A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way
Come to Surin and the first thing you may notice is the warm welcome you will receive from the Thai community. Located in the North East of Thailand, our childcare experience here is ideally suited to those who want to make a difference in a rural community.
Working with our team you will build the children’s confidence and teach them a number of useful and essential skills. Through a variety of games and activities you will teach the children the value of learning through play and become a role model for the community.
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Childcare Experience in Surin, Thailand
ª Project closed during New Year.
You will be involved with the children through a variety of games and learning exercises that will help them become more confident, more social, and more educated. The children may also come to you to ask for help with their schoolwork and you will have chance to get involved with extracurricular activities too.
Just when you think that there isn’t any more good to be done you could be asked to help with upkeep, maintenance, or renovations of the children’s centre.
When you’re not helping out you will have plenty of free time for you to explore the local area and discover the many great things about Surin. And, if you feel like you want to venture out a little further, why not take a short visit to neighbouring Cambodia?
Our childcare experience in Surin is fun-filled, action packed and culture rich. You’ll be having the time of your life in Thailand whilst also enjoying the many lesser known treats that this incredible country has to offer.
DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN BANGKOK
Your placement starts in Bangkok where you will be taken to your guesthouse on the famous Khao San road. Here you will get some time to freshen up and perhaps go and explore the local area. In the evening you will meet with the rest of your fellow travellers and have your first real taste of Thailand.
DAY 2 – BANGKOK TOUR
The next day you will venture out to explore some of the city’s most famous landmarks, temples and palaces. Along the way you will have chance to try out some tasty Thai street food and experience the Bangkok bustle!
DAY 3 – TRANSFER TO SURIN, WELCOME MEETING AND ORIENTATION
Take an interesting train ride to Surin, and when you arrive you will have chance to settle into your shared home before heading out to an orientation. The orientation will be your introduction to the project that you will be working on and include all the information you need to make a difference.
DAY 4 – MEET THE STUDENTS AND STAFF
You will have a chance to meet all of the students and the staff you will be working with on your placement and get to know everyone better.
DAY 5-7 – ‘WORK’ TIME, 8.30AM-3.30PM, MONDAY-THURSDAY
Get stuck in to your work with the children through various games, learning exercises, assisting them with schoolwork, and fun extra-curricular activities. You will also usually have the opportunity to help perform general maintenance to the children centre.
DAY 8-10 – FREE TIME IN SURIN OR ONWARD TRAVEL
Relax during your time by exploring Surin or visiting nearby Cambodia for the weekend. Return to Bangkok or remain in Surin for more volunteer time.
Note: Return travel to Bangkok is not included but is easy to arrange.
- Airport pick-up on arrival
- Two night guest house accommodation in Bangkok
- 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
- Your flights
- Meals – Please allow around $10USD/day
- Visa (if required)
- Travel insurance
- Any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
“When you see what, and who you are volunteering for, it makes everything even more rewarding. The whole town was so welcoming and friendly, the people made this journey what it was… truly amazing!”
How To Book Your Starfish Tour
Locate the 'Book Now' form at the top of this page. Start by choosing your trip duration in weeks.
Next, choose your start date. This is the date that you will meet your guide at the airport.
Select your payment option. You can either pay the full amount today or just pay a deposit.
Click the 'Book Now' button and you will be directed to the checkout page to complete your booking.