Duration: 80 days
When: July-September 2022
Your role: Volunteer will be divided to work in 1 school and 3 kindergarten in Padang Besar sub-district, Sadao, Songkhla.
Main job is to communicate in English with students, encourage them to use English. Because in Thailand less Thai English teacher can speak English well by culture barrier. So volunteer will create the situation for student to use English in the class with non-formal education tools such as Song, Game, Creating English Situation in the class (for example market situation to let then learn more word or some conversation that could happen in the market), basic English in daily life, ect.
Volunteers can ask for equipment for lesson preparing from teacher in the school. School and kindergarten atmosphere, Thai teacher could not speak English well (as well as children), be prepared on this, you may face difficulty of communication situation but international volunteers will be together. So at least you have friends who can communicate with you. Thai people are really easy going, like to support, help and keen to learn if you are open mind to teach them or communicate with them slowly by slowly.
Qualification & prerequisites:
-Volunteer to communicate in English
-No criminal record proved
(Certificate of Good conduct)
-Age 22 years old up+
-Be creative in the class tools
-Like to be with small kids
Accomodation & Food
Education Reform is one of exigent project in Thailand. Regarding the gap between city and countryside in Thailand, education decide is one of the problem that need to be solve. The project try to recruit international volunteer to be in the countryside at least to create international atmosphere in community. Encourage everyone to see how important of intercultural knowledge in nowadays.
Padang Bezar is the border sub-district in Sadao Songkhla. The location connect to Perlis, Malaysia. Main occupation in this town is commercial between Thailand and Malaysia. 60% is Muslim 30% Buddhist and others.
Volunteer will stay in Thai host family house. Volunteer will share room with other volunteers, share restroom with family.
You can cook at the host family for breakfast and supper. There will be lunch at the workplace (school or kindergarten), volunteer will have lunch with teacher or staff or students. Volunteer is welcome to help or learn cooking with host family or at workplace as well as to bring some ingredients from your country for food culture exchange.
Visa & travel arrangements
Due to the current situation all of volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated with one of European medicine agency recognized vaccine. Information on Covid-19 restrictions can be found HERE. Further information on entry requirements can be found HERE.
Visa procedure takes usually 1 month. The visa has to be arranged prior to the departure. More information can be found HERE.
The sending and hosting organisation will give further information to the volunteers.
VSA Thailand is an Informal Education Organization / Non-Profit Organization (NPO) / Non-Government Organization (NGO) / Social Enterprise / Peace organization collaborating international voluntary projects for people of all ages, cultures, religious and economic backgrounds.
VSA is IVS representative in Thailand as the bridge to bring people from various cultures or believing to learn cultural diversity, make understanding by supporting activities of local communities around the world. Imagine, the small group of people with different characters gathering in local communities around the world and supporting local activities with villagers. This’s the image of idea ‘Think Global Act Local’
Learning and understanding in cultural diversity bring the Companion, Reducing Conflict, Individual Capacity Building and Developing Community Potential.
More information: https://www.volunteerspirit.or.th/about-our-organization.
Costs: All of the costs are covered within the European Solidarity Corps program. Travel, visa costs, accommodation, food and pocket money are provided.
How to apply: fill in this APPLICATION FORM