English Teacher to Thai Children

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Give children from vulnerable backgrounds the essential tools they need to succeed
Experience first-hand Thai culture and traditions by staying with a local family and interacting with locals on your daily life
Discover and put into practice your passion for education
Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey.
Visit and get to know Thailand's rich cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes
Help children get empowered and have more opportunities in their future by giving the useful tool English is. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

English is a very important and sought-after skill in Thailand; any child who can learn it efficiently will have many more opportunities available to them that they would not otherwise have had. Through this volunteer program, you can help children achieve exactly that, giving them the chance to complete their studies and gain new tools to better develop in their day-to-day lives. Each volunteer plays a key role in the care and teaching of the children in the program. This volunteer experience is particularly valuable because it also allows them to discover and understand Thai culture firsthand, just like any other Thai. 

  • In the program, there are around one hundred children aged 3 to 5 years old. 

The role you can play as a volunteer depends on the particular school you choose and your interests: you may be assigned a Thai teacher to go to classes with you and support you in developing classes and lessons, or if you have the skills to plan your own lessons and confidence; you are free to lead a class on your own. When planning, we suggest that volunteers try to cover the four main English skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) within a one-hour period of a class.

Some topics you could cover in your first English lessons are animals, food, colors, numbers, weather, days of the week, months of the year, sports, places in the city, countries, things in the home and music. We also suggest that you use some activities such as memory, word searches, crosswords, skits, dialogues, bingo, bottle spinning (conversation and vocabulary, no kissing), Simon Says, and dictation.

In these schools, textbooks and exercise books are used in English classes, although it should be noted that certain books are beyond the abilities of the students who use them. We like volunteers to use the textbooks and workbooks as much as possible, as the children will continue to use them, but volunteers are also welcome to use creative resources in developing activities and lessons.

Typical day

A typical school day looks like this:

  • 8:00 am assembly and announcements
  • 8:30 am school starts
  • 11:10 lunchtime
  • 12:10 assembly takes place and classes continue
  • 16:20 school day ends

We will also give volunteers an official schedule to follow when they begin volunteering.

Free-time activities

You will be volunteering in the beautiful, northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. A complete contrast to Thailand's capital Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a smaller city with a huge connection to the environment, as it provides direct access to the nearby beautiful forest mountains that are a hotspot for adventurers and lovers of nature alike. In addition to that, Chiang Mai also has very intriguing traditionally Thai sites such as its well-known open air markets, its historic center filled with centuries old temples, or the Buddhist temples near the city. 

In addition to that, Chiang Mai could offer you excursions and trekking on mountains and rice fields, beautiful handicrafts at its markets, night safaris, a bustling nightlife you can enjoy with other volunteers at the Zoe Yellow area, among other things.

During your stay, you could also visit some of the other beautiful places in Thailand, such as its beaches or historical sites like Ayutthaya.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect volunteers to be creative, as there are not many educational tools available, and respectful of local customs. This implies wearing clothes adequate to Thai customs (wearing shirts that cover shoulders/breasts, wearing long pants/capris that reach the knees, cover any tattoos or piercings) and not smoking or drinking in the orphanages and the lodging.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to the volunteer's home.
  • Accommodation during your volunteering period
  • Breakfast every day during your volunteer period.
  • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the adventure volunteer team.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of hours volunteered
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Liability for your activity
  • Receipt of the program fee from the NGO
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program.
Airport Pickup at Chiang Mai International Airport
Volunteers will be picked up at the airport between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm. If the volunteer arrives outside these hours, he/she will be picked up the following day.
Accommodation
Volunteers will stay in guest houses with other volunteers, where they will have access to common areas such as a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom that they will share with other volunteers. 
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Only breakfast is included in the rates paid. It will be provided daily.
Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is open all year round, but in April, depending on the Thai school year. 

We encourage volunteers to arrive on Fridays or weekends, as this allows them to integrate more easily into the project. Inductions are held twice a month, so volunteers should plan their travel accordingly.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,142
5 weeks
$1,336
6 weeks
$1,530
7 weeks
$1,724
8 weeks
$1,918
9 weeks
$2,111
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,693
Average fees
$255 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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English Teacher to Thai Children

Help children get empowered and have more opportunities in their future by giving the useful tool English is.

$250/week

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