Trip Details

Do you have a passion for teaching and an understanding attitude towards children? As a voluntary participant on this project, you would gain invaluable skills and experiences during your gap year while making a difference to children’s lives. Based at a Karen Hill tribe school, the project aims to have a positive impact on the English literacy levels in Thailand by providing excellent quality English teaching to the children. For participants, the experiences you will have, and the skills you will learn will be invaluable as you share cultural exchanges with local people and other project participants. As part of your role, you will be expected to plan and prepare experiential learning opportunities for the children which will develop their knowledge of English and inspire them to embark on a pathway to future success. How you teach the children is up to you, but the more fun and enjoyable the activities are, the more memorable the learning will be. You may also be asked to take part in renovation and construction work to ensure that the school environment meets the needs of the children. During your stay, your accommodation will be in the heart of the tribe, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Close to the Myanmar border, the area is incomparable in its beauty and is famous for the abundance of variety in foliage and wildlife. If you love nature or have a keen interest in biology, you will be in your element in this location!

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary


Starting your journey at Kaeng Krachen, you will enjoy a dinner before heading out to the Karen tribe village to begin to get to know your new surroundings.

Monday to Thursday

Based at Kaeng Krachen, after taking breakfast at the school, you will take part in the school’s morning ritual of singing the national anthem. Following this, you will deliver English lessons to the children with a break mid morning. Just before the children have their lunch, you will be expected to assist with the preparations in the canteen. At midday, you’ll have lunch at school and have a period of rest immediately after. The rest of the afternoon could be used for renovation and construction work or to carry out fun activities and games with the children. Each evening you will have dinner at your accommodation.


Hua Hin

Your morning at the school will mirror the normal routine of Monday to Thursday. After lunch you will be driven to Hua Hin where you will have an opportunity to explore the wonders of this coastal city. Your week will end with dinner and an overnight stay here.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 67 million
Capital: Bangkok
Language: Thai
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)

From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.

Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.

Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas.  By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own.  We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.

With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.  Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.

You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa