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Southern Thailand Volunteering

Volunteer in Chiang Mai Volunteer in Surat Thani

With traditional culture, beautiful beaches and amazing seafood, this well kept secret destination of Surat Thani town provides a very unique volunteer experience. The town of Surat Thani is a small, quaint southern Thai city, with very little western influence – making it a great place to volunteer, learn and experience Thai culture and society.

Why volunteer in Surat Thani

Far away from the noise, hustle and bustle of Thailand’s larger cities and tourist destinations, Surat Thani offers a more relaxed atmosphere and a great perspective as to how southern Thais really live. A very friendly and manageable city, volunteers quickly and easily become acquainted with Surat Thani’s layout, seafood restaurants and historical sites – all in close proximity to our Surat Thani volunteer accommodation. Travelers and Thais alike enjoy indulging in the beautiful beach getaways of Koh Samui and Koh Pa Ngan in easy striking distance of the town and our volunteer and intern project sites.

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English Education Volunteer Project in Surat Thani, Thailand

English Education Volunteer Project

A lot of Thai students grow up thinking that their English ability is next to nil. But sometimes, a few confidence-boosting classes with a native speaker – where they’re understanding more than they expected to and communicating right back – is all it takes to change their minds. As a volunteer English teacher, you become a catalyst for student development.


Medical Internship in Surat Thani, Thailand

Medical Internship in Surat Thani

Shadow full-time doctors conducting surgeries in the OR and making rounds in one of Chiang Mai’s or Surat Thani‘s best hospitals. Thailand is the preeminent medical tourism destination, and for our interns more relevant experience than just about any internship in the West could offer. Return to medical school with a clear-cut advantage over your peers.


Surat Thani, Thailand

Surat Thani is a small city of around 120,000 in Southern Thailand. Surat Thani is not itself a tourist destination and as such remains a typical Thai city. It is the largest city near the westernmost islands in the Gulf of Thailand. An hour bus ride and another hour on a ferry is the most direct route to the island of Samui.

Transportation to and From Surat Thani

Surat Thani has a train station with connections north to Bangkok as well as points south. The Surat Thani International Airport is serviced by various airlines and serves as a link to the city of Surat Thani and the islands.

Islands in the Gulf of Thailand

  • Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand and home to about 40,000 full time residents. Well known for beaches and a variety of levels of accommodation from high-end resorts to bungalows on the beach.
  • Koh Pha Ngan famous for full moon parties.
  • Koh Tao a great diving destination.
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park for diving and wildlife.

Other Attractions near Surat Thani

The beaches between Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat to the south are surprisingly untouristed. In addition, there is the Khao Sok National Park, a jungle reserve in southern Surat Thani province.

Volunteer in Surat Thani