Rural Schools Volunteer Project
Friends For Asia volunteers with an elephant Friends For Asia volunteers with an elephant

Rural Schools Volunteer Project


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

Program Duration

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

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

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.

Accommodation Options

  • Group living

Experience Required



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)

Application Procedures

  • Online Application