Alternative English Teacher

founded in 2011
Volunteer English Bangkok
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Coordinator | Winyoo
Coordinator | Winyoo
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Volunteer and enjoy a casual and different way of working than you are used to
Educate the youth in the English language and convey its importance
Explore the Thai way of living and discover new places all around Bangkok
Make use of your English skills and develop them even further
Express your creativity and feel free to find new ways of conveying educational material
Volunteer as a teacher for our village student and learn about our culture!
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

About the Program

If you can speak and write fluent English … then you are the right person to join our volunteer program to teach English in Thailand. The idea of our program is "fun based". The main focus is teaching vocabulary lessons by using drawing or action tools. Secondary priority lesson idea should be simple conversation. 

Such as: How many ........ ? How old are you ? What is your favorite pet ?

These should be simple question or conversation that the children will use as daily routine. We’d like to give space and flexibility to our volunteers to use alternative forms of teaching, which they themselves will find fun and educational, and which will motivate Thai children to learn and speak English. We believe that “learning by playing” will give kids a better experience and eventually a better understanding of English, rather than teaching the “traditional way”.This idea is related to the school objectives set by the Thailand government.

Our programs for volunteers will be designed individually:

If you tell us in which area(s) you would like to teach, the duration of your anticipated stay and how many hours you can dedicate to teach on a weekly basis – we will send you a proposal within 2 weeks.

We now have agreements with several schools in more than 4 different areas:

  • Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya / Bang Pa In
  • Khao Yai
  • Kanchanaburi
  • etc.

This program is not only about teaching at class, but also about cultural aspects. You will explore our culture with our youth guide. You will discover this amazing country and our youth will practice their English conversation skills from this tour, too.

Our tour destinations are for example : Bangkok Canal Tour or Old city Bike trip or Old city Walking Trip or the Zoo. 

Use your creativity when it comes to teaching! We promise you will have a great time!

Typical day


  • 2-3 Hours per day 
  • 3-5 Days per week (Weekdays)
  • 1-2 Days for weekend will be reserved for your holiday
  • Every day when you are at school, you will get lunch there. You can expect to enjoy real Thai food.
School schedule : Weekday
  • 08.00 AM : School begins 
  • 09.00 - 12.00 AM : Teaching 1-2 hours
  • 12.00 - 13.00 PM : Lunch 
  • 13.00 - 15.00 PM : Teaching 1-2 hours

Free-time activities

Cultural Tour or Rural Area travel trip 1 time included :)

There are various activities available, here some examples:
  • Soccer lovers can play Street soccer 
  • Nature lovers can do some gardening at our rooftop
  • Museum or Local Market walking trips are very near
  • Our Location is in Old Town of Bangkok close to Grand palace and Kao San. You can walk or biking from us
  • If you want to create or initiate the Weekend English Class for our villager, you can do too, just tell us


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
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Volunteer English Bangkok
Your fee will be used for: 
  • Welcome dinner 
  • Lunch at school during the teaching days
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Tour to Rural area for teaching English and travel ( 1 Time per month )
  • Electricity, water and housekeeping cost that we use for villager to do this as for helping them get money
  • Equipment for teaching such as paper, pencil, ink for printing , etc.
  • Donation to good students and also used for setting intensive English class for talent teenager
  • Donation for other alternative education such as gardening, farming, football, music etc.
  • Budget for build up our own Social Enterprise for generating our own income as for donation and scholarship for good student in the future and also for creating job for less fortunate villager

Airport Pickup at Suvarnabhumi Airport

We can pick you up at any airport in Bangkok and drop off you too


You room has air condition & a shared WC.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Lunch at the school during the weekdays is provided.

Internet Access
Good 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 Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. 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.
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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$50 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteer English Bangkok 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 Volunteer English Bangkok during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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