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Gap Year Volunteering Programs in Thailand

Best Gap Year Experience In Thailand

Gap Year Volunteering Programs in Thailand
From £513
Duration 7 - 168 Days
From £513
Duration 7 - 168 Days
Looking for the perfect gap year experience in Thailand? Come and explore while volunteering for change.

Thailand is one of the most popular gap year destinations and surely one country that’s probably on everyone’s bucket list. If you have been thinking of traveling to Thailand to spend some quality time, soak in the country’s authentic vibes and make a difference by volunteering, then procrastinate no longer.


  • Programs in Thailand are available throughout the year
  • More than 20 programs available across 3 locations – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Surin
  • Minimum age to join a program is 17 years and above
  • Programs are available for a minimum of 1 week to maximum 24 weeks
  • Perfectly customization options for students joining in groups
  • Immense international work exposure and first-hand learning experience
  • Volunteering opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the underprivileged ones
  • Work with elephants and shower them with utmost love and care
  • Learn more about Thai culture, festivals, and cuisines
  • Explore the hilly areas of Northern Thailand and the beaches of Southern Thailand
  • Certificate of Completion after the program ends


Thailand, being a favorite destination of travelers from across the world, has numerous things to do and places to visit that one will surely fall short of time. For those who are looking for a perfect summer break or gap year program where they can work and travel, the Thailand Summer Volunteering Program will suit your interests.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the gateway for the overseas travelers arriving in the country. This bustling city has everything that a traveler would enjoy – from charming nightlife, delicious food, huge shopping arcades, and heart-melting hospitality. The largest and the most culturally significant city of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a picturesque destination that can never fail to mesmerize anyone. With lush green terrains as the backdrop, the region is dotted with a number of Buddhist temples and Wats. The third destination in Thailand is Surin, also known as the ‘Elephant Capital of Thailand’. The love and affection for elephants in Thailand is world famous, and Surin can be considered as the hub for it.

Volunteering Solutions will ensure that you get to experience the best that the country has in store for you and can contribute effectively towards change. The following are the most popular programs in Thailand that you can opt for:

Elephants 2 Beaches Voluntour – For those who have just 2 weeks in hand, and yet wish to work for the well being of the elephants can be a part of this program. You’ll get to work in association with the mahouts (caretakers of elephants) and look after the gentle giants, take them for walks, bathe them and feed them etc. And of course, you’ll later get to travel and explore the pristine beaches of this gorgeous country.

Thailand Summer Volunteering Program – In a span of 4 weeks, you’ll get to volunteer with children and help them learn some basic English lessons. Later, you’ll also get to live in a village and work for the well being of the elephants. There will be Thai cooking classes where you can learn about the authentic recipes, before heading off to chill on the beaches and soak in the sun to get tanned! It’s the ultimate experience one can ever ask for!

Medical Internship Programs – This is available in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and it would be the perfect way to gain first-hand work experience while shadowing the professionals. Medical & nursing students will also get to know more about the Healthcare scenario of the country and how the entire system works. It’ll be beneficial for your career as well.

Teaching Monks Program – Volunteer as a teacher for the little monks in Bangkok and learn more about Buddhism and their way to look at life. This a great volunteering abroad opportunity for those on their gap year to gain some intense international work experience.

Childcare Volunteering Program – Who wouldn’t want to spend some time with the cute little ones taking care of them, playing with them, and teaching them? You’ll be majorly working with the children who belong to the underprivileged societies and don’t get adequate attention and love at home. So, your main role would be to shower them with utmost love and care.

Apart from these, there are several other programs which you can opt for, as per your interests and preferred duration.

What's Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Orientation
  • Pre- Departure Information
Experience Elephants, Volunteering
Region Asia
Country Thailand

Volunteering Solutions

Volunteering Solutions is an international volunteer placement organization offering volunteering and internship opportunities in more than 24 countries, spanning across all major continents: Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia. Established in 2007, the organization has managed to place more than 13.5k volunteers overseas in different programs across the globe. Childcare, Medical...
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