Volunteer in Thailand

Teaching English and cultural exchange with rural people in Songkhla province
Songkhla       7 projects of 2 wks from June to December

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the rural area of Songkhla province, Southern Thailand in the small village called Ban Ton San (Ban in Thai means “village”). The main occupation of the locals is rubber plantation and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

The first week, volunteers will be involved in different activities supporting the community:
• English teaching – Creative teaching through games, songs, storytelling, art or performance, to encourage local people to speak English and get a feel of different cultures.
• Renovation – The Community and learning center in the village needs some renovation and maintenance. The volunteers will clean the rooms and meeting area, and will continue the construction and painting work started by previous groups. Local villagers will teach the volunteers and will help with the construction. This is a good opportunity to learn the Thai way of building. Also, the volunteers can make chairs for the center.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, an important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local people. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Kitchen garden – The volunteers will work in the small kitchen garden, doing some renovation and planting vegetables.

During the second week, the group will work on a farm. Volunteers will learn about farming and will help with the farm work (taking care of cows, pigs and chicken, preparing soil, planting vegetables).
There will be also a special topic (Banana / Coconut) for the groups in the second week. Volunteers will learn how to use local and nature-sourced products, avoiding chemicals and living sustainably. Traditionally Thai people use bananas and coconuts in daily life, and the volunteers will learn from them about the different uses.
Groups in May, July, September and November will learn about Banana: cooking with bananas, using banana leaves to cover food instead of plastic, using banana tree to pay respect to the river, etc.
Groups in June, August, October and December will learn about Coconut: how to make coconut milk, using coconut branches as a broom, using coconut leaves to play as toys, etc.

Special requirements: Respect for other cultures, open mind and love for learning and sharing.

Leisure time: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay at the learning center in a Thai style dormitory (natural environment, basic and simple). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Ton San, Khlong Hoi Khong District, Songkhla Province

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport, Hat Yai Train Station, Hat Yai Bus Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
June 1 - June 14, 2019
July 1 - July 14, 2019
August 1 - August 14, 2019
September 1 - September 14, 2019
October 1 - October 14, 2019
November 1 - November 14, 2019
December 1 - December 14, 2019

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Teaching English in a primary school in Krabi
Krabi       June 10 - June 22, 2019

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will be teaching in a small primary school with 60-70 students. Even though the school is located in Krabi, which is a popular tourist region, it is far from the most visited spots and beaches. The local people and children rarely meet tourists, and have almost no contact with other cultures.
Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Krabi is the main aim of this project. Volunteers will organize classes and activities in order to motivate and encourage children and adults to improve their English skills and learn about different cultures.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in a primary school. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join the agriculture activities in the school garden like growing mushrooms, planting morning glory and other local vegetables, etc.

Leisure activities: Krabi is known for its outstanding natural beauty and unique attractions. Volunteers can visit the Emerald Pool, the Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) and Ao Nang Beach. The Emerald Pool is a warm, turquoise, crystal clear pond in the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park where you can take a swim. The Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) is one of the most interesting temple complexes in Southern Thailand, as the monks live and worship within a maze of natural caves in an overgrown jungle valley. Ao Nang is a very beautiful and popular tropical beach.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a local host family or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Krabi

Terminal: Krabi

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English to disadvantaged children in Sakon Nakhon
Sakon Nakhon       July 8 - July 20, 2019

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children from the countryside of Sakon Nakhon. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. Students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old) receive not only education but also a home at the school.
Developing an interest in learning English is crucial for these children and can benefit them significantly in the future. International volunteers play an important role in this process by providing fun and engaging English classes and cultural exchange activities.

Volunteers will teach English to school children aged 7 to 18 years. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Leisure activities: Having a long, culturally diverse history, Sakon Nakhon features a unique mixture of natural attractions, sacred spots and ancient traditions. Volunteers can visit Phra That Narai Cheng Weng, Phu Phan National Park, and Wat Tham Pha Daen. Phra That Narai Cheng Weng is an ancient temple from the 11th century which is believed to have been built entirely by women who competed with men. The Phu Phan National Park covers a wide jungle area in the Phu Phan Mountains of Isaan. The park has numerous waterfalls and unusual rock formations. Wat Tham Pha Daen is a beautiful hilltop Buddhist temple with a golden pagoda, big rock carvings and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Sakon Nakhon

Terminal: Sakon Nakhon

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English and cultural exchange with villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima       August 12 - August 24, 2019

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the rural area of Nakhon Ratchasima province, in Northeast Thailand (4 hours from Bangkok) in the small village called Ban Krok Luk (Ban in Thai means “village”). The main occupation of the locals is farming and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

Volunteer activities:
• Creative English teaching – The aim is to give local people an opportunity to communicate in another language and get in touch with a different culture through informal English lessons.
• School renovation - The volunteers will help create a nice learning environment for the students through school building renovation and maintenance, playground renovation, planting, etc.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local villagers. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Organic farming – Learning how to produce our own non-chemically treated food.

