Volunteering Solutions provides volunteer teaching programs in Thailand with some of the most friendliest and welcoming children you will ever meet. As a volunteer teacher you will have the opportunity to teach in local primary/elementary schools and occasionally local secondary/high schools.
People who are on a gap year, studying, or looking for an alternative holiday you can make a real difference as a volunteer teacher abroad. The majority of our volunteers work in primary schools teaching children aged between 6 and 12 years old. Volunteer teaching in Thailand will going to be a challenging role but the rewards are clear – not only are you genuinely helping the next generation of people in Surin but also you’ll gain an great insight into Thailand and its people. With the main emphasis for volunteers being on spoken English you’ll spend your lessons creating all sorts of activities to increase your students vocabulary and also begin to be able to communicate in English. Don’t expect to create fluent speakers in a few weeks but do remember that every lesson you deliver will help each student progress that little bit more! Past volunteers have left behind a number of teaching aids to help you with your lesson planning and our teams of coordinators are always available to offer advice and support
Volunteer teachers will give rural Thai children the opportunity to learn English with a native speaker. Competence in English opens so many more doors later in their lives. With tourism being the Number 1 industry in Thailand many of the large hotel and tour operators demand a certain level of written and spoken English. All international companies which operate in Thailand expect the same. By learning and discovering English these children have their first step on a real ladder to success.
Typical volunteer activities under the teaching volunteering program in Thailand include;
Volunteers joining the teaching program in Thailand, Surin are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. Under the teaching volunteering program, volunteers work from Monday to Thursday and have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday free to explore the city. 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. Alternatively, volunteers can visit Cambodia over the weekends as well, or head off to Khao Yai National Park.
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.
As a VolSol volunteer you are provided with best of living standards available in Thailand. Our dedicated coordinator and staff will assist you with your airport pick up, stay, meals and even weekend sightseeing and travel. Arrive in peace and have the best time of your life.
Volunteers are picked up from the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok by the local coordinator or representative on the program start date. Please note that airport pickup is only provided between 6am – 10pm at night. Those participants who are already in Bangkok will need to make their own way to the hotel/guest house accommodation details of which shall be provided.
All volunteers are provided with an orientation and 2 days city tour before starting their project work. The Orientation session covers areas like, local Thai culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Volunteers are also given a city Tour of Bangkok.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a Guesthouse/ hotel for two nights in Khao San Road area in Bangkok on arrival. While in Surin, lodging will be provided in one of our three volunteer houses where accommodation is shared with other volunteers. The houses are centrally located and close to shopping, ATM’s, restaurants and more.
While at the Elephant Vil will be a beautiful experience as you'll get to enjoy the authentic rural lifestyle. You'll be staying close to the mahout family, who are the caretakers of the elephants. Shared toilet facilities are in each house with cold water showers and simple ‘Western’ style toilets (please be aware that in many parts of Thailand there isn’t handle flush system – instead you need to pour water from the bucket next to the toilet down the toilet to flush away your business! There is no Wifi in the village, so make sure you inform your family & friends back home about this! .
Daily transportation to and from the project placement to the volunteer house is provided to the volunteers.All intercity transfers are included in the program fee.
No meals are provided to the participants staying in Surin. Please allow $10 per day for meals. There are plenty of eating options and volunteers love to eat out and explore the taste of Authentic Thai food. While at the Elephant Village all meals are provided to the participants.
During your Free Time
In Surin there are many local bars, shops and restaurants in the town plus a night food market. The city is an extremely safe place to stay. Surin province once belonged to the Khmer empire (now Cambodia) so you’ll find scattered ancient temples from the same period as the temples of Angkor in Cambodia. The land border crossing in to Cambodia is located just an hour from Surin and is easily accessible from the town’s bus station. This accessibility allow volunteers to travel to Cambodia during weekends
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