Has anybody here ever done any volunteering in Thailand for a substantial amount of time?
If so, what was it like? Is it recommended?
PM me for details (seriously) I've shared my volunteer experience enough times with the board already.
I cant yet send pms, is there any other way I can talk with you? Via msn or something?
Originally Posted by The_Wynner
Thought u wanted to teach English young'n?
...English teaching volunteers go home, please! ...now here's a project that requires volunteer work...Originally Posted by The_Wynner
"Goddamn it Lord, bless oh ye this bacon..."
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Did it for 3 months last year but sadly many volunteer organisations take your money and then throw you in crap schools teaching bullshit and acting the clown. I've tried to help some organisations in Isaan with resources, reading projects but they are on the whole not interested in developing and giving opporunities for unqualified volunteers to make any difference. you can't knock the volunteers though. anyone who works for free is welcome in my school. If these volunteers were given the tools to do a job, I'm sure they would be useful.
Maybe he doesn't want to teach English Pan.
...good, then...Originally Posted by jimbo
I did three years with VSO in Thailand working with children who have learning difficulties and disabilities. VSO no longer works in Thailand as there are countries with more pressing needs. There are, however, lots of homes in the Pakkert area for people who have disabilities. I guess they would be happy to have someone work for them if that someone had some skills to share.
I don’t have any contacts up there now as it was ten years ago. You could just turn up and talk to someone – you would need to speak some Thai. The one I worked at was the Pakkret Home for Children Who have Disabilities – I got them to change it for the Home for Crippled Children.
Bark like a Donkey!
Walk into most schools in Thailand, they'll have you for free. However pick your school carefully cos given the opportunity the Thai teacher will walk out for a kip and you'll be there acting the clown infront of 45 students.