Start Dates 2020: every Monday from 1 June until 21 September
Arrival: Bangkok Airport on Saturday or Sunday
Duration: from 1 week
Age: from 17 years old
Prices: from 375 Pounds/475 US$/395 Euro
Join Summer Cultural and Volunteer Programs in Phuket in Thailand where we have several wonderful volunteering and cultural experience programs available including the Teaching Phuket & the Teaching & Thai Culture Phuket Programs. You can also combine these programs with any of our programs in Thailand.
The Programs in Phuket, Thailand
You can join this program from 1 week. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish.
Start Dates in 2020 : every Monday from 1 June until 21 September
Why Join with GapXperience
Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
Affordable Prices – Our fees are some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
Responsible Programs – Our volunteer programs are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Check out our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work-related skills.
You will be picked up from the airport in Phuket. You need to arrive on Sunday.
Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.
Accommodation and Meals
Meals are included throughout your program. There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.
Your accommodation is included from when you arrive until Saturday morning of your last week. Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in the volunteer accommodation.
Requirements to Join
Participants need to be a minimum of 17 years to join
Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
You need to have your own travel insurance
Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
The Programs in Phuket, Thailand
You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which program(s) you want to join and build your own schedule. You can also combine these programs with any of our programs in Thailand.
Teaching & Thai Culture Phuket
This Teaching & Thai Culture Phuket program gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about the unique traditions and customs of Thailand. You will also have a wonderful time.
The program offers an entire week of engaging and teaching the local community the English language. You will participate in schools and share your knowledge. Most importantly, you will get to explore the gorgeous and crystal clear waters of Phuket. The beaches are simply stunning. You have plenty of alone-time if you want to relax and get some rest. Or, you can meet new friends and go to swimming pools together.
This program guarantees plenty of opportunities for you to explore the country. You get to experience traditions and customs that will surprise you.
You will teach English the entire week and you will also engage the community in the school. Besides, you have enough time to relax, teach, and explore the wonderful areas of Thailand. You can meet a ton of new friends, talk with the locals, and share your knowledge.
Broaden the children’s prospects. Expand their knowledge. Help them grow in an ever-advancing world. Help them learn English. This program offers a great opportunity for you to teach children English in Phuket.
You will get to experience a different lifestyle, culture, and cuisine. You will help children learn to speak and write English. Help them get better-paying jobs in the future. Expand their opportunities. But, most importantly, you will have plenty of time to spend on yourself. You get free afternoons to relax. Go for a swim or travel the area with your camp friends.
It is a wonderful opportunity you can’t miss. You will learn a lot about different lifestyle and culture. And you will have enough free time to chill and relax. You can go for a swim or do whatever that helps you relax. It is a fun way to spend time with friends. You can explore the area, travel around the markets and see the wonderful sights. Or, if you prefer, you can always stay somewhere quiet and chill.
Whatever helps you refill your batteries. Take your time to replenish your energy to be ready to work the next day.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
“My experience with GapXperience was perfect. I really enjoyed sharing everyday’s life of the children. All of them were so cute and so nice. The staff were really nice and friendly. It was an amazing experience, I recommend it.”
“It was an amazing experience. I’ve learned a lot and it really opened my eyes. The children were so beautiful and cute. The staff at the orphanage were very nice. It was the best experience of my life.”
“Very well organized and made sure we felt at home straightaway. The program was varied and interesting, we learnt a lot. Our coordinator made the whole program very easy. Contact was always available if needed and they went out of their way to help. Definitely going to recommend to others. Absolutely brilliant!”
“The program was top notch from start to finish. I could not have been more impressed by the quality of treatment I received and the support from GapXperience as well as the accommodations. This program was amazing!”
“The program was well run. Our coordinator was a dream. She is the warmest and most caring person I met in Thailand. All the volunteers in the group simply loved her. I think GapXperience has great volunteer opportunities.”
“We are extremely privileged to have been able to spend time with the elephants all and hopefully made a positive impact in their lives. Being able to bathe, feed and care for the elephants is such a majestic experience. We would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat!”
Prices of the Programs in Phuket Thailand
The Phuket Programs cost 775 Pounds/935 US$/835 Euro per week
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses
How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these different currencies: £240, US$285 or €250.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.
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