Join us as a volunteer teaching English in Thailand, and help disadvantaged students improve their conversation through fun activities. You’ll work in primary and secondary schools, based in the beautiful town of Krabi. This is a great way to add practical classroom experience to your CV, which can help your future career.
There are a number of obstacles for Thai schools when it comes to providing students with quality English lessons. One particular challenge is that students don’t have many opportunities to practise and therefore lack the confidence to speak English. As a volunteer, you can support teachers during lessons and boost students’ confidence levels.
You’ll also attend regular teaching workshops and, when possible, help with art, drama, music, and sports lessons.
You’ll live and work in Krabi, and stay with a local host family or in shared bungalows with other volunteers. We encourage you to make the most of your stay, and explore stunning beaches and temples over weekends.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 01903 708300 for more info.
When you apply you only pay £195, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01903 708300 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Travel and medical insurance
Food (three meals a day)
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included
Visa costs (where applicable)
Volunteering for Professionals
This project is also perfect for qualified professionals. With your skills backing up our ongoing efforts, we can make an even bigger difference together. We'll match you to the placement where your skills are needed most.
This means you can share your training and and knowledge with others. You can work hand-in-hand with our partner organisations and local communities to support sustainable development.
If you have relevant skills or qualifications, read more about how you can make use of them with Projects Abroad.
What will I do on the Teaching Project?
You’ll work with children at public primary and secondary schools. You’ll be involved in the following activities:
- Help students improve their English conversational skills at your teaching placement
- Gain invaluable teaching work experience in Thailand by assisting local teachers, or by leading classes
- Attend teaching workshops to share ideas with volunteers and to cover useful teaching techniques
- Help with other subjects and extracurricular activities such as art, drama, music, and sports
- Help run basic English lessons for children or adults during school holidays
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Help students improve their English conversation
Your main role as an volunteer teaching in Thailand is to boost your students’ confidence levels when communicating in English. With well thought out lesson plans, you can deliver fun, engaging, and educational lessons. You can do things like create role plays using characters your students can relate to, or play a round of speaking Bingo!
Gain invaluable teaching work experience in Thailand
You will develop professionally from observing, assisting, and eventually leading your own activities or lessons in Thailand. We encourage you to spend time planning your classes, and reach out to teachers for advice and support.
Attend teaching workshops
Each month on every second Thursday, time is set aside for a workshop and meeting in the afternoon. You can use this time to talk to other volunteers and Projects Abroad staff about your time at your placement, discuss problems, and share activities that have worked for you.
Help with other subjects and extracurricular activities
Depending on your placement and your interests, you may be asked to assist with or lead extracurricular lessons. In the past, some volunteers have run an English club, or helped with soccer lessons. Chat with your Volunteer Advisor before your departure to Thailand, and we can match you to the school that would be the best fit for you.
Help run basic English lessons for children or adults during school holidays
You can help teach English during school holidays for regular school placements. During this time, we organise a variety of holiday programmes including basic English lessons and fun educational activities in Krabi. We also arrange adult English classes in the local community. You’ll have more independence in these sessions, so you’ll need to plan ahead.
Where will I be working in Thailand?
You will work in public primary and secondary schools based in Krabi. Some school placements have basic resources like chalk boards instead of an interactive smart board. This will require you to think out of the box with how you lesson plan and teach.
Krabi is a small town, with an approximate population of 400,000. Besides seeing locals, you’ll come across many tourists. Take advantage of your free time to explore attractions like the Buddhist Tiger Cave Temple. This unique temple is famous for its 1,237 stairs, which lead to a golden Buddha statue on the mountain summit.
As a volunteer teaching English in Thailand, you will live with a friendly host family or in shared bungalows. You’ll have a modest and comfortable room, with basic amenities.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
"Having had such an amazing teaching experience, I have now realised how fun and rewarding this type of job gave me. I have decided to change my career and become a trainer in Engineering so now I can focus on helping, teaching and influencing people whilst also making a difference in my students’ lives!"
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