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How Volunteers are Helping in Thailand

Friday 28th October 2011

Floods in Thailand have affected many parts of the country, with flights from Bangkok's Don Muang airport being halted and train travel disrupted. If you are travelling to Thailand in the near future, particularly over the coming weekend as part of your gap year travels, check with your travel agent or airline before travel.

PoD Volunteer have been offering travellers the chance to take part in voluntary placements in Thailand for over 10 years. "We’ve been very lucky and our Marine Conservation project on Koh Tao, Teaching and Dog and Cat Care on Koh Phangan, Dog and Cat Care on Koh Lanta and our Orphanage near Phuket have all been unaffected by the flooding.The only one of our projects that has been affected is our teaching project in Bangkok. This is because the college is currently closed due to the flooding, however depending on how the controlled measures go over the next few days the college could be opening next week. We are in touch with the volunteers who are affected by this and offering them alternative projects where necessary or desired."

The PoD Wildlife Rescue project based in the Petchaburi province has not directly been affected but PoD volunteers have been carrying out rescues of affected animals in the Ayutthaya region and providing them with shelter. If working with wildlife and helping with the floods in Thailand is something that could interest you, then find out more about PoD's placements.