Volunteer Teaching English in a Buddhist Temple School in Thailand

How would you like the opportunity to become immersed in Buddhist culture and traditions in Thailand while also helping to teach English to young students? Global Crossroad had a unique volunteering teaching English in a Buddhist temple school opportunity in Thailand that will prove to be an extraordinary experience!

  • Volunteer abroad teaching English in a Buddhist temple school in Thailand for a low starting price of only $250
  • Spend your free time exploring the culturally rich and beautiful country of Thailand
  • Well established and reputable program since 2003
  • Also feel safe and supported with our day and night in country coordinator and team

When you volunteer abroad teaching English in a Buddhist temple school in Thailand, you will have the opportunity to explore Buddhist and Thai culture, as you help children brighten their futures and employment opportunities as adults in a country with a large tourism industry. For centuries, Wats (Buddhist temples) have served as educational institutions for young Thai students. Although the influence of Western society has led to many changes in the educational system, Wat schools still function as a place of learning for many students.

Wats or temples are important public gathering places where religious and social activities take place. There are about 30,000 temples in Thailand where monks live and practice Buddhism. All temples receive donations that are used for the maintenance of temples and their physical surroundings. In addition to being a place of worship, many temples support social welfare activities for their local communities.

By joining the volunteering teaching English in a Buddhist temple school in Thailand, you will experience a reciprocal opportunity to give and to gain. You will be immersed in temple activities and constantly exposed to Thai and Buddhist culture that is deeply rooted in Thai society. This is primarily a teaching English in Thailand project, and as a volunteer you will teach students from primary and lower secondary school on weekdays, leaving evenings and weekends free for self-exploration and entertainment.

Role of Volunteer

When you join the volunteer teaching English in a Buddhist temple school program in Thailand, you will work inside temple walls to teach children (not monks) conversational English. Responsibilities of volunteers include activities such as:

  • Teaching Basic English
  • Developing children's English conversational skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Organizing and developing educational and creative activities
  • Supporting teachers
  • Assisting school administrations with operational tasks, fundraising and curriculum development

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to volunteer abroad teaching English in a Buddhist temple school in Thailand. However, your understanding of Thai culture and language can help improve the experience for you and your students.

Dates: Volunteer in Thailand

Ayutthaya Start Dates

Ayutthaya Volunteer Programs start every Monday of each month.
Surin & Sangklaburi Start Dates

Click here to find the start date of surin and sangkalaburi

Prices: Volunteer in Thailand

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Thailand programs at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Thailand application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee . You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Ayutthaya: Teaching/ Childcare
(Surin)- Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
Medical(Surin)-
Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
Elephant Conservation
(Surin)- Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour:
  1 Week   $260   $554   $621   $770
  2 Weeks   $440   $665   $727   $946
  3 Weeks   $620   $752   $837   $1,121
  4 Weeks   $660   $850   $944   $1,296
  5 Weeks   $810   $931   $1,007
  6 Weeks   $960   $987   $1,069   Available
  7 Weeks   $1,110   $1,043   $1,132 maximum
  8 Weeks   $1,260   $1,098   $1,194 -4 weeks only
  9 Weeks   $1,410   $1,154   $1,257
  10 Weeks   $1,560   $1,210   $1,319
  11 Weeks   $1,710   $1,266   $1,381
  12 Weeks   $1,860   $1,321   $1,444

How your fee is allocated?

Ayutthaya program

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house, host family)
  • Food (3 local food day)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Surin Program

Program fees cover:
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Two night guest house accommodation in Bangkok
  • One day Guided Bangkok Tour
  • Train transfer to Surin
  • Accommodation in Surin shared house
  • Full orientation of project and surrounding areas
  • Daily transfers to and from project location
  • Full ongoing support
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Food (food are cheap in Surin)
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Airport return transfer

The Thailand volunteer experience program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day