As the name suggests, under the Teaching English Volunteer Program in Thailand volunteers are placed at different school setups across the Bangkok city to teach English. Volunteers must understand that the children at these schools come from less privileged families and the administration is not well equipped to handle the quality of their education. Short staffing and teacher-student ratio is also an issue here. Students of these schools are mainly children of immigrants who have come from Myanmar and Cambodia. A usual class would comprise of 20-30 students. Placements are given to volunteers both at the primary as well as secondary schools depending on their level of education and proficiency in English teaching. This is a great volunteer abroad opportunity for students on their gap year looking for international work experience. This can also add enormous value to their future career prospects.
Typical volunteer activities under the teaching volunteering program in Thailand include;
Volunteers joining the Teaching English Volunteering Program in Thailand, Bangkok is required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. It must be noted that every placement functions at a different pace and on separate timelines making the schedule slightly differ at times. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;
The same volunteer work schedule continues for the coming weeks
Weekends: Free to explore the city and indulge in some great weekend activities in Bangkok
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.
VolSol ensures that all our international volunteers are provided the same comfort as they get at their homes. We ensure that your stay, meals and other personal requirements are looked after well.
All international volunteers are required to arrive on Friday in Bangkok. Pick up from the Suvarnabhumi Airport is available between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers are requested to wait at the airport if there is a time difference between the pick-up hours and arrival of flights. Also, volunteers who are already in Bangkok or arriving at Don Mueang Airport will be picked from the airport, their local stay, hostel or hotel. Make sure you inform us in advance.
During the weekend an extensive orientation session is held. Volunteers are taken for the tour of the local area and visits to Victory Monument and Chatuchak Market. Detailed information about the activities would be provided after the enrolment in your respective programs. During this session, volunteers would be familiarized with local transportation, currency, culture and utility shops in the area. After their sessions, volunteers are again free to get their personal belongings and work done.
Volunteers will be provided with accommodation at a backpackers' hostel (The Yard Hostel), which is very close to our office in Bangkok. The closest BTS Sky Train Station is just about 8 minutes walk, and it's the most convenient means of transport while in the city. Volunteers will be accommodated in 4 bedroom dorms, where they'll have to share with other travelers. The hostel has a very happy vibe and it'll be a good place to connect with other travelers.
In case someone wants to upgrade to a private room, they'll have to pay roughly $30 extra per night. So, this may work well for couples, but be too expensive for individuals.
Volunteers are provided breakfast at the hostel accommodation and lunch is at the project site. For dinner, participants can explore the endless food joints in Bangkok, or just walk around Khao San Road, savoring whatever they would like to try!
During your Free Time
All the volunteers and interns in Bangkok have weekends free as well as evenings are free during the weekdays. You can head out to the beach destinations of Phuket, Pattaya or Koh Samui on the weekends and during the weekdays explore Bangkok city. Bangkok has a lot to offer for everyone and there are plenty of options to explore.
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Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and have a passion for working with children. You should also be proactive and have an ability to take initiative All volunteers must provide additional documents such as a clean criminal background check report, Resume/CV and passport copy prior to joining the program.
As we have limited spots available in our programs and we serve on first come first basis, it is recommended that potential volunteers book their programs well in advance to get confirmed placements. You can book your slot by filling the application form online and pay the application fee of $250. You can pay your program fee later and also, in installments. However, the complete payment should be made 45 days prior to the starting of the program. If you are volunteering in a group, you can also fill a group application form.
We encourage our participants to volunteer in a group. We take special care in providing you a placement and also customize your itinerary to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, we can design special group programs for groups of 5 or more. Our programs are designed to be safe, affordable and offer a great group volunteering experience to the volunteers.
In our experience of more than 12+ years we have enabled and facilitated volunteer program placements for college groups, university groups, high school groups, group of families, group of couples as well as groups of colleagues.
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