Volunteer in Thailand


Teaching English in Songkhla
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The project takes place in an Intercultural and language learning center in Songkhla where Thai locals come to learn and share with international volunteer. Their main purpose is practicing English by making conversation, doing activities together as informal learning, or learning to speak in daily life.
Language teaching in Thailand focuses more on grammar rather than using language in daily life (speaking and listening). Therefore Thai people knew grammar well but cannot speak because they never do it.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to teach English by communication to Thai locals, as well as exchanging volunteer’s culture and language. On Saturday, there are students coming for exchange classes (practicing English by making conversation, doing activities together as informal learning, or learning to speak in daily life).

Volunteers will also have the chance to go to schools as teacher’s assistant, teaching English to students in Thai local schools.

Leisure activities: Visits to Khohong Hill, Tone Nga Chang Water fall, Local Temple, Hatyai downtown, Floating market

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: Volunteers stay in a house in Hatyai district, Songkhla.

Location: Songkhla

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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 in primary schools in Sakon-Nakhon
Sakon-Nakhon       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children in the countryside of Sakon-Nakhon. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation for the children that have no parents, the children from the poor families, and the children from very remote areas. They can come and stay at the school from the primary (7 years old) to high school (18 years old). They are staying at the school with the teacher, so we offer them not only education but also life and opportunities.

It is highly desired for primary school students in Thailand to be able to communicate with foreigners. By allowing these students to be exposed to a different culture and language, it can help to build confidence with speaking English, especially for students in rural areas. The students start to overcome their shyness and get used to interacting with people from other countries. The continuation of this project is essential for the students’ improvement and success.

Volunteers are expected to work as English teachers in primary and high school. You can prepare easy English lessons and useful conversations – and this way open and share a new experience with the students. You are welcome to use your own experience for teaching and organising games.

Leisure activities: Having a long, culturally diverse history, Sakon Nakhon features a unique mixture of ancient traditions. You can visit beautiful temples and silk and handicraft villages.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school accommodation. You will have your own accommodation (bedroom and bathroom).

Location: Sakon-Nakhon

Terminal: Udon Thani Airport, Sakon Nakhon bus station

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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 in primary schools in Khon Kaen
Khon Kaen       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers will help in a school for disadvantaged and poor children in the countryside of Sakon-Nakhon. The school is under the royal foundation and offers education, food and accommodation for the children that have no parents, the children from the poor families, and the children from very remote areas. They can come and stay at the school from the primary (7 years old) to high school (18 years old). They are staying at the school with the teacher, so we offer them not only education but also life and opportunities.

It is highly desired for primary school students in Thailand to be able to communicate with foreigners. By allowing these students to be exposed to a different culture and language, it can help to build confidence with speaking English, especially for students in rural areas. The students start to overcome their shyness and get used to interacting with people from other countries. The continuation of this project is essential for the students’ improvement and success.

Volunteers are expected to work as English teachers in primary and high school. You can prepare easy English lessons and useful conversations – and this way open and share a new experience with the students. You are welcome to use your own experience for teaching and organising games.

Leisure activities: You can visit local market and village, caves and dams, lakes and national parks.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school accommodation. You will have your own accommodation (bedroom and bathroom).

Location: Khon Kaen is the commercial, administrative, and educational center of the Northeast that is often used by travelers as a base for visiting many parts of upper Isan.

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

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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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Assisting an emergency rescue team in Hat Yai
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will support and emergency rescue team in Hat Yai City, providing first aid, bringing patients to the hospital and helping people who have been in an accident. The volunteers will work alongside rescue professionals and trained volunteers and staff.

Special requirements: Volunteer need to have experience in first aid or emergency response training. Certificate of rescue training or rescue, medical or relevant study is required.

Leisure activities: Visiting Khohong Hill, Tone Nga Chang Water fall, Local Temple, Hatyai downtown, Floating market.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with a host family in Hat Yai, Songkhla

Location: Hat Yai City, Songkhla

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 12,000 Bath per month for the first 3 months and 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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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Organic farming program
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The project supports a local organic farming learning center. This is a famous private local organic farm in Songkhla. The manager is a local organic farm philosopher who has been a tropical agriculture supervisor.

The volunteers are expected to learn about tropical plants and help in the organic farming.

Leisure activities: Visiting the community and local temples.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: The volunteers stay in a host family, mattress and fan is provided. Meals are vegetarian.

Location: Janong sub-district, Jana, Songkhla

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 12,000 Bath per month for the first 3 months and 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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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Support the operation and research programs of Songkhla Zoo
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: Songkhla zoo is the biggest zoo in the south, located on the Khao Rub Chang hill, Songkhla. This is an open zoo where visitors come to see animals, play in the water park, do camping, seminars, etc.

Volunteers are expected to work in the zoo, helping the staff with daily tasks such as feeding animals, cleaning, teaching, helping in the water park and special work with the Research unit such as joining them for Fishing cat research and conservation project, Survey of new kinds of plants, animals, macrobiotics, etc. For the research work, you’ll need to go to the forest to collect data, sometimes during the day and sometimes during the night.

Leisure activities: Visiting the Water Park, Samila beach, Songkhla heritage downtown, local temples.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: The volunteers stay with a host family.

Location: Songkhla Zoo, Muang, Songkhla. Songkhla is both one of Thailand's most important port cities and a coastal province known for its ethnic diversity and its unique traditions, dialect, and folk entertainment.

