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Thailand Volunteer in Thailand

"I had the most amazing week at the Elephant Volunteer project! Amazing animals, amazing people and just an amazing place. I had so much fun and felt like I was actually doing something to help, as well as seeing the amazing care that the animals receive."

Chloe Studd, UK

From dense, lush forests to long, stretching white beaches and all the glistening temples in between, Thailand embodies an elegance that filters from nature across culture and community.  The country abounds with beautiful terrain and charming villages and is the home of some of the greatest historical civilisations, with royalty echoing across into their current political landscape.

When it comes to Thailand, the saying ‘Land of a Thousand Smiles’ is no exaggeration.  The Thai people have an unassuming and contagious happiness.  A playfulness and sense of humour are what characterises the nation along with a gentleness of spirit that makes you instantly feel calm.  Volunteers in Thailand will be spoilt for choice spending time there – incredible natural wonders, aromatic and delicious food, ancient history and fascinating culture, beautiful fauna and flora – Thailand has all of it and more.

Our Projects in Thailand

  • Karen Hill Tribe & Ethical Elephant Experience, Thailand

    • Duration 1 to 12 weeks in duration
    • Prices from £458

    Volunteer at an ethical elephant project in Thailand, learn about elephant behaviour and how to collect this data and contribute to community development, forest health & veterinary care of the animals in our community.  Live with and learn about the culture of the Karen Hill tribe.


  • Coral Reef Conservation & Diving Project, Thailand

    • Duration 2 - 12 Weeks
    • Prices from £1295

    Join a marine and coral reef conservation project on Koh Phangan island in Thailand’s Samui archipelago. A great opportunity for students looking to gain diving and scientific research experience in a stunning tropical setting and kickstart a career in marine conservation.

  • Ethical Elephant Project, Thailand

    • Duration 2 Days - 1 week
    • Prices from £410

    Volunteer at an ethical elephant Sanctuary and home for old elephants in Mae Chaem, situated in the countryside of Northern Thailand near Chiang Mai.

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Climate and Geography

Thailand’s landscapes vary from highlands in the north to rolling hills in the west and mangrove swamps in the south with a range of additional terrain in between.  The climate and seasons are characterised by the monsoons with temperatures usually warm to hot throughout the year.

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History and Culture

Early Thai history is characterised by long migrations, impressive empires and brutal invasions. Buddhist religion plays an important part in Thai culture, tradition and beliefs and its influence can be seen across daily life.

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