VSA Thailand Project 2012 January – June 2012

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VSA Thailand Project 2012 January – June 2012

We are a bridge to motivate people pull out their Volunteer Spirit.

VSA Thailand Project 2012

JanuaryJune 2012

Volunteer Spirit Association

VSA Thailand

Address: 11 Soi Engkamol 5 Airport Road T. Kuanlang Hatyai, Songkhla 90110

Tel: +66 (0) 8 9878 9355, +66 (0) 8 1959 2961

http://volunteerspirit.or.th

E-mail: volunteerspiritassociation@gmail.com

Contact Person:

Incoming Program: Laksana Rodtrakul (Tum)

Outgoing Program: Jarinya Krittikan (Gate)

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About

VSA Thailand

Structure

Finance

Activities

Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA

Thailand) is a non-profit (NPO)/nongovernment

(NGO) / peace

organization that co-ordinates

international voluntary projects for

people of all ages, cultures, religious

and economic backgrounds.

Our work is based on the belief that all

people are capable of living together

and co-operating with mutual respect

and without recourse to violence to

solve conflicts.

Through international voluntary work

we aim to give people the chance to

experience this way of living whilst

contributing in a useful manner to the

community.

Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA

Thailand) had started its activities in

2008 as SAWASDEE Thailand volunteer

(ST) and organized first international

workcamp in 2009.

Now VSA Thailand is an association

member of NVDA ( Network Voluntary

Development in Asia) and CCIVS

(Coordinating Committee for

International Voluntary Service)

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VSA STRUCTURE

International Voluntary Network

(Sending Organization)


Projects

Volunteers


VSA

Volunteer Spirit Association

(Hosting Organization)


Projects Projects Projects Projects


Local needs Local needs Local needs Local needs

(Local Organization)

VSA THAILAND is the bridge between

International volunteers and local people.

Finance

Mostly income of VSA Thailand come from participation fee with divide as

40% Project running, spending project place.

40% Office running, everything in VSA organization management.

10% Meeting and Seminar.

10% New project fund for searching and coordinating new project.

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Activities

1. Short Term Workcamp (STV) Organize 2 weeks workcamp in every

month mostly in Thailand

In 2011 organized 12 workcamps with success even though we got less

volunteers but we have done our best.

2. Mid-Long Term Volunteer (MLTV) Volunteer work with local partners

in 1 – 12 months.

In 2011 accepted 7 volunteers participate in mostly Southern, Thailand.

3. Outgoing Project Sending Thai volunteers to international voluntary

workcamps abroad.

In 2010 2 Thai volunteers let their chance at Vietnam, Korea and Japan

with a selection of special volunteer joined SNIWRD project, Japan.

4. Group Workcamp with 5 workcamp themes.

In 2011 accepted 1 first Japanese group workcamp who got an

experience.

5. Weekend Workcamp Available workcamp in the weekend for VSA

members

6. Special Projects

Clean up The world in STV1109 and Group Workcamp.

World Tanabata Action with Japanese group workcamp.

Donation for flood victims Project with Songkhla Community

Foundation.

Agriculture Market Project with Songkhla Community

Foundation, agriculture learning center, Autistic parent club,…

Foundation of Caribbean Suzuki club Klonghoikhong,

Songkhla

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Project

Understanding in STV project

STV Project Table

STV Project Details

1. Short Term Workcamp (STV) organizing 2 weeks international

workcamp with the theme are

Education (EDUC) teaching, learning, exchanging, etc.

Environment (ENVI) planting trees, take care of tree planted, collecting

garbage, public water sources conservative, etc.

Agriculture (AGRI) learning Royal new Theory agriculture, organic farm,

organic gas, etc.

Culture (CULT) local history recalling festival, museum.

Renovation (Reno) School and Temple renovation.

Qualification

Age over 18 years

Abilities to communicate in English or full intention to try.

Open up and love to learn new things and understanding in

different.

Camp life

Camp leader will be the one who can manage and answer your

question and also camp leader will be coordinator between

international volunteer and local host in the beginning of the camp

after awhile international volunteer can learn to communicate

themselves with local host even we use different language but

language not empowerment than intention.

Working Team and Cooking Term, We separate volunteers in 2

groups 80:20 (if there are 10 volunteers will be 8 volunteers for

working team and 2 volunteers for cooking team), working team

will work as camp working table which will be explain in the first

date (introduction day). Cooking team will respond in cooking for

the camp 3 meals and 1 break time and cleaning place. These 2

groups will change every day

Simple accommodation, volunteer expect to stay at public hall,

temple, school, public center, forest camping.