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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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Explore and promote Southern Thai culture at the Folklore museum on Yor Island
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The officers of The Institute for Southern Thai Studies are enthusiastic to have a language and culture exchange with international volunteers and they welcome international volunteers’ contribution in their culture seminar activities. The Folklore museum of the Institute of Southern Thai Studies is located on the hill on Koh Yor island, Songkhla with fantastic views over the Songkhla Lake and aquaculture farms.

The volunteers in this project will support the activities of the Folklore museum. They will learn about Southern Thai culture, will receive tour guide training and will assist tourists visiting the site, will clean the antiques in the museum.

Special requirements: Cultural respect, open mind and love for learning and sharing is needed.

Leisure activities: Visiting the Water Park in Songkhla zoo, Songkhla Beach, local temples and Songkhla city

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the museum’s accommodation or home stay with the Museum staff.

Location: Yor Island, Songkhla. Songkhla is both one of Thailand's most important port cities and a coastal province known for its ethnic diversity and its unique traditions, dialect, and folk entertainment.

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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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Teach English and support the environmental efforts of Buddhist monks
Songkhla       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: Klong Hae Temple is a place that strongly supports local Thai culture. The famous Klong Hae floating market is the first floating market in Southern Thailand. There is a folklore museum, a southern dancing club, Wi-Fi internet for the community and a library in the temple.

The project welcomes participants who are interested to support the activities in the temple and to learn about Buddhism. The volunteers will be teaching English to the monks. They will also join an ongoing environmental project in the temple working to restore the water systems by making EM Balls.

Special requirements: This project requires hard work and strong motivation.

Leisure activities: Visiting the Floating Market and Hatyai downtown

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: Temple or Home stay

Location: Klong Hae Temple, Hatyai, Songkhla

Terminal: Hatyai International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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       1 to 12 months

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:
• 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.
• Construction – Volunteers are needed to help set up a new community center. We will build a kitchen, a dormitory and a meeting area for volunteers. There are villagers who will teach and help with the construction. This is a good opportunity for participants to learn the Thai way of building.
• 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 activities: Visits to a local temple, a waterfall, Klongla reservoir, Songkhla beach and zoo, and Hat Yai city.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

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

Location: Ban Ton San, Songkhla Province. Songkhla is both one of Thailand’s most important port cities and a coastal province known for its ethnic diversity and its unique traditions, dialect and folk entertainment.

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

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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 teaching program in Chon Buri
Chon Buri       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: The volunteers will support a learning center for agriculture and nature living in Chon Buri. The center combines non-formal education with nature living and producing their own organic food. The project is an opportunity for Thai students to communicate with volunteers from other countries, to strengthen their English speaking skills and expand their understanding of cultural diversity.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in the non-formal education school. They can also join other activities with the students such as organic farming, working in the rice field, building a clay house, caring for livestock. Cultural exchange with the Thai students is also part of the program.

Leisure activities: Enjoy the nature around the learning center.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay in the learning center, separate rooms for male and female participants.

Location: Chonburi province. Chonburi, Bangkok’s nearest seaside town, is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers from the capital. The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful beaches, local traditions, regional delicacies, and fresh seafood.

Terminal: Suwannaphume International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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 children in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: It is highly desired for primary school students in Thailand to be able to communicate with foreigners. By allowing these students to be exposed to a different culture and language, it can help to build confidence with speaking English, especially for students in rural areas. The students start to overcome their shyness and get used to interacting with people from other countries. The continuation of this project is essential for the students’ improvement and success.

Volunteers are expected to work as English teachers in primary schools. They can prepare the lessons by themselves or with the help of the local school teacher. Volunteers will also organize games and cultural exchange activities for the kids.

Leisure activities: Visiting local temples and Khao Yai National Park

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February.

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

Location: Ban Krok Luk Dankhonthod District, Nakhon Ratchasima

Terminal: Suvarnnabhumi International Airport, Donmueng International Airport, Mi-Chit Bus Terminal

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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 and vocational training for hill tribe children
Chiang Mai       1 to 12 months

Volunteer project: In Thailand, many universities operate demonstration schools as part of their teacher-training programs. These schools have a greater degree of freedom in their operations than most state schools and are generally viewed as providing higher-quality education. The volunteer project will support one such school in Mae Chaem district of Chiang Mai Province. It is an alternative school and learning center for hill tribe children who come from poor families and very remote mountain areas. The learning center provides the children with free education, accommodation, food and occupation training, and plays important role in preserving their culture. There are 58 students in the school, 12-15 years old. They are from the Karen and Hmong hill tribes.

Volunteer activities:
• Creative English teaching – The aim is to enable local people to communicate in another language and get to know a different culture. The volunteers will visit a primary school and practice English with the students. In their teaching, volunteers will use intercultural activities, games, songs, storytelling and dancing, focusing on communication, listening and speaking.
• School renovation - The students’ accommodation needs renovation as it is quite old. Volunteers will help make it a better and nicer place for kids to live and learn in. The volunteers can also help in the construction of a new building for the learning center.
• Farming - Volunteers and students will work together on the school’s farm in 5 different occupation training programs: cow farm, pig farm, fish and frog farm, rabbit farm and chicken farm. The group can also plant more vegetables for the school lunch project.
• 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.
• Ecotourism – There are many interesting places to visit in the community such as a Buddhist temple, a waterfall, a national park, etc. The volunteers will visit these places and will help keep them clean by collecting garbage and promoting recycling.

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, Doi Inthanon National Park, and enjoy local life.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the students dormitory in the school, separate rooms for male and female. Natural environment, basic and simple.

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

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 14,000 Bath per month for the 1st month (including orientation week); 12,000 Bath per month for 2nd, 3rd and 4th month; 10,000 Bath per month after the 4th month.
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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Short-term projects in Thailand