Global Public Health Short Term Internship

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High­lights

Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3, Health and Wellbeing.
Gain experience teaching children and young adults about good health practices.
Live and work with other GVI volunteer, interns, and local staff in a small village community on the Southern coast of Thailand.
Explore the local region on your time off, including going island hopping around Southern Thailand, snorkeling in the tropical waters, or simply relaxing on the many beaches.
Improve health and well-being in the community of Ban Nam Khem in Southern Thailand through education. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

Travel to Thailand’s Southern province of Phang Nga, to contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) number 3:  Health and Wellbeing. Assist by conducting nutrition and hygiene workshops in the local community, and organising and managing sports and physical fitness classes at local schools. Explore the picturesque coastline of southern Thailand in your free time.

Volunteers on this global health volunteer program in Thailand, can assist teachers with conducting educational classes for children and young adults. This might include arts and crafts classes to support fine motor functions, sports lessons to support gross motor functions, and sensory sessions to support cognitive development. You might also assist with facilitating games to support social development and English language lessons to assist with furthering vocational opportunities.


Health & Hygiene:

The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols. 


Typical day

Volunteers on this global health volunteer program in Thailand, can assist teachers with conducting educational classes for children and young adults. This might include arts and crafts classes to support fine motor functions, sports lessons to support gross motor functions, and sensory sessions to support cognitive development. You might also assist with facilitating games to support social development and English language lessons to assist with furthering vocational opportunities.

It is important to remain flexible as schedules change based on the needs of the community. 

Free-time activities

On the weekends you can explore the numerous stunning beaches, islands, caves, and national forests for which the Phang Nga region is well-known. Go island hopping around Southern Thailand, snorkeling in the tropical waters, or simply relaxing on the many beaches.

Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Must be fluent in English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI
Accommodation and airport pick-up is included. From Sunday to Thursday, dinner and lunch is prepared by cooks from our village. On Friday and Saturday volunteers and staff prepare their meals together. GVI offers 3 meals a day but extra snacks and drinks are at the volunteer’s expense. You will be based in Phang Nga Province, working at centres and schools in and around the area (transportation will be provided to daily work placements). Travelling around the local area is quite easy with cheap and reliable buses between all major towns. Any additional or recreational travel will be at the volunteer's own expense, so this should be budgeted for accordingly.
Airport Pickup at Phuket International Airport
There are many international flights to Phuket Island; alternatively, Phuket can be reached via Bangkok by bus or plane (bus tickets must be arranged in the country). Thai Airways (www.thaiair.com) and Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com) run several flights a day from Bangkok to Phuket. Air Asia (www.airasia.com) also fly to Phuket from Bangkok's Don Muang Airport; if you are arriving in Bangkok via Suvarnabhumi Airport please be sure to leave sufficient time to transfer to Don Muang.

Airport pick-ups can be arranged from 12:00 AM - 06:00 PM the day before your start date, please request this from the GVI office. From Phuket Airport you can find several hotels that are within a 5-minute walking distance. Our recommended hotel is a 5 min walk from the airport exit, Phuket Airport Place offers free airport pickup that you need to book at the time of booking the room. Please note that GVI will not be able to provide transport if you book in Central Phuket, Phuket Town or Patong Beach.

Accommodation
The base is only a ten minute walk from the beach and a fifteen minute walk from the centre of the village. Our participants share the home, including a space to learn or relax, with GVI staff and other participants from all around the world. Accommodation is in dorm style rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, running cold water. The maximum number of volunteers per room is 6.  Please note that sometimes, the rooms are mixed gender. Participants share all base duties, including cleaning the common area and the resource room and other daily chores. Drinking water will be provided.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
From Sunday to Thursday, dinner and lunch is prepared by cooks from our village. On Friday and Saturday volunteers and staff prepare their meals together. Breakfast includes bread, toast, margarine, milk and oats.  Lunch and dinners are usually local rice and noodle dishes with curries and stir-fries. Expect to eat a lot of rice! GVI offers 3 meals a day but extra snacks and drinks are at the volunteer’s expense.
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Phuket International Airport (HKT) in Phuket. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

When it comes to support, we ensure that each participant is provided with unparalleled, 360 degree support, from your initial contact with the GVI Family, all the way through your program, and even after, as you become part of the GVI Alumni Team.

As part of this promise, we will ensure, whenever possible, that one of our dedicated staff will be available to meet you at the airport. In most locations, we also set up a Whatsapp group to help with managing airport arrivals. We will arrange with you prior to your departure that, should you arrive in the agreed upon pick up window, a member of our staff will be there to welcome you, easily identifiable in a GVI t-shirt or holding a GVI sign and wearing a friendly smile. This means there will be someone there to greet you as you land, and from there you will be transported to your GVI base to start your adventure and meet the rest of your team.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$2,835
4 weeks
$3,207
6 weeks
$3,900
8 weeks
$4,530
10 weeks
$5,286
12 weeks (max. stay)
$6,861
Average fees
$995 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Global Public Health Short Term Internship

Improve health and well-being in the community of Ban Nam Khem in Southern Thailand through education.

$789/week

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