Free accommodation and food, during 2 weeks volunteer do not

have to pay for accommodation and food because the expense

include in participation fee accept for their own expense such as

souvenir, personal food and accommodation in free time travel day

or before camp start and after ending of the camp.

Participation Fee

8,000 Bath (around 200 Euro)

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Participation fee will use in

Project site 40%

VSA organization management 40%

Fund for training and seminar 10%

Fund for new partners 10%

How to apply

Volunteer choose appropriate camp and contact the organization in their

country. If do not find please directly contact VSA Thailand.

International Workcamps List 2012

Code/ Projects Dates Types Vols Free places

VSA1207 Renovation/Peace Village Sustainable Camp 09/07 – 21/07 RENO/ENVI 15 12

VSA1208 Education/Creative English Camp 16/07 – 28/07 EDU/KIDS 10 4

VSA1209 Agriculture/ Organic Agriculture Camp 06/08 – 18/08 AGRI /ENVI 15 11

VSA1210 Education/Creative English camp 13/08 - 25/08 EDU/KIDS 10 6

VSA1211 Renovation/Peace Village Sustainable Camp 10/09 – 22/09 RENO/ENVI 15 14

VSA1212 Construction/ Temple &Community Renovation Camp 17/09 - 29/09 RENO/ENVI/SOCI 15 15

VSA1213 Construction/School Renovation Camp 08/10 – 20/10 RENO/CONS 15 15

VSA1214 Agriculture/ Organic Agriculture Camp 15/10 – 27/10 AGRI/ENVI 15 15

VSA1215 Renovation/Peace Village Sustainable Camp 05/11 – 17/11 RENO/ENVI 15 15

VSA1216 Education/Creative English camp 12/11 – 24/11 EDUC/KIDS 15 15

VSA1217 Renovation/Peace Village Sustainable Camp 10/12 – 22/12 RENO/ENVI 15 14

VSA1218 Education/Creative English camp 17/12 – 29/12 EDU/KIDS 10 10

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Code Camp Date Types Place Vol. HTM

Ban Pakkla School

Khok muang

3

VSA1201 Education/Creative English camp 16/01-28/01 EDUC School, Songkhla 10

Agriculture

New

VSA1202

Agriculture/ Community

Agriculture Learning 13/02-25/02 AGRI

Learning Center,

Songkhla 15

Wang Lung

New

VSA1203 Renovation/Environmental Camp 12/03-24/03 CONS/ENVI

Environmental

Club, Nakon Si

Thammarat 15

VSA1204 Culture/Festival Camp 09/04-21/04 FEST/CULT

Klonghae Temple,

Songkhla 10

4

VSA1205

Environmental /Environmental

Conservation Camp 14/05-26/05 SOCI/ENVI

VSA1206 Education/Creative English camp 11/06-23/06 EDUC

Environment Youth

Club,

Klonghoikhong,

Songkhla 15

Tung Wa

kindergarten,

Pansanan School,

Satun 10

3

New

HTM = How Many Time which those camp has been organized, (New means

first time)

VSA1201, VSA1206 Education/Creative English

Code Camp Date Types Place Vol. HTM

Ban Pakkla School

Khok muang

3

VSA1201 Education/Creative English camp 16/01-28/01 EDUC School, Songkhla 10

VSA1206 Education/Creative English camp 11/06-23/06 EDUC

Tung Wa

kindergarten,

Pansanan School,

Satun 10

New

Background

Give primary Thai student a great opportunity to communicate with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

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Working

Volunteers are expected to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing their

lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect this

point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the volunteers

history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information you need.

Location (Every school is in a rural area)

• Ban Wat Pakkla School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Pakkla temple and big

reservoir.

• Wat Khong Muang School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Khok Muang Temple and

Royal an Example farm.

• Pansanan school Tungwa, Satun. Peaceful city with cave and beach.

• Tung Wa kindergarten Tungwa, Satun. Peaceful city with cave and beach.

Accommodation: Peace Village, Thai style hut is provided. Thai food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities

• Ban Wat Pakkla School visit Pakkla temple, big reservoir, Hatyai Downtown. Play with

the kids.

• Wat Khong Muang School visit Khok Muang Temple and Royal an Example farm,

Hatyai Downtown. Play with the kids.

