Volunteer in Thailand
Project Trust’s placements in Thailand range from quite rural settings through to large provincial towns and from small primary schools to fairly large, well resourced secondary schools and colleges.
A 12 or eight month Thailand Gap Year gives Volunteers the time and scope of responsibilities to really immerse themselves into the role of a teacher. Lessons take place in English and Volunteers focus on developing the conversational skills of the students.
Many of our projects in Thailand have been running for longer than 20 years and there is a real sense of achievement in being part of a long term volunteering project, knowing the impact you make will be taken up by your successors after your departure.
Thailand Gap Year Volunteer
Why volunteer in Thailand?
There is a well-developed tourist industry in parts of Thailand but your project offers something very different to the typical backpacking holiday. For your entire year you will be seeing a more authentic side to Thai communities and culture, making close friends and learning about the country in an immersive environment. For our Thailand gap year Volunteers, the experience is a profound one which will affect you long after you return home.
As a member of the English department your role will be to put your imagination and enthusiasm into making English learning fun. In addition to activities in the classroom, you will have the opportunity to involve yourself in English camps held all over the country. We encourage Volunteers to set up secondary projects during their school holidays, which can range from providing assistance in a school for people with disabilities, teaching in a monastery or actually spending some time as a monk or a nun – the opportunities on a Thailand Gap Year are endless.