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Experience Thai beach culture and give back to the community of Hua Hin! Work with children each day in two different placements.

Program Highlights: 
  • Live and volunteer in one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations
  • Gain experience in teaching 
  • Prepare fun, educational songs and games for younger children
  • Enjoy evening trips to the local night markets
  • Enjoy a Thai language and culture lesson
  • Relax in the hammocks or by the pool in the afternoons

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum one-week commitment):

Arrival Day, Sunday:
Arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Volunteers will be picked up by members of the local team and transferred by a public bus and private shuttle to the accommodation in Hua Hin. Volunteers will settle in and get to know one another.

Day 1, Monday: They day will begin with a welcome orientation, followed by a Thai culture and language lesson. Following this lesson, volunteers will have a tour of the area and explore Plearnwan Market. After lunch, volunteers will have free time at one of the nearby beaches.

Days 2-5, Tuesday-Friday: Following breakfast, volunteers will work in a local child care center or kindergarten to assist teachers with child care tasks such as singing, playing games and more. After a lunch break, volunteers will teach English to older students, aged 6-18. Lessons will end at around 3:00 or 4:00 PM. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, volunteers will go to the night market and can enjoy local street foods. On Friday evenings, volunteers will visit the Cica Market, filled with food, art exhibitions, handmade gifts and live music.

Days 6-7, Saturday and Sunday: For volunteers staying only one week, departure is on Saturday morning. Volunteers who are extending will have the weekend free for rest and exploration. See "Travel Highlights" below for travel recommendations!

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will follow the schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free. Departures are on a Saturday.
 
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Location of the Project:  Hua Hin, Thailand
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Project length:  Min 1 week - Max 8 weeks
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Arrival Airport:  Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
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Volunteer Work:  English teaching, childcare
Age:  Min age of 18. Age exceptions: Participants aged 16 and 17 may apply with parental consent.
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international volunteers

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared, single-gender room
Food:  Three meals per day, two on weekends
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Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is provided upon arrival
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Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, lunches on weekends, personal expenses.
Hua Hin is one of Thailand's most popular beach destinations. It is located 280 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Kha. Hua Hin is the perfect destination for beach lovers.
Volunteers will work each morning in a childcare center or kindergarten. The afternoon volunteer work will take place in primary or secondary schools. 

Some of your tasks may include:
  • Preparing songs 
  • Playing educational games with the children
  • Putting the children down for naps
  • Teaching English lessons
Holidays: From mid-March until mid-May and October, primary and secondary schools will be closed. In the afternoon session,volunteers can join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community
Internet
Internet:  WiFi is available in public areas.
Laundry
Laundry:  On-site laundry machines can be used for an additional fee.
Accommodations
Accommodations:  Participants will stay in shared, single-gender rooms with up to four people per room. Each room has a hot shower, fan, air conditioner and ensuite bathroom. Volunteers can upgrade to private rooms or shared rooms with air conditioning for an additional fee.
Food:  Three meals a day are provided during the week and two meals a day are provided on the weekends. The meals will be Thai style, consisting of rice and noodle dishes. Most of the meals will be vegetarian, with meat offered on occasion.
Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:
  • Intermediate level of English
  • Police clearance
Hua Hin is popular among tourists, and offers volunteers the opportunity to sunbathe, swim or snorkel on the golden beaches. Popular attractions include the following:
  • Vana Nava Water Park
  • Khao Takiab Mountain
  • Pa La-U Waterfall
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Phraya Nakhon Cave
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