Volunteer at an Orphanage in Thailand
from £495 GBP
We support an orphanage in southern Thailand and by volunteering at this orphanage you will help make a vast difference to the lives of the children who call the orphanage home.
The children of the orphanage share a common life-altering event. The tsunami of 2004 placed them in a position to need a supportive, healthy place to call home. Thanks to the warm hearts and dedicated work of staff and volunteers, the children have a safe, positive environment in which to grow.
The orphanage is located close to some of the most popular areas of southern Thailand. This means you can use your free time to take in some of the beautiful scenery that Thailand has to offer.
A typical day:
Whether you want to get involved in teaching, art, IT, writing, sewing, landscaping, cooking, or just helping out and interacting with the children; there is a place for you to contribute.
A school day and non-school day offer different opportunities for a volunteer. The children are at school Monday to Friday from about 8am - 3pm. Some volunteers opt to take personal time during the school day and focus their efforts on working when the children are at home. Other volunteers, for example those working on a construction project, may spend the bulk of their work time when the kids are at school.
You can also assist the staff at the orphanage during the day, getting everyone ready for the school run, helping with meals and then interacting with the children after school.
Every day is different as projects come and go, and depending on funds and needs at the time. There is always plenty to do in and around the orphanage even when the children are at school.
The orphanage is well established and you will probably find the kids quite independent but at the same time there is a huge need for and benefit from having international volunteers. The orphanage relies on the help of volunteers and money from private donors and institutional grants. Everyone has a valuable contribution to make and by joining this project you will be helping to support the ongoing running of the orphanage.
Volunteering at the orphanage is a great chance to work with children from all walks of life and is a very special experience. It is also a great way to immerse yourself in and learn about Thai culture.
£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project!
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This placement would suit:
Anyone who enjoys spending time with children
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“I found this placement so rewarding, it’s amazing how happy these children can be when they have so little, and they each have their own personalities. Every child was so polite and grateful. Every single child made you feel welcomed - and they each would come out of their shells at different times. So each day you would get to know a different child - and their quirks. Definitely a good project to be a part of.”
accommodation, food, airport pickup
PoD is a leading non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. We work with long term projects that we know personally and where there is genuine benefit to local communities. Whether it is for 1 week or 6 months, volunteers are needed to help work with disadvantaged children, communities, animals and conservation projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.