Volunteer in Asia

Make impact amid rich cultures and rare wildlife.

A volunteer program in Asia is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet like-minded people from around the world, support communities and help protect endangered species like elephants, gibbons and sea turtles.

Overview

Asia is calling, and it’s time to answer! With its breathtaking natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage and endless opportunities for adventure, this continent is a dream come true for anyone seeking an exhilarating volunteering experience. From hiking through lush forests and swimming in pristine waters to exploring historic temples and vibrant markets, Asia boasts a diverse range of unique and rewarding experiences for everyone, whether you are on a gap year, a summer volunteer holiday or on a career break

With GVI, you can make a real difference in the world with one of our conservation programs – from working with elephants and conducting research on endangered white-handed gibbons, to sea turtle rehabilitation and coastal conservation. 

From our two research stations in Thailand we offer a variety of volunteer, internship, research fellowship and professional apprenticeship programs, including:

 

Our programs

Volunteering
Coastal Conservation Expedition in Thailand
Volunteering
Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand
Under 18
Sea Turtle Conservation and Adventure Teen Volunteering in Thailand
Volunteering
Gibbon Conservation Volunteering in Thailand
Volunteering
Endangered Turtle and Dugong Conservation and Research in Thailand
Internship
Elephant Conservation Internship in Thailand
Research Fellowship
Coastal conservation research fellowship in Thailand
Internship
Coastal Conservation Internship in Thailand
Internship
Sea Turtle Conservation Internship in Thailand
Research Fellowship
Wildlife conservation research fellowship in Thailand
Internship
Gibbon Conservation Internship in Thailand
Volunteering
Elephant and Endangered Sea Turtle Coastal Conservation in Thailand
Volunteering
Plastic Pollution and Conservation In Thailand
Volunteering
Marine, Island and Coastal Conservation Exploration in Fiji and Thailand
Professional Apprenticeship
PADI Divemaster and Marine Conservation Apprenticeship in Oceania and the Thai Islands
Volunteering
Citizen science bird conservation in Thailand
Professional Apprenticeship
Coastal Conservation Apprenticeship in Thailand
Volunteering
Coral Reef Conservation in Thailand
Professional Apprenticeship
Elephant and Wildlife Conservation Apprenticeship in Thailand
Professional Apprenticeship
PADI Divemaster and Marine Conservation Apprenticeship in the Indian Ocean
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 traditional Karen cooking
Connect with the Karen people's culture
Forage for forest medicine with a village elder
Visit Thailand's highest peak
Explore Thailand's elegant and mysterious waterfalls
See amazing biodiversity on a night trek
Take a sunrise hike up Two Tree Hill