The Thailand 2 Weeks Special Volunteer is absolutely perfect for those who are keen on exploring 'The Land of Smiles' differently. Within a span of just 14 days, you'll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Thai culture, live with the locals, volunteer for a meaningful project and contribute towards to the society. And not just that, but you'll also get to experience the nightlife at Khao San Road in Bangkok and later, set sail for Koh Phangan, the party capital of the nation!
Volunteers opting for this Short Term Volunteering and Travel Program in Thailand will get to choose from two amazing projects - the Elephant Volunteering or Teaching the kids in Surin. No matter what you choose to do, you'll return back home with a bag full of amazing memories.
Designed especially for high school, college, and university students who have a time crunch yet wish to visit Thailand and do some worthy, this would be the perfect choice to experience the best. If you are looking for an alternative Spring Break Program, then there can be no better option than this.
Note: The Teaching Volunteering program option is not available in the months of March, April, and October since the school remains closed during these months.?
Day 1 - Arrival in Bangkok
You'll be received from the Airport by our local team, who'll transfer you to your accommodation at Khao San Road. Meet your fellow travelers, get refreshed and take rest after your long flight. In case you feel like heading out sometime in the evening, ask the coordinator and make plans.
Day 2 - Orientation and Bangkok City Tour
This morning, we shall have an orientation session where the local team will tell you everything that you need to know about Thailand and your trip ahead.
Later in the day, we shall head out to explore Bangkok. You’ll get to see the tuk-tuks and the bustling streets of the city, with thousands of shops selling amazing goods. Be prepared for the delicious food that you’ll get to eat - well, Bangkok is famous for its street food, and how can we let you miss that?
In the evening, we'll all be going to the famous Khao San Road to experience the crazy nightlife of Bangkok.
Day 3 - Transfer to Surin
You'll be boarding the train to Surin today, and it's gonna be a relaxing 8 hours journey till you reach your destination. Sit on the train, and watch the Thai countryside pass by! Don't miss out clicking some amazing shots.
Day 4 to Day 6 - Options to choose your volunteering program
Volunteers will have the option to either work at the elephant village with the mahouts, or to teach the little ones at a school. Your daily work hours will be from 8 AM to 3 PM with a lunch break in between. It's gonna be a fun-filled and action-packed week!
If you choose to work at the Elephant Project, your daily tasks would include the following:
If you choose to work on the Teaching Project, your daily tasks would include the following:
- Take the elephants out for walks
- Bathe them and feed them
- Know from the mahouts who they take care of the gentle giants
- Learn how to make elephant dung paper
- Go for Kayaking on the local river
- Try your hands at cooking local Thai delicacies
Day 7 - Volunteer and back to Surin
- Teach at a rural school
- Help the kids learn basic English and Maths
- Encourage them for creativity classes like drawing and painting, crafts etc
- Play learning games with them
- Most importantly, share love with them
Those who choose to volunteer for the Teaching Project will continue with work. Those who work at the elephant village will return back to Surin today.
Day 8 - Travel back to Bangkok from Surin
Day 9 - Travel to Koh Phangan
You'll have the entire day to explore Bangkok, in case you have missed out something on your checklist! Tonight, you'll be boarding the Lomprayah Coach and travel to the beautiful destination of Koh Phangan.
Day 10 to Day 13 - Exploring Koh Phangan
Famous for the 'Full Moon Parties', this place is nothing short of paradise! Relax on the beaches, get tanned, drink and binge, go for snorkeling - in short, do all that your heart cries for, in these 4 days!
Day 14 - Return Back to Bangkok
It’s time to return back to Bangkok! Bid goodbye to your travel mates, and head back home, until another adventurous journey knocks in!