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. If you’re looking to gain experience in a specialized area, we have great internship opportunities in LGBTQ+ Rights, NGO development and medical fields. Alternatively, learn to dive whilst preserving local underwater habits on Koh Tao island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.