Childcare & Teaching Volunteer Thailand
Childcare & Teaching Volunteer Thailand
Want to know what it’s like to teach in Thailand? This Child Care and Teaching programme located in Hua Hin will give you that! During this project, you will prepare teaching lessons for children, helping them with their daily activities and chores and putting them down for a nap. Mornings will involve working with little ones aged 2.5 – 6, and the afternoons, with children from 6-12 years old. And, at the end of your busy day, you will then have plenty of time to relax in the evening and have fun with your volunteering buddies.
Work with Thai Children, eager to learn all about you!
Working alongside some great staff, you will prepare lessons based on their English subject’s curriculum, weaving your creative flair into the lesson delivery for an engaging session! Teachers are always open to new strategies or techniques, so you will have a lot of freedom to plan your lessons on this teaching programme – even bringing your own resources from home if you like! Be aware that this more than an English teaching programme; we are looking for volunteers who understand how important it is to build a child’s confidence for a brighter future. Therefore, we are looking for patient, motivational and creative types to fill these positions!
Discover Hua Hin’s Bustling Markets and Vibrant Nightlife!
Hua Hin itself is a popular tourist destination and beach resort town, so you’ll find plenty of places to eat, socialise and relax! In addition, the town has many activities on offer, from snorkelling to kite-surfing, kayaking and trekking! However, through the week, it’s likely that you’ll also want time to relax after a busy day. That’s why we’ve made our accommodation super comfy with a communal pool, hammocks to doze in and communal areas in which to socialise with friends. Don’t forget too that greater adventures can be planned for the weekends – travel further afield and find a plethora of temples, cities and mountains all waiting for your visit!
Why book our Childcare & Teaching Volunteer Thailand?
- Engage with the local children and teach them basic English
- Gain practical experience delivering a teaching programme for young children
- Discover Hua Hin’s many beach bars and restaurants and bustling nightlife
- Plan adventures with new friends and explore Thailand together
- Enjoy trying out Thai cuisine, with meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
Our Childcare & Teaching Volunteer Thailand has such a perfect balance of volunteering and holidaying, you won’t want to miss it! This project offers its volunteers the chance to work with children of every age, and spend the evenings visiting Hua Hin’s most popular places for locals and tourists alike.
If this is your first week, you will be transferred directly from Bangkok to Hua Hin upon arrival. Depending on your previous week’s program, you will be transferred to Hua Hin after brunch, with dinner at the Hua Hin centre.
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarise yourself with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your programme will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
- Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
- Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
- Tour around the compound and local area where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
- Visit a famous Buddhist temple nearby
- Visit the beach
Monday to Friday
In the morning, you will leave the centre between 08:00 and 09:00 to work at local child development centres or kindergartens with students from ages 2.5 to 6 years old. You’ll get a chance to work as a teacher’s assistant; play games, sing songs, teach simple English lessons or engage in other creative learning activities with children for 2-3 hours until 11:30.
In the afternoon, you will be teaching English in local primary or secondary schools with students ages between 6 to 12 years old. Expect to teach for 2-3 hours, around 13:00 to 15:30.
- Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
- Teaching Programme (2.5 – 6 yrs)
- Teaching Programme (6 – 12 yrs)
- Dinner at Hua Hin Centre
Evenings and Weekends
After a day of volunteering, you can choose to head out to the beach, or take part in the activities we provide our guests. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and travel further afield at the weekends!
Please note: This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Places to Visit
Hua Hin is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist destination, and it has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park. We recommend you also visit Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple atop that overlooks the sea.
In addition, Hua Hin is surrounded by beautiful national parks and you might decide to go slightly further afield to explore the likes of the Pa La-U Waterfall, located 60 km west of Hua Hin on the south side of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Alternatively, 45 km to the south of Hua Hin is the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!
Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations and is located only 280km Southwest of Bangkok. Hua Hin is where the city meets the sea, and offers scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars and long beaches as you embark on your Childcare & Teaching Volunteer programme here in Thailand.
About the Accommodation
Our centre is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms and you have a choice of standard, private or comfort accommodation. Further, there is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool where you can relax with friends in the evenings.
Available Room Types
- Standard shared rooms 4 people share on a single-gender basis
- Private rooms 1-4 people
- Comfort rooms 1-2 people
Thai cuisine is really something to get excited about! Typical dishes include plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat, along with seasonal fruits for dessert. Vegetarians can be catered for – just let us know! However, if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.
Most of your day will be spent in Hua Hin city centre, where all amenities can be found.
Activities & Events
We will visit the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you. Taste a variety of inexpensive street food.
Another trip to the vast night market in Hua Hin city! There is so much to see (and eat!) here that one night is just not enough!
Tonight it’s the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different shopkeepers. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs which are very attractive and listen to live music featuring local artists.
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 67 million
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)
From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.
Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.
Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas. By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own. We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.
With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world. Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.
You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
|Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
|DBS, Police Background Check
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance