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Thailand School Renovation Project!
Do you want to immerse yourself in rural Thai life? Are you looking for a chance to make a difference and improve the lives of countless people? Then this School Renovation Experience in Thailand with Global Crossroad is the perfect thing for you!
Thailand is an amazing country filled with friendly and smiling people. Here you can relax on white sandy beaches, trek through hills and dense jungle, explore ancient ruins and temples rich in history and take in giant bustling markets filled with everything you can imagine.
Sadly, despite all the great things the country has to offer, there are many communities in Thailand struggling with inadequate infrastructure and facilities. This hits disadvantaged children especially hard, as they’re often without proper schools or playgrounds to ensure a happy, healthy childhood and a proper education.
This is where you come in. As part of this school building volunteer project in Thailand, you will get to immerse yourself in rural Thai life, become part of the community, and make a huge positive impact for local children through sharing your love and passion and dedicating your time. Through your efforts, children will have the necessary facilities to ensure a productive childhood.
Do you want to increase the quality of life for countless disadvantaged people and children in rural Thailand while on a life changing adventure immersing yourself in the culture? Then contact Global Crossroad today for more information!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
During your volunteering work in Thailand with school renovation program, your responsibilities will include construction and painting work to construct, rebuild and renovate facilities like schools, daycare centers and playgrounds. Your exact tasks will depend on the needs of the project you’re placed with.
This work will greatly improve the lives of the children of rural and poor communities. By giving them access to adequate educational facilities, you help make sure that they lead constructive childhoods and receive proper education. This will open many doors for them in the future and help them break the cycle of poverty in the future.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no requirements for joining this School Renovation Volunteer Experience in Thailand. All you need is a great love for disadvantaged communities and a passion for seeing their lives improved. You should be kind, flexible and respectful of other cultures.
Local Team & Daily Support
Our projects and experiences in Surin are highly organized. Your guide will accompany you and your fellow volunteers each day as you travel to the project by pickup. He will serve as a liaison and translator and take you for lunch in a local restaurant around noon.
Thailand School Renovation Project: Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok
On arrival, we will collect you at the airport and take you to the accommodation in the city. You’ll have the rest of the day to rest after your long flight and get to know your new traveling and volunteering companions.
Day 2: Tour of Bangkok and Khao San Road
On day 2 of your Thailand building volunteer project, you’ll get a quick orientation in the morning followed by a tour of Bangkok’s greatest sights, including a river cruise, the Temple of Dawn and the famous reclining Buddha. The day rounds out with a fun night out on the town with your new friends on Khao San Road.
Day 3: Train to Surin
You leave the big city behind and travel by train to Surin. The journey will last for roughly 8 hours and give you plenty of chances to take in the rural Thai scenery and take some amazing pictures.
Day 4 - 7: School Renovation Volunteer Work in Thailand
For the next four days you’ll get to roll up your sleeves and make a direct impact on the local community in Surin. You will assist in the development, renovation and construction of schools, daycare centers and playgrounds. Your guide will be on hand to ensure your volunteering experience is all it can be and serve as a translator when needed.
Day 8: Return to Bangkok
Your School Renovation Project is over and it’s time to return to Bangkok for your return flight or onwards travel. If you’re with us for more than a week, the three next days are your weekend free time and you’ll return to work on day 11.
Thailand School Renovation Project: Dates and Fees
Surin Start Dates
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.
The program fee needs to be paid in GBP to directly to the country coordinator before the project start date.
(Surin)- Includes one day
Bangkok Guided Tour
(in Pounds (GBP))
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)
- 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
Accommodation and Meal
While you’re in Surin, you will stay in our safe and comfortable volunteer house. Here you’ll share a comfy room with fellow volunteers and have access to clean and modern bathroom facilities. Meals are not provided, but there’s a kitchen you can use whenever you want as well as plenty of options for food located nearby.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You’ll have time in the afternoon and evening after working each day to explore and enjoy Surin. If you’re with us for longer than a week, you’ll also get three full days each weekend to go on longer tours and excursions outside of Surin to explore broader Thailand.
Safety and In Country Support
Global Crossroad goes to great lengths to ensure the safety and comfort of you as a volunteer. We will support you from the moment you book, and a guide will always assist you to provide assistance in the case anything happens. Our facilities and projects are carefully vetted and inspected to ensure that they meet our safety standards.
Thailand School Renovation Project: FAQs
Arrival and departure
You need to fly into Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport to pick you up, and to facilitate this please provide us with your flight schedule and inform us of any delays or cancellations.
We do not provide transportation back to the airport at the completion of your project, but this is easy to arrange.
You will need to visit a Thai embassy or consulate to acquire a tourist visa to participate in our Thailand volunteering opportunities. This can take up to 2 weeks, so we advise arranging it well in advance. For information, visit the following link:
Vaccines against Hepatitis B, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis A, Routine Vaccinations, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and Rabies are highly recommended for anyone visiting or volunteering in Thailand.
For more information about vaccines, visit the following link: and consult with your medical doctor prior to vaccination and departure.
Why take part in this School Renovation volunteer program in Thailand?
You will get to travel in an exciting country in an affordable way and make lifelong relationships with great people as you make a huge and direct impact on the community you serve.
Meet like-minded people
You will get to make friendships for life as you travel and work with like-minded and interesting people.
Make a huge difference for entire communities
You will get to make a positive change for disadvantaged communities and especially children as you improve their access to infrastructure and crucial services while volunteering in construction program in Thailand.
Life changing experience
Your time spent working in Thailand will broaden your horizons and give you new perspective on life.
As you’ll be working directly in the community, you will get to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and traditions of those you help.
Other Volunteering Projects in Thailand
Global Crossroad has many other volunteering opportunities for you in Thailand. You can
work with elephants,
work in the medical sector and much more.
Contact Global Crossroad today to find out which one is right for you!
Other Renovation and Community Development Projects Worldwide
Sadly, there are communities all over the world in dire need of volunteers to help restore and improve their infrastructure. In order to bridge this gap and reduce inequality, Global Crossroad arranges programs all over the world that helps develop communities. See the list below for some of our most popular programs like this: