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Volunteer Teaching English To Monks in Chiang Mai Thailand

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer work in Chiang Mai at monasteries and temple schools to teach young monks elementary subjects
  • The objective is to enhance the knowledge of monks and novices in both religious and secular subjects
  • Have an interactive exchange session with these monks, where you get to learn about the spiritual side of life
  • Also get an opportunity to walk around the markets, filled with local artisans and craftsmen and learn about their ancient techniques


Volunteers joining the Monks Teaching Volunteer Program in Thailand, Chiang Mai will teach novice Buddhist monks, who are in the age group of 12-18 years. The placements are provided to interested volunteers at five different monastery schools, in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai. Objectives of these schools are "enhancing the knowledge of monks and novices in both religious and secular subjects" and "providing secondary education for boys who are unable to afford such opportunities elsewhere."

Volunteers will be intrigued to see that it’s not just the students who are budding monks but also the teachers who are fully learned Buddhist monks. One of the schools has both novice monk students and non-monk students (however the majority are monks), separated by classrooms. This a great volunteering abroad opportunity for those on their gap year to gain some intense international work experience. Teaching monks volunteering is one program where you are not only the teacher imparting knowledge and sharing views but also the learner who get to learn the basics of life science from the wise monks. Not only it is important to the school administration that volunteers aid in English education at the school, but also that volunteers receive a rich experience about Thailand, Thai culture and Buddhism during their service.

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