Medical Volunteering in Thailand
Medical Internship in Thailand at a Hospital in Surin
Volunteering on Healthcare at a Clinic in Surin – Thailand
We offer a program for medical volunteering in Thailand, where you can support the healthcare efforts at hospital in Surin. The small community hospital is similar to most western clinics. So the clinic provides for the health of the population in one of the poorest provinces of Thailand.
Since the clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and well-being of the local village community, your contribution as a medical volunteer is so important. So, you are going to help providing healthcare for round 7000 people living in the vicinity of the clinic, most of them from the poorest backgrounds.
Duties on your Working Schedule during the Medical Internship in Thailand
The medical team at the clinic will choose what will be your duties and responsibilities, according to your competency and medical experience. Volunteers with formal medical experience will have the opportunity to practice non-intrusive care under the supervision of the Thai medical team.
However, this medical volunteer program does not aim to intervene or bringing about major changes to the Thai medical system. The medical internship focuses on building awareness of the complex healthcare issues of rural Thai communities and also provide some support to the local staff in their work.
Moreover, this experience provides a wonderful and culturally immersive adventure. We suggest that all volunteers have an open-mind to the practical and cultural differences you may encounter.
Valérie from France had a hands on medical volunteering experience in Surin
As for the program, I was astonished at how hands-on it was and how incredibly lovely and welcoming the Thailand team was. I got the opportunity to partake in wound-dressing on locals of a rather indigent part of the countryside. The team gave us training in the first week, but by the second, we were given a lot of autonomy for house calls, obviously accompanied by one of the nurses. The people of the village were also incredibly friendly and giving.- Valérie Pierre-Louis, from France
Medical volunteering in Thailand is very popular with the volunteers. That’s why volunteers can be grouped during peak periods to do medical internships at multiple locations.
Start Dates & Duration for Medical Volunteering in Thailand
Our medical volunteering program in Thailand programs usually start on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.
Available from 1 to 12 weeks.
Arrival airport: Bangkok international airport, Suvarnabhumi – BKK.
Surin, in the Northeast, is often called the heart of Thailand; well known for its beautiful scenery and friendly local community. Sanghklaburi, in the Northwest of Thailand – on the border with Burma, is surrounded by stunning lakes, rolling mountains and dense rainforest – provides ample opportunity for you outdoorsy types.
Orientation for Medical Volunteers
One of our guides will be at the airport to greet you (NOTE: we can only do pick ups from BKK airport – the main one) and take you to your guesthouse on the backpacker haven of Khao San Road, the meeting point is EXIT 1. Later that evening you will meet up with the rest of the your group to get to know each other more on your first night on Khao San Road.
On the second day after breakfast there will be an orientation meeting, giving you basic information on your program and all you need to know about how to be safe and have fun during your stay in Thailand. After orientation, the team will take you on a tour around some of the sights of Bangkok.
You will get to explore some of the city’s best landmarks such as the temple of the reclining Buddha, the Temple of Dawn, the Grand Palace and more. Note: the entry fee for the Grand Palace (500 THB) is not included.
On the third day the local team will organize the transfer to your program’s location which takes around 6-7 hours.
Medical Volunteering in Surin – Program
- The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of U$ 149.00 on top of the program fee.
What is included in the program fee to volunteer in Thailand?
- Airport Pickup
- Guided Bangkok tour
- Accommodation for all projects
- Daily transfer to and from the volunteer project location
- Meals are included in some programs; while others are self-catering, please budget at least US$ 15 per day
- Full ongoing support from local staff & Program supervision
- In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
- In-country administration costs
- Donation to support the local project
There are no hidden costs. Our programs to volunteer in Thailand are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other.
Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the cheapest possible price. One of our goals is to offer cheap volunteer programs in Thailand so that more people can help to do really important work.
Participants in our cheap volunteer programs in Thailand normally find US$ 100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country, including meals but please bring more if you intend to travel at weekends, explore the country more.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation is provided during the medical internship. Please check the specific of your program to verify how much you should budget for food.
Please budget US$ 10-15 per day for simple meals whilst in Surin and more for socializing / trips away.
Requirements for the Medical Volunteering in Thailand
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your volunteer placement.
All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to Iko Poran prior to travelling.
Most projects do not have pre-requisites or specific requirements; however, we do ask that anyone wishing to participate in the medical programme has qualified, is studying towards or is serious about a career in healthcare.
Fluency in English is required in all the projects.
You will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
Hands on Medical Volunteering Experience in Thailand
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Please find our full list of projects to volunteer in Thailand here.
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