Volunteer in Thailand
20 Gap & Volunteering programs in Thailand
Volunteer in Thailand where we have many wonderful volunteering abroad and experience programs available including teaching English, construction work, elephants, cultural, Thai Buddhism, sports coaching and many other programs and opportunities. Our programs in Thailand are some of the most affordable & cheap quality programs and combine different programs easily without any extra costs. Also the transport costs between different locations is included. You can do trips to volunteer in Thailand for 1 week up to several weeks.
Join from only £335, US$455 or €365 with NO extra costs such as registration, application, credit card, bank, admin or any extra costs!
Join the best volunteer trips in Thailand with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, be a teacher at a kindergarten, community activities, and construction projects for short term 1 week or 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required.
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Bangkok International Airport on Saturday or Sunday
Locations: Various locations throughout Thailand
Duration: Join from 1-8 weeks
Age: Join from 18 years old
Prices: Our prices are one of the most affordable for quality programs and there are no registration or application fees with us just one fixed fee!
Why Join with GapXperience ?
- Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
- Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
- Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
- Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
- Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
- Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
- Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
- Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location
You can join this program from 1 to 8 weeks. The program starts every Monday. You can combine any of the programs in Thailand. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish. The transport between the different locations is included!
There are several programs available and you can build your own schedule from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks and choose which program(s) you want to join and you can also combine different programs as you like!
On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.
The program starts with an airport pickup at Bangkok international airport. Transport to your program will be organized and is included. You need to arrive on the Saturday or Sunday before the start date of the program at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. You will be met in the arrivals hall and your transport will be organized.
Do not book your flight until your booking has been confirmed and we have send you the full arrival details.
There is also a meeting point in downtown Bangkok at noon on Sunday if you would already be in Thailand.
Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.
Accommodation and Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend. Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation. There is more info on the accommodation below.
Requirements to Join
- Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
- Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
- You need to have your own travel insurance, including health and 3rd party liability coverage
- Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
“My experience with GapXperience was perfect. I really enjoyed sharing everyday’s life of the children. All of them were so cute and so nice. The staff were really nice and friendly. It was an amazing experience, I recommend it.”Estelle Schoeb
“It was an amazing experience. I’ve learned a lot and it really opened my eyes. The children were so beautiful and cute. The staff at the orphanage were very nice. It was the best experience of my life.”Sophine Kooiman
“Very well organized and made sure we felt at home straightaway. The program was varied and interesting, we learnt a lot. Our coordinator made the whole program very easy. Contact was always available if needed and they went out of their way to help. Definitely going to recommend to others. Absolutely brilliant!”Philippa Tilbury
“The program was top notch from start to finish. I could not have been more impressed by the quality of treatment I received and the support from GapXperience as well as the accommodations. This program was amazing!”Anna Soboleva
“The program was well run. Our coordinator was a dream. She is the warmest and most caring person I met in Thailand. All the volunteers in the group simply loved her. I think GapXperience has great volunteer opportunities.”Reena Malhotra
“We are extremely privileged to have been able to spend time with the elephants all and hopefully made a positive impact in their lives. Being able to bathe, feed and care for the elephants is such a majestic experience. We would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat!”Ash, Cody & Jess
The Programs in Thailand
There are different programs available in Thailand with us which can be combined as you want. The pickup from Bangkok and the transport between the different programs is included. You can join from 1-8 weeks. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which program(s) you want to join and build your own schedule in Thailand.
Here are the wonderful programs in Thailand :
Culture Week in Singburi
Teaching English in Singburi
Sports Coach in Singburi
Temple School Effort in Singburi
Community Construction in Singburi
Clay House Construction in Singburi
Agricultural Experience in Singburi
Elephant Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi
Elephant & Adventure in Umphang
Karen Tribe Teaching in Hua Hin
Teaching & Beach in Hua Hin
Cycling Tour in Hua Hin
Beach Yoga in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach Combi
Hill Tribe Immersion in Chiang Rai
Thai Buddhism in Wang Nam Khiao
Forestry Conservation in Wang Nam Khiao
Thai Art Studio in Udon Thani
Pottery Experience in Udon Thani
Trunk to the South Experience
Road Trip Best of Thailand for 3 Weeks
Road Trip Best of Thailand for 4 weeks
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Programs in Thailand
Prices in Pounds
1 week : 335 Pounds
2 weeks : 495 Pounds
3 weeks : 665 Pounds
4 weeks : 825 Pounds
+1 week : 185 Pounds
Prices in US$
1 week : 455 US$
2 weeks : 695 US$
3 weeks : 895 US$
4 weeks : 1125 US$
+1 week : 245 US$
Prices in Euro
1 week : 365 Euro
2 weeks : 545 Euro
3 weeks : 725 Euro
4 weeks : 895 Euro
+1 week : 190 Euro
There is an extra cost per week for these programs:
£40/US$55/€45 for Teach & Beach, Beach Combo, Construction
£215/US$275/€225 for Chiang Rai, Cycling Tour, Trunk South, Beach Yoga, Chiang Rai, Road Trip Thailand
£335/US$425/€345 for Kanchanaburi & Umphang Elephant, Pottery & Art
There are NO EXTRA COSTS with us such as registration, application, credit card, bank, admin or any extra costs, just one fixed price!
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses
How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.