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Thailand Teaching & Construction Work

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Thailand Teaching & Construction Work

Teach English, work with the children in their vegetable garden, contributing to their subsistence lifestyle, and create activities for cultural exchange, environmental and other important issues.

Prices from US$1,145

Thailand has continued to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking silvery beaches lapped by warm, crystal clear waters are complemented by friendly locals, mouth-watering local delicacies, and an ancient and fascinating historical heritage rooted in Buddhist origins.

Many children in Thailand have an integrated school on their grounds, which is also available to the poor families of the region. Housing, food and teaching materials are also provided for the poor students. This level of support and encouragement is so important to those who would otherwise not have sufficient access to educational facilities and represents a real opportunity to improve their livelihoods and standard of living, and improve the future of the next generation. The experience of being involved in such a worthwhile and wonderful project will surely have an enduring effect on your outlook on life.




  • Immerse yourself in true Thai culture
  • Bring support & encouragement to deprived communities
  • Make lifelong friends


Location Singburi, Thailand
Activities Teaching English
Work in the vegetable garden
Create activities & workshops for cultural exchange, environmental & other important issues
Renovation work
Building & painting walls
Making floors & libraries
Arts & handicraft activities
Transport Airport pick-up
Bus/taxi to project site
Accommodation Volunteer house / Eco-house


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers
Project-related travel & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation
Project training
24-hour international HQ back-up
In-country emergency support


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


introduction week

Your first week is designed to give you an opportunity to explore the history and culture of Thailand, and of course Singburi, with visits to local sites of special interest such as nearby markets, sample the local cuisine, familiarise yourself with Thai customs and meet the local people, as well as hopefully learning some key phrases to help you get by.  Following this wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your new surroundings, your briefings for the volunteer work will begin along with language classes and cooking lessons throughout the week.

volunteer work

In your second week you will be introduced to the childcare system and the varying work possibilities for your placement. Besides teaching English you may also get the chance to work with the children in their vegetable garden, contributing to their subsistence lifestyle, and create activities and workshops for cultural exchange, environmental and other important issues. There is always much needed renovation work to be done, and beautifying of the centre, which can include building and painting walls, and making floors and libraries. Depending on your interests and experience you may also get the opportunity to get involved in arts and handicraft activities.

While some of the children may not be orphans in the Western sense of the word, they do come from poor families who cannot afford the costs of education. As a result the children will live in school centres and eagerly learn from the teachers and volunteers, returning home to their families during the holidays. During the holidays the work will mainly consist of spending time with those kids who have remained behind and carrying out maintenance work on the site.


You'll fly into Bangkok on the Saturday or Sunday before your project begins and you will be met at the airport by a local representative. You will then transfer by bus or taxi to your project site for your placement, approximately 140 km north of Bangkok. In Singburi you will be met by local coordinators who will transfer you to the eco-house.


During the placement you will be staying in one of three eco-houses in Singburi. The rooms are twin shared and all the houses have Western style toilets, while one even has an Asian style toilet! You will have access to cool water showers, which you'll find refreshing in the heat of Thailand! There are communal areas for eating, relaxing and meeting your new friends and there is a local shop within walking distance of most of the houses should you feel the need for any additional treats!

There may also be the opportunity to spend some time in a homestay or at the orphanage itself in order to more effectively carry out the work necessary, although this will not be determined until you are on the placement.


All food is included during your placement, and you will find it to be typically Thai fare. Thai is one of the world's most exciting cuisines, and if you're willing to experiment, you'll be richly rewarded. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.

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In your spare time you can explore the local area and absorb Thailand's captivating culture. Explore golden temples, with their ancient Buddhist carvings and magical atmosphere. Try some more adventurous activities, such as mountain biking through the stunning landscape, diving, sailing or even sea canoeing.  Enjoy a Thai massage, which really will give you a new sense of serenity! As you can see, there will be no shortage of ways to occupy your time off.


2 weeks US$1,145

Extra week US$395


Weekly, please aim to arrive  betwwen Saturday 00:00 and Sunday 15:00 for airport pick up. 


Placements are from 2 weeks

This project is available throughout the Christmas period


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Bangkok (BKK)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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