If you're thinking of jetting off on volunteer holidays, one of the destinations you're most likely to consider visiting is Thailand. This incredible south-east Asian country is a wonderful place to discover incredible sights and a new culture - not to mention do some good at the same time.
So, if you're seeking out adventure on an extended career break or even just a little time away from your nine-to-five office job, you should think about exploring this amazing nation.
But what exactly is it that makes Thailand volunteering so appealing?
Thailand is an immensely popular destination for those travelling around the world. Many travellers are undeniably drawn here because of its idyllic stretches of sand, amazing, paradise-like islands and rich culture.
However, there is so much more to the country than its scenery alone. Indeed, there are vibrant, bustling cities waiting to be experienced, as well as fascinating rural villages and captivating wildlife.
And when you choose to volunteer here, you can combine adventures exploring the very best sights and activities Thailand has to offer with rewarding, worthwhile volunteering projects that will give you the chance to really give something back to the local community.
For example, you could head to Surin to teach Thai children English - an unforgettable experience. You'll have the opportunity to educate youngsters in primary, secondary or special needs schools - but be mindful that specific qualifications will be required for the latter two.
While you're here, you'll become a valued part of the local community, volunteering from Monday to Thursday each week. And during your long weekends, you can travel throughout the surrounding area - or simply opt to explore further a little closer to where you're staying.
Another option is to tour a variety of Thailand's most incredible destinations - and pay an educational visit to some local children along the way.
Your adventure will allow you to really get under the skin of the country, seeing what life is actually like in some of its best known destinations. As well as taking a thorough walking tour of the bustling streets of Bangkok, for example, you'll have the chance to get to grips with the basics of the Thai language.
As part of your itinerary, you will stop just outside Kanchanaburi to share stories from your own life and culture with local youngsters.
Rounding off your trip will be an idyllic four-day island-hopping adventure, during which you can relax in gorgeous destinations such as Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi.
Alternatively, if you'd like to see a little more of Asia, you might be eager to embark on an Indochina tour, visiting Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, as well as Thailand.
On this kind of itinerary, you'll discover countless amazing places and enjoy an incredible variety of things to do and see. Indeed, you can see a wide spectrum of Indochina culture, from the hustle, bustle and noise of the big cities to tiny rural towns and areas of natural beauty.
What's more, you'll be able to visit some fantastic volunteering projects along the way, such as taking a trip to an elephant conservation centre. Here, you can learn the fundamental rules of handling these awe-inspiring creatures.
So, if you're searching for a holiday with a difference, why not volunteer in Asia and give something back while you travel?