Teach English to Thai children

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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

English is a very important and sought-after skill in Thailand; any children that can efficiently learn it will have a lot more opportunities available to them that they wouldn't have had otherwise. Through this volunteering program, you can support children get exactly that, give children the possibility to finish their studies and get new tools to better develop in their day to day. Every volunteer plays a key role in the care and teaching of the children in the program. This volunteering experience is particularly valuable because it also allows you to discover and understand first hand Thai culture, just as another Thai. 

At the program, there are about one hundred 3 to 5 year old children. 

The role you may fill in as a volunteer depends on the particular school you choose and your interests: you can be assigned to a Thai teacher so that you go to classes with them and support them in the development of 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 volunteers to try cover the four main skills in English (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) within one hour period of a class.

Some topics you could cover within your first English classes are animals, food, colours, numbers, time, days of the week, months of the year, sports, places around the city, countries, things at home, and music. We also suggest you to use some activities such as memory, word searches, crosswords, parodies, dialogues, bingo, bottle spin (conversation and vocabulary, no kisses), Simon says, and dictation.

At these schools, textbooks and workbooks are used in English classes, although you must keep in mind that certain books are above the capacities of the students who use it. We like volunteers to use textbooks and workbooks as much as possible —as children will continue to use them— but volunteers are also welcome to use creative resources in the development of activities and lessons

Typical day

A usual school day looks like:

8:00 morning assembly and announcements

8:30 classes begin

11:10 lunch time

12:10 assembly takes place and classes continue

16:20 school day ends

We shall also give volunteers an official schedule to follow when they start 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.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
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
+Airport pickup and transfer to the volunteer’s home
+Accommodation during your volunteering
+Breakfast every day during your volunteering period
+24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
+Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
+Orientation and induction to the program
+Certificate of hours done in your volunteering
+Accident insurance during your volunteering
+Civil liability for your activity
+Receipt from NGO about your program fee
+Guidance, advice and management in the choice of programme
+Volunteer T-Shirt
Airport Pickup at Chiang Mai International Airport
Volunteers will be picked up at the airport at between 8:30 and 20:00. If the volunteer arrives outside of these hours, they will have to be picked up on the next day
Accommodation
Volunteers shall be staying at guesthouses with other volunteers, where they'll have access to common areas such as a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom they'll share with other volunteers. 
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Only breakfast is included in your paid fees. It will be provided to you every day.
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, according to the Thai school year. We encourage volunteers to arrive on Fridays or weekends, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project. Inductions are conducted twice a month, so volunteers should plan their trip according to those dates.
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)
$1,344
5 weeks
$1,536
6 weeks
$1,728
7 weeks
$1,920
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,880
Average fees
$288 /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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Teach English to Thai children

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

$240/week

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