Cost Share Program for Volunteers

Volunteer Cost Share Program Overview

FCF's volunteer cost share program is our way of covering the administrative expenses that come with running a legal foundation in Thailand, so that we can support your ministry and help you maintain your legal status in the country with a high level of professional service. In order to do this, we ask all volunteers to participate in the cost share program. Thank you for participating! Government requirements change frequently so cost share is recalculated annually and is broken up into the following two categories:

Legal Services Contribution - This annual contribution correlates directly to the cost of processing documents related to your legal status in Thailand such as your visa, work permit, invitation letters, etc. This includes legally representing you before the Immigration Bureau, the Department of Employment, and the Department of Social Development and Welfare. This contribution helps cover the actual calculated costs of maintaining volunteer legal status in Thailand.

Ministry Support Contribution - This contribution, which can be paid monthly or annually, supports many of the other admin costs of FCF beyond maintaining your legal status in Thailand. This includes things like office rent and utilities, the FCF conference, and office equipment. This also includes the Thai admin staff salaries of the wonderful people you love and interact with at the office regularly.

How much is my cost share?

For current cost share contribution numbers, please email

When are my contributions due?

Please email or visit the office to find out when your cost share is due.

Every volunteer in FCF is assigned a “start date” as determined by the Human Resources Department (HR). HR will assign a fixed start date to every volunteer within 2 weeks of arrival on an FCF sponsored visa or within 2 weeks of switching to an FCF sponsored visa from a non-FCF visa. For those of you who have already participated in the cost share program, you have also been assigned a start date by HR to determine your next renewal. Please add this date to your annual calendar so you can plan ahead.

Your visa and work permit with FCF will not be renewed until cost share contributions are paid in full. The simple reason for this is that it becomes difficult for us to pay our expenses if too many people are late. If you cannot pay on time because you have an emergency or need fundraising coaching, we want to help you! Please don’t wait to set up a time to come talk to us by emailing

Legal Services Contribution

  • New Volunteers - Legal services contributions are due on or before FCF orientation. This is typically within the first couple weeks of your arrival in Thailand. In the rare event your funds are not accessible by the time orientation arrives, please let the cost share coordinator know as soon as possible by emailing

  • Existing Volunteer Annual Renewal - Legal services contributions are due prior to your start date anniversary. If you paid on January 15th this year, your renewal is due on January 15th next year. Don’t know your renewal date? Email or visit the office.

Ministry Support Contribution

  • You have the option to make this contribution monthly or annually. In both cases, the first month contribution or full annual contribution is due on the same day as the legal services contribution.

  • For those who choose to pay monthly, subsequent monthly contributions are due on the same day as the previous month’s contribution. (i.e. If your start date is Jan 15th then your contributions are due Jan 15th, Feb 15th, Mar 15th, etc.)

How do I make my contribution?


Transfer funds to:

Bank: Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)

Account: 840-207730-0

Name: The Family Connection Foundation มูลนิธิสานสัมพันธ์ครอบครัว

Please send a picture of the transfer receipt to If you don’t have a Thai bank account, you can still visit any ATM Cash Deposit machine with the transfer information above. To transfer using any another method, please email first.

Are my contributions refundable?

Cost share contributions are not refundable.

What are the different rates?

New volunteers are assessed a higher cost share because the time and paperwork is substantially more than a renewal. Be sure to communicate your international travel plans with HR prior to leaving the country so they can help you ensure you don't invalidate your visa or work permit. If you are gone for more than a year, you will be assessed the new volunteer rate.