INVOLVE Travel

Teaching English - Temple School

Chiang Mai, Thailand show on map

Agency | INVOLVE Travel

Thailand’s temple schools are a world away from “everyday.” As a volunteer English teacher, you’ll experience the difference first-hand. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Morning comes early in Thailand’s temple schools. As you arrive, novices line up to receive morning announcements from the faculty. Prayer and meditation follow, leading up to the start of class at 8:30 am. Another round of prayer and meditation follows lunch. Education in these temple schools is holistic – a marriage of mind and body rarely seen in the West.

The core aims and objectives of this project are to help the the local and refugee monk build their confidence and improve their level of English. Like most, the structure of the school day is informal and therefore many of the activities involve learning language through creative lessons. By connecting with the student monks in English, you’ll contribute to a fun and engaging learning environment where they can pick up the language in a natural way. While volunteering you may be involved in:

  • Creating lesson plans
  • Managing English conversation exercises
  • Teaching informal English classes

Typical day

Monday to Friday
Your typical days start from 9:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm. You will be teaching at the temple school for basic conversation in English for about 6 hours, importantly improving their conversation skill in general English. There will be breaks in between and lunch hour in the early afternoon. You will leave the temple school each day at around 5:00 in the afternoon.

Details on Arrival

This project is available all year round with the start date on every Monday. Arrival on the Sunday prior to the start date.

Pick-up from Chiang Mai International Airport: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax and explore tourist attractions in Chiang Mai. There are plenty of things to do and see near Chiang Mai, including historical temples and museums, trekking through national parks and caves, and relaxing in the city garden. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield, there are many great destinations to choose from, including Bangkok and Phuket Island.
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Motivation to work with non native English speaker
Positive and flexible attitude
Good level of English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
INVOLVE Travel (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by INVOLVE Travel
Accommodation
Transportation
Materials
Airport Pickup at Chiang Mai International Airport

We recommend arrival day on the Sunday prior to your start day.

Arrival Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport

Pickup Point:  Chiang Mai International Airport

Pickup time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Accommodation
Volunteers will stay in shared rooms in a dorm style guesthouse in Chiang Mai downtown. The rooms accommodate 4-8 people, with a shared western-style toilet and hot water for showers. There are plenty of restaurants surrounded the accommodation. A supermarket is also located nearby if volunteers wish to purchase their own food items.
Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 800
5 weeks
$ 1,000
6 weeks
$ 1,200
7 weeks
$ 1,400
8 weeks
$ 1,600
9 weeks
$ 1,800
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,400
Average fees
$ 200 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Chiang Mai/Thailand between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. INVOLVE Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Thailand.
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 INVOLVE Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Thailand  Chiang Mai, Tambon Pa Daet, Amphoe Mueang

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