- 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
In rural areas like Trat, many local schools are under-funded and under-resourced; as a result, the physical education curriculum is very basic and geared towards keeping students fit rather than introducing pupils to a wide range of enjoyable sports. By joining the Sports Education Project, you can provide elementary schoolchildren with the opportunity to discover new sports, develop their skills and uncover hidden talents, all while fostering a love of fitness.
Volunteers plan and deliver physical education lessons under the supervision of a qualified teacher, encouraging children to get fit and healthy while having fun. Resources are limited so volunteers are welcome to bring along any useful equipment like whistles, stopwatches or balls, which can be donated to the school on your departure. Find out more about sports education volunteering in Thailand by downloading the brochure.
As a sports education volunteer you’ll plan and deliver PE lessons for children aged from five to 12 at several schools across Trat. Your time and effort can provide youngsters with opportunities they wouldn’t usually receive to experience new sports. You’ll also get involved in inter-school sports contests and encourage children to participate in friendly competitions.
Sports education volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday. Working hours are from 8am until 3.30 pm and you’ll often attend a number of schools each week. Volunteers may also be required to help out with the junior football team’s training session between 4pm and 6pm.
Journey to Project
The schools are located around a 25 minute taxi ride from the volunteer dormitory.