Volunteer in Thailand

Indicative costs per program

Volunteer period [weeks]12346
Elephant CampUS$550US$900US$1200US$1500US$2100
Women's Empowerment-US$600US$710US$820US$1040
Teaching English in Schools-US$600US$710US$820US$1040
Teaching English to Buddhist Monks-US$600US$710US$820US$1040
Teaching English in Koh SamuiUS$425US$595US$765US$935US$1275
School Renovation in Koh SamuiUS$460US$645US$830US$1015US$1385
Elephant Village ProgramUS$560US$815US$1070US$1330-
Volunteer period [weeks]812162024
Elephant CampUS$2700----
Women's EmpowermentUS$1260US$1700US$2140--
Teaching English in SchoolsUS$1260US$1700US$2140--
Teaching English to Buddhist MonksUS$1260US$1700US$2140--
Teaching English in Koh SamuiUS$1615US$2295US$2975US$3655US$4335
School Renovation in Koh SamuiUS$1755US$2495US$3235US$3975US$4715
Elephant Village Program-----

Other volunteers periods available. Please, contact LoveVolunteers for pricing of other periods.

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What is included in my Program Fee?

The program fees listed above cover accommodation, food*, orientation, transport*, and in-country support staff throughout the duration of your volunteer placement. A small amount is also set aside for future program development. When you consider the costs you might incur at a hotel or eating at restaurants, the costs are minimal. Plus, as Love Volunteers offers non-profit program fees, you know that every penny of your program fee is going directly to the local organisations and the people you have chosen to support. Our local partners are grassroot organisations and in most cases are solely funded by volunteer fees. For them to be able to continue the amazing work they do, volunteer fees and donations are essential. Ultimately, it is a decision of where you would like your money to go... to a hotel, or to a local family? We know which one we'd choose!

Why do I need to pay a registration fee?

A Love Volunteers registration fee of US$249 is charged in addition to the program fees and is valid for 12 months from the start of your first intended placement. This fee is the ONLY source of income Love Volunteers receives and is among the lowest of all volunteer organisations (we encourage you to check!). This fee ensures pre- and post- placement support from Love Volunteers, checking and vetting local organisations and regularly reviewing our 150+ programs, a comprehensive information pack as well as administration and marketing costs. From the outset, we have kept our overheads down to ensure you pay the lowest possible fees. We do not spend your money on an office or company cars, like other organisations, we’re just a team of passionate people from around the world who love helping you help the world!

What other expenses will I have to cover?

Volunteers are also responsible for their own flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations (if required), in-country transport, excursions and spending money. We have formed partnerships with some amazing organisations in order to assist you with flights and insurance so please check our resources page for information on how to get no-obligation quotes. Just another way Love Volunteers is making volunteering abroad more affordable!

* The inclusion of meals and transportation can vary as it is often country and program specific, so please check the details page for additional information.

** All transaction costs pertaining to online, bank or wire transfers are additional to the program fee and must be covered by the volunteer.