If you have ever considered volunteering abroad, Thailand is a wonderful country to volunteer in. The hospitality of the Thai people and the beauty of the landscape makes Thailand an ideal destination for volunteers.
There are many reasons for wanting to volunteer abroad, whether you are taking a Gap Year, career break or a volunteer vacation, Travel to Teach can introduce you to all aspects of this extraordinary culture.
Thailand is a nation that has been catapulted into modernity. Its relatively strong economic development and booming tourist industry mean that English teachers are in high demand. Volunteering will take you away from the popular tourist destinations of Koh Samui and Phuket and introduce you to more traditional Thai communities.
Volunteers in Thailand get a unique insight into Thailand that most backpackers will never get to see.
Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city, the capital of the North and Thailand's culturally most interesting city. T2T volunteers have the opportunity to teach English to Primary students aged between six and fifteen years old at either of the several government schools we work with, all situated in Doi Saket where the volunteer house is situated.
In a natural park on the slopes of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, 60 km west of Chiang Mai, this little village has the most spectacular view over mountains and waterfalls.
The sleepy town of Mae Hong Son lies to the north west of Chiang Mai and is located on the Burmese border. Our volunteers work with several schools for Burmese refugees, a local temple and at a local orphanage for Shan (Burmese) children.
Travel to Teach offers the opportunity to stay at a forest temple retreat, living a traditional Buddhist monk lifestyle. Meditation is the focus here and most of your day will be taken up by undertaking various forms of meditation. It can be a challenging experience, please read further details in the temple retreat section of the website, accessible by clicking on this text.
We have volunteer programs located in Temples surorunding Nongkhai. Teaching at a temple is a great way to see traditional Thailand and Buddhism in action. Monk students are both keen to learn English and to educate on Buddhism and temple life.
Travel to Teach has a volunteer homestay program in a small village in north east Thailand where volunteers can live with a local family and teach at a local school, experiencing the rural Thai lifestyle.