• Program: Volunteer Thailand
  • Location: Trat
  • Minimum Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Airport Pick-up: $75
  • Suitable for Groups: Yes
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Trat
  • Project Site: Elementary Schools
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
  • Meals Included: 2 Meals Daily
  • Suitable for Families: Yes
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide


Volunteer at a daycare center in Thailand and work with disadvantaged three to five-year-olds in the rural town of Trat. Based in a Buddhist temple, the daycare center is a safe, educational setting where children are cared for while their parents are at work. Youngsters attending the temple center receive Buddhist direction alongside general care, and the opportunity to gain an early education. buddhist temple

As a daycare center volunteer, you’ll assist staff with the children’s daily schedules, organizing fun, educational activities for the youngsters and encouraging them to learn through play. Volunteers also teach children the basics of English for two hours each day, helping them develop their vocabulary and build this sought-after skill from a young age. To find out more about volunteering in Thailand  downloading our Thailand brochure.

Your Role

As a daycare center volunteer, you’ll provide children with the care and attention they need, helping out with their daily routines. Volunteers also organize fun activities, encouraging children through play and song, and give simple English lessons for two hours each day.

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Work Schedule

Your working hours will be finalized when you arrive at your project site but most childcare center volunteers work from 8am until 12pm, five days a week.

Journey to Project

The schools are located around a 25 minute taxi ride from the volunteer dormitory.

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