• Pansanan school visit cave and beach, Lee-pea island, Tarutao island (famous island)

• Tung Wa kindergarten. visit cave and beach, Lee-pea island, Tarutao island (famous

island)

Samila-Songkhla beach, water fall, night market, Hatyai downtown, Hat Yai city the biggest

city in the south. Floating market on the weekend, and enjoy with local life.

Fee 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the

kids pay more attention and bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

VSA1202 Agriculture/ Community Agriculture Learning

Code Camp Date Types Place Vol. HTM

VSA1202

Agriculture/ Community

Agriculture Learning 13/02-25/02 AGRI

Agriculture

Learning Center,

Songkhla 15

New

Background

Organized with Agriculture learning center where making organic product such as fruit and

vegetable, gas. This center is not working only give Royal new agriculture theory for people

but also do example agriculture in the center.

Working

Volunteer is expected to work in the farm and Peace Village where there are vegetable

planting, fruit garden, mush room farm, fish ponds, rice file and rubber plantation. At an

example farm, this is the place of the Thai organic farm network where they do the new theory

agriculture to learn Thai people realize value of ordinary agriculture and organic.

Location: Peace Village, Royal farm and Ja Nong Village, Jana, Songkhla close to Songkhla

lake. 30 kms from Songkhla.

Accomodation: Peace Village, Thai style hut is provided & Stay at the Farmer house. Food is

included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

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Leisure Activities: Samila-Songkhla beach, water fall, night market, Hatyai downtown, Hat

Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend, and enjoy with local life.

Fee 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

VSA1203 Renovation /Environmental Camp

Code Camp Date Types Place Vol. HTM

Nakon Si

New

VSA1203 Renovation/Environmental Camp 12/03-24/03 RENO/ENVI Thammarat 15

Background

Organized with Wang Lung Environmental Club which has been best Environmental Learning

Center in the south of Thailand. There was a camp for student to come and learn about forest,

wild animal and environmental protection. But now a day every things same to be struck

because of less motivation of the villager and working group from political problem and less

support from local government. They really need more hand and support from International

Voluntary Service to give them more motivation and hands to support what they are doing.

Working

The volunteer will work with local youth environmental club. In the living place, there are

various works of volunteer which you can work and learning together such as:

• Renovation Environmental Camp/ Club

• Cleaning the water fall

• Planting trees

• Protecting animals

• Creating eco-villages

VSA Organization are translating for organization (English is important), website, video

presentation, repairing living area as assistant to set up eco-tourism trip.

Location: Wang Lung village, Prom Kiri district, Nakon Si Thammarat . It’s about half an hour

away from Nakon Si Thammarat City.

Accomodation: Home stay with the village.

Terminal: Nakon Si Thammarat Train and Bus station. Nakon Si Thammarat Airport

Leisure Activities: Water fall, Beach and historic town.

Fee 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

VSA1204 Culture/Festival Camp

Code Camp Date Types Place Vol. HTM

Klonghae Temple,

4

VSA1204 Culture/Festival Camp 09/04-21/04 FEST/CULT Songkhla 10

Background

Organized with Klonghae Temple in local history recalling festival. This camp was organized

now 4 th time. This is superb temple with a good abbot who always creates new activities for

developing the nearby area. In the temple there are various projects for developing the

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community such as Health Learning Center, Herb garden, Thai music and Thai dance club and

museum.

Working

Helping the villagers to set up festival, be apart of the festival as international volunteer. You

can bring your country performance, music instrument to show in the festival. Volunteers are

also expect to create a performance in the festival.

Location: Klong Hae Temple, Hat Yai, Songkhla biggest city in the Southern.

Accomodation: Stay in the temple with dormitory. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Floating market on the weekend, Hatyai downtown, Samila beach, night

market. Join Songkran Festival day (Thailand New year)

Fee 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Bring your own traditional cloths, music instrument or anything which

present your country to exchange in the festival.

VSA1205 Environmental /Environmental Conservation Camp

Code Camp Date Types Place Vol. HTM

VSA1205

Environmental /Environmental

Conservation Camp 14/05-26/05 ENVI

Environment Youth

Club,

Klonghoikhong,

Songkhla 15

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Background

Organize with khlong La Environmental Club.

Young people are the most concerned about the way the world's environment is being

destroyed. Through seminars and work projects, the organizations raise the awareness of

young people of the threats posed to the environment.

