Hong Kong Volunteers with Friends for Asia
Volunteer in: Thailand - Vietnam - Nepal - Bali

Volunteer Asia Locations

The ancient capitals, sandy beaches, forested mountains and dynamic festivals of our Asia volunteer project sites are beguiling. Tourists venture here for the chance to explore temples, enroll in cooking or massage courses, sit on the beach and trek into the mountains to visit remote hill tribe villages. But our volunteers see a side of Asia that the average visitor misses altogether. Better yet, they enjoy the satisfaction of changing lives in small but significant ways.

Our enrollees are involved in a dynamic range of projects, from building homes for single mothers in crisis to working with children afflicted with HIV. In between are projects in orphanages, at hospitals and on elephant camps. In every case, Friends For Asia volunteers are going beyond the routine holiday and traveling with a difference.

Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer in Chiang Mai Volunteer in Surat Thani

Volunteer and Intern in Thailand

Thailand’s tourist appeal is no secret, but there’s an important element missing from the average visitor’s itinerary – meaningful human contact. Transform your next Far-East adventure into a meaningful, cross-cultural experience by volunteering with Friends for Asia, in Thailand.

The ancient capitals, forested mountains and dynamic festivals of Northern Thailand are captivating. Chiang Mai is our base for volunteering in Northern Thailand. Tourists venture for the chance to explore Lanna temples, enroll in cooking or massage courses and trek into the mountains to visit remote hill tribe villages. But our volunteers see a side of Thailand that the average visitor misses altogether. Better yet, our volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of changing lives in small but significant ways via their Thailand volunteer project.

Our volunteers’ assignments take them deeper into Thailand and Thai culture without forcing them to forego the entertainment and facilities offered by this dynamic city. A short drive is all it takes to transfer to a remote elephant camp or a home for single mothers in the countryside. In just a few minutes, the scenery changes from bazaars, Chinese shop houses and Buddhist temples to rice paddies and ambling mountains. This could amount to little more than a drive in the country, but for FFA’s volunteers it’s another day at work.

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.

Volunteer in Bali

Volunteer in Bali

Volunteer in Bali

A tropical paradise with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, mountains and jungle – Bali is becoming increasingly popular with international tourists and visitors. However, our volunteers experience a lot more than the average backpacker, surfer or package tourist.

By volunteering with Friends for Asia in Bali, you’ll have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in one of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places. And, by doing so, you’ll leave this tropical island with more than a tan, but a true insight into Balinese society, culture, and an experience that you’ll never forget. Whether it be teaching English and working with Balinese teachers at a local school or spending time and giving love to children at a small orphanage, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and contribute to Balinese society.

Friends for Asia has put together some of the most meaningful and compelling volunteer projects in Bali, Indonesia. We’re based in the capital city of Denpasar, which splits jungle-clad mountains and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Bali’s vibrant people and culture ensure that evenings and weekends are as enriching as the local volunteer projects.

Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteering in Nepal provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a truly amazing country. Our volunteers immerse themselves in Nepal culture amid some of the most stunning scenery in the world while making a real and lasting contribution to the lives of thousands of people.

Volunteer in Nepal

Situated high in the Himalayas between India and Tibet, Nepal has long been as a favorite among travelers and mountaineers. Home to eight of the world’s highest mountains, Nepal’s beauty is legendary. All our Nepal volunteer projects are located in the capital Kathmandu or Chitwan (located about 100 miles west of Kathmandu near the Indian border).

Volunteering in Nepal offers an experience like no other. Our volunteers live with Nepali families and make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged people.

Nestled among the peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal’s stunning beauty and unique culture has made it a must-see destination for travelers and trekkers for years. For those looking to get off the tourist trail and see a different view of life in Nepal, Friends for Asia offers a choice of Nepal volunteer opportunities that enrich the lives of volunteers and locals alike.

Friends for Asia’s Nepal volunteers find themselves in all kinds of unique situations and settings. Working with disadvantaged women on the streets of Kathmandu, taking care of kids a Buddhist temple or helping to build schools in the Nepal countryside are just some of the options available. All volunteers stay with Nepali host families and experience the culture, traditions and food of Nepal first-hand.

Volunteer in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam

Vietnam provides the perfect mix for anyone considering a stint as a volunteer – beautiful scenery, great food, a rich culture and wonderful people. But more important than any of these attractions is the fact that this is a country that really needs the help of Western volunteers. A sad and war-torn past still haunts this amazing country and poverty and social exclusion are rife. Volunteering in Vietnam can help change all that.

Our projects in Hanoi bring our volunteers into daily contact with some of Vietnam’s most disadvantaged people. In hospitals, orphanages and care centers around the city, our volunteers make a real and lasting difference.

Vietnam’s breathtaking scenery, rich culture, incredible food and welcoming people are no secret. Millions of tourists flock here each year. However, volunteering in Vietnam provides a completely different take on how life here really works. Volunteers eat, sleep and work amongst Vietnamese nationals, in local projects designed help the most under-privileged in society. And while some of our projects can be challenging, the positive impact our volunteers make is something that stays with them for the rest of their lives. Many return year after year.

Our Vietnam volunteer projects offer a variety of options to the conscientious traveler who wants to take their Vietnam experience to the next level. All the projects have been in operation for years, and have enjoyed the benefit of hundreds of Vietnamese and foreign volunteers from around the world.

All of our Vietnam volunteer projects are focused on working for and with children. Projects range from working with sick kids in hospitals, looking after children in Buddhist temples, to providing much needed non-formal education to Hanoi’s disadvantaged youth. Volunteers will be provided with full orientation and assistance throughout the project.

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