Andaman Discoveries – Volunteering in Thailand

Teaching for a better future

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to give something back while you travel?
  • Do you want to immerse yourself in local culture, customs and way of life?
  • Are you in search of a rewarding and challenging experience that enables you to use your skills to benefit the people of Southern Thailand?

If so, a volunteer program in Southern Thailand with Andaman Discoveries could be for you.

Andaman Discoveries - Volunteer programs

We are an award-winning social enterprise enabling visitors and volunteers to directly support village-led education, conservation, and cultural empowerment.  Our programs in the Kuraburi area focus on teaching English in local schools and learning centers. They would otherwise not have access to practicing and learning English from fluent speakers. With the opening of the ASEAN community in 2015, speaking English has become a priority for students living in Thailand.  The ability to speak even basic English can offer  more opportunities to children in this rural area.

Volunteering – How You Make a Difference

Donating your time provides the children with a level of support and encouragement that can be absent in their lives. While you volunteer in Thailand at our projects, your presence and energy enrich the children’s lives in the following ways:

  • By teaching English at the Burmese Learning Center, you will directly help to improve the lives and opportunities for Burmese migrant youth living in Thailand. They would otherwise have NO access to education.
  • Assisting at Local Thai Government Primary Schools and helping teach English allows the students to gain confidence and practice their skills.
  • Teaching English at Kuraburi High school allows students to practice conversational English to improve test scores.
  • Communicating with the children at the disabled school through song and dance brings joy and happiness into their lives, which facilitates growth as caring and happy individuals.
  • Spending time at Home and Life Orphanage helps lift the burden of daily chores and offer the children training in hospitality in the coffee shop and bakery.
Andaman Discoveries - Volunteer programs
Andaman Discoveries - Volunteer programs

Volunteer program – fast facts

  • Accommodation – All programs offer apartment style, private accommodation or school dormitory.
  • In-country support – Induction and support from AD staff.
  • Visitors and Volunteer Handbook – Access to teaching English resources (for school programs).
  • Meals – Lunch is included at the schools and centers.

Language requirements:

No Thai language is required. We will provide you with an English/Thai phrasebook to assist you with communication and Andaman Discoveries staff on call to help translate.


All other programs available during term time only: Jan – March, Mid May – August, October – December.

Trip length:

All other programs require at least 2 week time commitment. Longer periods are also available on request.

Andaman Discoveries - Volunteer programs