We know that education is critical for breaking down poverty and inequality barriers. On our international Teaching Project, we observe it every day. By becoming a volunteer with us, you will affect this change yourself.

You will be an English teacher in secondary schools or high schools in a rural city, Thailand, working with local English teachers as a teaching assistant. This means you’ll be in real classrooms, contributing to lessons and working closely with children and young people.

  • An active Peace Club member in 2022
  • Interested in volunteering
  • Interested in meditation
  • Open-minded and like to learn new things
  • Friendly and easy-going 
  • A fluent English speaker
1 April 2022 Application opens
30 July 2022 Application closes
5 October 2022 List of eligible candidates for interview announced
7-11October 2022 Interview via Zoom
16 October 2022 List of participants announced
17-23 October 2022 Applicants confirm eligibility and pay application fee
20 November 2022 Applicants undergo teacher training and learn conversational Thai via Zoom (30 hours)
18 December 2022 Travel to Thailand
20 December 2022 Orientation in Bangkok
21 December 2022 Volunteer teaching at schools around Thailand
1-7 January 2023 Holiday/Free time
10 February 2023 Meditation retreat in Chiang Mai
1-2 March 2023 Field Trip to Ayutthaya
3-5 March 2023 Attend Peace Forum at Chulalongkorn University and Khon Kaen University
6 March 2023 Attend Makha Puja Day celebration at Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani
7 March 2023 Return to New Zealand
* Note: you must be a good role model for students. Therefore, drinking alcohol, smoking and taking illegal drugs are forbidden during the entire trip. You must also agree to follow all the laws of Thailand.

Step 1: You must be a Peace Club member. If not, you can register now.

Step 2: Apply to the Volunteer Teaching and Meditation Retreat in Thailand project.

Step 3: You will receive an email if you qualify.

Step 4: You will be interviewed.

Step 5: If you pass the interview, pay the $300 application fee. (If you wish to cancel, the application fee is non-refundable) 

Step 6: You have been accepted to the program!

  • Flights to and from Thailand
  • Entry Visa
  • Local Transportation
  • Travel & Health Insurance 
  • Accommodation
  • Meditation Retreat
  • Spending money (in Thai baht)
2022 Volunteer Teaching and Meditation Retreat in Thailand

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