At the same time, they propose concrete alternatives for activities and pedagogical tools to

disseminate the information. Each year, many of the environmental groups are involved in

working to protect the environment and to promote education and environmental matters.

Khlongla sub district is the water conservation area of Songkhla province. It’s the beginning of

water for a million of people.

Working

The volunteer will work with local youth environmental club. In the living place, there are

various works of volunteer which you can work and learning together such as:

• Planting trees/ taking care of tree

• Cleaning river

• Planting trees

• Protecting forest/ trekking

• Creating eco-villages

• Recycle bank (separate garbage)

VSA Organization are translating for organization (English is important), website, video

presentation, repairing living area as assistant to set up eco-tourism trip.

Location: Klongla Reservoir Klonghoikhong, Songkhla biggest city in the Southern.

Accomodation: Stay at Klongla Youth club member house in dormitory style. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Samila beach, night market.

Fee 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

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2. Mid-Long Term Volunteer (MLTV)

Volunteer would stay and work with VSA Thailand and local partners in 1

– 12 months.

Education (EDUC) teaching in Local school in rural area, learning,

exchanging with the school and university, etc.

Environment (ENVI) working with local environment organization and

VSA itself. Planting trees, take care of tree planted, collecting garbage,

public water sources conservative, making nature gas from food and

garbage etc.

Agriculture (AGRI) working and learning agriculture with local community,

learning Royal new Theory agriculture, organic farm, organic gas, etc.

Renovation (RENO) School and Temple renovation.

Social (SOCI) W o r k i n g t o g e t h e r w i t h l o c a l c o m m u n i t y a n d

l o c a l o r g a n i z a t i o n .

Qualification

Age over 18 years

Abilities to communicate in English or full intention to try.

Open up and love to learn new things and understanding in

different.

Volunteer life

Volunteer Coordinator, will be the one who can manage and

answer your question and also will be coordinator between

international volunteer and local host in the beginning of the

project after awhile international volunteer can learn to

communicate themselves with local host even we use different

language but language not empowerment than intention. Volunteer

coordinator will be your adviser during your voluntary staying.

Working, The local organization will prepare the work for the

volunteer and your idea and suggestion it always welcome and

needed. The volunteer are not the tourism, visitor or a guest they

are expect to work with the local as one of their team.

Simple accommodation, volunteer expect to stay at Local house,

sometime at temple, school, public center, forest camping.

Accommodation and food, accommodation and food are

including in participation fee accept for their own expense such as

souvenir, personal food and accommodation in free time,

weekend ,traveling day or before project start and after ending of

the project. Volunteer have to take care of their own

accommodation and cooking their own food with mostly together

with the local or the local is cooking for volunteer.

Participation Fee

12,000 Bath

Participation fee will use in

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Project site 40%

VSA organization management 40%

Fund for training and seminar 10%

Fund for new partners 10%

How to apply

Volunteer choose appropriate project and contact the organization in

their country. If do not find please directly contact VSA Thailand.

MLTV Project List 2012

Code

MLTV01-1

MLTV01-2

MLTV01-3

MLTV01-4

MLTV01-5

MLTV02

MLTV03

MLTV04

MLTV05

MLTV06

Camp

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Peace Village/ Development

Learning Center

R e s c u e T e a m A s s i s t a n t

A s o k e S u s tainable Learning

Center (Buddhist Temple)

A g r i c u l t u r e / Local community

Development

C h i l d r e n ’ s V i l l a g e

( O r p h a n a g e )

Places

Songkhla

Satun

Udonthani

Kanchanaburi

Chaing Mai

Songkhla

Songkhla

Trang

Songkhla

Songkhla

Starting

date Types Vol.

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 10

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

RENO/ENVI/EDU

1-12 months /AGRI 8

1-12 months SOCI 2

1-12 months SOCI/ARI 4

1-12 months ARI/ENVI 6

1-12 months SOCI/KIDS 1

HTM

2

New

New

New

New

New

2

New

New

New

HTM = How Many Time which those camp has been organized, (New means

first time)

MLTV01 Education/Creative English

Code

MLTV01-1

MLTV01-2

Camp

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Places

Songkhla

Satun

Starting

date Types Vol.

