Volunteer for Community Education at a Buddhist Temple in Trat, Thailand

Trat, Thailand

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(48 Reviews)
  • From $730 USD for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 12 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older



Trat, Thailand is home to many Cambodian families crossing the border in search of employment. Because refugee children don’t always speak the same language as their new community, they don’t attend school or receive an adequate education. You can help these children by volunteering with a community education program held at temple Wat Klong Phet in Trat. Here, you will teach English and help these children develop skills that may allow them to leave poverty behind.

Arrival and Orientation

Arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), and transfer to Trat Airport (TDX). Volunteers are assigned a dedicated coordinator based in-country, who leads pre-arrival, orientation, and is personally available to you daily for the duration of your program to assist you, answer any questions, and provide information and support.


The Trat volunteer house provides you with opportunity to socialize and meet like-minded travelers from around the world. Dormitories are same-gender bedrooms with bunks, and you have access to a modern kitchen, Western-style bathrooms, and amenities such as free wifi access, a landline telephone, laundry, and several chill-out spaces. The chef prepares two traditional Thai meals daily, with lunch available at local restaurants or cooked at the dorm. Public transportation is nearby.

Field Conditions

You’ll work at the Buddhist temple Wat Klong Phet in Trat, with a program developed in 1989 by monks who give their time freely, and who do not receive governmental support. You’ll teach conversational English and engage the students with games and sports in the outdoor space. Duties include teaching English to children of various ages, interacting and engaging students to build their confidence, teaching sports and playing games, and preparing food and supervising mealtimes. The community education center is a 25-minute taxi ride from the volunteer dormitory. One week of local language class is included.

Your Impact

With your help, the disadvantaged students of the community development program will integrate into local schools, and progress with opportunities that other children in Thailand already enjoy. You’ll create a legacy that endures as they grow up with a solid educational foundation.


Trat, Thailand
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Trat, Thailand

    Volunteers work with refugee children at a Buddhist temple.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Trat, Thailand

    Volunteers will stay in a dormitory-style house.

  • Nearest Airport
    Trat Airport, Trat, Thailand


2 Weeks
12 Weeks
2 Weeks

$730 USD

What’s Included

  • All meals

  • Training and support

  • Airport pickup

  • Housing

What’s Not Included

  • Donation to local organization

  • Local language lessons

  • Transportation to and from project site

  • Project supplies

  • Airport dropoff

  • Travel insurance

  • Air Tickets

Project Start Dates

This project accepts volunteers year round. Start dates are every other Friday. Additional projects can be combined during your trip, subject to availability and individual visa conditions.


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Reviews (48)


Jan 01, 2016

I arrived in Accra on January 13, 2012. My volunteer coordinators were waiting for me at the airport; they have been helpful and kind since then. My experience was wonderful because of their guidance and support.

Saturday's orientation provided useful cultural information and helped me to navigate through the ...

Billy F Beltz

Jan 01, 2016

Disclaimer: As a Co-Founder of Volunteer Forever, I want to make it clear that we do not receive any revenue from uVolunteer and I'm not incentivized to leave a more positive review than what would be an accurate assessment of my experience.

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Beth Carter

May 11, 2015

My name is Beth Carter, I am a 21 year old film student from Brisbane, Australia. I have always loved traveling and only recently discovered volunteer tourism.

I decided to take part in the turtle conservation project through uVolunteer as I not only wanted to visit Costa Rica but also ...

Rocio Dos Santos

Feb 21, 2015

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