Volunteer in Thailand

Celebrating Thai New Year and promoting organic farming
Songkhla       April 9 - April 21, 2018

Volunteer project: The Songkran festival marks the start of the traditional Thai New Year, celebrated April 13-15. This project is organized in cooperation with Klong Hae temple and Klonghae municipality. International volunteers are invited to support the festival and celebrate the traditional Thai New Year.

In the first week, the volunteers will help the villagers with the preparations and setup, and will take part in the festival. You can prepare a performance from your own country to perform during the festival. Volunteers are also expected to create a performance for the festival together with the villagers.
In the second week, the volunteers will stay at a Living Organic Garden, working on a small farm, planting and learning about fruits and vegetables, learning Thai cooking and sharing international food.

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

Leisure time: Visiting Songkhla beach, Tone Nga Chang waterfall, local temples, Hat Yai downtown and the famous floating market.

Language: English

Accommodation: During the first week, the volunteers will stay in the temple. During the second week, the group will stay at a Thai style house.

Location: Klong Hae Temple, Hat Yai. Hat Yai is the biggest city in Southern Thailand.

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.

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Teaching English and cultural exchange with rural people in Songkhla province
Songkhla       May 14 - May 26, 2018
Songkhla       August 13 - August 25, 2018

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.

Volunteer activities:
• English teaching – Teaching by non-formal education tools, using games, songs, storytelling, art or performance to encourage local people to communicate in English.
• Renovation – Community buildings in the village need maintenance and renovation. So volunteers will help to repair and maintain the place together with Thai volunteers.
• 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: Visits to a local temple, a waterfall, Klongla reservoir, Songkhla beach and zoo, and Hat Yai city.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a Thai style dormitory (natural environment, basic and simple). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Ton San, Klonghoikhong, 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.

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Teaching English and renovating a playground for primary school students
Krabi       June 11 - June 23, 2018

Volunteer project: Ban Din Na is a small village in Krabi Province, located in a rural area not very far from beautiful beaches, tourist attractions and a beautiful island called Lanta Island. There is a school in the village where all the children get basic education. It is a primary school with 138 students from grade 1 to 6. The students are 7-12 years old. There is also the kindergarten for 5 and 6 years old. The school's playground needs renovation and an outdoor learning space needs to be designed to make for better learning experience for students. The project is an opportunity for local primary school students to communicate with international volunteers through non-formal education activities.

Volunteer activities:
• English teaching – Teaching by non-formal education tools, using games, songs, storytelling, art or performance to encourage students to communicate in English.
• Renovation – Renovating the school playground.
• Organic farming – Working on an organic farm with students and learning how to produce non-chemically treated food, as well as providing fresh organic vegetables for the students' lunch at school.

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

Leisure time: Visits to the beach, Lan Ta Island, local temple, waterfall and local market.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a big school dormitory (natural environment, basic and simple). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Din Na village, Khlong Thom District, Krabi Province

Terminal: Krabi International Airport, Krabi 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.

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Teaching English and cultural exchange with villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima       July 9 - July 21, 2018

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the rural area of Nakhon Ratchasima province, Northeast of 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 using games, songs, storytelling, art or performance.
• School renovation - Volunteer will help in the renovation of a school playground.
• Organic farming – Working on an organic farming along with local student and 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: In their free time, volunteers can visit local temples and Khao Yai National Park.

Language: English

Accommodation: Homestay, Thai style (natural environment, basic and simple). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Krok Luk, Dan Khun Thot District, Nakorn Ratchasima Province

Terminal: Suvarnnabhumi International Airport, Donmueng International Airport, Mo Chit Bus Terminal

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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Bridging the rural-urban gap in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai       July 16 - July 28, 2018
Chiang Mai       November 12 - November 24, 2018

Volunteer project: The gap between the city and the countryside is still big in Thailand. The aim of this project is to create a link between global and local, to give more opportunities to children and people in rural areas, to improve the state of natural environment, culture, poverty and human rights, to support development of local communities, to promote friendship, understanding and solidarity among world volunteers and local people.

The volunteers will help with organic farming in rice terraces and fruit farms (there are pineapple, corn). They will also teach at the local school nearby the village using non-formal education methods such as games, songs, storytelling, art or performance to encourage children to speak in English.

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

Leisure time: In their free time, volunteers can visit local temples, Donintanon National park, and enjoy the local life.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family, 2-3 volunteers per house.

Location: Mae Chaem district, Chiang Mai province

Terminal: Chiang-Mai International Airport, Chiang-Mai bus station, Chiang-Mai Train station, Mae-Cham bus station, Chom-Thong 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.

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English language camp for students
Songkhla       September 10 - September 22, 2018

Volunteer project: September is the month before final exams of the 1st semester in Thailand. Before having the exams in October, schools in Songkhla provide English camp for the students. The aims is to give students more non-formal education before the official exams and to repeat what they have studied for the whole term.

The volunteers will be in charge of organizing the language camp together with teachers. There will be guidelines for the volunteers. Most of the time, the volunteers will be split among language stations. Each station will take care of different topic that the students will practice. The aims of the different stations is to let students communicate on various topics, for example learning about directions, time or occupations, etc. The school will provide materials and guidebooks for the volunteers on how to run a language station. The camp will take 1-4 days depending on each school.
Some days, when there's no language camp, the volunteers are expected to work as English teachers in primary schools.

Special requirements: Volunteers should love working with children.

Leisure time: Visits to Khohong Hill, Tone Nga Chang Waterfall, local temple, Hatyai downtown, floating market.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in a teacher's house. Mattress and mosquitoes net are provided.

Location: Klonghoikhong, Songkhla Province

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai bus station, Hatyai International Airport

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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English classes for poor and disadvantaged children
Khon Kaen       December 10 - December 22, 2018

Volunteer project: The volunteers will work in a school for disadvantaged and poor children in the countryside of Khon Kaen. The school offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families and those from very remote areas. Kids from 7 to 18 years of age can come and stay at the school through primary and high school. Teachers at the school provide not only education, but also care and support for the children.

With the help of the volunteers, students will get a chance to learn to speak English. The volunteers will encourage the kids to overcome shyness and get more confident in communicating with foreigners. Learning English is also important for understanding and embracing cultural diversity. With this project, we also hope to bridge the gap in educational opportunities between urban and rural areas.

Volunteers are expected to work as English teachers in the primary and high school. Volunteers are welcome to prepare their own lessons including conversations and games, and share their experience with the students.

Special requirements: Volunteers should love working and playing with children.

Leisure time: Visiting the local community, market, and national parks.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in the school.

Location: Khon Kaen Province

Terminal: Khon Kaen Airport, Khon Kaen Train station, Khon Kaen 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.

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Long-term projects in Thailand