Reflections from Visitors and Volunteers to Ranong

ryanclasslargebannerMarist Asia Foundation welcomes Volunteers who come for 6, 12, 24 months and visitors who stay for a short time to help in our programmes in many ways.

Volunteer opportunities are open now for 2019.  Due to immigration and legal documentation to be a volunteer in Thailand preference now is given to volunteers who can come for a period of at least 6 months.

Each year we require 2-3 volunteers who can help in our English and Social Studies classes. Qualified Teachers are also able to help with teacher mentoring and training.

For more information download the Marist Asia Foundation Volunteer Application

Step 1 make contact. Step 2 complete application forms. Step 3 Skype conversation. Step 4. Letter of acceptance.

Click on the advertisement below to download and share with some of the stories below of our Volunteers and Visitors.


It was one of the most absorbing, stimulating, and educationally connecting experiences in our professional lives.

Sue and Glenn Roff were a Marist Volunteer Couple, both experienced teachers in Australia, who volunteered in 2019 – 2020. They supported the Burmese Migrant Secondary Programme, Australian Catholic University Online Diploma Programme, and the late afternoon Intermediate English Programme. Here is their reflection after they returned to Australia March 2020. When we reflect on Read More

A Marist finds strength in God and in his community

Br Ben is a Marist Seminarian who came to Ranong on his pastoral experience placement while studying to be a Marist Priest in Rome. Marist Asia Foundation enjoys welcoming young Marists for their mission experience each year for 3 months. Below is Br Ben’s volunteer reflection.  Before going out for a pastoral experience I always Read More

I learnt how to love people who are neglected

Living in a new culture and environment is always challenging. I am training to be a Marist. I come from Papua New Guinea but have been studying in Rome. I got the opportunity to experience and contribute to the life of the Marist Mission in Ranong. The life in Ranong is such a unique place Read More

Volunteering – I didn’t miss anything because my life was so full

In the summer of 2015 I was very lucky to be selected by Caritas Italiana to take part in a project where they partnered with Marist Asia Foundation to send some of their own volunteers to help in Ranong for a year. I say “lucky” because I hadn’t even been chosen at the beginning, and Read More

Volunteering – The kids always made me smile

Volunteering at Marist Asia Foundation (MAF) has been a life changing experience. I think most people say that about mission work, but I’m really not sure whether the experience has been more beneficial for me or for the students! Coming from a developed, clean, well-off, temperate country like New Zealand, to a hot, dusty, poor, Read More