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.
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.
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.
Leisure activities and free time
Experience the stunning landscapes and rich cultures of Southeast Asia. Thailand is an unforgettable country with plenty of enticing things for you to get up to in your free time.
One of the highlights of volunteering in Thailand is the pristine beaches. With stunning snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities, it’s a great destination to choose if you’re interested in marine life. For others, there’s always the chance to relax on the beach in the warm glow of the sun.
One must-see while you’re there is the Tiger Cave Temple. With its rich history and ornate statues, it’s an experience not to miss. Be prepared for a steep walk up 1,237 steps! But once you get to the top, the views make it all worth it.
Exploring the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, with its mysterious caves and sparkling waterfalls, is the perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday.
We run many different projects in Thailand, so there will likely be other volunteers relishing in this experience with you. You can choose to travel alone or with other volunteers.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Meet the team in Thailand
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