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Volunteer Teaching English to Buddhist Monks

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months


Throughout the year


The 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.


Volunteers do not need any specific qualifications, but should enjoy working with young adults and be open and respectful to Buddhism and other cultures. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English, along with creative, considering there is an incredible lack of teaching materials within the school.

Friends For Asia requires all volunteers in this project (and all other projects where volunteers work with children directly) to submit a certified police background check before volunteer service begins.

Intern Types

  • Education


  • English

Cost in US$:

799 for two weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Participation in the Teaching Monks Volunteer Project starts at USD 799 for two weeks. 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 work location and accommodation, ride to the airport after service, dinner.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Community Centers
  • Education
  • English Teaching

Typical Volunteer

An individual who loves to travel, wants to learn more about Thailand and assist Asia in it's development.

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Independent living

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 2 or 3

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad