Volunteer Thailand

Thailand Teach

About

Welcome everyone to volunteer in English, art, music, theater, sports, swimming, medical or any talent to benefit children.

Reach out to people to volunteer and contribute their valuable time, talent, and expertise that bring unforgettable moments and a heartwarming and rewarding experience for all participants.

Contribute to the rural communities and motivate the local children, families, and villagers to get to know the outside world through cultural exchange, hope, strength, and joy.

Provide local children and families with hope, strength, and joy.

Thailand Teach
About 2 hours north of Bangkok Thailand

68 Moo 10, Tambon Pho Chon Kai, Bang Rachan District, Sing Buri 16130, Thailand

Please note it takes about 30 days before we can respond as we have a Free listing with Go Overseas.

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Founded
2008

Reviews

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Dylan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thailand Teach is honestly the best volunteer experience you could get. From a great homestay environment to great students, and to the nicest hosts. I came as a 16-year-old, alone, and rest assured, everything went safely and smoothly, so if you're looking to send your child or you are a youth yourself, don't worry, this is the safest trip you could find. I whole-heartedly recommend anyone to experience this themselves.

Click this link below to view my full account for the experience:
https://www.sgdym-dw.com/post/why-i-went-to-singburi-thailand-volunteering-experience

Southeast Asia is the hub for international volunteers. Teaching English, building houses, creating a sustainable environment or enforcing animal protection are all ways people are helping the local communities. Volunteering helps enrich your life journey, influence your perspective and gives you a chance to experience pure happiness. This all comes with an added bonus of being able to travel and live among friendly people, take in the rich culture, devour enchanting cuisines, and live the simple local life....

Best Regards,
Dylan Wu

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Juergen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Our family had a wonderful time with Rob and Pooh, who support the local schools with the volunteers. Poohs wholehearted way of making us feel at home (and the best thai-food on a daily basis) and Robs pragmatic and direct way of hosting are wonderful.
We felt at home in a different country. Home-stay gets a new meaning.
Thank you, Rob and Pooh, you supported us to grow as a family and enjoy the time. I think one of the feww places that support families with younger kids.

What would you improve about this program?
Bringing more people to this specific volunteering place to allow volunteering as a way to get to know people and the country.
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Kim
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have a wonderful experience joining Thailand Teach. I have never expected that volunteering could be in such friendly, comfortable and easy environment and it's very much because of Pooh, Robert and all the family members, warmth, great hospitality that make me feel comfortable as part of the family. I strongly recommend this to first- timer volunteers, as it's such an eye opening and lifetime experience.

Dave
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would just like to share my volunteer teaching experience with you. The month in Bang Rachan, Sing Buri was absolutely amazing and our hosts Rob and Pooh, made us feel like part of their extended family.
The teachers and students at the local temple school were enthusiastic, welcoming and receptive, making us feel extremely comfortable. The Students are a delight!!
Living with the Thai family in extremely clean and comfortable accommodation allowed us to embrace the true Thai culture and getting to know neighbours and locals in this rural community enabled us to experience many amazing things that are well outside any average Thailand holiday.
As an experienced Thai Restaurant cook, Miss Pooh serves meals that are better than anything I've experienced in top Thai restaurants and the variety was astounding. She is happy to share all her cooking secrets with you.
I could go on for hours about the generosity of our hosts who showed us all the local sights, introduced us to the best eateries and ensured all of our needs and requirements were fulfilled.
Witnessing locals constructing traditional brooms made from palm tree fronds, collecting coconuts and de-husking by the old traditional methods, grating coconut were just some of the many experiences.
One neighbour uses trained squirrels to collect nuts from high in the trees.
The Thai locals, by our standards are extremely poor, however, they are rich in terms of embracing a true sense of family and community.
Anyone contemplating a holiday to Thailand should consider a trip to Bang Rachan which is a couple of hours north of Bangkok and stay with Rob and Pooh. Volunteering at the local school is the bonus.
You will leave Thailand a lot richer for the experience.
I am planning my next trip for the new year !!!

