Children's Kindergarten Project in Thailand

Volunteer at a pre-school in Thailand and impact the lives of local children

Help make a difference on the grounds of an eco-farm pre-school in Bang Phra and play a part in an influential time of the children's development. You'll become part of an existing teaching team and be a valued support member. From playing, through to supervising or feeding, you'll be able to make a huge positive impact on these children, and bring some new entertainment to their day. By staying for at least 4 weeks, you're able to form some strong bonds and make positive differences throughout.

All Accommodation Included in Shared Volunteer House
Full Volunteer Placement of 4+ Weeks
Every Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Airport Pickup & Transfer Included
Full In-Country Orientation
Complete Pre-Departure Travel Preparation
Placements Available from 4 weeks to 24 Weeks
Weekly Start Dates

The Project

Your Support

In the kindergarten, the main priority is the children’s safety and wellbeing. As a volunteer in this privately run kindergarten, you can play with the group on the spacious indoor and outdoor grounds, help the carers organise performances or excursions, and take care of the children. During kindergarten, children also develop their first skills which helps prepare them for school. That is why it is important to support all children through answers and advice. For larger groups, this is not always possible for the teachers alone. That's why you can help the caregivers promote the children's skills to provide a solid foundation for their future education.

The Kindergarten

Your job site is a kindergarten on the grounds of an eco-farm in the south of Thailand. In the privately run facility, the children can play and develop their social skills in a fun environment. They get in touch with nature and the animals on the farm and learn how to handle both. In addition, they will go through tasks which prepare them for their future education. The concept of the kindergarten is based on an informal ‘learn-by-doing’ approach that encourages children according to their abilities and interests. This concept continues in the adjacent elementary school. The older children will then help the younger ones and thus learn responsibility. In this way, all children benefit from cooperation.

Skills Required
  • Energetic
  • Friendly
  • Outgoing
  • Adaptable
  • Good with Children
  • Patient 
Types of Tasks
  • Creating & Leading Games
  • Monitoring
  • Food Prep
  • Developing Social Skills
  • Providing Support
Age Range & Requirements

Age Range

We are able to take applicants who are aged 18+, and although we do not set any upper limit on age, it is important to check if you're eligible for a visa with the relevant immigration authorities.

Requirements

You must be an energetic and friendly person, who has a real passion for working with children. A background or education in working with children is beneficial, but not essential.

Location

The centre is in Bang Phra, Thailand, which is about a one hour drive away from the main airports in Bangkok.

Duration & Availability

Duration

Volunteer placements are available from 4 weeks up to 24 weeks (6 months). If you require longer than the 10 weeks available on the registration and booking form, please speak to our team and we'll happily discuss the duration with you and get it sorted for you.

Availability

Understandably, there are a few 'down' times, where there may be public holidays or religious dates, where no work will happen. This will affect arrival dates, but if you're in the country on project already, it will simply mean that it will result in some down time until the project starts back up.

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation

In Bang Phra, you will be staying in the dorm style shared volunteer house which is located on the kindergarten and farm grounds. It is a comfortable and equipped room, with a fan, electricity and more.

Meals

You'll eat in a similar way to the locals and the local cuisine, so expect to get to know new foods and delicacies! You're provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet style throughout the work week, and there's also a communal kitchen available if you ever fancy a little nibble! If you do have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them as far in advance as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate them, or we will inform you if the local area can't.

Airport Transfer

As part of the programme, there is an airport pickup and transfer included.

Work Clothing

It's important to bring some clothing that covers knees and arms, which is at times expected in certain areas due to local culture and customs. However, most of the time, you'll be completely fine with shorts and t-shirts.

Documentation - What do I need?

There are certain pieces of documentation that RGV require during the application process, to ensure you're a suitable applicant to work at one of our projects. They are:

  • Copy of Passport - A pretty standard request for all volunteer companies!

  • Letter of Motivation - This is a one page letter stating why you want to do the programme. The people that use these projects need it's support, so it's super important we send committed and determined volunteers, who really want to make an impact.

  • CV - This just gives us a bit of a better understanding of your background and your past work roles, as again, this is a work placement and not a vacation!

  • Criminal Background Check - With nearly all of our projects, you'll interact with either children or wildlife, so an up-to-date (within 3 months of departure) clean, criminal background check is required. We suggest ICPC, as it is internationally recognised.

  • Travel Insurance - Travel insurance tends to be mandatory for most visas, and we also require it to ensure that you are completely covered in case of emergencies.

  • Flight Itinerary- We need to know when you arrive! By having this, we can keep up to date with where you're at. If you need help with flights, we will happily point you in the right direction.

What's Included

Pre-Departure Prep & In-Country Orientation

Before you even depart, our friendly UK team will take you through every step of the process, from answering your questions about the programme, through to adivsing you where to go for your visa. We are here to help you and to ensure that you feel totally comfortable (and prepared!) before departing.

You will fly to one of the two international airports in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. You will then be picked up by a team member and together, you'll head straight to the site. The journey takes about an hour. On site, an employee will show you the volunteer house and entire grounds. Your orientation in Thailand usually begins the day after your arrival. Over the course of about three days, you will be introduced to the different cultures, customs and traditions of Thailand. You will also get to know the more about your involvement in the project and what is expected of you. A team member will then take you for a ride through Bangh Phra and the beautiful surroundings. After the introduction, you will get to know your contact person on the project, with whom you will then cooperate with moving forwards.

Accommodation & Meals

Whilst volunteering, you live in a shared volunteer house on the farm grounds. You usually share a bedroom with up to three other volunteers of the same gender. The property has shared showers and toilets. There is also a communual kitchen with a fridge and a microwave. In your free time, you can access computers with internet access. There is also an area where volunteers all chill out after a days work and here you will catch up, chill and out and spend time relaxing.

Throughout the work week, you'll also have all of your meals included, in a buffet style selection of local food. You'll eat the same way that the locals do, so you'll really be able to experience local Thai cuisine and culture!

Meet the RGV Thailand Team

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The team leaders in Bang Phra is Neil and his wife Supranee. Together, the two have run the farm for over 10 years and thus have a lot of experience in looking after the volunteers. They are supported by Tulaya and Fang, who in addition to experience in hotel management also bring a lot of warmth and fun to the team. The team are all friendly, open-minded and eager to help you with any questions and support you in your volunteer work.

Welcome to Thailand, the Land of Smiles!

Cost

Total Cost: £999 (4 weeks)

Additional Weeks: £135 per week (up to 24 weeks)

Initial payment consists of a £200 deposit, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before departure. There is also an option to pay the full amount up front at time of booking.

Additional weeks can be added on through the ‘profile’ area of each applicant, which is created upon initial booking.

What's Included
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Volunteer Placement
  • RGV Orientation
  • Personal Contact Person in RGV
  • 24Hr Emergency Number
  • Assistance with Travel Preparation
  • RGV Family T Shirt
  • Participation Certificate
  • Extensive RGV Travel Documentation
Additional Fees
  • Flights (request a quote to include flights)
  • Visas & Vaccinations
  • Public Transport/Extra Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Criminal Background Check

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Children's Kindergarten Project in Thailand
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