Certificate of completion (on request)
Dedicated pre-departure support
Project placement & onsite supervision
24/7 local support network
Food & meals (as specified above)
Accommodation (as specified above)
Orientation & full safety briefing
Airport pick-up on arrival
Volunteer to Teach English in Bangkok, Thailand
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From $968 USD for 2 Weeks
2 - 12 Weeks
Select Start Dates
18 And Older
On this trip, you will have the opportunity to help Bangkok’s children build bright futures by teaching English. You will be placed in a school that’s underfunded and understaffed, with a great need for a helping hand from volunteers to give their time and support. You do not need teaching experience to sign up, as students will be able to learn some important pronunciation and conversational skills just from working with a native English speaker. The goals for this project are to provide language skills and educate other subjects to vulnerable children, improve their future prospects and break the cycle of poverty, and engage in cross-cultural interaction.
You do not need background experience in education or childcare to sign up, though it would be beneficial and those volunteers with qualifications in either area are highly encouraged to apply. You should have some knowledge of the local language to communicate effectively with students and staff, but this is not a prerequisite. Completing a TEFL course prior to joining the program will be beneficial in providing context and experience in your English teaching placement.
Arrival and Orientation
Once you arrive to Bangkok, local staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to the volunteer house to settle in. The next day, you’ll start your orientation, which will give an overview of Thai culture as well as some basic words and phrases, plus insights into public transport, your day-to-day activities, and much more.
During your stay in Thailand, you will live in a volunteer house close to the city. Dormitory-style, gender-separated rooms house two to four volunteers each, and are air conditioned. The house has western-style bathrooms, hot water, bed linen, kitchen and laundry facilities, and wifi. You will have breakfast provided at the house, and lunch at the program site. You will be able to cook your own dinner or try the restaurants nearby.
The volunteer house that you’ll stay in is close to the city, which boasts world-renowned food, markets, boat trips, and much more. On the first day of your placement, you will be paired with a local Thai teacher to help out with planning and carrying out day-to-day lessons – you also will have the chance to lead your own classes. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways in this program, with a few of your tasks including:
- Teaching English and other subjects to children
- Assisting teachers and other volunteers in classes
- Teaching subjects that you have an interest in, such as sports, music, and art
- Creating games in English and spending time playing with students
Each day, you can expect to work between four and six hours, and while your schedule may change, it generally will follow this format:
7:30am Travel to the project site
8:15am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor
8:30am Volunteering duties start – you’ll break for lunch in the middle of the day
4:30pm Volunteering duties end
4:45pm Debrief with project supervisor
During the evening, you’re free to explore the area, check out different restaurants, or relax with your fellow volunteers.
During your stay on this program, you will be able to help in a variety of ways. Providing English language lessons will help local Thai students with their higher education and career prospects later on. Learning language skills from native speakers is a great way to improve pronunciation and conversational abilities, allowing the students to speak more fluently.
Where you will be volunteeringBangkok, Thailand
Volunteers will be assisting teachers and working with children in a classroom.
Where you'll be stayingBangkok, Thailand
Volunteers will be staying in a volunteer house.
Nearest AirportArBangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), Bangkok, Thailand
<p>The program fees listed includes the $299 registration fee.</p>
What’s Not Included
Return airport transfer (unless mentioned above)
In-country trips and excursions
Project Start Dates
This project is available year-round with volunteers arriving on Friday. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
- March 2019
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