• 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


Tourism is Thailand’s number one industry; volunteer on our Teaching English Project and equip under-resourced elementary school pupils with this sought-after skill to improve their prospects. Both native and non-native intermediate English speakers are welcome to join the project, working with students aged from four to 12 as a teacher’s assistant in schools throughout the town of Trat.

Resources at schools in Trat are limited and most educational establishments cannot afford to employ a native English-speaking teacher. With your help, elementary schoolchildren can develop their conversational English skills and fine-tune their spelling, grammar and pronunciation. During the school holidays, volunteers help out at English camps, organizing fun and educational workshops. You can find out more about teaching English in Thailand by downloading the uVolunteer brochure.

Your Role

As a teaching English volunteer you’ll plan and deliver lessons for classes of 20 to 30 elementary school pupils, or work with smaller groups to provide more individual assistance. Assist teachers with conversational lessons, encourage pupils to use their English and help out with workshops in the school holidays.

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Work Schedule

Teaching English volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday. Working hours are from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm and you’ll usually help out with four classes each day.

Journey to Project

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

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