Make your holiday a meaningful vacation. Voluntourism is a relatively new kind of tourism, which allows you to create a positive impact in a short period of time, and still get to explore a destination. It gives an opportunity to help others, understand their culture and contribute to make their life little better.
Voluntourism takes the traveling, learning and concept of interaction one step further by aiming to improve the lives of people in local communities all over the country over periods of time. It is also attracts visitors who enjoy learning about the local environment and culture on a basis of sincere concern and mutual respect. Potential volunteer visitors can choose from different programs, including live with Thai families and support school staff or community health centers as English teachers. You can also choose to work with communities to assist in disease prevention education and other rural health care initiatives, among many other options to work.
These days, multinational companies with corporate social responsibility funding choose Thailand as their team-building destination. These organizations employ local tour operators and some of them even use their corporate social responsibility funding to partially sponsor local activities such as school lunch programs or group sponsoring English classes which are meaningful for personal actions and benefits the local people.
Thai tour operators also have developed several innovative programs that offer visitors the opportunity to participate in hands on lessons and other activities of volunteer. Successful voluntourism can be a development tool that lifts people out of poverty and strengthening the emerging eco-tourism industry. By connecting with such attractions, the locals gain an added incentive to protect their environment and their unique life style.