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1. Posted by AndreasLDN (Budding Member 2 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

Hey All,

I plan to travel Thailand for a month in 2020. I want to do some sporadic volunteer work on my journey, but im talking one or two days at a time. This is with people with learning disabilities mainly, can be children or adults. Any place you could direct me would be greatly appreciated.

All the best.

2. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 193 posts) 38w 1 Star this if you like it!

Andreas,
this question came op just a few days ago on TA-Forum. And the answer there was: nobody will need you, because you'd bring more truble than help. And you'll need a special Visa for it.
Maybe you can read it up:
https://www.tripadvisor.de/ShowTopic-g293916-i3687-k13097962-Voulenteer_Praktikum-Bangkok.html

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2644 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

Below, ThaiVisa (Expat forum) has information for work permits and "volunteer" visits.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/forum/1-thai-visas-residency-and-work-permits/

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1041536-volunteer-visa-required/

I agree with previous post, not all places who take care of the disabled, terminal ill and even some orphanages want tourists showing up for a selfie photo and then leave. Money they do like!


"I plan to travel Thailand for a month in 2020."

If you can enter free for 30 days or not depends on your passport. If your passport qualifies for the free Visa Exemption stamp you get at the airport count your days up. Thirty days, not 31 or 32, or you may not leave your home airport. And this is with a plane ticket out of Thailand before 30 days is up. See POOT below:
https://thailand971.wordpress.com/

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4. Posted by AndreasLDN (Budding Member 2 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

Thanks both for your information. Its a a shame others actions have made it difficult for those genuinely wanting to help. I have been working in this field for 16 years, so I wanted the experience to create dialogue and share information. Not all countries are as developed in this area as others, so it was a short term visit with a long term aim. But thanks again for the information and if any others have more to share would be appreciated.