Friends for Asia offers volunteer and intern placement in multiple areas.
The ancient cities, white sand beaches, green forested mountains and cultural festivals of our Asia volunteer and intern project sites are beguiling. Average tourist never venture here for the chance to explore the amazing insights and contributions that only our volunteer projects are able to provide. But our volunteers see a side of Asia that the average visitor misses altogether. Better yet, they enjoy the satisfaction of changing lives in small but significant ways.
Our volunteers and interns take part in a dynamic range of opportunities, from teaching English to Buddhist monks to helping the incredible Asian elephant. In between are programs in hospitals, kindergartens and organizations that support the empowerment of women. In all cases, our interns and volunteers are going beyond the routine vacation and traveling with a difference.
This is one of the most important cities in Southeast Asia, and there many excellent Bangkok volunteer opportunities on tap for FFA applicants. This city welcomes upwards of 16 million overnight visitors from around the world each year. Globe-trotting tourists rave about its vibrant festivals, modern amenities and hedonistic nightlife. In fact, major polls – including those conducted by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveller – consistently rank Bangkok as one of the finest cities to visit and explore in the world.
Bangkok, Thailand Volunteer Video
But that’s just the beginning. Scratch that shimmering veneer and you’ll find communities in need, under-staffed orphanages and political refugees in transition. Our Thailand volunteer internship staff members are here to help you liaise with organizations and NGOs that are desperately in need of willing workers. We provide you with the support, facilities and connections you’ll need to make a meaningful contribution in this Southeast Asian capital.
Friends for Asia (FFA) first launched in Northern Thailand, and the volunteer projects in Chiang Mai that we coordinate are among the longest-running and most successful that we offer. With the help of conscientious travelers like you, Friends for Asia has been strengthening communities and changing lives in Chiang Mai for years.
Volunteer Chiang Mai Video
Why Volunteer in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is famous as Thailand’s Northern retreat away from chaotic Bangkok and the hyped beaches of the south. The northern Thailand provincial capital has all the facilities a person on holiday needs, but visitors are only a few kilometers from remote countryside where village life prevails. Tourists prize a Chiang Mai holiday for its shopping, trekking and cultural diversions and dozens of other places to go, things to see and do in Chiang Mai, but they’re barely scratching the surface of what’s really on tap here.
A tropical paradise with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, mountains and jungle – Bali is becoming increasingly popular with international tourists and visitors. However, our volunteers experience a lot more than the average backpacker, surfer or package tourist.
By volunteering with Friends for Asia in Bali, you’ll have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in one of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places. And, by doing so, you’ll leave this tropical island with more than a tan, but a true insight into Balinese society, culture, and an experience that you’ll never forget. Whether it be teaching English and working with Balinese teachers at a local school or spending time and giving love to children at a small orphanage, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and contribute to Balinese society.
Friends for Asia has put together some of the most meaningful and compelling volunteer projects in Bali, Indonesia. We’re based in the capital city of Denpasar, which splits jungle-clad mountains and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Bali’s vibrant people and culture ensure that evenings and weekends are as enriching as the local volunteer projects.
Volunteering in Nepal provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a truly amazing country. Our volunteers immerse themselves in Nepal culture amid some of the most stunning scenery in the world while making a real and lasting contribution to the lives of thousands of people.
Situated high in the Himalayas between India and Tibet, Nepal has long been as a favorite among travelers and mountaineers. Home to eight of the world’s highest mountains, Nepal’s beauty is legendary. All our Nepal volunteer projects are located in the capital Kathmandu or Chitwan (located about 100 miles west of Kathmandu near the Indian border).
Volunteering in Nepal offers an experience like no other. Our volunteers live with Nepali families and make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged people.
Vietnam provides the perfect mix for anyone considering a stint as a volunteer – beautiful scenery, great food, a rich culture and wonderful people. But more important than any of these attractions is the fact that this is a country that really needs the help of Western volunteers. A sad and war-torn past still haunts this amazing country and poverty and social exclusion are rife. Volunteering in Vietnam can help change all that.
All of our Vietnam volunteer projects are focused on working for and with children. Projects range from working with sick kids in hospitals, looking after children in Buddhist temples, to providing much needed non-formal education to Hanoi’s disadvantaged youth. Volunteers will be provided with full orientation and assistance throughout the project.