Kindergarten Volunteer Thailand
Kindergarten Volunteer Thailand
Love working with children? On our Kindergarten Volunteer Thailand programme, you’ll be in demand! Many children’s care development centres and kindergartens in Hua Hin are facing a teacher shortage problem, often with up to 30 children packed into a classroom. This is difficult for only one teacher to give each individual child as much attention as they need. Therefore, your input will help these children to get some quality teaching time, as you engage them with music, rhymes and games during your stay!
Support Teachers & Help to Give Thai Kids a Better Start in Life
During your time as a Kindergarten Volunteer in Thailand, you will play an important role of helping local teachers in the classroom. Your enthusiasm for learning – with a touch of creative play – will be most welcome here as you help these young children to learn the basics of English. Importantly, this programme is also about building little ones’ confidence and giving them a great start in life, so if you’re a motivated, bubbly person, you will feel right at home here, sharing some of that positivity with kids and staff alike! Incidentally, as schools do not commonly teach English, you’ll find teachers also keen to pick up a little English as you work in the classroom! Win/Win!
Explore and Enjoy the Popular Beach Resort of Hua Hin
After your day of teaching kids, you can head out to explore Hua Hin’s fabulous beaches, extraordinary night markets and delicious street food! Take in this city’s vibrant culture and meet friendly locals who like to practice their English on you! However, don’t forget you also have great accommodation here, which has plenty of great spaces to relax in and socialise, as well as a swimming pool for those hot summer evenings. Making new friends is a terrific part of our programmes as you stay together (single-gender rooms) and share stories of your experiences on your various volunteer projects.
Why be a Kindergarten Volunteer in Thailand?
- Play an important role of teaching Thai kids English through fun activities
- Be a much-needed support to teachers in overpopulated classrooms
- Explore Hua Hin and enjoy a beach holiday experience as you volunteer
- Enjoy Thai cuisine and get a taste for authentic street food at the night markets
- Stay in our spacious accommodation with meals and beverages* included
*tea, coffee and drinking water
During your time as a Kindergarten Volunteer in Thailand, you will be working with children from age 2 to 6 years old at a local children’s development centre/kindergarten. These are located in Hua Hin and you will be expected to work there for 2-3 hours from 09:00 – 11:30 AM. Therafter, the day is yours to enjoy further!
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
- Breakfast at Hua Hin Centre
- Kindergarten Volunteer programme
- Enjoy a local beach
- Dinner at Hua Hin Centre
Evenings and Weekends
After a day of teaching Thai kids, you can choose to explore the area or take part in the activities which we provide for our guests in the evenings. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and travel further afield at the weekends!
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, long beaches and palm tree-decorated landscapes to enjoy during your stay!
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