Voluntour in Thailand
Volunteer with Elephants in Surin and Enjoy Koh Phangan Island with the Voluntour Program!
With the Voluntour in Thailand program we offer you the best of the two worlds: combine the volunteer work with an unforgettable holiday in Thailand. Have fun, explore more of the country, make friends and live some unforgettable experiences.
Travel to Four Destinations in Thailand
During four weeks you will travel to four destinations in Thailand. Upon arrival you will spend two nights in Bangkok exploring and taking in the lights of the city. Then, in the following two weeks you will work as a volunteer work at two different volunteer projects. The first volunteer experience will be caring for elephants in Surin, the second a construction project in Sanghklaburi. Finally, you will enjoy two weeks relaxing and partying with friends on a paradise island.
Meet the magnificent Elephants during the first week
Volunteer with Elephants in Surin
For the first week you will meet and work with the magnificent, gentle elephants living in the manhout village in Surin, immersing yourself in rural culture, taking part in centuries old traditions.
Construction Volunteer Work in Sangkhlaburi
Then you will move on to Sangkhlaburi, working tirelessly and improving the lives of those less fortunate by providing much needed help with vital construction projects.
Enjoy Paradisiac Koh Phangan Island at the end of your stay
Finally, we think, you deserve a break on the island of Koh Phangan, a world famous party destination with some of the most beautiful beaches you can imagine! Your final two weeks will be spent with sand between your toes, soaking up the rays by day, and fire shows, delicious cocktails and good friends by night.
Start Dates & Duration
Our Volunteer in Thailand programs usually start on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. The voluntour Program is available for 4 weeks or 2 weeks.
Fees and what is included with the voluntour program
- The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.
- Airport Pickup
- Guided Bangkok tour
- Accommodation for all projects
- Daily transfer to and from volunteer project location
- Meals are included in some programs; while others are self-catering, please budget at least US$ 15 per day and if you enjoy a beer or two and plan any activities / trips at weekends bring more
- 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 lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
Participants in our volunteer in Thailand programs 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 for all programs. Please check the specific of your program to verify how much you should budget for food.
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.
More volunteer opportunities in Thailand
Find our full catalogue with the Thailand volunteer programs here.