Volunteer in Thailand

Community development in rural Sisaket
Sisaket       October 7 - October 19, 2016

Volunteer project: The gap between the city and the countryside is still big in Thailand. The aim of this project is to create a link between global and local, to give more opportunities to children and people in rural areas, to improve the state of natural environment, culture, poverty and human rights, to support development of local communities, to promote friendship, understanding and solidarity among world volunteers and local people.

Volunteer activities:
- Creative English teaching – The aim is to enable local people to communicate in another language and get to know a different culture. The volunteers will work with students in a primary school or practice English with locals in the village.
- Organic Farming – Learning how to grow our own organic food such as onion, corn, rice, potato and other vegetables.
- Relationship with the villagers – The rest of the time, it’s important to learn and share with the locals by visiting, talking and doing activities with them. This will be an enriching experience for all.

Special requirements: Respect for other cultures, open mind and love for learning and sharing.

Leisure time: Si Sa Ket features mostly natural and cultural attractions, including beautiful temples, waterfalls, and silk and handicraft villages.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the school.

Location: Non Samran, Kantharalak District, Sisaket Province

Terminal: Kantharalak Bus Station, Ubon Ratchathani International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,000 Thai Baht (about $255 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

Teaching English and cultural exchange with rural people in Songkhla province
Songkhla       October 10 - October 22, 2016

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the rural area of Songkhla province, Southern Thailand in the small village called Ban Ton San (Ban in Thai means “village”). The main occupation is rubber plantation and most of the villagers are Buddhists.
The life in the village revolves around International Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

Volunteer activities:
- Creative English teaching – The aim is through informal language lessons to give local people an opportunity to communicate in another language and get in touch with a different culture.
- Construction – Volunteers are needed to help set up a new community center. We will build a kitchen, a dormitory and a meeting area for volunteers. There are villagers who will teach and help with the construction. This is a good opportunities for participants to learn the Thai way of building.
- Relationship with the villagers – The rest of the time, it’s important to learn and share with the locals by visiting, talking and doing activities with them. This will be an enriching experience for both sides.
- Organic Farming – Learning how to produce our own non-chemically treated food

Special requirements: Respect for other cultures, open mind and love for learning and sharing.

Leisure time: Visits to a local temple, a waterfall, Klongla reservoir, Songkhla beach and zoo, and Hat Yai city.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a Thai style dormitory (natural environment, basic and simple). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Ton San, Klonghoikhong, Songkhla Province

Terminal: Hat Yai International Airport, Hat Yai Train Station, Hat Yai Bus Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,000 Thai Baht (about $255 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

English classes for poor and disadvantaged children
Khon Kaen       December 12 - December 24, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteers will work in a school for disadvantaged and poor children in the countryside of Khon Kaen. The school offers education, food and accommodation to children who have no parents, children from poor families and those from very remote areas. Kids from 7 to 18 years of age can come and stay at the school through primary and high school. Teachers at the school provide not only education, but also care and support for the children.

With the help of the volunteers, students will get a chance to learn to speak English. The volunteers will encourage the kids to overcome shyness and get more confident in communicating with foreigners. Learning English is also important for understanding and embracing cultural diversity. With this project, we also hope to bridge the gap in educational opportunities between urban and rural areas.

Volunteers are expected to work as English teachers in the primary and high school. Volunteers are welcome to prepare their own lessons including conversations and games, and share their experience wit the students.

Special requirements: Volunteers should love working and playing with children.

Leisure time: Visiting the local community, market, and national parks.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in the school.

Location: Khon Kaen Province

Terminal: Khon Kaen Airport, Khon Kaen Train station, Khon Kaen bus station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,000 Thai Baht (about $255 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.