Bangkok is our regional hub for programming across Asia and Pacific. It supports programmes based in:
South East Asia and Pacific
- Papua New Guinea
- the Philippines
Central, East and South Asia
Our Volunteering for Development programme supports and advocates volunteerism in Thailand at the community, national and policy level.
We're helping civil society organisations and volunteer centres mobilise volunteers through Volunteer Programme Management and Development training. This includes developing curriculum for volunteer management system and delivering volunteer management training to almost 150 organisations.
We're also a member of the sub-national committee on volunteering which includes representatives from ministries and civil society organisations to advocate for volunteering at a policy level. The government has recently endorsed this group as “The National Volunteer Coordinating Centre.”
We raise public awareness about the importance of ‘Volunteering for Development’ and sustainable volunteering. In collaboration with local volunteering organisations, we have engaged more than 1,000 people in public events such as ‘The National Conference on Volunteerism’ and ‘The Good Society Expo.’
This year, VSO Thailand is implementing a new programme called “Youth Voice: an equal partnership in development”. The youth voice programme is aiming to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations and youth groups so they can improve the ability of young people to participate in governance and policy-making at local and national level. This supports the meaningful and effective participation of young people in governance, reducing marginalization and exclusion in Thailand and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nurturing the spirit of volunteering in Thailand
VSO is supporting the growing volunteerism movement in Thailand, together with our local partner, the Volunteer Spirit Network.
VSO Asia Pacific
25 Alma Link Building
10th Floor, Soi Chidlom (Alley)
Ploenjit Road, Lumpini, Patumwan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: (+66) (0)2 655 5005
Fax: (+66) (0)2 655 5006