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 10

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

HTM

2

New

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MLTV01-3

MLTV01-4

MLTV01-5

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Education/Creative English

Teaching

Udonthani

Kanchanaburi

Chaing Mai

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

1-12 months EDU/KIDS 2

New

New

New

MLTV01-1 Songkhla

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing

their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect

this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the

volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information

you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

• Ban Pakkla School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Pakkla temple and big reservoir.

• Wat Khong Muang School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Khok Muang Temple and

Royal an Example farm.

Accommodation: Peace Viilage with the single hut. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport.

Leisure Activities

• Ban Pakkla School visit Pakkla temple, big reservoir, Hatyai Downtown. Play with the

kids.

• Wat Khong Muang School visit Khok Muang Temple and Royal an Example farm,

Hatyai Downtown. Play with the kids.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the

kids pay more attention.

MLTV01-2 Tung Wa School and Pansanan School, Satun.

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing

their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect

this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the

volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information

you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

• Pansanan school Tungwa, Satun. Peaceful city with cave and beach.

• Tung Wa kindergarten Tungwa, Satun. Peaceful city with cave and beach.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school or teacher house. Rural area

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities

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• Pansanan school visit cave and beach, Lee-pea island, Tarutao island (famous island)

• Tung Wa school. visit cave and beach, Lee-pea island, Tarutao island (famous island)

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: School holiday is on April and October. Please bring some teaching

material from your country, it always make the kids pay more attention.

MLTV01-3 Udonthani

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing

their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect

this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the

volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information

you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

Ban Suan Moan Kam, Kumpavapi, Udontani. (44 kms from Udontani city).

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at teacher house or home stay in the village. Rural area

Terminal: Udontani International Airport, Udontani train station

Leisure Activities: River, small lake, Ban Chaing (a thousand year village), Nongkhai, Loas

Border and enjoy with local life.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: School holiday is on April and October. Please bring some teaching

material from your country, it always make the kids pay more attention.

MLTV01-4 Kanchanaburi

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing

their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect

this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the

volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information

you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

Nong Prue, Kanchanaburi 71220 (Central –western of Thailand)

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school or teacher house. Rural area

Terminal: Kanchaburi Bus Station.

Leisure Activities

• Kanchanaburi is very famous place for nature and historical trip such as water fall, river

Kwai, river Kwai Bridge and elephant village.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: School holiday is on April and October. Please bring some teaching

material from your country, it always make the kids pay more attention.

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MLTV01-5 Chaing Mai

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing

their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect

this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the

volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information

you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

• Rajaprajanugroh school, mea Jam, Chaing Mai. 150 kms from Chaing Mai city.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school or teacher house. Rural area

Terminal: Chaing Mai train and bus station, Chaing Mai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Mountain, river, Hill tribe village and enjoy with local life.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: School holiday is on April and October. Please bring some teaching

material from your country, it always make the kids pay more attention.

MLTV02 Peace Village/ Sustainable Development Center

Code

MLTV02

Camp

Peace Village/ Sustainable

Development Center

Places

Songkhla

Starting

date Types Vol.

RENO/CONS/ENVI

1-12 months /AGRI/EDU 8

HTM

New

Background

With the inspiration of peace, we have created the small learning center where everyone can

learn and understand. Peace Village is the learning center where everyone can come and learn

such as languages, culture exchange, organic agriculture, environmental friendly and

international community living.

Working

Center renovation and construction; as we are new center and need more hand from volunteer

to build up the center.

Organic farm; we plant and grow organic vegetable in the center.

Environmental friendly; planting tree, recycle and promoting on global action to prevent

climate change

Relationship with the village; there are many volunteer work in the village and local

community, we always give them a hand such as cleaning in the village, temple and school,

temple ceremony.

Creative English Teaching; to give the chance for kids and people in the village have

opportunity to communicate with difference languages, touch difference culture.

Location: Peace Village, Kok Muang, Khlonghoikhong, Songkhla. 20 kms from Hat Yai city.

Accomodation: Peace Village / Sustainable Development Center, the Thai style hut is provided. Food

is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Samila-Songkhla beach, water fall, night market, Hatyai downtown, Hat

Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend, and enjoy with local life.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

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M L T V 0 3 R e s c u e T e a m A s s i s t a n t

Code

MLTV03

Camp

R e s c u e T e a m A s s i s t a n t

Places

Songkhla

Starting

date Types Vol.

