Overview Projects at V2T

Volunt2Thai Campus & Cultural Centre accepts:

single induviduals, couples, families and groups / classes / all ages (from 18 - 80) if you are under 18 talk with us exceptions can be made. We also welcome Volunteers with disabilities. If you are not sure, always ask.

If you need an official certificate. V2T Vienna is state-licensed association and can sign MoU's, educational agreements, certificates volunteering / internship with your educational institution, but also our local "Sister Schools" can sign such ducuments. (in the Framework of our Sister School Competence Center)

Below you will find a list of our standard activities. V2T is an open project platform, we are always interested in creating and developing projects according to the skills offered by the volunteers for the good of the society. If you can not find any activity according to your abilities please contact us and ask us, we do not want to miss a chance. We are always open for new suggestions/ projects/ activities.

Teaching English at school

Teaching Sports at School
Teaching the children computer
Teaching Art & Craft Classes
Teaching Music
All kind of Social Projects
Thai Cooking Classes
Agricultural Projects
VT2 Pottery and Clay Studio
Spend some Time in the Temple
More about Group Volunteering

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)

Read more: Medical Training at Local Hospital

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.

Read more: V2T Clay and Pottery Studio

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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!

Read more: Teaching English at school

Group Volunteering

Group Volunteering

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.

Read more: Group Volunteering

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.

Read more: Teaching the children computer

Teaching Sports at School

Sport Projects
 
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.

Read more: Teaching Sports at School

Teaching Art & Craft Classes

Benefits
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.

Read more: Teaching Art & Craft Classes

Thai Cooking Classes

Learn how to cook Thai food

Thailand is famous for it's food with Bangkok being the undisputed street food capital of the world, so why not pick up some Thai cooking skills while you are volunteering with V2T? From Thailand's famous Pad Thai, Kau Pad or Tom Yung Kung, our friend Ms. Chawanphat Ninlakha (nicknamed O) can help you develop the skills that are sure to be a big hit back home.

Ms O is an easy going mum and grandmother with good English language skills and her simple village restaurant in Ban Mo is a short distance from the campus offering typical local Isan cuisine.

O is a long standing friend of V2T and we have been supporting her efforts for two years already by sending volunteers interested in learning to cook 'Thai Style'.

The lessons are free although a modest contribution towards the cost of the ingredients may be required for food prepared for your own consumption.

Choose from regular weekly or daily lessons starting at 9am and help O to prepare each dish from fresh local ingredients daily. The culmination of your efforts will be rewarded when you sit together with O and other volunteers to share the food, another important part of Thai culture.

For an overview of the Thai cuisine can be found here on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_cuisine


Agricultural Projects

Ecological Projects

Volunt2Thai is well integrated into the local community and the village council. As a volunteer you accompany a thai farmers family in their daily routine. This would include harvesting, sowing, fishing and many other seasonal activities like construction and crafts.This is a physical demanding task and the working day is long. The farmers have a very broad understanding of the nature that surrounds them and the sustenance that it can provide.

Your help supports the community and their families. In return, you will learn traditional knowledge from the Thai farm about house and field, garden, farmland, forest, culture and family, passed on for centuries. The Thai farmers themselves are your coaches, some at an advanced age with knowledge acquired over a lifetime.

Read more: Agricultural Projects

Social projects

Social projects/e.g. physiotherapist

The villagers are in need of physiotherapists taking care of the old people, especially stroke patients since there is no medical support for such cases available. If you are physiotherapist and want to donate your time, your support is very welcome. In the past, we could support with physiotherapy and we would love to continue with this very helpful support for the villagers.

Spend some time in the temple

Spend some time in a Temple /Women's temple.

Example daily routine in a temple (may change sometimes)
  • 4:00 - Getting up, personal hygiene
  • 4:30 - Wai Prah, chant - meditation
  • 6:00 - Preparing food space
  • 6:05 - Bin Tha Bat: Walking through the streets in rank, collecting the daily ration of food from the village people. The volunteer carries the food container.
  • 7:00 - Rap Prathan Ahan: Food consumption with the others.
  • 8:30 - Clean the Wat (temple), sweep the floor and clean the paths.
  • 11:00 - The leftovers from Bin Tha Bat will be eaten as lunch.
  • 12:00 - Private Time, meditation, (you can expect help from the Buddhist nuns/monks)
  • English / Thai Training
  • 15:00 - Clean and maintain the temple, even the statues must be maintained
  • 17:30 - Wai Prah: Meditation
  • 18:30 - The day is over, you can talk with the others or learn walking meditation (with the support of Buddhist nuns/monks)
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