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Thailand Childcare Volunteer (Surin & Ayutthaya)!

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for children? Do you have a thirst for exploration and adventure? Global Crossroad has a wonderful volunteer with disadvantaged children in Thailand for someone just like you!

Thailand is a gorgeous country to travel in and to roam through. The country’s rich history and culture is on display in the many ruins and temples found across the country and the people are friendly and welcoming, earning the country’s nickname as the “land of smiles”.

Unfortunately, in areas like Ayutthaya and Surin the average income is very low, and access to adequate childcare services for poor families is nonexistent. Parents often have to travel far to provide for their kids, and thus have no choice but to leave their children unattended during this time.

This is a unique project where you will have the chance to share your love and compassion with children who will be ever so grateful for your time and attention. By giving them love and attention while their parents are working, you will nurture and inspire these children to greater heights.

Are you interested in an amazing adventure in Thailand that also lets you make a difference and change both your life and the lives of others? Then contact Global Crossroad about this exciting chance to volunteering in Thailand in childcare center!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Your tasks and responsibilities in this project will be varied. You will be responsible for caring for children, teaching English, organizing various extracurricular activities and assisting with administrative work. Most importantly you will provide love and care to the children and provide them with a safe and happy environment while their parents are away.

Through your efforts you will be providing children with a hope for a brighter future and allow them to reach their full potential and lead successful and thriving lives as adults.

Skills and Qualifications

You do not need any specific education, skills or experience to partake in this volunteer project. All you need is a great love and passion for children and a desire to help improve their lives and give them a chance at a better future. You also need to be a kind and patient person who is respectful of other cultures.

Volunteer in Thailand childcare center (Surin): Itinerary


Here you will get some time to freshen up and perhaps go and explore the local area. In the evening you will meet with the rest of your fellow travelers and have your first real taste of Thailand. Your placement starts in Bangkok where you will be taken to your guesthouse on the famous Khao San road.


Today you will have the chance to try out some tasty Thai street food and experience the Bangkok bustle! The tour will take you to see some of the most famous Bangkok landmarks such as temples, ruins and an amazing river cruise.


After experiencing everything Bangkok has to offer, it’s time to get on a train and head to Surin. The train ride is roughly 6-7 hours and will allow you plenty of time to enjoy the amazing scenery and charming Thai villages on the way. On arrival you will be brought to your accommodation and given a briefing on your childcare volunteering program in Thailand.


You will have a chance to meet all of the students and the staff you will be working with on your placement and get to know everyone better. The rest of the day you can prepare for your upcoming volunteer work.


During these days, you will be working in the Thailand childcare volunteering program caring for and teaching disadvantaged Thai children.


You will be able to relax during your free time by exploring Surin or visiting nearby Cambodia for the weekend. If you’re only with us for a week, this is the end of our time together and you can travel onwards. If you’ve signed on for longer, this will be your weekend before starting another fun-filled week of childcare volunteering project in Thailand.

Note: Return travel to Bangkok is not included but is easy to arrange. And we do not offer Bangkok tour when you join children program in Ayutthaya. The Bangkok tour is only available if you join Surin program

Thailand Childcare Volunteer: Dates and Fees

Ayutthaya Start Dates

Ayutthaya Volunteer Programs start every Monday of each month.

Surin Start Dates

Click here to find the start date of surin and sangkalaburi


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.

For Surin,The program fee needs to be paid in GBP to directly to the country coordinator before the project start date.

Duration Ayutthaya
(in US$)
  1 Week   $260
  2 Weeks   $440
  3 Weeks   $660
  4 Weeks   $880
  5 Weeks   $1,100
  6 Weeks   $1,320
  7 Weeks   $1,540
  8 Weeks   $1,760
  9 Weeks   $1,980
  10 Weeks   $2,200
  11 Weeks   $2,420
  12 Weeks   $2,640

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
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

Accommodation and Meal

Our volunteer house in Thailand is located in a safe and relaxed environment and is close to your project placement. Each of the bedrooms is tidy and equipped with fans, shared  beds, bedding materials,  mosquito nets and modern bathrooms. There are no meals provided in Surin, but there is a kitchen for you to cook in and many alternatives for food located nearby. Volunteers working in Ayutthaya will receive breakfast and dinner.

Read more about your accommodation and meal

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While volunteering with children in Thailand, you will have plenty of opportunity to explore. On weekdays your evenings will be free to discover everything Thailand has to offer, and you have three days each weekend to go on trips all over East and Central Thailand or neighboring Cambodia.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration in Thailand.

Safety and In Country Support

Global Crossroad takes your safety seriously. The project placement and volunteer house are regularly inspected to ensure your security and comfort and are located in safe areas. Your local coordinator will also be available at all times to assist you with anything you need.

Learn more about our safety and in-country support in Thailand.

Thailand Childcare Volunteer: FAQs

How far is the volunteering with disadvantaged children in Thailand project location from the accommodation?

The project is located about 20 minutes’ drive from your accommodation. You can travel via local bus or on Tuk Tuk to reach the project. Normally, it costs $1 or $2 for a day’s round trip to and from the project.

What should I wear to the Childcare center?

It’s very important to be comfortable and there aren’t strict dress codes, but you will need to avoid wearing flip flops and vests. T shirts (covering your shoulders) are fine and try to wear trousers rather than shorts where possible.

Do I need a criminal record check to work with Children?

As you’ll be working with children, Thai authorities require that you request a background check from your country of origin.

Why Thailand Childcare Volunteer ?

This Thailand Childcare Volunteer Program is an eye-opening and life-changing volunteer project that can truly change the present and future lives of countless deserving children. You will positively influence their lives in ways you cannot imagine.

Dedicate your time to create a healthier and safer environment for kids to live in

All volunteers participating in this project get the opportunity to give children healthy, secure and constructive childhoods. All of this work has a long-term positive affect on the staff, the children, the families and the local community.

Give your time to a cause greater than yourself

Taking part in this project will allow you to fully dedicate your time and effort into improving the lives of poor children. You will not only be able to save these children from daily hardships and struggles but also give them a secure space to grow up and develop.

Support daily operations and activities in the local childcare center

Volunteers in an childcare Thailand project get to interact with children from all backgrounds while volunteering in childcare centers. However, each of our childcare center is in huge need of support and development. Thus, the extra help offered by volunteers to run the daily operations and tasks will be very much appreciated.

Develop real and lasting relationships with children

The love and the care that volunteers provide the children with will make them feel loved and help them enjoy their childhood without any emotional disturbance or pressure. This way volunteers will get the chance to develop real and lasting relationships with children staying at our childcare center.

Any important information you want to share about this project:

Volunteering with children in Thailand is always fun-filled and meaningful. This project is located at a government care center that helps take care of underprivileged Thai children. Volunteering in the project, you will directly help increase the resources of the center. You can be the change that the deprived children sorely need. You will also give valued support to the local Thai professionals and the children in their care. The program provides awareness and understanding of the local community and is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture.

Other Volunteering Projects in Thailand

Global Crossroad arranges a long list of volunteering opportunities in Thailand. You can
work with elephants,
teach English,
provide valuable healthcare,
help renovate schools and much more.

Other Childcare Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide

Childcare is sadly a lacking commodity in much of the developing world. To help alleviate this problem, Global Crossroad organizes volunteer programs in this vein all across the world. See the list below for some of our most popular childcare projects: