Child Care Volunteer Program

Child Care Volunteering

Daily caring for and help with Basic English of children from underprivileged communities is one of the most satisfying and popular of volunteering activities. Overall purpose of these projects is to provide a higher standard of care to infant’s children in different public and privately-run facilities by providing hands-on support on a day to day basis.

A Personal Adventure that Changes Lives

The childcare project focuses mainly on the personal development and growth of a child, through a number of planned and scheduled day-to-day activities. With the help of this project, volunteers work to provide better care to disadvantaged children. The country is still struggling to provide better and healthy living to disadvantaged children. These children are vulnerable to a number of issues such as illiteracy and malnutrition and they expect a desolate future. Volunteers in the childcare project visit day-care centres and work with children with regard to various issues for healthy living. Through various interactive activities, a learning environment is created to ensure proper growth of children. In this program, care and support activities are planned and performed for children, along with awareness activities related to health and hygiene issues.

A Trip Unlike Any Other

Waking up in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique experience that you will carry with you forever. Our programme is packed with activities and sights that will amaze your family and friends. You will meet volunteers from all over the world – young women and men just like you who want to make a difference, broaden their horizons, and live an amazing adventure in a part of the world that not many will ever get to experience. The bonds you create will last you a lifetime.

The Children of Thailand Need Your Help

Thailand people confront daily adversities that stunt their potential and limit their opportunities. Illiteracy and malnutrition are compounded by poverty, and it is the children who carry the legacies of underdevelopment into adulthood. Their prospects are limited by their social and economic realities, yet despite it all, they have a spirit that is as pure and joyous as you could ever hope to encounter. We are proud to say that the children of Nepal have benefited greatly from the thousands of IDEX volunteers, people like you, who have generously given their time, insight and kindness for this project.

We invite you to be a part of the solution that drives the betterment of the next generation. You will be able to inspire these children and those who work with them on a daily basis and help them reach greater heights. When you inspire others, you will be inspired. The time you spend can be marked in days or weeks but, the lasting positive impact that YOU can have on a community is beyond measure.

Location - Thailand

Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side: the city features centuries-old pagodas and temples as well as modern convenience stores and boutique hotels. Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996.

For many years, travellers have thought of Chiang Mai simply as the base from which they could plan trekking and rafting trips to hill tribe villages and also visits to other provinces. However, once there, they will be taken by surprise due to the fact that there are so many things to discover other than its beautiful and historic temples. Intriguing diversity among ethnic tribes, elephant camps, cooking and massage schools, outdoor activities, a variety of handicraft workshops, various cultural performances, and breathtaking sceneries make Chiang Mai one of Asia’s most attractive tourist destinations.

Thailand is every person’s dream destination as it is a land filled with serene beaches, busy city life, electrifying night life, Buddhist monasteries and temples as well as plenty of exciting activities. From students planning a vacation to families planning a chilling holiday, most people opt for Thailand as their travel destination. The spirit of this archipelago is so contagious and tempting that whoever reads or hears about it will want to visit it.

Apart from its dazzling nightlife and wonderful places of attraction, Thailand is also well known for its bizarre yet excellent street food varieties. Thailand, a lively city with livelier people is sure to give the tourist fun, adventure, companionship, rejuvenation and most significantly, fulfilment! Besides these, Thailand is also popular for club hopping and plenty of shopping.

Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’ is a paradise for shoppers as it has many kinds of weekend bazaars, fancy malls, floating bazaars and night markets selling a variety of Thai products. The products famous here include Thai sauces and spices, pottery and ceramics, Thai silk , Thai snacks and food, wickerwork, antiques and so on!

