• Thailand

Overview

The Moo Baan Dek Children’s Village is a haven for Thai children in need of shelter, food, education, & care. And you can volunteer to make a difference in the lives of these children. Help the staff farm the land, & teach the children how to grow vegetables! Lead workshops on arts & crafts & cooking, teach the children about your own culture, & much more. You’ll also enjoy staying with a host family for an evening in a village in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, & visit famous sites in Bangkok! 

Maximum of 6 participants

Highlights

  • Kanchanaburi – Stay with a host family, & assist them with farming in their village.
  • Thai Lesson – Learn basic Thai words during a language lesson in Bangkok.
  • JEATH War Museum – Learn about the history of Thailand during World War II.
  • Children’s Village – Spend over a week volunteering at Moo Baan Dek. Lead workshops, help farm the land, spend time with the children, & more.
  • Bangkok – Visit famous temples. Explore Chinatown.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at the airport, & transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Day 2: Bangkok

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the capital city. Visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, explore Chinatown, shop the local markets, & more. This afternoon, attend a basic Thai lesson. You’ll be more prepared for your volunteer project after this lesson! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. 

Day 3: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

Spend the morning at leisure. After lunch, travel to a village in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province. You’ll enjoy assisting your host family for the evening with their gardening tasks. 

Day 4: Kanchanaburi – Moo Baan Dek

After enjoying breakfast with the villagers, head into town to learn about the history of Thailand during World War II. Visit the JEATH War Museum, & see the Death Railway. After your guided tour of Kanchanaburi, head to the Moo Baan Dek Children’s Village. Upon arrival, you’ll be given a tour of the village & a brief orientation on the volunteer work you’ll be doing there. 

Day 5: Moo Baan Dek

Awake as the sun begins to rise, & head into the fields to complete the day’s gardening tasks. Enjoy breakfast. Head to the village school afterward to teach the students a lesson. You’ll be bringing your culture to the classroom during the lesson. You may choose to bring visual materials from home to aid in teaching your lesson. This afternoon, participate in a volunteer project. Project opportunities include farming, childcare, janitorial work, & leading workshops. Depending on your skills, you can choose to lead one of the following workshops: computer technology, culinary, carpentry, & various crafts. 

Day 6: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 7: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 8: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 9: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 10: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 11: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 12: Moo Baan Dek

Spend another day volunteering at the village. 

Day 13: Moo Baan Dek – Bangkok

Return to the capital city today. Upon arrival, spend the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Day 14: Bangkok – USA

Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.