Volunteering work opportunities in Thailand | Volunteering Solutions

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If you are planning to discover Thailand, VolSol offers you a variety of volunteering opportunities to experience the local Thai culture, meet local people and make friends and help the local communities

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  • 1. Volunteering Opportunities in Thailand | Volunteering Solutions

2. Why Volunteer in Thailand ? Thailand is the most visited country in Asia and although bigger cities of Thailand are developed, there is a lot of potential for development is rural parts of Thailand. Volunteering Solutions works with local NGO's and communities supporting orphan children in need, helping local Monks by teaching English, working at a local Elephant village to help the elephants get a better life. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. VOLSOL send a steady number of volunteers to Thailand, which means the local communities benefit and work gets done. Each year we send over 250 volunteers to Thailand to work on various volunteering projects. 3. Available Volunteer Projects in Thailand Volunteer at a Children's Home Medical Internship Project Volunteer Teaching Monks Volunteer at an Elephant Camp Volunteer Teaching English Program Magazine Internship Project Summer Volunteer Experience Volunteer Healthcare Program Volunteer Childcare Program 2 Weeks Special Volunteer and Travel Program Teach & Beach Program Beach & Build Program 4. Volunteer at a Children's Home 5. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers will spend time with the children, help cook, help clean, try to engage the children in different activities sports, games, arts and crafts, help them with their homework, etc. Program Requirements Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English. Volunteers need to provide us with a Criminal Background Check report before joining the project. Project Location The project placement is located in the city of Chiang Mai which is Northern Thailands largest city. During your Free Time Volunteers can take part in the Thai Cookery classes or Thai Massage course which are available all around Chiang Mai. During the weekends, you can travel to the cities of Pai , Chiang Rai or fly down to the capital city of Bangkok. 6. Medical Internship Project 7. About the Program Responsibilities Medical Interns in this project will be paired with a full-time Thai doctor and work five days a week (Mon Fri) 8:00am 4:00pm. In special cases interns may work on weekends and evenings. Interns will shadow the Thai doctor in their normal, daily routines and assist with professional responsibilities. Program Requirements Volunteers must be 20 years or older at the beginning of the program and should be either studying Pre med, medical school or completed medical school. Project Location The project placement is located in the city of Chiang Mai which is Northern Thailands largest city. Health care departments and services 1. Ophthalmology 2. Microchemistry 3. Biochemistry 4. Parasitological 5. Pathology (must study in this field) and much more. 8. Volunteer Teaching Monks 9. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers joining this program teach novice Buddhist monks, ranging in age from 12- 18, at five different monastery schools in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai. Objectives of the schools consist of "enhancing the knowledge of monks and novices in both religious and secular subjects" and "providing secondary education for boys who are unable to afford such opportunities elsewhere." Program Requirements Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English. During your Free Time Volunteers can take part in the Thai Cookery classes or Thai Massage course which are available all around Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai also boasts of restaurants of every international cuisine. During the weekends, you can travel to the cities of Pai , Chiang Rai or fly down to the capital city of Bangkok. 10. Volunteer at an Elephant Camp 11. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers in this project work at an Elephant Camp located 45 minutes away from the main city of Chiang Mai. Volunteers assist and work alongside elephant trainers and other Camp staff from 7:00 am 5:00 pm (Monday Friday). Volunteers may help with direction and safety procedures with day tourists upon their arrival. This program is highly recommended for animal lovers and for those who are looking to work outdoors. Program Requirements Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program and should be fit and healthy to work along with animals in the camp 12. Volunteer Teaching English Program 13. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers teach English to Thai students at one of many different underprivileged schools throughout the city of Chiang Mai. These schools range from having kindergarten, primary and/or secondary (or all three). Some of the schools are quite large, with over 1,000 students, whereas others are rather small, with only 100+ students. Program Requirements Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English. 14. Magazine Internship Project 15. About the Program Responsibilities Interns working in this program work alongside Thai staff in different departments in the publishing house. Interns are allocated different tasks depending on the needs at the office. You can be assigned roles in any of the following areas - --Editorial --Multimedia design --Print and design --Marketing Interns usually work from Monday to Friday and an average workday lasts for around 7-8 hours. However, on some occasions interns will be required to work on the weekends as well. Project Location The project placement is located in the city of Chiang Mai which is Northern Thailands largest city. Chiang Mai is a pleasant city, encircled by mountains and lush rice fields. 16. Summer Volunteer Experience 17. About the Program Responsibilities It is a great way to explore the beautiful Northern Thailand and also volunteer in meaningful social projects. Experience Thai cooking, jungle hike, volunteering in orphanage or schools, zip lining, Chiang Mai tour, The 2 Week program has all the elements to make your summer very special. Volunteer Program Schedule Duration: 2 weeks Start / Arrival dates: June 14th 2014, July 5th 2014, July 26th 2014 Minimum Age requirement: 18 Years Program Highlights - Volunteering at Orphanage or School Project - Chiang Mai City Tour - Thai Cooking Course and Visit to Doi Suthep, famous temple in the mountains near Chiang Mai - Day at the Elephant Camp - Jungle Trekking - Zip Lining 18. Volunteer Healthcare Program 19. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers support to the rural people of Thailand by providing medical care all year round as in Thai rural areas people either have very less access or no access at all to medical assistance. Volunteers work alongside existing medical service providers such as the local hospital and the satellite health clinics. Program Requirements Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Medical and Nursing students, those who have completed their first year of university and Professionals are welcome to join the program. Project Location Surin Province is the second poorest among 72 provinces in Thailand and there is a very real need for help from volunteers. During your Free Time In Surin there are many local bars, shops and restaurants in the town plus a night food market. The land border crossing in to Cambodia is located just an hour from Surin and is easily accessible from the towns bus station. This accessibility allow volunteers to travel to Cambodia during weekends. 20. Volunteer Childcare Program 21. About the program Responsibilities The work that volunteers do is invaluable as it gives the children more human contact, helps the staff who are hugely overworked, and also give the children the opportunity to perhaps learn new songs, games, English language and more. In addition to caring for the children volunteers will help to manage the health and safety of the children at these centers. This can involve basic chores such as painting and decorating, basic repairs to door, window frames, creating a small farmable area and so on. Volunteers work at the locations from Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to around 3.30pm. Program Requirements Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English. Project Location Thailand volunteer projects are located in Surin City. 22. Teach & Beach Program 23. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers who join Teach & Beach project will be rewarded by working in a school that genuinely requires help. The teaching staff here are delighted that we will be supporting their efforts, offering exciting opportunities for these children and giving them the opportunity of a brighter future. Although volunteers here require no experience there is a structured lesson plan that will be explained to you before you begin your work. Volunteers will work Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm. Program Location Located on the northern shore of the paradise island of Koh Samui and away from the glitz and glamour of the 5 star resorts, lies the sleepy town of Mae Nam. 24. Beach & Build Program 25. About the Program Responsibilities Volunteers will aid with all manner of jobs at the school. Volunteers need no experience, trade, skill or qualification to work on this project. Our team of coordinators