Welcome to Volunt2Thai
Volunteer to Thailand offers you participation as a volunteer in a development project.
You live in a Volunteer Village built by us for you and be involved in the daily life of the six villages in our surroundings. You can easily take part of the daily life, and as a thank, you give something back to the people in which you teach the children and the adults English.
Volunt2Thai is an Austrian association and has its headquarters in Vienna
Among our partners is the state aided organization "Weltwegweiser" (“Jugend eine Welt"), supported by the Austrian Development Agency (Agentur der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit). Through our cooperation with "Worldwide Volunteers”, German volunteers can receive sponsorship from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), allowing them to work with us for a so called "social year" (Entwicklungspolitischer Freiwilligendienst weltwärts).
Volunteers from all nations are welcome!
So far, we have received volunteers from the following countries: USA, France, Vietnam, Germany, Scotland, Australia, Israel, Switzerland, England, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, China, Netherlands, Brazil, Norway, Mexico, Faroe Islands, Pakistan, India, Costa Rica, Spain, Latvia, South Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Argentina, Canada, Malta and New Caledonia, with new countries frequently being added to the list.
V2T, Volunt2Thai - Volunteer to Thailand is a relief project in the northeastern region in Issan. It aims to encourage the development of our region. Our goal is to help farmers and families, particularly the children, of the villages to build a better future. To achieve this, we teach them foreign languages and general knowledge. Soon the V2T - Volunteer Village should become a
"Learning and recreational center for disadvantaged children"
Now to you:
You already made it to our site, showing that you are an extraordinary spirit. Exactly what we need. Contribute, everything you need is:
- your motivation
- your knowledge
- your mind
You can't imagine what your knowledge and your mind can change here.
The presence of volunteers will drastically change the lives of the people in the villages over the next ten years and beyond. The current generation of six-year-olds will be educated in English, receive a general understanding of the world and acquire new insight into foreign cultures. This will positively influence and accompany them in their personal development.
We also hope our project will attract attention for longterm economic growth in the village. The fundamental objective is to ensure that the children of the villagers have the same opportunities of career choice and international, transnational activities as their counterparts in the western world. We want to promote the exchange of cultures and give the farmers and their families the opportunity to share their valuable knowledge.
Not only will a fair, additional income eventually be procured by farmers, but also negative developments such as the exodus of the younger generation to major cities will be stopped in this economically very poor region.
Your help would be greatly appreciated in, but not only, the following areas:
- Kindergarten to secondary school (teaching, art and sports)
- Agriculture Projects
- Construction and crafts
- Organizational planning
We want to promote the exchange of cultures and give the farmers and their families the opportunity to share their valuable knowledge.
Volunt2Thai - a unique opportunity for you
Currently the volunteers have the opportunity to teach the children English. The lessons will be held at local schools and temples. In the future we intend to educate the students in German as well. Furthermore, we are trying to create sustainable agricultural projects in collaboration with the local farmers.
The people in the communities, especially the children, benefit from the education and contact with you "Westerners". This creates an incomparable win-win situation for everybody involved. On top of that the money you spend here directly creates additional income for the local families.
One thing has to be said: Life here is not easy, neither for you nor for the people living here. Your life here will not be like a stay in a youth camp. You have to be aware that this is an aid project and that certain expectations have to be fulfilled by you. You will have to cope with difficult situations and probably leave your comfort zone on various occasions.Through your volunteer work you will have unique experiences in the social field, as well as developing your own social skills. In the end you will be rewarded with an experience that will greatly influence you and your character.
After your stay you will be happy and grateful to have made the decision to contribute to this project. Not only have you evolved on a personal level but you have also drastically changed the lives of the local people for the better.
Our goal is to better the life in the village and the region. The area is being developed with our help so that it may generate sufficient income for the local families, without which, individual family members are often forced to leave their children and their elderly for longer periods of time, in order to travel to urban centers or abroad to work. Many of the people who leave fall into a life of crime and prostitution. Our work here is supported and realized through the help of volunteers.
With the presence of volunteers and through ongoing projects with the villagers, new structures are created which will allow further development of the area.
Volunteers get the opportunity to take part in interesting new experiences and new knowledge is acquired through cooperation and collaboration with the villagers. Volunteers get a practical introduction to everyday farm life and help in the ongoing projects. They will learn and practice traditional crafts, gain knowledge about nature, culture, and will get an introduction to the Thai language.
At the end of the stay, volunteers get an official confirmation certificate for their active participation. This certificate can be presented to potential future employers and therefore have a positive impact on ones future career.