... with a placement in THAILAND with the Thai Mueang Volunteers
Volunteer abroad with Thai Mueang Volunteers and teach English to children at under-funded government schools in Thailand!
We are a community based organization that brings people together, from around the world, to teach English to the children in our area. Our main goal is to give the local students an opportunity to interact with an English speaking foreigner. Some children have never heard English spoken by a native speaker, let alone had the chance to learn with one. All government schools in Thailand have very limited resources. Having a volunteer at the schools lifts the standards of English language learning for all parties involved.
In addition to improving the children's English speaking skills, volunteers also promote creativity and imagination. Most of the Thai curriculum is very strict and the teaching methodology in Thailand rarely encourages individual thought. We would like to give the children an opportunity to learn in a more fun and interactive environment. We want the children to reach for every possibility, and understand how many options they have. The key is to make the learning process more enjoyable, to inspire the children to want to gain knowledge.
Volunteers will also be helping the children overcome their fears of interacting with foreigners, just by being around them. The Thai children are ordinarily very shy, and it takes time for them to feel comfortable trying to speak with foreigners. Similarly, when volunteers live in the community, acting respectful of the Thai people and their way of life, volunteers are helping to break down some of the stereotypes that Thai people have of foreigners. Your good example will become a model of how other foreigners are viewed, therefore bridging gaps between perceptions and differences.
Our organization is based in Thai Mueang, Thailand. It is a relatively small Thai community of about 8000 people, with approx. 21,000 in the surrounding area. We have eleven government schools in the local area; they have all expressed a need for volunteer English teachers. Thai Mueang is 35 km north of Phuket airport, in Phangnga province, on the beautiful Andaman Coast in South West Thailand.
TM Volunteers is located in the same area where all volunteers are placed, so that we can provide 24 hour support for all volunteers. We hope to give all of our volunteers a good memorable experience in Thailand. We have lived in Thailand for many years, and we know that a happy volunteer; gets more responsive and productive students.
Our Key words: Productive, creative, imagination, enthusiasm, a good sense of humour, and a happy learning environment.
Are you creative, cheerful and comfortable around children, are you interested in travelling to "unforgettable Thailand", do you have questions about volunteering or about anything not mentioned on these pages? Please go to the contachttp://tmvolunteers.org/contact_us/index.htmlt firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on +66 (0)8484 70577 Volunteers must be 18 years of age.
Volunteers must have an excellent grasp of the English language.
Volunteers will be teaching six hours a day, five days a week.
Volunteers are responsible for preparing their own lesson plans.
(Staff are always available to assist whenever help is needed.)
Our starting dates are very flexible, and are normally at the volunteer’s convenience. During school holiday months, April and October, we can not offer regular class placements, but we can arrange a summer school placement at the schools.
The Volunteer Fees are as follows:
|Registration Fee:||€ 100.00 Euro|
|Volunteer one month:||€ 150.00 Euro|
|Volunteer two months:||€ 300.00 Euro|
|Volunteer three months:||€ 450.00 Euro|