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Teaching English to children in northeast Thailand

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Not available from March 15th to April 30th and September 15th to October 31st




  • English
  • Thai

Cost in US$:

USD 750

Program Fees Include:

Airport pick-up and transfer to Bangkok city
2 nights guest house accommodation on the Khao San Road in central Bangkok
Guided tour of Bangkok's most stunning landmarks
VIP coach or train transfer from Bangkok to Surin

4 nights homestay accommodation in the elephant village each week
All meals whilst at the project location
3 nights in comfortable volunteer accommodation in central Surin city for volunteers staying longer than one week
Arrival orientation and project briefings and preparation
All transfers to and from the elephant village
Playtime with the elephants!
A donation to support the health and welfare of the elephants
All teaching materials required for your project work
Extra activities such as paper making, rice farming and all other community development projects
On the project, daily support of a local, experienced and English speaking coordinator
A donation to the school
Kayaking on the local river

Extensive pre-departure information pack
Pre-departure Skype chat with the Bamboo team in Thailand
24 hour in-country emergency contacts
On-going assistance throughout your stay

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Culture
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Volunteers for this project should be keen and eager to teach and improve the English of the children who attend this rural, underfunded and basic school. Work days will be Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and volunteers will teach around 3 classes each day. Absolutely no teaching experience is required as our team will guide you through the process and will work with you each day to ensure that you and the children are getting the most from your time. Accommodation is basic but comfortable and within a easy walk of the school. Surrounded by fields and elephants, volunteers should also be prepared for an exciting adventure!

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays
  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-3 days

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad