Volunteer in Thailand

Teaching English and cultural exchange with rural people in Songkhla province
Songkhla       March 1 - March 14, 2019

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 of the locals is rubber plantation and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

The first week, volunteers will be involved in different activities supporting the community:
• English teaching – Teaching by non-formal education tools, using games, songs, storytelling, art or performance to encourage local people to communicate in English.
• Renovation – Community buildings in the village need maintenance and renovation. So volunteers will help to repair and maintain the place together with Thai volunteers.
• Organic farming – Learning how to produce our own non-chemically treated food.

The second week will be all about Coconut. The concept is learning to use local and nature products, avoiding chemicals and living sustainably. Traditionally Thai people use Coconut in daily life, and the volunteer will learn from them how to use Coconut in different ways, for example how to make coconut milk, using coconut branches as a broom, using coconut leaves to play as toys, etc.

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: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $300 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.

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Teaching English and cultural exchange with villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima       March 11 - March 23, 2019

Volunteer project: The project takes place in the rural area of Nakhon Ratchasima province, in Northeast Thailand (4 hours from Bangkok) in the small village called Ban Krok Luk (Ban in Thai means “village”). The main occupation of the locals is farming and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

Volunteer activities:
• Creative English teaching – The aim is to give local people an opportunity to communicate in another language and get in touch with a different culture through informal English lessons.
• School renovation - The volunteers will help create a nice learning environment for the students through school building renovation and maintenance, playground renovation, planting, etc.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local villagers. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• 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: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Volunteers can visit Khao Yai National Park and Phimai Historical Park.
Khao Yai National Park is the first national park in Thailand, comprising mixed forest, rainforest and meadows. Sightseeing in Khao Yai is one of the best things to do in Nakhon Ratchasima. There are more than 3,000 kinds of flowers, 250 kinds of birds, and 67 kinds of mammals like elephants, tigers, gibbons, deer, and boars there. It is relatively easy to see number of interesting animals in the park.
Phimai Historical Park is one of the largest Khmer temples of Thailand, located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay at a local host family (natural environment, basic and simple conditions). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ban Krok Luk, Dan Khun Tod District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Terminal: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Dan Khun Thot Bus Station, Nakhon Ratchasima Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 9,500 Thai Baht (about $290 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.

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