Ao Nang, Thailand

Volunteer in Ao Nang

Limestone cliffs, crystal-clear waters and stunning beaches – you’ve found paradise in Southern Thailand.

As a volunteer or intern at our Ao Nang research station you’ll join locally-led projects that drive sustainable outcomes in marine and coastal conservation. From protecting endangered sea turtles and dugongs to monitoring coral health, you’ll be part of safeguarding Southern Thailand’s beauty while having an unforgettable experience.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Ao Nang volunteer projects


Ao Nang, nestled between Phuket and Krabi Town, sits right on the Andaman Sea, boasting tons of natural wonders, cool national parks and epic scenery to explore. The coral reefs are full of life, so get ready to meet some underwater pals. 

In Ao Nang, we focus on protecting sea turtles and dugongs and preserving marine and coastal habitats. Our research raises awareness and keeps these vibrant ecosystems thriving. Look out for sea turtles, dolphins, gibbons and a variety of butterflies and birds when you’re exploring! Our research station gives participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and explore local attractions during their free time.

Get up to 15% off selected programs

Book before 31 May!
Included in your program, at no extra cost

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Offered once a month, expand your adventure with GVI Experiences. These are just some of the activities offered on your program!
Learn to make traditional Thai and Burmese food
Visit the Buddhist temples of Ban Nam Khem
Practice traditional Thai yoga massage
Master Muay Thai self-defence techniques
Raft along the Sok River
Hike to hidden waterfalls
Visit an untouched mangrove island
Sleep in a floating river bungalow