Working with Disadvantaged Children

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 program in Thailand for someone just like you!

  • Volunteer abroad with disadvantaged children in Thailand starting at just $250
  • Meaning and enriching way to travel and give back to our world community
  • Always feel safe and secure with day and night in country support
  • Reputable and highly reviewed volunteer with disadvantaged children opportunity in Thailand since 2003

Volunteer abroad with disadvantaged children in Thailand and work to positively change the lives of children and families forever. Surin is one of the most deprived areas in Thailand and the average income there is very low. This makes it very difficult for the parents to give their children the sort of facilities that parents other areas in Thailand take it for granted. In order for the families to not fall further back, the centers will give children care, training and skills to make them confident to improve their chances of having a successful future.
This is a unique volunteer with disadvantaged children opportunity in Thailand 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. You will also have free time over your weekend to venture out into the vast and vibrant country of Thailand!

Role of Volunteer

When part of the volunteer with disadvantaged children program in Thailand, you will work from Monday to Thursday and you will have 3 days to travel around and enjoy the local culture and landscape. Working hours are from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. During the project, you will organize and play various games as well as exercises through which the children can learn and have fun. You can teach nursery rhymes to younger kids and tell popular stories to older kids. The project also works to develop the physical health of the kids and you will be participating in games. Some of the centers are also in need of repairs and you can also participate in renovation and repair work.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to volunteer abroad with disadvantaged children in Thailand, but your understanding of Thai culture and language can help improve the experience for both you and the children. You must also respect at all times the Thai people and culture.

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

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer with Disadvantaged Children in Thailand