Welcome to Thailand! Take the chance to use your skills and experience to help young souls to grow and have a better future! Dare to take the step to be an assisting teacher, or why not keep your own lessons on site? The possibilities are endless!
Project fee from EUR 1,020
Your role as a volunteer
Volunteers will participate in the improvement of various subjects for students, especially in the subjects such as English, mathematics, arts and crafts. In order to encourage more volunteers to participate in the program, we give detailed workbooks and guidelines for teaching. Volunteers assist with teaching through creative and interactive teaching methods that make learning interesting and fun for the children.
Tasks and assignments as a volunteer at the orphanage can be:
- Assisting local teachers in teaching of English, mathematics and social skills
- Extra help for the those who needs it
- Helping teachers to make teaching more fun for the children.
- Games and sports activities
- Create fun games and activities that stimulate children
The Project’s Mission
Volunteers make a significant contribution to the children in Thailand through their involvement. By providing these children with a bit of stability they are offering the children a new perspective on life as well as offering new opportunities for them.
Our partner has given travel experiences to international volunteers in over a decade in India, Nepal and Thailand. Thanks to this cooperation we can offer you a well-organized and safe experience as a volunteer.
How do I book a trip?
You can book your trip with Volunteer Travels by calling us on (+46) 08-23 93 00 or by booking through our website www.volunteertravels.com by clicking on “Book a trip”. You can also email us on [email protected] When you have registered yourself we will send you an invoice with a registration fee of £200.00. The registration fee is later incorporated into the trip price and the amount is then deducted from your final invoice. When you have paid the registration fee you are formally registered. You will then receive preparatory information from us in good time to plan your trip.
Your Everyday Life
You fly to Chiang Mai and on arrival you will be greeted by a staff member from our local partner organization. The project starts with an introduction to prepare you for your working assignments; you will be orientated around the project area and learn a bit about the Thai culture.
Accommodation and food
The accommodation for volunteers is located in Amphure Muang, an area of Chiang Mai. The main building offers a quiet and peaceful environment for the volunteers to relax and participate in their projects. You will be offered three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The main building offers:
- Air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom
- Shared living room with satellite -TV
- Dining room
For the volunteer’s convenience and safety, there are following staffs on site at the accommodation:
- Site Manager, who is responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.
- Support staff, such as chef, maid, transport manager, etc.
When you’re not working you are free to explore Thailand on your own. Your project coordinator can help you with tips on destinations and activities during weekends. If you want to have an extra day off, you need to announce in advance to your work place your plan that you will be away. Or if you want to relax and stay near the project, there is a TV with DVD in the main building where you can watch a movie or hang out with the other volunteers.
Thailand is a country that has much to offer. In Thailand, there is something for everyone, our local partners will be happy to book any excursions on location.
Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic; Thailand beams with a lustrous hue from its gaudy temples and golden beaches, to the ever-comforting Thai smile. Beyond the beaches, there is a fascinating country with a great culture and tremendous hospitality. The celestial world is a close confidant in this Buddhist nation, where religious devotion is a colourful and ubiquitous spectacle. Gleaming temples and golden Buddha’s frame both the rural and modern landscape with exuberance. With Thailand’s exotic beaches and tropical forests there is no time for being bored, with too much to explore and discover.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your insurance covers illness, injury and theft whilst you are volunteering. Most travel agency’s sell a travel insurance that is valid for volunteer work, so be sure to enquire about it when booking your flight tickets. Volunteer Travels does however, supply liability insurance and is included in the price. Liability insurance applies to instances when compensation for damages is demanded of you, as a private person, for unintentionally hurting someone or for unintentionally damaging someone else’s property.
It is the volunteers responsibility to acquire the right visa for the trip. Different visa rules may apply depending on your nationality. Visit the embassy web page of your destination to find out what the visa terms are between your country and that destination.
Your flight ticket is not included in the tour price and you will need to book it through a travel agency of your choice.
Please book your ticket so that you arrive in Chiang Mai a Monday from 10 am the same day as the project start, until 6 am on Tuesday, second day of project.
If you want to go home right after the end of the project, you should book a trip home from Sunday midnight until Monday 11:59 pm, after the number of weeks you have chosen to work as a volunteer.
Be sure to check that the arrival and departure dates on the tickets are right and that your names are spelled correctly. Tell us your arrival time and flight number as soon as you have them.
You should contact your nearest vaccination centre for any questions regarding vaccinations for travel to Thailand. Volunteer Travels always recommends vaccinating against Hepatitis A and B when travelling abroad.