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Koh Samui Beach School Development

Koh Samui isn't only home to some of Thailand's biggest and best beaches and resorts. Look beyond the glitz and glamour of the swim-up pool bars and super-comfy beach beds...

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Join us in sunny Thailand!

As a volunteer in Thailand you can provide love, affection, education and support to children. You will help to improve education in schools ensuring children learn and flourish....

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Teach and Beach on Koh Samui, Thailand.

Take advantage of an opportunity like no other, wherein you get to help people while enjoying the stunning beaches of Koh Samui! Travel to Thailand and join a volunteering...

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Thai Elephant Village Volunteering

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Travel to Uganda and take part in various volunteer opportunities. The Village Teaching and Outreach Placement involves teaching primary or secondary students. As a volunteer,...

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Discover Thailand

The Bamboo Project is inviting you to join a tour that is ideal for those who want to embrace Thai culture through volunteer work, cultural exchange, exploration, and adventure,...

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2Countries Thailand and Cambodia

2Weeks. 2Countries. 2Projects. 2Discover. Explore Thailand and Cambodia in a way few others ever see. Apply to join a small (20 people max) and special group who only have...

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Discover Thailand

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2 Countries Tour - Thailand and Cambodia

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Cambodian Teaching English Volunteering

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Costa Rica Childcare Volunteering

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Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Not joking about the above average rating

I can't begin to express how overly impressed i was. First of all the staff was over the top helpful. whenever i wanted to do something on the weekend they were there at my every need and helped me at my every step even when they had their weekend free they did not hesitate to help me. for example i had injured my foot on my last day and desperately needed crutches, one of my coordinators (Chira S.) took time out of his weekend and bought me some and brought them to me. All of the staff there helped me feel right at home, including the homestay. The homestay felt more of a home than my own home. the families there were so kind and warm and started to feel like my own family.
Now for the work, the work didn't feel like work- but not in a bad sense, in a sense that it was fun and interesting and new to me. Because now i can say i have cut bamboo, and planted it. on top of that bathing the elephants was over the top so incredible making me feel one with the elephant . the time i got to spend with them hands on and feed, love and watch them will forever leave a mark on my heart.
and Most of all, the other volunteers i met. i was there for a month so i got to meet more than one group. and each of them i will forever cherish the moments we all spent together. i will never forget them and now I'm glad to say how wide my friendship group is expanding all around the world.
This trip has left an impact on my life and has changed me for the better. i am so thankful i got the time to do this and i can't wait to do more.

Program: Thai Elephant Village Volunteering

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Great experience

My partner and I both loved our time throughout this programme. We were both nervous having never done this kind of travelling before but once we got there the nerves didn't get a second thought. We were well supported the entire time and extremely well looked after by one of the local families (we are still trying to recreate some of the recipies). We expected to be taken out of our comfort zones and we weren't disappointed. Everyone went well out of their way to make us feel welcome and ensure that we were able to experience as much as possible of Hill Tribe life in the time we had. In the classroom it was well structured and progressive learning with set patterns and of course the odd game. I would recommend tongue twisters for the older kids if entertainment is needed. We also got to inject some of ourselves into the lessons with photos of home and music. We saw a massive improvement in everyone's spoken English and their confidence in using their language skills. It is an amazing part of the world and if you have the time and inclination to volunteer your time I would highly recommend that you do so here.

Program: Join us in sunny Thailand!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My time in Thailand.

Before departing for my 2 weeks volunteering in Thailand.. I have no idea what to look out for, let alone what to expect. After my 2 weeks volunteering in Thailand.. i've learned new cultures, met new friend (from & outside of Thailand) and gained new experiences. I loved every single minute of my time in Thailand. Undoubtedly one of my best experiences abroad by myself! The workload was good and the tour guides/care takers were excellent!!

Program: Join us in sunny Thailand!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Volunteering in Thailand

Being a mature volunteer (over 60) can be quite intimidating - wondering how you will be received by much younger volunteers. However you don't need to worry as volunteers Rock! From vastly different cultures we come together to live with each other with a common goal - to try and give back a little to communities that don't have the good comfortable lives we have in the western world. And thrown into this mix is that we have a great time doing it!

I have had some exciting and exhilarating times exploring the island and very enjoyable and satisfying times helping children in the school to improve their English.

To be recommended to all - from 20 - 80!

Program: Join us in sunny Thailand!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

FANTASTIC.

First thing’s first, if I could EVER describe project ‘Koh Samui Beach School Development’ in one word it would be: AMAZING. Being the first time volunteering in another country, the Bamboo team has opened my mind and expanded my perception of everything. Being picked up by Mark (or if anyone else did) would’ve been an extremely terrifying experience for anyone. But being as cheeky and awesome as he was, Mark welcomed my sister and I with assuring and encouraging words. First day we inside Bangkok, Thailand we explored many places from Khao San Road to cannels throughout the city. Later leaving all the exploring behind, we finally went to Koh Samui for school development. At first I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Would I be painting walls? Would I be fixing chairs? No, this was an entirely new level of development. The project for the week was to create an outdoor lunch area for the students to sit on. It started from a well-worn garden with foundations on the brink of breaking and creepy critters crawling around. My first reaction was “wow” this will be a difficult project, but with the reassurance of Tee (project leader), Mark and Peter (volunteer) it wouldn’t be a problem. Through the sweat and the tears, we managed to manually carry over 1+ ton of soil and sand to cover the area to help solidify the area. When the brick placement time came, students of the school generously helped us bring bricks over this made me realize how kind and caring they were. They’ve seen sweat watered from our bodies off and as a token of their appreciation they offered to help move bricks over. After completing this project, each and every one of us was amazed. Seeing where we started and finished is two different worlds. The next project we took on (but was left to finish for future volunteers) was to dig approx. 20cm down the ground behind the school to pour cement. This side of the school had a history of leaking water inside during heavy rainfall and by creating a moat and cementing the foundations the room could be used again.

I cannot express how much I love my family at Bamboo. To Mark, Lucy, Tee, Amy, Peter, Susan, Arron, Josi, and May I thank you all for making this an amazing and valuable experience. To every new volunteer, I urge you to get off your chair travel to Koh Samui and work with Bamboo Project. It’s an unforgettable experience and you will rediscover yourself and find new appreciations in life.

Thank you Bamboo Project for everything. #sunsoutgunsout #bambooze #bambooproject

Program: Koh Samui Beach School Development

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