Pablo Evaristo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

We have spent 2 weeks with Rob, Pooh & family in their guesthouse. I have stayed with my wife and 2 kids (5 and 7 years old).
We have been in a school located in Bang Rachan, near the house as volunteers. Assisting in English classes with kids of this rural area.
I encourage everyone to try this experience to share some time in the schools with the local kids and stuff so you can understand better Thai lifestyle and culture and help the community.
The stay in the guesthouse has been awesome because Rob and Pooh are the best! They have helped us in everything as part of the family.
They prepare great food and you can learn how to cook Thai food.
You have to be prepared to live in the countryside, that means: hot, humidity, mosquitoes, some bugs, lizards and so on. If you are good with that you'll have a great time here.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I chose Thailand Teach after months of surfing around the net. There is not a lot of local-based organizations that would allow students under 18 to join. And since my personal philosophy prohibits me to join the programs created by all those large international organizations that cost a fortune (I believe that organizations like those have their own interest in mind, generating money through creating volunteering opportunities), I looked for local ones like Thailand Teach.

With a Thailand Teach, I could really see that all the past volunteers, their efforts and donations are put to good use and that none of it is put into the pockets of the organizers. And through their Facebook page, I could see how the past volunteers all seem close to the host and happy in general with their experience. Lastly, through my interaction with Robert between emails, I began to really trust them since he is so responsible and thorough with every detail and plan.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

Thailand Teach was amazing in helping me plan my trip over to Singburi. Aside from the plane tickets, everything else was planned by them. They helped me organize a contacted driver of theirs to bring me to the homestay and took care of everything thereon. They had a whole handbook on information regarding the program, what to bring, and how to get there.

With me being a high school student traveling alone, it was really helpful that Thailand Teach helped me organize such a large portion of my trip, without their help, it would have been a very hard process.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Writing from the perspective of a traveling minor, I will have to remind and emphasize on the point that THIS PROGRAM IS SAFE, and PEOPLE, IN GENERAL, ARE GOOD-HEARTED. There is no need to be afraid or nervous, especially in Thailand - the people would gladly help you out.

And remember, the people down in rural Thailand have very different life views and in order to fully embrace the experience, you'll have to put down all things you think you know and be accepting of new ideas.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I have a more detailed description of my week and the schedule of each day in my article at my site.

But here's a brief summary of the day:

Every day, depending on the school schedule of your classes, you wake up around 7:30. Then Pooh, the host, helps prepare you breakfast, and you're on your way to the school.

After teaching a few classes, you would be eating the school lunch and would eat together with the school staff.

To end off your day, you would finish your afternoon classes, return home – sometimes Pooh would take you out around Singburi – eat dinner and turn in for the day.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

Fears. That's all that I felt before landing in Thailand. Traveling under 18 is not an easy task. I was worried about my own safety, worried about my ride over to Singburi, and worried that I would not make a great teacher, doing more damage than helping.

However, after arriving at the homestay and meeting the lovely host, Pooh, I figured everything is going to be ok. Since I was on my own and the youngest volunteer they've had, Pooh took great care of me, showing me around and assisting me on teaching the first few days. With her assistance, I felt more safe and confident.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Robert Newton

Job Title
Volunteer Project Manager
Robert believes small changes ripple outward and lives simply, speaks kindly and cares deeply while making the best of every situation. Robert's passion is to have as many people experience how "Volunteering changes your world". Robert is always there to assist, make suggestions, communicate clearly and ease tensions with visitors and locals in the rural area his programs operate.
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What is your favorite teach abroad memory?

Most favorite memory was just after the flooding when almost everyone in areas not affected travelled to assist everyone in need. To see so many selfless and caring acts of kindness by total strangers was humbling and gave me such hope and faith in others.

What about the future of the industry? How do you think teach abroad and international education will change over the next 10 years?

Community Based Organizations that are at the front line of change will be given the opportunity to do more directly with the public and exclusive benefits only extended to 501(C) organizations. The non-profits, NGO and charities who are the current gate keepers will have to give way to social enterprise organizations that pursue a public benefit mission.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

"Today I have started volunteering with Udaan an NGO that is without any funding, just people who wish to give back to society by giving their time to teach kids at government schools. I would like to thank Charu Shah for giving me this opportunity. I would also like to thank Robert Newton Jr , Poohlrob Ttn and Thailand Teach / Volunteer Inn - Thailand Teach. For over 13 months I was living at Thailand Teach and was directly or indirectly part of the volunteering work they do. It was a wonderful and humbling experience especially since it was in a very small village 155kms north of Bangkok. I have learned a lot from Robert, he would always tell volunteers and me that giving our time is much more powerful than shelling out money for charity (though money in the form of donations is also important and helps with improving infrastructural facilities and equipment). Hope to keep moving ahead and help to change society in a holistic manner." -Farzaan M

What does the future hold for Thailand Teach - any exciting new programs to share?

We will be offering others the opportunity in learning to build Thai mud huts, help out in local Temples and local hospitals.