Volunteering anywhere, not only in Thailand, will require time, effort, and coordination. Scheduled events in our calendar don’t need high professional skills but rather an easy way to learn activities that everyone will enjoy doing on weekends. Our community supports organizations that involve building, planting, entertaining, mentoring, and some handcrafts to preserve, conserve, and empower the environment, animals, and humanity.

Yes, most of the events in this community involve a fee for traveling to places where volunteering takes place. Organizations arrange transportation and food, making it more convenient for participants (primarily Baandinthai). The events entail an advance payment to save seats. The fees are recurring. Some fees also go to renting materials and tools, as they need replenishment when broken.

We also have non-paid volunteering, but it requires commitment. It takes some hours of training, meetings, and coordination, where your time and dedication are of high importance. This involves attending a cat shelter, answering phone calls, and twining/locking rubber bands daily, weekly, or hourly.

To see the bird’s eye view of our activities, please check this link as a reference: Bangkok Volunteers Events 

We also recommend weekday activities where you can contribute your time to the underprivileged children of Khlong Toey by spending a day(s) in child centers managed by the Foundation for Slum Child Care and the Mercy Centre. You can contact them anytime via email or phone; they have very friendly staff and coordinators who can speak English and respond to your queries.

Our calendar schedules volunteering activities on weekends, depending on the organization’s invitation and an event host’s availability. This is because most of the members of our community are working full-time the whole week, including the organizer herself *wink*. Events are posted 2-3 weeks ahead of the date, and notices are sent from time to time to remind everyone (who clicked “Yes” in the RSVP list) of their participation.

All members are invited to join through an email sent to their inboxes (the email account they used to sign up on Meetup.com), or you can bookmark our community in your browser and check for upcoming events. If you have more than 10 Meetup memberships, it will be easier to locate all invitations if you modify your email settings. Please sign up for the event only on your availability and take time to change its status or notify us if you change your mind; we declare a No-Show in this group. Volunteering, as the word itself, should be taken literally. Participations should be purely based on a person’s free will, not as a favor or an intention to please, and without a strand of sacrifice in your professional and mostly family/personal life. Just like any other activity or interest, it should be practiced by a person who enjoys it. It is similar to watching a movie, dining, or playing outdoor games like running and badminton. Whatever we do defines us, but most importantly, it should make us happy, as this is the only tangible cost of volunteering.

This group is nothing without the support of the VOLUNTEERSwho contributed their best since this community stretched its muscles. Thank you very much, and let’s welcome the year with more weekend activities to learn, work, empower, and have fun while giving back to society.