Establishment of a Wildlife Protection Project
You are a nature lover, interested in nature, a biology student or perhaps already a biologist. You have always dreamed of roaming through forests, meadows and rice fields to explore life in some exotic part of the world.
You are cautious, but considerate and courageous. You are able to organize yourself and your work in an independent way and would like to help us to preserve for posterity the very abundant and endangered natural resources here, which are threatened by deforestation, environmental pollution, and most of all, lack of awareness among the local residents.
A prerequisite is that you are interested in nature photography. Your task is to go ‘hunting’ with your camera using macro and zoom to capture images flora and fauna for later species identification, cataloguing and publication.
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Overview Projects at V2T
Medical Training at Local Hospital
Medical projects (this internship is not available, please contact us to talk about details first, we can offer opportunities for medical internship in other countries)
Phen Hospital is hospital located in Amphoe Phen, in the North East of Thailand. This hospital has the following wards:
- Emergency Room (8 beds)
- Operating Room (1 mayor room, 1 minor room)
- Labour Room (8 beds)
- Male ward / Female ward (both 30-40 beds)
- OPD (where they register patiënts and admit them into the wards)
- Thai Traditional Medicine (practice Thai massage, herbal medicines and accupuncture)
- Physiotherapy room
- X-ray Room
- COC team (homecare)
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V2T Clay and Pottery Studio
Volunt2Thai has its own Clay and Pottery Studio starting with end of 2018 at V2T Campus. Volunteers can book now this program and support us and the children in our efforts. When we wanted to set up the project description we found this excellent article which also best reflects our goals. We hope you will feel inspired and motivated just like us.
The Importance of Clay and Pottery In Child Development
By Patty Storms - Lakeside Pottery Studio
In recent years, as budget concerns reduced art programs in schools (in particular elementary schools), there has been a great deal of research about the importance of art in child development. From my own experience as an artist and ceramic teacher, I believe that few art mediums kindle growth and skills in children in the way that clay does. At Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio in Stamford CT, I have taught children (ages 6 to 15) for the last several years. During that time, I have witnessed firsthand how invaluable the experience of working with clay is for sensory development, motor skills, self esteem, and self expression, problem solving skills, discipline, and pride. Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that I have seen settle and calm children; it retains their attention for hours.
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Teach underprivileged children music at a the schools
As Music Teacher you'll work closely with the children in small groups, you can built a school choir and help them as much as possible with music.
Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in music performance or education (applicants currently completing a relevant degree may be considered)
Have demonstrated ability teaching music in an elementary classroom
Be available at least 4 weeks
Teaching English at school
Main Project: Teach English and Other Subjects at our Schools and Temples
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
As a voluntary teacher you do not need any pedagogical background. Maybe you are also studying pedagogy and would like to complete an internship abroad. Or are you dreaming of a sabbatical in Southeast Asia? Then go ahead! The classes are also different in size: in some schools, only 6 to 12 pupils go to one class, in others it is between 15 and 25, in some even up to 30. Among other things, at the elementary schools your creativity is in demand: use games, music, or small role-playing games - the little ones will be thrilled!
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If your group or university is considering a volunteering excursion to Thailand then contact Volunt2thai. We have the group volunteering know-how to ensure that your group volunteering experience will be one that you will never forget.
With our network of schools, universities and educational institutions from around the globe, we are able to offer group volunteering programmes as well as our normal volunteering opportunities for individuals.
Group volunteering is unsurpassed as a team-building opportunity for work colleagues looking for something a little different, or for a bunch of close friends looking to create some great memories together.
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Teaching the children computer
You study, electronics, electrical engineering, information technology, informatics, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics?
We work hard to support the schools and establish the best ICT equipped classrooms in the region. However, many schools don't have adequate teachers. Volunteer computer teachers are needed to teach basic to advanced computer skills to students at all age levels. This may involve lessons from simple keyboarding to challenging computer programs. Basic skills would include computer knowledge such as: sending and receiving emails, using the internet, word processing software, spread sheet software and social media.
A volunteer computer teacher would be expected to cover the basic responsibilities of any teacher such as: creating lessons plans; evaluating student performances and the giving out of projects and assignments. They also may be expected to take part in developing and updating the curriculum. In addition, they may be asked to help facilitate research and hold supervisory or organizational responsibilities.
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Teaching Sports at School
We are surrounded by a few little villages, where there are a total of 6 schools with children aged from 5 to 12 years old. We would love to offer them sports classes of 90 minutes per day maximum -two times 45mins for example- and we could only offer one school per day, so you would teach in a different school every day. Most of the kids here are strong and physical since they are used to playing outside or helping their grandparents in the farms.
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Teaching Art & Craft Classes
By giving the children the opportunity to be involved in art and crafts lessons like drawing and painting, it helps them gain greater self esteem as it gives them a great sense of accomplishment and pride after creating something on their own.
Children are also able to hone skills that could be translated to other areas of their lives such as writing and dressing because it requires bilateral coordination and fine motor coordination. Because the children we take care of have very little or no education, finding it difficult to read and write, art helps the children to express their feelings and emotions which is crucial for their psychological development Other than physical and psychological benefits, having an art and craft project in our village helps the children to have fun and bond with one another, creating a harmonious and happy environment within the community.
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