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Overview
Our medical healthcare projects in Thailand, Surin are an ideal way for both students and qualified medical professionals to learn about and participate in (depending on your skills) rural healthcare practices in Thailand. Throughout the placement all volunteers are supported by a member of the local Thai Health Authority and member of our in-country support team who will help with translations. Our volunteers provide support to the rural communities of Surin by working alongside local healthcare professionals in their on-going care and treatment of the community. Activities take place both in the local clinics (much like a GP in the UK) and also in the field with regular home visits and checks for the community. Although healthcare provision has improved enormously in recent years in Thailand, there are still many communities who haven’t as yet been able to take advantage of this and small rural clinics are their only resource.

This is a unique medical volunteering opportunity in Thailand, to make a large and lasting difference whilst observing the working conditions of health care professionals in developing countries. Experience traditional rural Thai life, and explore the breath-taking beauty of Thailand. Being a volunteer on this project will not only help immensely in improving career prospects for medical students and practitioners but also will provide a first-hand perspective of medical challenges and solutions in Thailand.

Volunteer tasks under the Medial Volunteering Program in Thailand, Surin


Volunteering Solutions offer a set of some amazing medical volunteering opportunities for college students and professionals in Surin. While working for this program, volunteers will be required to execute the following tasks on a daily basis;
  • Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations etc.
  • Shadow the Doctors on critical surgeries and operations
  • Being involved in the daily procedures of the hospital
  • Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors
  • Maintaining files
  • Routine patient check-ups like measure Blood pressure, check fever etc.


Medical Volunteers Schedule


Volunteers joining the medical and healthcare volunteering in Thailand, Surin are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. Under the medical and healthcare volunteering program, volunteers work from Monday to Thursday and have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday free to explore the city. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;
  • Friday : Arrival in Bangkok
  • Saturday : Orientation + Bangkok tour. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Surin.
  • Sunday : Transfer to Surin through air conditioned train
  • Mon to Thursday : Volunteer work
    • Breakfast - 07:00 am to 09:00 am (only for the first two days after arrival. Rest of the days, volunteers have to manage it on their own)
    • Working hours at the placement - 08:00 am to 03:00 pm
    • Lunch - 11:30 am onwards (the lunch timings vary depending upon the placement type. Can extend till 01:00 pm)
    • Dinner - 07:00 pm onwards (To be managed by volunteers on their own outside)
The same volunteer work schedule continues for the coming weeks
Weekends : Free to explore the city. Alternatively, volunteers can visit Cambodia over the weekends as well, or head off to Khao Yai National Park.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.

 
 
Thailand Program Booking
Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive in Bangkok on the dates mentioned below. You would stay couple of nights in Bangkok, before you take the train to Surin on Sunday, accompanied by our staff.
Volunteering Solutions Thailand Reviews
Surin, Thailand
Lydia Loxton
(United Kingdom)

Going to a temple to teach children during the day was fun. We played lots of games and as a group bought lots of sweets to hand out to the children at the end. .

Surin, Thailand
Yetunde Olaniyan
(United Kingdom)

The 2 week special was definitely good because you could spend each week doing a different project. The projects in Thailand was amazing, Volunteering solutions by far are the most informative organization.

Surin, Thailand
Alexandria Grosso
(United States)

The week at the islands was amazing and a great end to the trip. Additionally, all of the extra excursions that our program leader had planned for us were amazing! .

Surin, Thailand
Jaclyn Cifuni
(United States)

Thailand has taught me so over the past month that I will take and cherish with me forever! I'm already looking into a new program for next year 2017! .

Surin, Thailand
Megan Aarsvold
(United States)

The best memories of my trip are experiencing the culture, food, people, cities and landscapes around different parts of Thailand ..

Surin, Thailand
Kayla Collins
(United States)

I loved every minute of my trip to Thailand, even the super sweaty parts! It definitely makes me appreciate things in America a lot more than I did before..

Surin, Thailand
Ayla Olden
(United States)

I had an absolutely amazing time in Thailand. VolSol staff helped us in adjusting to the culture shock of Thailand and helping us learn and submerge ourselves in the culture..

Surin, Thailand
Magdalena Schricker
(Germany)

I loved my placement. The kids were so much fun and the staff was really nice and helpful. I think the kids were very excited about us volunteers being there. And the staff at the project definitely appreciated us being there..

Surin, Thailand
Sandeep Saini
(United Kingdom)

The elephant village gave me a lot of joy, I gained peace of mind adapting to a different lifestyle, also I enjoyed the kids daycare in Surin..

Surin, Thailand
Rachel Daniels
(United States)

My highlight of the experience was visiting and working at the elephant village in Surin. It was definitely one of the top three highlights of my entire life!.

Surin, Thailand
Allen Zeng
(United States)

I learned new cultures and met lots of other great volunteers from all over the globe. The program itself was educational and unique..

Surin, Thailand
Louisa Culley
(United Kingdom)

I had the best month of my life and I would recommend it to anyone even contemplating the idea. It's more than just volunteering as you get to travel and see amazing sights you haven't and will never see again..

Surin, Thailand
Aiyana Dancy
(United States)

I totally enjoyed my placement. The in-country staff was very nice. Working at The elephant village was the best part of our trip. .

Surin, Thailand
Jacob Lee
(United States)

Meeting new people and clinical experience in my healthcare program is the highlight of my volunteering experience. .

Surin, Thailand
Chun Hoe Ho
(Canada)

I absolutely loved my trip, was easily the best trip I have ever experienced. I wish I could do it again but I wanna go to a different country with Volunteering Solutions..

Surin, Thailand
Devon Adlawan
(United States)

I just wanted to thank you for everything and this three week ThaiIand program was beyond amazing! I had the time of my life! It was so much fun and the coordinators were incredible.

Surin, Thailand
Mengli (Liana) He
(China)

I absolutely loved my program placement and it was really a nice experience and I believe I'll go to other countries with Volunteer Solution again..

Surin, Thailand
Keenan Romain
(United States)

I very much enjoyed my program placement and everything I did is a highlight for me. I will surely recommend this program to anyone who is interested in going to Thailand..

Surin - Thailand Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
WeekUSDGBPAUDEUR
1 week$650£553$910€631
2 weeks$750£638$1,050€728
3 weeks$900£765$1,260€873
4 weeks$1,000£850$1,400€970
5 weeks$1,100£935$1,540€1,067
6 weeks$1,200£1,020$1,680€1,164
7 weeks$1,300£1,105$1,820€1,261
8 weeks$1,400£1,190$1,960€1,358
Extra week$175£149$245€170
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