Special requirements: Respect for other cultures, open mind and love for learning and sharing.

Leisure time: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Volunteers can visit Khao Yai National Park and Phimai Historical Park.
Khao Yai National Park is the first national park in Thailand, comprising mixed forest, rainforest and meadows. Sightseeing in Khao Yai is one of the best things to do in Nakhon Ratchasima. There are more than 3,000 kinds of flowers, 250 kinds of birds, and 67 kinds of mammals like elephants, tigers, gibbons, deer, and boars there. It is relatively easy to see number of interesting animals in the park.
Phimai Historical Park is one of the largest Khmer temples of Thailand, located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay at a local host family (natural environment, basic and simple conditions). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Krok Luk, Dan Khun Tod District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Terminal: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Dan Khun Thot Bus Station, Nakhon Ratchasima Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English to underprivileged children in Satun
Satun       September 9 - September 21, 2019

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children from the countryside of Satun. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. There are currently 919 students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old), who receive not only education but also a home at the school.
Teaching English and sharing your culture with these children is the main aim of the project. Volunteers will organize classes and activities to inspire students to learn English, and also to broaden their perspectives and open their minds to different cultures.

Volunteers will teach English to school children aged 7 to 18 years. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join after-school activities with the students. This would be a good opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences and building friendships with the kids.

Leisure activities: Satun is attracting visitors with its rich natural beauty and cultural diversity. In the free time, volunteers can visit Koh Lipe Island and Golden Dragon Beach. The small island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea near the Malaysian border is a true paradise with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. It is part of Tarutao National Marine Park which encompasses 51 islands and hundreds of coral reefs teeming with fish and wildlife. The Golden Dragon Beach is a long sand ridge beach, stretching for 4 kilometers in the middle of the sea between two islands.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Satun

Terminal: Satun

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education for rural and hill tribe children
Chiang Mai       November 12 - November 24, 2019

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help out in a school for children from the countryside of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The school starts from kindergarten to junior high level. There are 238 students including hill tribe children.

Volunteers will teach English to primary school children. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Special requirements: Respect for other cultures, open mind and love for learning and sharing.

Leisure time: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Chiang Mai province. Volunteers can visit local temples, the walking street market and Doi Inthanon National Park. There are over 300 temples in Chiang Mai, of which the most popular is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. There is a night market where you can enjoy the atmosphere and buy handmade souvenirs. Moreover, there is a night Bazaar Market in the center of Chiang Mai city with shops stretching over 2 kilometers. Doi Inthanon National Park is located in Mae Chaem district and is part of the Himalayan mountain range. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the school learning center.

Location: Chiang Mai Province

Terminal: Chiang Mai

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education for orphans and poor children in Khon Kaen
Khon Kaen       December 9 - December 21, 2019

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children from the countryside of Khon Kaen. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families, and children from very remote areas. There are currently 829 students from primary to high school level (7-18 years old), who receive not only education but also a home at the school.
Developing an interest in learning English is crucial for these children and can benefit them significantly in the future. International volunteers play an important role in this process by providing fun and engaging English classes and cultural exchange activities.

Volunteers will teach English to school children aged 7 to 18 years. They will prepare basic English lessons and easy conversation topics. Volunteers are expected to be creative and use activities such as games, songs, storytelling, art, performance to encourage English practice and communication. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.
Volunteers can also join after-school activities with the students. This would be a good opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences and building friendships with the kids.

Leisure activities: Khon Kaen province houses a number of historical, cultural and natural attractions. Volunteers can visit the Ba Luang Waterfall Forest Park and the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum. The beautiful Ba Luang Waterfall is located in the Dongmoon National Forest and is full of water year round. The water cascades over sandstone boulders to create a unique stair-like face. The Dinosaur Museum is part of a fossil research center located in the Phu Wiang area of Khon Kaen province where numerous fossils of Carnosaurus, Siamosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and other species dating back to the Jurassic period have been excavated.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the school dormitory or in the teacher's house in the school. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Khon Kaen

Terminal: Khon Kaen

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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