volunteers

  • Thailand

    Peace Corps return to Thailand Post-Covid

    On Friday, the Peace Corps in Thailand saw the return of 52 American volunteers, who will be serving alongside community members throughout the country. This marks the first time since the evacuation of volunteers in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The evacuation of volunteers in 2020 was a historical moment as it marked the first time in the…

  • Thailand

    Group of 69 students stuck in the jungle for 2 days in western Thailand

    A group of 69 student volunteers camping in the middle of Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province in western Thailand were safely evacuated by a team of local residents after getting stuck in the dense Thai jungle for two days. Several days of heavy rain caused flash flooding which blocked their only route out of the jungle by…

  • Video

    Thailand News Update | Thunderstorm destroys brand new passenger building at Don Mueang Airport

    The Thai public health ministry says it intends to stick to its schedule of declaring the Covid situation in Thailand ‘endemic’ by July 1. Since April 1 the number of new daily infections has fallen sharply but a ministry spokesperson yesterday noted that the number of daily deaths is continuing to rise and has been over 100 people each day…

  • Thailand

    Bangkok volunteer group “Sai Mai Will Survive” overwhelmed with calls

    Covid infected people in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district are reportedly desperate for help. A volunteer group, “Sai Mai Will Survive”, which assists the area, is being inundated with calls for assistance. The group gets around 100 calls a day asking for assistance. Sai Mai Will Survive was established during the first wave of Covid in Thailand. At that time, the…

  • Pollution

    Oil slick and ‘tar balls’ wash up on Phuket’s beaches – what caused it?

    What caused it? We visit Nai Yang beach as volunteers are part of a huge beach clean up involving oil slick ‘tar balls’ that have washed ashore Phuket beaches creating a huge mess. Here’s Michelles’ Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/Sustainable-Mai-Khao-102076665030960/

  • Phuket

    Keeping hopes alive – Feeding the people of Phuket | VIDEO

    To make contact with Shaun or his team, go to their Facebook page, follow the progress of the project and contact them if you can help. https://www.facebook.com/5StarMarinePhuket After a year of zero foreign tourism, the Thai island of Phuket is now at a critical juncture. There are hundreds of thousands of people, previously employed or sustained from the tourist industry,…

  • Bangkok

    Investigations continue after 5 people die during Bangkok house fire rescue

    Police and BMA officials are continuing their investigations today after 5 people – 4 of them volunteer emergency responders – died as a building collapsed while rescuers were trying to find a man trapped inside. Another person was trapped, alive, under the rubble and was the subject of a longer rescue later yesterday. The fire took place early yesterday morning…

  • Road deaths

    8 Roi-et volunteers killed, 33 injured in bus crash at Nakhon Ratchasima

    7 people have been killed and another 33 injured when a tour bus collided into the back of an 18 wheeler trailer truck in Nakhon Ratchasima early yesterday, on the way to Pattaya. The double decker was travelling on the Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri road in the Chaimongkhol subdistrict just before 4am Saturday morning when the incident happened. The truck and…

  • Pattaya

    Ride with the lockdown patrol – Pattaya’s volunteer police

    On Saturday, April 25, 2020, ??? was granted a full accesss ride-along with the Pattaya Volunteer Police Services to document the Lockdown in Pattaya City due to Covid-19 Pandemic. https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeCityEntertainment/videos/247397636644057/ This breif micro-vlog of vignettes was made to show what the volunteers do to assist the city and protect its residents on its nightly patrols after the 10:00pm curfew. What stands…

  • Phuket

    Soi Dog Foundation distributes over 11 tonnes of food to stray animal feeders across Phuket

    In preparation for the island-wide ‘lockdown’ and travel restrictions from April 13-26, the Soi Dog Foundation has distributed over 11 tonnes of dog and cat food to stray animal feeders across Phuket. A fleet of animal rescue vehicles delivered 470 large bags of dog food and 140 large bags of cat food to popular feeding hotspots, such as temples, as well…

  • Bangkok

    Soi Dog reaches new milestone – neutering 100,000 animals in one year

    “The day we see no suffering of stray animals on the streets and the eradication of rabies in Thailand.” That’s the long-term goals of the Soi Dog Foundation. The non-profit organisation has made great strides towards these so far in 2019 by surpassing 100,000 stray dog and cat sterilisations in a calendar year for the first time in its history,…

  • South

    Young Thai caught between a rock and a hard place in Satun

    A 20 year old Thai has been rescued from getting stuck in a rock crevice for nine hours. Sanook reported that the man was out looking for wild orchids with a friend on Saturday. He fell down into a rock crevice before being found and rescued by local foundation rescue volunteers. The incident happened at the Phu Pa Phet Cave…

  • South

    UPDATE: Four defence volunteers killed at school by militants

    PHOTOS: The Nation | Thai PBS Disguising themselves as army troops, suspected militants surprised a unit of defence volunteers this morning when they opened fire on them at a school in Yarang district, Pattani. They killed four volunteers and taking away their assault rifles. The violent incident occurred in the compound of Ban Pukoh school in Village 5, Tambon Prachan,…

  • Phuket

    Injured dolphin from Nai Yang Beach still in critical condition

    The injured dolphin found at Nai Yang beach last week is still in critical condition. A laser treatment is being used as part of the healthcare for the dolphin. The dolphin was found on Friday. Read more about last week’s rescue HERE. At the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) veterinarians and volunteers are now taking care of the dolphin 24 hours a…