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.


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

Volunteering – A day in the life of Ranong

O Ranong! A place not known for its tourist activities, but somehow it has a pull on us. Here’s a typical day for us: 4am Mr. Rooster wakes us. 5am Mr. Rooster again, ahead of schedule. 8am and we’re up and in to the kitchen to make pancakes for breakfast. The neighbourhood kids are outside Read More