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Rural Schools Volunteer Project

Program Duration

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


Volunteer English teachers have to be at least 18 years old to be considered. It's also important that they're fluent in written and spoken English. While veteran teachers are enthusiastically welcomed, teaching credentials are not required to volunteer to teach English in Thailand.

Beyond this, Friends for Asia requires all volunteers who will be working directly with children to file a certified police background check before their start date.

Our Rural Schools Project is only available during the Thai school year, and is closed during the Thai summer from March to mid-May and during October (for the mid-school year break)


  • English

Cost in US$:

799 for two weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training

Program Fees Include:

Participation in the Rural Schools Volunteer Project starts at a minimum of two weeks at USD 799. Each additional week is USD 119.

Fee includes: Airport pick up, accommodation during orientation and entire project time, breakfast every morning, lunch every work day, 2 day orientation, half day city tour, cultural dinner and show, onsite coordinator and 24 hour emergency assistance.

Fee does not include: Plane tickets, travel insurance, cost of criminal police background check required for this project, cost of transportation to and from the orphanage and accommodation (roughly USD5 per day), ride to the airport after service, dinner.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Computer Training
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Age Range

olunteer English teachers have to be at least 18 years old to be considered.

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 days