1-12 months SOCI 2

HTM

2

Background

Sometime we always focus social work for poor countries, Rescue also need volunteers to help

for supporting and join in the team as not so many people and do this kind of work , Thong Sia

Siang Teung Foundation; Hat Yai Rescue also need international volunteer to join in the term

as now a day more foreigner are living in this city.

Working

T o j o i n i n r e s c u e t e r m , a n a m b u l a n c e c a r . T o F i r s t a i d a n d b r i n g

p a t i e n t t o t h e h o s p i t a l a n d a n y o t h e r w o r k t o h e l p p e o p l e f r o m

a n a c c i d e n t .

Location: Thong Sia Siang Teung Foundation; Hat Yai City, Songkhla.

Accomodation: Volunteer house or home stay with local staff. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Hat Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend,

Hatyai downtown, Samila beach, water fall, night market and enjoy with local life.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

M L T V 0 4 A s o k e S u s tainable Learning Center (Buddhist Temple)

Code

MLTV04

Camp

A s o k e S u s tainable Learning

Center (Buddhist Temple)

Places

Trang

Starting

date Types Vol.

1-12 months SOCI/ARI 4

HTM

New

Background

Organized with A s o k e S u s tainable Learning Center (Buddhist Community)

The idea of living as basically way of life was promote to people around Thailand by Asoke

S u s tainable Learning Center (Buddhist Community). In this community people could learn how to

live with other and nature. Organic Farm and vegetarian food is provide, No meat have eaten

here. People in the Asoke community learning and living in the Buddhist way. Every day wake

up early learning Buddhist and working together in the local community.

Working

Volunteers are expected to live and work together with everyone in the community; wake up

early study and discussion about Buddhists, working in organic farm, community kitchen,

cooking, community shop, Cleaning, separate garbage and gardening.

Location: Talay Tham, Trang province. 10 Kms from Trang city.

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Accomodation: Stay in the community house. Food is included.

Terminal: Trang train station, Trang Airport

Leisure Activities: Visiting the beach, island water fall, cave and enjoy with the local life.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

M L T V 0 5 A g r i c u l t u r e / Local community Development

Code

MLTV05

Camp

A g r i c u l t u r e / Local community

Development

Places

Songkhla

Starting

date Types Vol.

1-12 months ARI/ENVI 6

HTM

New

Background

Organized with Agriculture learning center where making organic product such as fruit and

vegetable, gas. This center is not working only give Royal new agriculture theory for people

but also do example agriculture in the center.

Working

Volunteer is expected to work in the farm where there are vegetable planting, fruit garden, fish

ponds, rice file and rubber plantation. At an example farm, this is the place of the Thai organic

farm network where they do the new theory agriculture to learn Thai people realize value of

ordinary agriculture.

Location: Peace Village & Ja Nong Village, Jana, Songkhla close to Songkhla lake. 30 kms

from Songkhla.

Accomodation: Peace Village, Thai style hut is provided & Stay at the Farmer house. Food is

included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Enjoy dancing and Karaoke party in the raft, Hatyai downtown, Samila

Beach Songkhla.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

MLTV06 Children house (orphanage) Songkhla

MLTV06

C h i l d r e n ’ s V i l l a g e

( O r p h a n a g e )

Songkhla

1-12 months SOCI/KIDS 1

New

Background

The objective of Children’s Village is to take care and raise the homeless orphans with foster

family providing them with living quarters, love and warmth with special emphasis on “Family

Atmosphere” so that these children could grow up with a mother, brothers and sisters of

different ages and sexes living in the same house like a normal family. All children will be

given an education as high as their talents and abilities allow becoming self – reliant in their

careers without being burdens to their society and country.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as Mother and teacher assistant in the orphanage, taking

care of the kids in the orphanage kindergarten and other activity with the children together

with the staff.

Location: Ban Pru, Hat Yai, Songkhla. 15 kms from Hat Yai city.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the volunteer house. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport.

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Leisure Activities: Songkla beach, Water fall, Montain, Hat Yai City, Malaysia border and

enjoy with local life.

Fee 12,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the

kids pay more attention.

3. Group Workcamp,

A group of volunteer coming from partners organization universities,

school and companies. volunteers are coming as a group and working

bilabial with local organization.

Education (EDUC) teaching, learning, exchanging, etc.

Environment (ENVI) planting trees, take care of tree planted, collecting

garbage, public water sources conservative, etc.

Agriculture (AGRI) learning Royal new Theory agriculture, organic farm,

organic gas, etc.

Culture (CULT) local history recalling festival, museum.

