Join the Y See the World
Are you interested in being an intern or volunteer for the YMCA? Do you want to experience a different culture and help people who are less fortunate than you? Well come and join us and make a difference. You will find your time with us very rewarding and satisfying. You could be a part of our international team of professionals and help to serve the local community as we do. You will gain valuable work and life experiences in the beautiful country of Thailand.
Internship and volunteer periods vary from one month to one year, but your memories will last you a life time.
Is your YMCA youth looking for adventure? YMCA Chiang Mai proudly offers customizable youth camps in Thailand. Let your YMCA youth experience helping others and caring for nature. They will learn about cultural understanding and how to live in peace. Your YMCA youth will also have the opportunity to cultivate friendships with YMCA Chiang Mai youth volunteers and possibly other volunteers from around the world.
Living and working in a village, volunteers in the past have built libraries, child care centers, alternative energy sytsems, medical centers, tree nurseries and environmental conservation learning centers in rural underprivileged schools.
Volunteers will stay with a host family in the village where they'll learn about simple Thai living and culture. By working together with Thai youth volunteers and with villagers, your volunteers will gain hands-on teamwork experience and have an opportunity to learn about the situations the villagers are facing. By working and creating something to serve the local community, your volunteers will see the benefits of helping others.
YMCA Chiang Mai has hosted groups from Korea, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong and from the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs and the World Alliance of YMCAs.
Culture Exchange Program
Volunteers will gain valuable experiences while exploring Thai culture. Not only will your volunteers learn about the Thai way of living and discover the natural beauty of Thailand, but they will also have the chance to develop friendships with YMCA Chiang Mai youth volunteers.
Your volunteers will live with a host family in a village and learn about Thai cooking, music, sports and traditions. The villagers and Thai youth volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn more about your culture during cultural presentations and by living together. This is a great way for your youth to be able to learn and understand life in another culture.
Environmental Studies Volunteers can learn about important environmental issues like climate change and global warming at our
Environmental and Energy Learning Center. They will learn about natural resource preservation, water resource development and energy conservation. Volunteers will participate in tree-planting and campaigns to raise the public's awareness of global warming while working alongside Thai villagers, school children and YMCA youth volunteers.
Study Tour Our study tour will let you focus on what global issues are important to you and your team. You will see the YMCA Chiang Mai's programs as well as visiting other NGOs.
Study tours can be arranged around Environmental Conservation, Child, Youth and Women's Development, Health Education, Handicraft Development, Thai History, Integrated and Sustainable Agriculture and sightseeing.
Contact us at the YMCA of Chiang Mai: Sao Hin Branch:Sao Hin YMCA 103 Korklang, Chiang Mai, 50000 THAILAND
Tel: +126.96.36.199 Fax: +188.8.131.52 E-mail: