Thailand – Hua Hin Teaching and Childcare

Give back to the local Thai community and spend time with local students as you teach English in schools in and around Hua Hin. Experience Thai culture and visit beautiful beaches during your free time!


Program Highlights:

  • Live and volunteer in one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations
  • Help students to broaden their minds and have a cultural exchange as you teach English and assist local staff with your creative ideas.
  • Enjoy evening trips to the local night markets
  • Relax in the hammocks or by the pool in the afternoons
  • You can enhance your experience by adding our Thai Culture Week in Hua Hin (see additional options below).


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

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Suvarnabhumi (BKK) or Don Mueang (DMK) Airports. 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: The day will begin with a welcome orientation, followed by a Thai culture and language lesson. After 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: Teaching sessions are in the morning or afternoon, depending on the school and its requirements. A regular day may look like this:

  • Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
  • Teaching
  • Lunch
  • Prepare lessons for the next day along with your fellow participants
  • Dinner at Hua Hin Center


Days 7-8, Saturday-Sunday: The weekend is free for volunteers to relax or travel. See “Travel Highlights” below for travel recommendations!

Remaining Weeks: Remaining weeks will follow the pattern of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free. Departures are on a Saturday.


Location icon Location of the Project: Hua Hin, Thailand

Project length Project length: Minimum 1 week (6 days) – Maximum 8 weeks

Arrival Airport Arrival Airport: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) or Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Volunteer Work Volunteer Work: English teaching

Number of Volunteers Number of Volunteers: Up to 20 international volunteers

Age Age: Minimum age of 18. Participants aged 16 -17 may apply with parental consent.

Important Note Important Note: Families with children are welcome to join the Family Friendly version of this volunteer program.


What’s Included

Accommodations Accommodations: Shared, single-gender rooms

Food Food: Three meals per day, two on weekends

Airport Transfers Airport Transfers: We provide airport pickup upon arrival

Support 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, airport drop off, personal expenses.

Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations for locals and tourists alike. 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.


As a volunteer, you will teach English in various primary and secondary schools in Hua Hin. The age of the students may be between 6 and 18. Many schools are open to new concepts and approaches to teaching. This means that you can share your ideas and teaching strategies that may complement the local Thai teaching style. The aim is to continue improving the children’s prospects by teaching them English. You will also gain an insight into the Thai education system and develop friendships with students and teachers.

You will work alongside other teachers and participants in the class, where you can also help create lesson plans and organize activities in the classroom. Before participants go to the placement, they will work with local coordinators and review the teaching lessons, materials and activities for that day to ensure continuous lesson plans for children.


You will leave the centre at 08:30 a.m. 09:30 a.m, 11.00 a.m. and 1. 00 p.m. depending on the school. Expect to teach for 2-3 hours. The classes are in the morning or afternoon based on the availability of the time slot and the school. Also, there are days when you have to teach kids in both morning and afternoon. They usually served lunch at the school or the centre, depending on the program scheduled on a particular day.


School Holidays:
School holidays usually take place from the beginning of October to mid-November and March to May. During such times, you can join special classes and English camps for young students that are organized by the local community. There will be smaller groups of students from primary and secondary schools during the English camp program. Use your creative skills through song, dance, games, and repetition to help young children to learn and enjoy their introduction to basic educational concepts. Environmental and construction volunteer programs are also available.

Internet icon Internet: Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Laundry icon Laundry: On-site laundry machines or service is available for an extra fee.

Accommodations icon Accommodations: Participants will stay in single-gender dormitories with up to eight people per room. Rooms have shared bath-rooms with western toilets and hot water showers. Volunteers can upgrade to private rooms for an extra fee (see Additional Options below). The accommodation complex has a pool area and garden for the volunteers.

Food icon Food: Three meals a day are provided during the week and two meals a day on the weekends. The meals will be Thai style, comprising rice and noodle dishes. Most of the meals will be vegetarian, with meat offered occasionally.

  • Intermediate level of English
  • Minimum 1 week (6 days) commitment
  • Min age 18 or 16-17 with parental consent
  • Police clearance
  • Motivation to work with children
  • All participants must bring along with them 4-5 COVID-19 self-test kits (average 1 per week) to cover their stay.

Culture Week in Hua Hin (Highly Recommended):
For an additional fee, you can extend your stay for a week, with a program designed to introduce you to Thai culture, as well as give you time to get to know the other volunteers. During the program, you’ll have time to explore several famous sights around Hua Hin, followed by Thai customs, language, cooking lessons.


Hua Hin is popular among tourists, and offers volunteers the opportunity to sunbathe, swim or snorkel on the golden beaches. Popular attractions include:

  • Vana Nava Water Park
  • Khao Takiab Mountain
  • Pa La-U Waterfall
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Phraya Nakhon Cave

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