Renovation (Reno) School and Temple renovation.

Social (SOCI) W o r k i n g t o g e t h e r w i t h l o c a l c o m m u n i t y a n d

l o c a l o r g a n i z a t i o n .

Qualification

Age over 16 years

Abilities to communicate in English or full intention to try.

Open up and love to learn new things and understanding in

different.

Camp life

Camp leader will be the one who can manage and answer your

question and also camp leader will be coordinator between

international volunteer and local host in the beginning of the camp

after awhile international volunteer can learn to communicate

themselves with local host even we use different language but

language not empowerment than intention.

Working Team and Cooking Term, We separate volunteers in 2

groups 80:20 (if there are 10 volunteers will be 8 volunteers for

working team and 2 volunteers for cooking team), working team

will work as camp working table which will be explain in the first

date (introduction day). Cooking team will respond in cooking for

the camp 3 meals and 1 break time and cleaning place. These 2

groups will change every day

Simple accommodation, volunteer expect to stay at public hall,

temple, school, public center, forest camping.

Accommodation and food, during 2 weeks volunteer do not have

to pay for accommodation and food because the expense include in

participation fee accept for their own expense such as souvenir,

personal food and accommodation in free time travel day or before

camp start and after ending of the camp.

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Participation Fee

One week 5,000 Bath

two week 8,000 Bath

Participation fee will use in

Project site 40%

VSA organization management 40%

Fund for training and seminar 10%

Fund for new partners 10%

How to apply

Volunteer choose appropriate camp and contact the organization in their

country. If do not find please directly contact VSA Thailand.

Group workcamp projects list 2012

Code Camp Types Place Vol. HTM

Ban Pakkla School

Khok muang

3

VSAG01 Education/Creative English camp EDUC School, Songkhla 10

Agriculture

New

VSAG02

Agriculture/ New Theory

Agriculture

AGRI

Learning Center,

Songkhla 15

VSAG03 Renovation/Environmental Camp CONS/ENVI

Wang Lung

Environmental

Club, Nakon Si

Thammarat 15

New

VSAG04

VSAG05

Peace Village/ Development

Learning Center

Environmental /Environmental

Conservation Camp

RENO/ENVI

/AGRI

SOCI/ENVI

VSAG06 Education/Creative English camp EDUC

Klonghae Temple,

Songkhla 10

Environment Youth

Club,

Klonghoikhong,

Songkhla 15

Tung Wa

kindergarten,

Pansanan School,

Satun 10

4

3

New

HTM = How Many Time which those camp has been organized, (New means

first time)

VSAG01, VSAG06 Education/Creative English

Code Camp Types Place Vol. HTM

Ban Pakkla School

Khok muang

3

VSAG01 Education/Creative English camp EDUC School, Songkhla 10

VSAG06 Education/Creative English camp EDUC

Tung Wa

kindergarten,

Pansanan School,

Satun 10

New

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy

shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to

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e in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of

international camp.

Working

Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing

their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect

this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out) and you also get the

volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information

you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

• Ban Wat Pakkla School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Pakkla temple and big

reservoir.

• Wat Khong Muang School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Khok Muang Temple and

Royal an Example farm.

• Pansanan school Tungwa, Satun. Peaceful city with cave and beach.

• Tung Wa kindergarten Tungwa, Satun. Peaceful city with cave and beach.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school or Peace Village, dormitory is provided.

Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities

• Ban Wat Pakkla School visit Pakkla temple, big reservoir, Hatyai Downtown. Play with

the kids.

• Wat Khong Muang School visit Khok Muang Temple and Royal an Example farm,

Hatyai Downtown. Play with the kids.

• Pansanan school visit cave and beach, Lee-pea island, Tarutao island (famous island)

• Tung Wa kindergarten. visit cave and beach, Lee-pea island, Tarutao island (famous

island)

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the

kids pay more attention.

VSAG02 Agriculture/ Community Agricultural Learning

Code Camp Types Place Vol. HTM

VSAG02

Agriculture/ Community

Agricultural Learning

AGRI

Agriculture

Learning Center,

Songkhla 15

New

Background

Thailand is agricultural country. There are many fresh fruits and food product. But nowadays

the country had become more industry. Many people left the farm, move from country side to

the city and work at the factory. To work and live with local people in the farm could help them

more awareness of how important agriculture is. To promoting on agriculture the local

community and school are setting up an example farm, using a new theory agricultural from

the King project where everyone can come to learn.

