Thailand is a diverse Asian country. The culture is made up of people who mostly practice the Buddhist religion. The layout of the land is scenic. With Bangkok as its capital and economic center, Thailand is a hub of ancient cultures and modern business.
Bangkok is a major port for global trade. The entire country depends on export business for approximately two-thirds of its economic intake. Most of Thailand’s economy is centered around agriculture and exporting electronics and automobiles.
Some volunteer opportunities in Thailand are found in Bangkok, called “the city of angels” by many natives. There is a need for many different types of services in the metropolitan area. One of these is teachers. Many volunteers find a lot of satisfaction in teaching English to locals all over Thailand where Bangkok possibly has the biggest need because of its people’s business exchanges with America.
Teaching volunteers are also important because of the school system’s structure in Thailand. Although children do receive a public education, a large number of them do not continue on to secondary schools. Also because of the educational structure, children are not well-prepared for employment opportunities in the global market. This is especially prevalent and important in Bangkok because it is so densely populated.
The health care field is another area of Bangkok in need of volunteers to teach English. There are other volunteer opportunities in this filed, as well. Because Thailand’s culture takes a mostly spiritual and holistic approach to medicine, its native residents strive to achieve total wellness of the mind, body and spirit. The main focus of health care volunteers in the country is one of assistance to Thailand’s local medical professionals.
Other services provided by volunteers are abundant throughout Thailand’s communities. Many orphanages have opportunities for people to help. Nursing homes and day care facilities need volunteers to offer support and services, as well.