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Volunteering in South East Asia

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1. Posted by Lisa 7077 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 15 Jul '12 04:04

Hi guys,

I'm travelling to South East Asia in September and am looking to do some voluntary work around December to January time, but I don't want to sign up to a big profit-making travel organisation. Just wondering if anyone has any information on local charities operating in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia who offer free voluntary placements around education, culture and society issues.

Thanks for all suggestions,

Lisa

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1722 posts) 15 Jul '12 06:06

Google:

volunteer work thailand

for many options.

Remember you only get 30 days visa free so a visa for 2 months which can be extended to 3 months for a fee of 1900 baht.

3. Posted by Lisa 7077 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 15 Jul '12 08:38

thanks for the message. Have you done any volunteering in Thailand? Any specific suggestions?

I'm landing in Thailand and was wondering about the visa situation and whether I should apply before i get there?

Thanks

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3492 posts) 15 Jul '12 09:36

Lisa,
I have friends in Phnom Penh that help orphans, poor families with: housing, food, medical, schooling etc. No fees involved. Send me a PM if this might be something that interest you.

5. Posted by nguyenminh181 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 19 Jul '12 21:17

Quoting Lisa 7077

Hi guys,

I'm travelling to South East Asia in September and am looking to do some voluntary work around December to January time, but I don't want to sign up to a big profit-making travel organisation. Just wondering if anyone has any information on local charities operating in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia who offer free voluntary placements around education, culture and society issues.

Thanks for all suggestions,

Lisa

Hi,

I am working for a development program to help poor communities in a province in Vietnam. Please PM me if you find this interesting.

Thanks.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jul-2012, at 21:18 by nguyenminh181 ]

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7. Posted by AUS-MattyC (Budding Member, 11 posts) 26 Jul '12 06:42

Hi Lisa, im heading to that part of the world in the next few weeks and will be looking to do something similar. Have found one programme that i may consider but looking at all/any options. Let me know if you hear of something worthwhile. Cheers!