Trip Details

Volunteer Teaching Hua Hin -Karen Tribe

Get a taste of authentic Thailand on this incredible opportunity, volunteer teaching with the  Hua Hin -Karen Tribe! Here you will live amongst the tribe in their village and be able to fully immerse yourself in their ways and customs, exploring Thailand’s beauty as you go. Visit bustling markets, explore national parks and swim in stunning waterfalls – Thailand is waiting for you!

Have fun teaching Karen Tribe children basic English skills!

English literacy rates in Thailand are amongst the lowest in Asia, which is a lost opportunity for many who live in this popular tourist destination.  During the Karen Tribe Teaching programme, you will help at the school by giving English language lessons to the children, as well as helping out with community enterprise efforts. Some of the locals prepare banana chip snacks or other items for sale to supplement their incomes, and are always grateful of some extra help! These children love to have fun – and you will too, as you help them learn the basics of the English language in the fold of this wonderful tribe.

Explore the Stunning Sights and Sounds of Thailand

You will be staying in one of the most beautiful natural areas of Thailand: Kaeng Krachan National Park. This park is well-known for its abundance of fauna and flora and is a haven for biologists and nature lovers. However, you will also want to travel further afield at the weekends, and Thailand will not disappoint! From bustling cities to majestic mountains and temples galore, your adventures in Thailand will provide many memories to treasure and share on your return home!

Why Volunteer Teaching Hua Hin -Karen Tribe?

  • Improve the educational prospects of village children by teaching them English
  • Gain a unique insight into the Hua Hin -Karen Tribe’s customs and way of life
  • Explore Thailand, its parks, temples cities and vibrant culture
  • Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine – a taste journey in itself – with meals included
  • Stay in our comfortable accommodation with wifi and communal areas to relax in

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Trip Itinerary

You will arrive on Sunday and be transferred Hua Hin after brunch, where you will get to see you accommodation.

Weekly Schedule

Monday to Wednesday

Kaeng Krachan

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Kaeng Krachan
  • Morning ritual at the school with the children (singing the national anthem)
  • English teaching
  • Break
  • English teaching
  • Assist in the canteen to prepare lunch for the children
  • Lunch at the school
  • Free time
  • Possible opportunity for helping local entrepreneurs or painting & other fun activities/games with the children


  • Kaeng Krachan
  • Breakfast
  • Morning ritual at the school with the children (singing the national anthem)
  • Visit a nearby waterfall
  • Lunch at the school
  • Karen traditional weave bag, decorate their own bag with beads
  • Free time
  • Possible opportunity for helping local entrepreneurs or painting & other fun activities/games with the children
  • Dinner


  • Hua Hin
  • Breakfast at the school
  • Morning ritual at the school (singing the national anthem)
  • Teaching
  • Break
  • Teaching
  • Assist in the canteen to prepare lunch for the children
  • Lunch at the school
  • Head back to Hua Hin
  • Explore the coastal city of Hua Hin, have dinner and spend the night there

Please note:

This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

From mid-March to mid-May and all of October when schools are closed you will stay in Hua Hin and we will provide English camps for the local children.

Evenings and Weekends

After a day of creative exploits, you can choose to explore the area or head further afield on the weekends. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week and travel further afield at the weekends!

Trip Accommodation

Kaeng Krachan is the largest National Park in Thailand and consists of jungle, mountains, hills, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. Our accommodation is set on the school compound of a Karen Tribe village inside the park, approximately 65 km from Hua Hin – and 5 hours from Bangkok.

About the Accommodation

During your stay as a Volunteer Teacher for the Hua Hin Karen Tribe, you will be staying inside a Karen Tribe Village house with basic facilities. Here, you can immerse yourself Karen culture and get to know the locals and their customs.  at this unique site. Within the house, you have free Wifi in communal areas, and the rooms are shared with up to 4 people on a single-gender basis.

Food Arrangements

Three meals will be provided each day at the accommodation. These are typically Thai-style consisting of, Rice, noodles, vegetables, and meat. Vegetarian options are also available.


There is a local shop inside the village where participants can buy their necessities. However, there is no ATM available. Although you don’t need much money at all during your stay in the village, please make sure to bring some cash with you to fulfill your own needs whenever necessary.

Activities & Events

Throughout the week, we will take you to a local market, visit beautiful natural sceneries and a waterfall. There is also a river nearby where the local Karen children love to take a dive in. You are free to join the fun at any time or walk around to enjoy one of the most beautiful and untouched areas of Thailand.


Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 67 million
Capital: Bangkok
Language: Thai
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

Standard Requirements

Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
DBS, Police Background Check
Travel Insurance

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa