Two-Week Volunteer Abroad Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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From $1249 USD for 2 Weeks
Select Start Dates
18 And Older
Travel to Chiang Mai and take part in a memorable and fulfilling Voluntour opportunity where you can immerse yourself in the diverse and striking country of Thailand. Through this program, you can volunteer in childcare, teaching or monk teaching, with project placement depending on your preferences and the program’s needs. Outside of volunteering, you’ll take a weekend tour to Chiang Rai, a full-day Lampang visit and a half-day visit to Wat Phra and Thai Doi Suthep. Enjoy being immersed in Thai culture and learn about the local way of life first-hand by interacting with local people. Taste delicious Thai cuisine and even learn a few words in a native dialect. This is an experience you’ll never forget!
Arrival and Orientation
You’ll arrive to Chiang Mai Airport, where you’ll be greeted by the Bamba Experience team and head to the volunteer house. Your orientation will cover Thailand and its culture, social development and the role of volunteers, what you’ll do on your volunteer project, cultural responsibility, personal safety and code of conduct, and Thai language basics.
The Volunteer Accommodation is located just 10km from the airport and is 10km from the popular Old City, while markets, shopping malls, restaurants and ATMs are about 3km away. This small facility has 3 air-conditioned rooms with four beds or two bunk beds, a fan, and a shared bathroom with a hot shower. The house is outfitted with wi-fi, hot water, a washing machine, a refrigerator, and computers for volunteer use. Please remember, however, that this is a developing country and these services may not always be functioning properly. Expect a basic facility and a shared room with at least three other volunteers of the same gender. The house has one shared lock-box for passports and other small valuables, but please consider bringing your own locks for suitcases. Purified drinking water will be provided.
While the exact project work you will take on during your stay in Chiang Mai will vary depending on program needs, a typical day of volunteering will follow this schedule:
7:30-8:30: Breakfast at Volunteer Accommodation
9:00-12:30: Project Work
12:30-1:30: Packed Lunch at the Project Location
1:30-2:00: Free Time/Relax
2:00-4:00: Project Work
4:00-5:00: Preparation Meeting/Lesson Planning for Next Day
5:00-5:30: Tea/Coffee at Volunteer House
7:00-8:00: Dinner at Volunteer House
Your program will be facilitated by an accommodation manager, support staff, and project executives, all of whom will make sure that you have the safest and most fulfilling experience possible. In addition to volunteering, you will have the chance to go on a Chiang Rai Discovery tour, where you’ll visit hot springs, the White Temple, the ancient city of Chiang Saen, and the Golden Triangle, which is the border between the regions of Thailand, Burma, and Laos. You’ll also travel to the city of Lampang, where you’ll visit a Thai Elephant Conservation Center, the temple of Wat Sri Chum, and the Kard Baan Ta market, where you can try all kinds of local foods.
As a volunteer, you’ll work to empower the communities of Chiang Mai as you discover enchanting Thai culture and nature with this unforgettable 14-day volunteer experience. The volunteer activities that you’ll take on will vary depending on what’s needed at the time, but can include child care, teaching or monk teaching. Bamba Experience works with a variety of NGOs, government institutions, and other community-related welfare institutions with a need for volunteers to dedicate their skills and time to carry out important social work.
LocationChiang Mai, Thailand
Where you will be volunteeringChiang Mai, Thailand
Volunteers can engage in a variety of projects including teaching and childcare.
Where you'll be stayingOld City, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Volunteers will be staying in a volunteer house.
Nearest AirportChiang Mai Airport, Chiang Mai, Thailand
<p>This program starts from $1,249 per traveler.</p>
What’s Not Included
Project Start Dates
Select Mondays year-round.
- January 2019
- 31 Thursday
- November 2019
- 04 Monday
- 18 Monday
- December 2019
- 02 Monday
- 16 Monday
- 30 Monday
Independent travelers with an interest in Latin America choose Bamba Experience for its experience and expertise in the field. Whether you participate in a volunteer “Voluntour” program, an adventure trip and trek, a hop-on/hop-off travel package or you create a custom itinerary, you can count on Bamba Experience to support you from start to finish.
Bamba Experience is committed to making the travel experience easy so that you can enjoy every moment as you explore the world. Whether you choose to make your own schedule and plan your own route or you register for a guided tour, you can count on Bamba Experience to remove language barriers and work through the bureaucracy of developing countries to smooth your way.
The experts at Bamba Experience offer a single point of contact, where you can quickly connect with English-speaking guides. They assist with bus bookings, travel arrangements, itinerary changes and day/multi-day excursion bookings. You don’t have to be fluent in the local language when you have the personal assistance of Bamba Experience. Staff consider themselves living guidebooks, able to get you information on schedules, departure points and detailed data on destinations in moments.
The Bamba Experience is full-service, responding to your needs real time. You can ensure you spend more time traveling and less time on logistics with this group on your side.