Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Paradanusorn School?

We are in Uttaradit City, Thailand between Chiang Mai and Bangkok, see map  on the end of this page

How can I help?

You could help us in teaching basic English or Chinese like numbers from 1 to 10 for kindergarten kids or bigger numbers for kindergarten 2 and 3. You are also welcome to teach primary and secondary kids.

How long can I stay?

You can stay as long as you want but we kindly ask you to stay at least for 2 weeks as the introduction period is already 1 or 2 days.

Requirements to volunteer

We do not have any real requiremts but you should be able to speak some English or Chinese.

Will I be teaching alone all the students in a classroom?

No, you will not. We will always have a Thai teacher with you in the classroom and you will teach together with other volunteers. We will separate the students into small groups, depending on how many students we have.

Can I call myself a teacher?

I am sorry, but you can not call yourself  a teacher, as you are not having the required qualification and experience.

Will I get a volunteer certificate?

We will issue a volunteer recommendation letter which has a higher value then a voluneer certificate as we are including your tasks and will mention your motivation and learned skills.

How long do I have to volunteer per day?

You only volunteer in the morning from 08:30 until 11:30 from monday until friday. In the afternoon you can explore Uttaradit/City.

Do you offer any special adventurous activities?

We are able to offer tours to the Waterfall, Jungle Trips, Caving tours and swimming in a river. Besides this, we have many sports clubs here in Uttaradit.

How can I contact you?

Either use the "Contact us" menu option or send us an email to peter@parada.ac.th.
You can also contact us via whatsapp +66 86 814 5929 or  via Wechat.

Do you use Facebook?

Yes, we use Facebook and we have uploaded many pictures and videos about the volunteering projects. Please visit the "Volunteer Thailand" Facebook page.

Do you use Instagram?

Yes, we do but due to the limited function on Instagram, the postings are only limited. Search for "volunteerparada" on Instagram.

Do you use Weibo (Chinese Facebook)?

Yes, we are active on Weibo. Please search for "Paradanusorn"

I do not have a teacher qualification

For volunteering, a teacher qualification is not needed but you are able to obtain an International English Teachers Qualification during your stay with us. The Paradanusorn School is part of the International Teachers Association and the TEFL FOR ME teacher institution and they offer an International English Teacher course, online and on-site.
Make your dream come true and travel around the world, teaching English.

How to I get to my apartment, when I am arriving?

We will pick you up from the Sila At train station in Uttaradit and drive you to your apartment.

Can I make a donation to support the school?

The school always welcomes any donation and you can decide for what it should be used.
Please visit our donation website.



What age group will I be teaching?

You will be mainly teaching Kindergarten kids from 3 to 5 years and sometimes primary kids from 6 to 11 and secondary kids from 11 to 15.

I have a question, not mentioned on this FAQ webpage?

Please contact us via email, peter@parada.ac.th. We want to make sure you are happy to come to us and that your questions are answered.


How to get to Uttaradit via train.

Your destination is called "Sila At" train station in Uttardit and not Uttaradit train station as we have 2 train stations in Uttaradit.

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