Volunteer and Travel Option

You can’t put a price on such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible
packages that cater to everyone’s needs. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to
beautiful Thailand

  • 2 weeks €1,492
  • 3 weeks €2,130
  • 4 weeks €2,915
  • Weekly extension €258

Included Services and Activities

  • Accommodation on sharing occupancy basis for the program duration selected.
  • Airport pickup on arrival#
  • Drop off at the airport at the end of the program (Please note that 4-week participants on the Volunteer and Travel program will be dropped off at Krabi airport)
  • Daily return transfers between accommodation and volunteer project
  • All required transfers for cultural workshops and excursions (as included in the program)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner of local cuisine from the time of arrival till departure during the volunteering days and free weekends+
  • A thorough orientation upon arrival including various topics of local culture, personal well-being and appropriate behavior.
  • Cooking workshop to observe and learn Thai cuisine and try your hands at it yourself. Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic experience.
  • Learn the Thai language for fun, use during trips and volunteer work.
  • Project introduction to get you settled at the project.
  • Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.
  • Daily work planning to plan the next day.
  • Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organising and general support.
  • The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colours or others.
  • 1 night, 2 day Excursions to
  • Chiang Rai
  • Excursion to Lampang and Wat Phra.
  • Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Volunteer Activities includes

  • Preparing meals for the children and feeding them
  • Helping the children with bathing, homework, etc
  • Other activities as may be needed by the institution/facility such as motor skills and preparation for early education, education on health and hygiene, etc

Accommodation and Amenities

  • Western-style toilets
  • Shared bathroom with hot showers
  • Separate balconies
  • Opportunity to upgrade to single room (at extra cost)
  • Free Wi-Fi 24/7
  • Mini-library
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Computers, printer and scanner
  • Recreation and common hall
  • Purified drinking water

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Program Itinerary

Duration : 15 Days

Place : Thailand

  • Day 1

    Pickup from Chiang Mai airport and shift to your accommodation. Overnight stay is at Chiang Mai. (no meals)

  • Day 2

    You start your day with a detailed orientation. This is a very important part of the program and in this orientation, you will get to know about:

    • Thailand and its culture

    • Social development and the role of volunteers

    • How to do volunteer work

    • Cultural responsibility

    • Personal safety and code of conduct

    • Introduction to allocated project and its description

    • Thai language basics

    • Visit to local markets and orientation to the general local area

    • Visit to allocated project site

    Overnight stay is at Chiang Mai. (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Day 3

    After breakfast, you will spend your day at the volunteering project site and spend time there as per the work allocated to you over the next few days. After you are done for the day, there will be a local food preparation demonstration and food tasting session. The day ends with a dinner. (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Day 4

    Continue your volunteering work (for about five hours in a day). In the evening, enjoy dinner with a local English speaking host family to experience the everyday life of regular Thai people (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Day 5

    Continue your volunteering work (for about 5 hours in a day). Your evening will be free (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 6

      In the morning – After breakfast drive to Chiang Rai approximately three & half hours. Enjoy your day excursion and relax.

    • Day 7

      Morning – You are at leisure. Mid-morning – Visit Tea Farm. After the visit drive back to Chiang Mai. Arrive at Chiang Mai and check into your accommodation.

    • Day 8

      Start a fresh week and continue your volunteering work. Enjoy your free evening (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 9

      Perform volunteering work (for about five hours in a day). Enjoy your free evening (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 10

      Do volunteering work (for about five hours in a day). Enjoy your free evening (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 11

      Take part in volunteering work (for about five hours in a day). Enjoy your free evening (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 12

      Perform volunteering work (for about five hours in a day). Enjoy your free evening (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 13

      After breakfast - Leaving Chiang Mai city to Lampang, one of the Northern Province in the Northern Thailand. Visit Lampang Elephant Conservation Center. After the elephant conservation center, continue by our vehicle to Lampang city for lunch in the local restaurant. Then visit Wat Sri Chum and Baan sao Nak (The house with many pillars). Wat Pong Sanook is one of the destinations of the day as the oldest temple in Lampang City as well as the UNESCO AWARD before taking our vehicle and continues the trip.

      On the way back to Chiang Mai, the stop will be made at "Kard Baan Ta" , the local market which selling the very local stuffs which lively in its own style.

      NOTE: - This weekend trip is available only if you have opted for weekend trip at an additional cost. Else, you will have a free weekend.

    • Day 14

      Half day visit to Wat Phra Thai Doi Suthep. Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for flight back home from 20:00 hours.

      NOTE: - This weekend trip is available only if you have opted for weekend trip at an additional cost. Else, you will have a free weekend.

    • Day 15

      After breakfast, travel to the Goa airport (meals – breakfast only).

Typical Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the ‘Volunteer & Travel’ package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

  • Activities Time
  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

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