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Why Choose Travel to Teach?

Travel to Teach was created by volunteers for volunteers.

Travel to Teach started life as a small volunteer placement in Nongkhai, Thailand. Through the support of our volunteers and the quality of our programmes we have grown into an international volunteer organisation with over twentyfive projects in thirteen countries in the developing world.

We have consentrated our programs to Central America and Souheast Asia and have one office in each continent so as to be able to keep close contact with our partner organisations and our volunteers when they are on the programs.

Ethical Volunteering

We strive to develop our programs according to the guidelines for ethical volunteering as we:

  • Employ local people from the communities within which we work.
  • Are open as to how our volunteer fees are spent.
  • Describe our programs as truthfully as possible.

Information and Openness

  • We have email addresses of previous
  • volunteers who have written stories about their stay. You can read their volunteer stories and also contact them directly to ask them about their time with Travel to Teach.
  • We have a number of photo galleries and also some video diaries of Travel to Teach volunteer life. We feel these features of our web site help prospective volunteers make a considered decision when choosing a volunteer program.
  • We aim to ensure that our website contains current and accurate information about our projects. If any changes occur during the application process, applicants will be fully informed.


We have a lot of set options for combining volunteering in multiple places within one country or between countries and we are very flexible and open to variations of them. Conditions are that we ask you to stay a minimum of at least one month in each country.

Level of Support

We have both westerners and/or people from the respective country as coordinators in all of our placements. Head office are also contactable twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


Travel to Teach is a non profit organisation based in Thailand. Since all of our staff are either at the head office in Thailand or at our project locations we are able to avoid paying high western overheads to keep our volunteer fees at a minimum.

You can read more on how we distribute our fees and compare our prices to other organisations by clicking on the links above.

 Photo Dipesh, UK
I arrived on the final day of the great festival of Song Kran in the beautiful land of smiles. I made my way to Nongkhai where I was welcomed by a great group of other T2T volunteers. Who would have thought that this was the beginning to a life changing experience...
Read Dipesh's Volunteer Story
Combination Stays
Discounts for volunteering in more than one country.
 Photo Arielle's Travel Blog
Read about Arielle's time travelling and volunteering in South East Asia...
Visit Arielle's Blog
 Photo Ann-Marie, Australia
There is no age limit to being a Travel-to-Teach volunteer. I would recommend this experience to everyone. I always felt safe in Thailand and arrived home fitter and healthier than I have been for a long time.
Read Ann-Marie's Volunteer Story