Thailand boasts exotic beaches, amazing food, lush forest areas and unique cultural experiences. These are the reasons the country is one of Southeast Asia’s most famous travel destinations. Despite an overflow in tourism, the country has maintained a rich tradition with outgoing locals known for their smiles. If you are looking to do volunteer overseas, the points below may be enough to convince you to come to Thailand.
Be an Educator
English is a language and not a measure of intelligence. And this language is usually a gateway to better education and a brighter future. Those who volunteer in Thailand teaching English put their teaching skills to good use by teaching English in a local community to offer locals the chance to learn the language and aim for a better future.
Work with the Gentle Giants
If you are looking o experience adventure in mountain forests, head to the Chiang Mai Province where you live with the Karren elephant-keeping community. The majority of elephants that live here are released from tourist camps and volunteers help in rehabilitating them back into nature.
Save a Turtle
Almost all turtle species are endangered across the globe and coastal conservation volunteers make a hands-on contribution to the cause. It is definitely enjoyable to get involved in turtle research and conservation; however, you will always want to clean baby turtles.
Be Children who have Special Needs
Volunteers in Thailand offer stimulating learning activities to children who are physically or mentally disabled. Such children will touch your heart and you will find your efforts quite rewarding.
Indulge in Some Diving Adventures
The Phuket Island is famous for being a diving destination which promises to give marine conservation opportunities and amazing diving adventures. Whether you are just starting out with diving or an experienced diver, make sure you add this to your list of things to do in Thailand.
Witness the World’s Best Smiles
People in Thailand are popular for being some of the world’s friendliest and happiest people. That is why Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and they definitely live up to this.
Try a Mouth-watering Thai Cuisine
Thailand is famous for its night bazaars and street markets where people sell everything and anything. However, make sure you stop at the food stalls so you can try a delicious Thai dish.
Live Like a Thai
Volunteers in Thailand live in the communities where they work, either in a volunteer house or a home stay. This allows them to fully immerse themselves in the local language, traditions and customs.
With the promising prospects above, you would surely want to volunteer in Thailand. Find a volunteer organization and sign up for a volunteer program. Pick from a number of community development, women’s empowerment, teaching and conservation projects in Thailand that suit your own skills and interests. There is plenty of information available for you online to help you decide on the right program.