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Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer in Thailand

Thailand Overview

Teach English in Thailand in the stunning Andaman coast region. This provides an unrivalled opportunity to work alongside local people away from the beaten tourist trail yet whilst enjoying your free time as if on holiday. No experience is required, just an enthusiasm to get stuck in and give teaching a go!

Placement Highlights

  • Teaching English to Thai children in a school
  • Making a difference in deprived communities
  • Experiencing the hospitality and culture of Thai people
  • Discovering exotic wildlife and historic Thai temples
  • Learning about life in Thailand as a local, not a tourist

Placement at a Glance

Volunteer options
English teaching
Pre-departure helpdesk, in-country coordinating team and 24hr emergency support
Project location
On the Andaman Sea coast, just north of Phuket
Some teaching teams live at schools, others are transported daily
On the Andaman coast, the going rate is 40-120 baht for a bowl/plate meal or between 80 and £2.40 pence in British currency.
Working hours
Usually full time, 4 to 5 days a week.
Minimum stay
2 weeks, arrive Friday for weekend training and prep, Or arrive Thursday to relax on Friday.
Volunteers usually stay
Minimum 2 weeks, longer stays possible
Project operates
Programme runs when schools are open between mid June to end September, mid November to end February. Schools closed Christmas and New Year week. At some times of year there are weeks set aside for extra-curricular activities including English and summer camps and sport/scout weeks. For anyone looking for a minimum number of hours classroom teaching experience, longer stays are recommended as these weeks are usually pencilled in at short notice by the King of Thailand or school's directors. The main exam period is end of January.
When to apply
Early booking recommended
£195 once only contribution which covers 2 nights guesthouse in Khao Lak on arrival, welcome briefing and training, organisation for your placements by the local team and ongoing local office support when required, wifi and transport to/from schools.
In addition volunteers pay £13.50 per week for midweek hotel accommodation near school placement. At the weekends volunteers stay together in guesthouses in Khao Lak (or Phuket as preferred) and are paid locally on pay-as-you-go basis, allow approx £15 per week. This allows greater flexibility in your freetime.
Airport Pick-up Service
Phuket airport pick-up: £20 - £30 on arrival

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Placement Summary

Volunteer work in Thailand offers exciting and variety of experiences in stunning locations just north of Phuket, along the Andaman coast. English speaking coordinators will arrange a school placement for you, help prepare you to get the most out of your teaching experience and be in regular contact and of assistance throughout your teaching placement.

Voluntary work in Thailand focuses on English teaching but as the school can often be the focal point of a community you could also find yourself helping at sports days, presenting awards at school ceremonies or even helping on school trips.

Teaching in Thailand is a very rewarding experience. You will join an established organisation which will coach you in its easy but successful method of teaching 'spoken English'. You will prepare classes with the Head of English and travel with others to schools to give lessons in schools that really appreciate you. All lessons follow the national curriculum so you will be confident in the knowledge that your contribution is needed and is making a difference.

Teaching English in Thailand is an exciting opportunity to discover a new culture, and take part in a life changing experience that you will never forget. The hugs the children give you will show that! A certificate to reflect your contribution is provided to volunteers who stay for at least two full weeks of volunteering. References are available for long-term volunteers.

After volunteering in Thailand, experience the hospitality and magical tropical beauty from the temples and grottoes to the idyllic islands of the south.

Why Choose this placement?

  • You can make a difference in a place where English speakers are valued
  • It's a great way to try out teaching English and gain valuable classroom experience
  • You'll earn a certificate for volunteering for at least two weeks
  • The project is great preparation for travel around the region
  • You'll develop skills and experience from being out of your comfort zone