Friends for Asia
The Friends for Asia Foundation is an independent organization founded by former Peace Corps volunteer, Todd Cikraji. The organization values the importance of international volunteerism and welcomes participants from around the world to join them in their quest to positively contribute to the communities in which they operate. Two thousand interns and volunteers had participated in a Friends for Asia program, as of 2016.
Volunteers making their way to the City of Angels can look forward to exploring the capital in a way that many of tourists miss out on. Friends for Asia has a number of programs to choose from, including a women’s empowerment project, English education volunteer project, and the kindergarten volunteer project. You can also apply to be an orphanage volunteer, a medical intern, or an English teacher to a novice monk. Participants must be available for a minimum of two weeks, and will receive orientation and training, travel insurance, and 24-hour support from Friends for Asia. Accommodation is also provided, and the housing is located along the BTS Skytrain, making it easy to explore the city during your down time.
Friends for Asia also operates projects in Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Kathmandu, and Ubud, Bali.