Becoming a volunteer/intern at Yaowawit will give you the opportunity to learn, gain work experience, be immersed in authentic Thai culture and to have fun. We have a maximum of six volunteers/interns at any one time on our team. Our volunteer’s/intern’s main task is to assist in classes, tutorials and clubs and to interact with the children in English. We are working towards becoming a bilingual school and our volunteers/interns play an important part in our children’s English education. Volunteers/interns may also be asked to assist in office support. To encourage stability in the children’s lives, we prefer our volunteers/interns to stay for a minimum of one semester.

To apply you must:

  • Have a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be tolerant of people from all backgrounds
  • Have a good work ethic
  • Not have a criminal record

Assets include:

  • A degree or relevant qualifications such as a TESOL certificate
  • Relevant work experience
  • Writing skills
  • An interest in photography, art, music or sports

What you will learn:

  • How to work within an international team
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Language teaching and motivational techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Thai culture and language

Out of work hours, our volunteers and interns usually spend a lot of time together. Nearby there is the small town of Kapong, waterfalls and a national park. Khao Lak (a famous tourist destination with beaches) is an hour and a half away, and Phuket is two hours away.

We provide each volunteer/intern with a room on school grounds and access to WiFi, a shared kitchen and bathroom and the swimming pool. We also provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and vegetarian options are always available. To offset expenses such as water, electricity and food, we require a contribution of 7,500 baht each month for the first three months. After three months of volunteering and work experience here, we feel that you will have proven your commitment to Yaowawit and so the school will pay your food and accommodation expenses.

As part of the application, we have a detailed application form and an interview. This is because we want to ensure that you will be a good fit for our school. If you are accepted, you must adhere to the Volunteer Guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply for a volunteering position, fill in this Volunteer Application Form.