Some frequently asked questions.
What will be expected from me as a program participant?
The ability to listen, adapt and be flexible in all situations. There are always things that come up beyond anyone's control.
Unrelenting energy, good health and belief in what you are doing.
Accept and deal with in a reasonable manner the cultural differences and gaps in communication.
Depending where you are coming from, the heat, humidity, types of foods and other variables can be physically exhausting.
Realization that food you are accustom to is either very expensive or simply not available in rural areas of Thailand.
Creative, good imagination, humour and a level of passion and excitement.
Do not let things get you down easily.
Integrity, honesty and sincerity to the organization, community and others.
Ability to give all of yourself with no expectations of anything in return.
English speaking background is helpful but not a requirement.
Ability to ask any questions before and during your stay. We are here to assist you but need to deal with any issues you may have as they happen.
Clean up after yourself as you are sharing the facilities with others.
Completed application understanding the information, recommendations, requirements and costs.
What is required from me and what type of activities would I be involved in?
Temple school, childcare and monk program are very similar when it comes to assisting and/or teaching English and other activities. Activities is 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 hour
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.
How long are your programs and can I choose more than one?
We are very flexible to accommodate people who are interested in the many activities.
Programs are a minimum 1 week commitment and subject to availability.
They are 7 days and 6 nights in duration usually starting Sunday and ending Saturday.
Keeping things to a minimum allows you the flexibility to organize your own activities at local Thai prices. We assist as much or as little to suite your comfort level.
Interested in - Beach Holiday - Jungle Trekking - Thai Cycling Tour - Hill tribe Immersion - Thai Buddhism & Culture - Animal programs like Elephant, monkey etc.
- Diving or any adventure? Easy to recommend or assist you with.
For example you would like to do 1 week Teaching, 1 week Thai Mud hut or Construction, 1 week Jungle trekking and one week on my own. First we ensure there is availability and if the program supplier is not us inform you of what is required and any additional fees.
All Inclusive programs for people who prefer everything done for them is easy for us to provide.
We are well connected to other CBO's, organizations and groups throughout Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
We ask everyone to be at our location no later than Sunday to prepare for their first program.
Monday is the start date and usually conclude mid day on Friday. As your weekends are free you are able to leave in the afternoon to take optional tours you want to plan. That way depending on distance and schedule you can start your adventure early.
What about ?????????
Understand you will have many more questions and we are available to answer them all. Feel free to contact us directly by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We share the vision of global volunteering and assisting anyone is our commitment in that goal.
All the best,
Robert and Pooh Newton
Thailand Teach / Volunteer Inn
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Voluntouring and intercultural travel share a common trait: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. These programs are designed for proactive individuals and groups. Naturally, the scheduling and activities of our program are subject to change. At times, alterations in activities are due to changes in local conditions. This can be part of what makes overseas programs the interesting adventure and incredible learning experience that it is.
*** Note: Thailand is a tropical country with occasional violent storms, heavy rains and floods. During such times, so schedules may be subject to change. *** -- at Bang Rachan, Singburi, Thailand