We welcome volunteers who can make a difference.
We ask that our volunteers make a minimum commitment of two months.
Thailand has strict laws regulating the practice of medical professionals. We cannot provide volunteer positions for doctors or nurses.
Please note that each volunteer is solely responsible in all matters relating to obtaining his or her own Thai visa. We expect every volunteer to obtain relevant information regarding Thai visas, applications, extensions, renewals, etc., before arrival in Bangkok.
REGARDING TWO-MONTH MINIMUM COMMITMENT:
We ask for a two-month commitment for the sake of our children.
Our children never had a stable living and learning environment before they joined our Mercy family. Many have moved from one precarious home environment to another – from their parents to grandparents to aunts and uncles and on to the streets – before coming to Mercy Centre.
Our children need a sense of continuity in their daily lives and among their friends, teachers, house moms, caregivers, and volunteers. If we allow volunteers to stay for short periods of time, inevitably they will create attachments to our children that they cannot sustain. In the end, these attachments hurt our children rather than help them.
Finally, a few notes from a recent volunteer here.