We occasionally look for volunteers to work in our Chiang Mai office (minimum required stay three months, preferably longer). We only offer the volunteering opportunities posted below and do not host volunteer teachers. To volunteer means to do challenging work and to be exposed to difficult situations, but it also means an outstanding opportunity to develop your personality and to experience life-enriching moments.

Volunteers need to provide themselves for accommodation, transportation, etc. We only consider volunteer applications from candidates over the age of 20, completed in English language. Volunteers are entitled to 5 working days of annual leave per 3 months of work. We would, however, prefer volunteers to take their holidays before or after the volunteering assignment with Child’s Dream.

Thai authorities have become much more restrictive recently in issuing visas for volunteers. To obtain a volunteer visa is not always possible and takes time (our recent experience shows this may take 4-8 weeks).

Desired Volunteer Profile

Volunteer Reports

Volunteer Opportunities

On a rolling basis
Chiang Mai, TH
On a rolling basis
Siem Reap, KH
On a rolling basis
Chiang Mai, TH

Application Process

  1. Download the Volunteer Application Form
  2. Fill out and email the completed form to volunteers@childsdream.org

***Please note that only completed application forms will be accepted. The information collected here is treated confidentially and will never be shared or sold to third parties


  1. Must be 21 years of age and older
  2. All volunteers must complete an application form
  3. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  4. Motivational letter (statement of intent)
  5. Written reference
  6. Current passport info page
  7. School credentials

Important reads before you consider volunteering

On Western ‘Do Gooders’

Plan to visit Cambodia?

Orphan Business

Cambodia’s orphan tourism

from ‘The Guardian’

ChildSafe Traveler Tips

CNN Go ‘Voluntourism’

BBC: ‘Is gap year volunteering a bad thing?’