Volunteer in Koh Samui Island, Thailand with Teaching English Program - from just $34 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Charity Challenges / Career Break / Learn Thai / Community Volunteer Projects / NGO / Summer Volunteer Programs / Care Work
Country: Thailand
Location : Koh Samui Island
Duration: 1 week to 1 year
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with children? Why not teach in an island paradise!

This essential education program is located in Koh Samui - a stunning tourist island situated in the Gulf of Thailand. A playground for holidaymakers, it is not hard to see why the island is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. However, poverty and destitution in this stunning location is rife, and its schools suffer from under funding and low staffing levels. Teaching materials are severely lacking and antiquated and computers are few and far between. Lesson plans and curriculum’s suffer immensely, but most importantly so do the students. English is a prerequisite for many jobs in Koh Samui given its tourism market, which is why the ability to speak even the most basic English stands a better chance of these children breaking free from poverty. Volunteers on this wonderful program will be working directly with children to improve their English language skills – and by doing so – improving their chance for a brighter future.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide English language skills and teach other subjects to vulnerable children in Koh Samui
  • Teach and interact with marginalized children in Thailand
  • Improve the future prospects of some of Thailand’s most impoverished children, and help them to break the poverty cycle
  • Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Over the years, thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers for travel abroad that provides cultural immersion alongside the chance to help those in real need. Join us now for a safe, fun, and sustainable volunteer program in Palestine for a truly memorable experience abroad!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

Start Dates

This project is available year-round on the first and third FRIDAY of every month. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check
Resume

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