strong economy, many people still live below the poverty line, particularly those in neglected communities in rural areas. Additionally, mass amounts of tourism to the country have endangered natural environments and wildlife. Kaya works with projects in a variety of locations to help with these problems throughout Thailand. Those interested in wildlife can help provide elephants with a better standard of life on the Elephant welfare project in Surin. Alternately, learn to dive whilst preserving local underwater habits on Koh Tao island. Live in Chiang Mai city and work to improve the quality of life for adults and children on our Community and Conservation project. If you’re looking to gain experience in a specialized area, we have great internship opportunities in LGBTQ+ Rights, NGO development and medical fields. Spending the summer studying and participating in service-learning in Thailand is also an option! For gappers, we also offer a great 6-week Gap Year Program to discover Thailand Culture while volunteering!

In your spare time, be sure to see the sites of this fantastic country. Visit the vibrant capital of Bangkok, go to the Wat Phra Kaew temple and sign up for a food tour where you can taste traditional dishes like Som Tum (spicy green papaya salad). Explore the highland jungles of the north by trekking through the jungle and staying overnight with a hill tribe family. Visit Thailand’s capital of the north, Chiang Mai, a bohemian centre where you can find traditional Thai cooking classes and language lessons. Why not extend your trip after volunteering and travel to idyllic paradises, just off the southern coast. On the tropical beaches of Trang and Krabi, you can wander along the soft white sand, swim in the turquoise waters and discover offshore islands.

Intern, study or volunteer in Thailand on one of Kaya’s projects to support ongoing environmental and community projects, which help to secure a better future for the Thai’s wonderful wildlife and population.

Watch why Thailand should be your top destination for study, internship and service abroad in 2021!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Here are some important facts about Thailand:

  • Population 67,976,405 / July 2015 estimate
  • Language – Thai (official) 90.7%, Burmese 1.3%, other 8%.  English is a secondary language of the elite (2010 est.)
  • Religion – Buddhist (official) 93.6%, Muslim 4.9%, Christian 1.2%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% (2010 est.)
  • Currency – Thai Baht (THB)
  • Climate – tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon season is mid-May to September; dry, cool northeast monsoon season is November to mid-March; southern isthmus always hot and humid

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

4-week Gap Year program: Thailand Culture and Service

Participate in our 4-week Gap Year expedition: Thailand Culture and Service in 2022 and live your best cultural experience in Thailand!

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Temple School Construction & Renovation in Thailand

Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!

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Gibbon Conservation and Rescue Sanctuary Volunteering in Thailand

Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!

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LGBTQ NGO Development Internship in Thailand

Join our LGBTQ NGO Development Internship in Thailand and develop your understanding of this community and provide hands on support

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Medical Internship at a District Hospital in Chiang Mai

Use your medical training and join an internship at a district hospital in Chiang Mai and learn about healthcare provision in Thailand.

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Elephant Welfare Project in Eastern Mahout Communities

Based in Thailand’s Eastern province of Surin, this project works with the communities that have lived and worked with elephants for hundreds of years.

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NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai

Join our NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai in Thailand and develop your knowledge and practical experience of international development.

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Thailand 2022

Combine study abroad and volunteering or interning this summer in Thailand with our Summer Study Abroad and Service in Thailand.

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Community and Conservation Volunteering in Chiang Mai Province

Volunteer on this community and conservation project on health, the environmental and education initiatives.

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Volunteer as an Early Years Teaching Assistant in Rural Thailand

Bring your energy and love of children and volunteer as an early years teaching assistant in rural Thailand to help support local teachers and communities.

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Island Marine Conservation with International Diving Certification

This marine conservation project is perfect for divers or those wishing to learn to dive and contribute to sustainable development for the sea and local communities.

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Work with Rescued Elephants, Reforestation and Rural Communities in Thailand

Volunteer in northern Thailand on an elephant rescue and reforestation project based in a rural community just outside Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai.

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APPLY ONLINE

Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

CONFIRMATION

Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.

GET PREPARED

When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.