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    I don't know if this is the right place to post this but I am very new here. I have about 3 months to spend in Thailand. I used to be an english teacher back at home and I would like to do some voluntary work with what I can do best, In Thailand. Any ideas where I can apply? thanks

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    Re: volunteer

    Quote Originally Posted by selimeo
    I would like to do some voluntary work with what I can do best, In Thailand.
    Arai wa?
    You were an English teacher??

    Try ECC or Siam Computer.
    With your level of English, you'll feel right at home and the pay is so low you'll feel like you're working for nothing.

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    It depends on where you want to spend your time. Your best course of action would be to first decide on where you want stay for three months (in BKK, on the beach, in the back country or wherever) and then look for a local government school who'd like some free help. Also, when will you be in Thailand? We're heading into the summer break, so many schools will be out for many weeks.

    If you are here during the summer, there are some agencies which use (and all that that implies) volunteers for their summer "camps". Keep an eye on the jobs board and something will pop up.
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    Nicked of Kent from Dave's:

    http://www.worldvision.or.th/ (World Vision Thailand)

    http://www.thai-dragonfly.com/ (Thai Dragonfly Placements)

    http://www.kiasia.org/ASIT/index.htm (Kenan Institute Asia)

    http://www.volunthai.com/ (VolunThai / Volunteers for Thailand)

    http://www.geocities.com/maesotbvp/ (Burma Volunteer Program)

    http://www.karenhilltribes.org.uk/kht/ (Karen Hilltribes Trust)

    http://www.ciee.org/teach.aspx (CIEE / Teach in Thailand)

    http://www.globalservicecorps.org/ (Global Service Corps)

    http://www.worldendeavors.com/Thailand/ (World Endeavors)

    http://www.cultural-ecology.com/ (Institute for Cultural Ecology)

    http://www.ls-thailand.com/job_volunteer.html (Language Services)

    http://www.neohumanistfoundation.org/ (Neo-Humanist Foundation)

    http://www.ffc.or.th/htmleng/engpage1/page.htm (Foundation for Children)

    http://culturalextremes.com/ (Cultural Extremes / together with TEFL Int)

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/outlookwecare/index.html (We Care)

    http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/ (Cross-Cultural Solutions)

    http://www.go-mad.org/index.php (Go Make a Difference)

    http://www.volunteer.org.nz/ (Global Volunteer Network)

    http://www.openmindprojects.org/ (Open Mind Projects)

    http://www.globalcrossroad.com/ (Global Crossroad)

    http://www.travel-to-teach.org/ (Travel-to-Teach)

    http://www.peacecorps.gov/ (Peace Corps)

    http://www.vso.org.uk/index.asp (VSO)

    http://www.afs.org/AFSI/ (AFS)
    http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=31822


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    El Tel wrote:

    You were an English teacher??

    Try ECC or Siam Computer.
    With your level of English, you'll feel right at home and the pay is so low you'll feel like you're working for nothing.
    Sometimes I feel like I am getting quite negative and jaded here.

    But then, I run across one of your posts and realize by comparison I am still pretty positive minded.

    Man, you definitely are one cynical.........

    Added after 3 minutes:

    Oh, got sidelines there...

    To the OP,

    It's great that you're thinking of volunteering.

    I've worked quite a bit with volunteers. I think you might want to determine for exactly how long you want to volunteer and for how many hours per day you are willing to work. that keeps things workable from both sides of the equation.

    Best of luck :smile:
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    If you want to want to work for free you shouldn't have a problem. Try some whoa hoo village where you'll be a folk hero and get ass 'n weed for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson
    Sometimes I feel like I am getting quite negative and jaded here.

    But then, I run across one of your posts and realize by comparison I am still pretty positive minded.

    Man, you definitely are one cynical.........
    No.
    I'm just misunderstood.
    Usually by people with absolutely no sense of humour.

    Though some of the complete tosspots on this forum do bring out the worst in me.

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    mr el tel,
    you have a strange sense of humour that may hurt and is bound to be misunderstood! Apologies for the inconvenience I caused. I thought this was a casual environment! Alas, I am among the native speakers and doomed to be humored!!!
    Thanks to every one else for their help. I am planning to be there mid Feb. So I am afraid it will be the school holidays. I am also a scuba instructor, that's what I have been doing since I quit teaching eng. Apparently have forgotten some of my eng! Anyway, it would be nice to be close to the beach so I can do some dives at the same time. I can do any hours. I will figure something out, with your help guys. Thanks ever so much!
    Good day

    Added after 16 minutes:

    oh god, just read another post, from Jonny this time. There is plenty of weed where I come from. Friends grow it in their gardens.How come there are so many people who just jump to conclusions so easily! Wow!!! I am not working for free, I want to help and get to know another culture, simple and innocent as that! Bloody hell, where have I landed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger
    If you want to want to work for free you shouldn't have a problem. Try some whoa hoo village where you'll be a folk hero and get ass 'n weed for free.

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    Volunteers go home...our current salaries put us in the "will work for food" bracket already...we don't need to compete with completely free...please, get laid and get home...
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    some of you don't get the point! do you?I don't wish to steal anybody's shitty job and am not going to teach in the middle of a big town to paying kids. Goodness gracious! This offer is for the needy who have lost a lot in dec. 26. were you there then? have you lost your common sense mr whatever hungry for?

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    So let me get this straight, you're trying to steal our jobs right?

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    how bout going to africa? they need help. you could go there. how bout going to indonesia? they need help. the Thais already expect too much for too little. we don't want people encouraging that. get laid, get home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by selimeo
    This offer is for the needy who have lost a lot in (on?) dec. 26.
    So you're offering to teach the survivors of the Tsunami?

    Yeah, I'm sure as they're trying to rebuild their houses, mourn family members, find jobs and just generally get their lives back in order, taking English lessons will be right at the top of their list.

    Quote Originally Posted by selimeo
    There is plenty of weed where I come from.
    Ahh, that explains it.

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    My buddy's brother helped set up this place in Sangkhlaburi - Children of the Forest - give them an email and you might be able to help in some way.

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