Working

Volunteer are expected to work in the farm where there are vegetable planting, fruit garden,

fish ponds, rice file and rubber plantation. At an example farm, this is the place of the Thai

organic farm network where they do the new theory agriculture to learn Thai people realize

value of ordinary agriculture.

Location: Ja Nong Village, Jana, Songkhla close to Songkhla lake.

Accomodation: Peace Village, dormitory is provided. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Enjoy dancing and Karaoke party in the raft, Hatyai downtown, Samila

Beach Songkhla.

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

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Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the

kids pay more attention.

VSAG03 Renovation /Environmental Camp

Code Camp Types Place Vol. HTM

VSAG03 Renovation/Environmental Camp RENO/ENVI

Wang Lung

Environmental

Club, Nakon Si

Thammarat 15

New

Background

Organized with Wang Lung Environmental Club which has been best Environmental Learning

Center in the south of Thailand. There was a camp for student to come and learn about forest,

wild animal and environmental protection. But now a day every things same to be struck

because of less motivation of the villager and working group from political problem and less

support from local government. They really need more hand and support from International

Voluntary Service to give them more motivation and hands to support what they are doing.

Working

The volunteer will work with local youth environmental club. In the living place, there are

various works of volunteer which you can work and learning together such as:

• Renovation Environmental Camp/ Club

• Cleaning the water fall

• Planting trees

• Protecting animals

• Creating eco-villages

VSA Organization are translating for organization (English is important), website, video

presentation, repairing living area as assistant to set up eco-tourism trip.

Location: Wang Lung village, Prom Kiri district, Nakon Si Thammarat . It’s about half an hour

away from Nakon Si Thammarat City.

Accomodation: Stay at the center with dormitory. Rural Area

Terminal: Nakon Si Thammarat Bus station.

Leisure Activities: Water fall, Beach and historic town.

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

VSAG04 Peace Village/ Sustainable Development

Code Camp Types Place Vol. HTM

Peace Viilage/ Sustainable

Klonghae Temple,

New

VSAG04

Development

FEST/CULT Songkhla 10

Background

With the inspiration of peace, we have created the small learning center where everyone can

learn and understand. Peace Village is the learning center where everyone can come and learn

such as languages, culture exchange, organic agriculture, environmental friendly and

international community living.

Working

Creative English Teaching; to give the chance for kids and people in the village have

opportunity to communicate with difference languages, touch difference culture.

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Center construction; as we are new center and need more hand from volunteer to build up the

center.

Organic farm; we plant and grow organic vegetable in the center.

Relationship with the village; there are many volunteer work in the village and local

community, we always give them a hand such as cleaning in the village, temple and school,

temple ceremony.

Location: Peace Village, Kok Muang, Khlonghoikhong, Songkhla. 20 kms from Hat Yai city.

Accomodation: Peace Village / Sustainable Development Center. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Hat Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend,

Hatyai downtown, Samila-Songkhla beach, water fall, night market.

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

VSAG05 Environmental /Environmental Conservation Camp

Code Camp Types Place Vol. HTM

VSAG05

Environmental /Environmental

Conservation Camp

ENVI

Environment Youth

Club,

Klonghoikhong,

Songkhla 15

3

Background

Young people are the most concerned about the way the world's environment is being

destroyed. Through seminars and work projects, the organizations raise the awareness of

young people of the threats posed to the environment.

At the same time, they propose concrete alternatives for activities and pedagogical tools to

disseminate the information. Each year, many of the environmental groups are involved in

working to protect the environment and to promote education and environmental matters.

Khlongla sub district is the water conservation area of Songkhla province. It’s the beginning of

water for a million of people.

Working

The volunteer will work with local youth environmental club. In the living place, there are

various works of volunteer which you can work and learning together such as:

• Planting trees/ taking care of trees

• Cleaning river

• Protecting forest/ trekking

• Creating eco-villages

• Recycle bank (separating garbage)

VSA Organization are translating for organization (English is important), website, video

presentation, repairing living area as assistant to set up eco-tourism trip.

Location: Klongla Reservoir Klonghoikhong, Songkhla biggest city in the Southern.

Accomodation: Stay at Klongla Youth club member house and Peace Village / Sustainable

Development Center. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Hat Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend,

Hatyai downtown, Samila beach, water fall, night market and enjoy with local life..

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your

country to exchange in the camp.

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