"Volunteering changes your world" - International understanding and spending time together learning with the local people in rural Thailand.
Childcare; local community service and assistance; construction and renovation; Thai Mud Hut experience; farming; Temple school assistant in English.
Temple school, childcare and monk program are very similar when it comes to assisting and/or teaching English and other activities.
Activities are very similar to a regular K to 6 Temple grade school or high school.
Classes are 2 x 1 hours in the morning and 1 or 2 hours.
Classes in the afternoon depending on how you are feeling.
Your involvement depending on your comfort level would be the same as the locals at the program.
We ask participants in these programs to prepare at least two or three lesson plans for stays of 1 to 2 weeks.
Longer stays allow you to have a better understanding and make things up as you go.
Childcare is simply assisting local child care providers of children ages 2 to 5 years old.
You are welcome to participate in anything else you choose at the temple childcare and schools.
Renovation, construction, farming and Thai Mud Hut projects are limited to all jobs where non powered hand tools, light lifting and work on a small ladder or scaffolding. Activities range from helping out the elderly with small repair jobs to joining in with the locals on a community program construction and home building site.
Light construction is usually work with concrete, bricks and wood. Renovations are clean up, prep work and painting.
Most important activity is the cultural exchange and interaction with the local community.
Realistically no one from our local area will ever have the chance to venture outside their own backyards.
Your selfless act to share your time in their backyards is the real involvement.
Simple acts have the most lasting impact on their views and allows a true visions of others from different parts of the world.
Guest house rooms are air-conditioned with raised bed, internet access, TV, private shared kitchen and washrooms for volunteers only.
The meals provided is from locally grown vegetables, chicken, pork and sometimes fish with rice. Filtered water is always available in large bottles.
Fill up your smaller bottles or containers anytime.
Your choice of accommodations include 2 daily meals plus lunch on the days you volunteer, water, transportation to volunteer site, access to bicycles, service and administration for the projects.
Also included is a weekly trip to Singburi or Bang Rachan Town to go shopping for supplies and one evening or week day trip to our local pool.
You are also always welcome to accompany us on any other trips or excursions with our family.
Weekly Room Rates, per person, US Funds:
- $ 139.00 triple
- $ 169.00 double
- $ 219.00 single
Thai Family homes are very clean with fans and beds in a shared home.
- $ 159.00 triple
- $ 195.00 double
- $ 245.00 single
We assist you with information to obtain a visa (if necessary), but we have no control or the ability to guarantee government issuance and/or visa availability.
There is access to our grounds, petal bicycles and carts.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
The below list is totally optional and in no way asked for or expected of you to purchase locally when you are here.
School Class Supplies:
- C4 File/Plastic Envelopes with fastener (10 to 100).
- A5 lined exercise books (10 to 100).
- Double-sided tape (5 to 20).
- Glue sticks (10 to 100).
- A4 and A3 laminating sheets.
School Teaching Books:
Children's Readers Level 1:
- Clothes We Wear (Author: Joanna Pascoe | ISBN: 9780230469198).
- Colin’s Colours (Author: Carol Read and Ana Soberón | ISBN: 9781405057172).
Children’s Readers Level 2:
- A Picnic Surprise! (Author: Amanda Cant | ISBN: 9780230010086).
- Fun at the Beach (Author: Joanna Pascoe | ISBN: 9780230469204).
Children’s Readers Level 3:
- Big and Little Cats (Author: Coleen Degnan-Veness | ISBN: 9780230469211).
- Birds (Author: Mark Ormerod | ISBN: 9780230010123).
Children’s Readers Level 4:
- Chocolate, Chocolate, Everywhere! (Author: Paul Mason | ISBN: 9780230469228).
- Elephants (Author: Lauri Kubuitsile | ISBN: 9780230443716).
Children’s Readers Level 5:
- A Day in The City (Author: Mark Ormerod | ISBN: 9780230010208).
- New York (Author: Paul Shipton | ISBN: 9780230405028).
Classroom and Office Equipment:
- Printer cartridges.
- Paper (A4 and other sizes).
- Office chairs, office tables, shelves, filing cabinets.
- UPS's (uninterrupted power supply).
- Printing - for test papers (2x per year), promotional brochures, newsletters.
- Thumb drives/USB Memory sticks.
- Links to our website, write-ups in publications, radio and television coverage.
- Help spread the word about our programs!
What should we start doing to plan prior our visit/volunteering in Thailand?
Passport: Ensure is is valid a minimum 6 months from your scheduled return date home.
Visa: www.thaiembassy.org/ should give you the link to a local embassy in your country.
You are 100% responsible to contact the Thai embassy in a location nearest you. They will let you know what procedures you need to follow to get a visa for Thailand.
School holidays are the last 2 weeks in October and March 15 to May 1st.
Depending on your schedule we can arrange English Camps during this time.
One of the main disadvantages for local people in our opinion is the inability to access better education, employment and health services.
We are not allowed to cover topics like sexual health but are looking to have private evening classes in the future.
Tools for success help give people hope and realize potential opportunities.
Time is the greatest gift to give another person. Spending it teaching another how to be optimistic and motivated to make a change in their
own lives is priceless.
Look forward to your assistance in our rural area of Thailand.
All the bst,