Kindergarten Helper

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founded in 1999
Rainbow Garden Village
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Coordinator | Steffen
Coordinator | Steffen

Highlights

Experience the Thai way of life and live in 'the land of smiles'
Make an impact within the local community while gaining incredible life experiences.
Further your career working with children by making a difference in another country
Make memories and new friends from around the world
Have the opportunity after your placement to discover one of the most popular countries to visit in the world, Thailand.
Help make a difference on the grounds of an eco-farm pre-school in Bang Phra and play a part in an influential time of the children's development. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

In the kindergarten, the main priority is the children’s safety and wellbeing. As a volunteer, you can play with the group, help the carers organise performances or excursions and take care of the children. During kindergarten, children also develop their first skills, which helps prepare them for school. That is why it is important to support all children through your guidance. For larger groups, this is not always possible for the teachers alone and is why volunteer support is so important. That's why you can help the caregivers promote the children's skills to provide a solid foundation for their future education.

The project is based on the grounds of an eco-farm in the south of Thailand. In the privately run facility, the children can play and develop their social skills in a fun environment. They get in touch with nature and the animals on the farm and learn how to handle both. In addition, they will go through tasks which prepare them for their future education. The concept of the kindergarten is based on an informal ‘learn-by-doing’ approach, that encourages children according to their abilities and interests. This concept continues in the adjacent elementary school. The older children will then help the younger ones and thus learn responsibility. In this way, all the children benefit from cooperation.

Typical day

You will act as a support to the existing kindergarten team at the project, and once you have become accustomed to how it works, will then take on more responsibility as you move forward. 

A typical day runs from about 8am to 4pm, with the children being there from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Lunch tends to be around midday. So unless any special days are planned, you'll get the weekends off.

Task includes:


Types of Tasks

  • Creating & Leading Games
  • Monitoring
  • Food Prep
  • Developing Social Skills
  • Providing Support

Free-time activities

In your spare time, you can explore Bang Phra or take a trip to the nearest town, Sriracha. In addition, it’s always worth a visit to the night markets. On weekends, you can drive to Bangsaen to swim or to explore the restaurants and bars. In the area, you can also book tours and see, for example, the surrounding islands and traditional temples.

On the farm grounds, there are also several workshops to attend, such as massage or Thai cooking classes. 

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing

Program 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
Required Documents
CV, letter of motivation, criminal background check and visa document
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We do not require any formal background or education, but it is essential that everyone who applies has a passion for working with children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

Services by Rainbow Garden Village

What's Included


* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

* Accommodation 

* Volunteer Placement 

* Full Orientation

* Personal Contact Person

* 24Hr Emergency Number

* Assistance with Travel Preparation

* Branded T Shirt

* Participation Certificate

* Extensive Travel Documentation

Accommodation

Whilst volunteering, you live in a shared volunteer house on the farm grounds. You usually share a bedroom with up to three other volunteers of the same gender. The property has shared showers and toilets. There is also a communal kitchen with a fridge and a microwave. In your free time, you can access computers with internet access. There is also an area where volunteers all chill out after a days work and here you will catch up, chill and out and spend time relaxing.

Throughout the work week, you'll also have all of your meals included, in a buffet-style selection of local food. You'll eat the same way that the locals do, so you'll really be able to experience local Thai cuisine and culture!

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You'll eat in a similar way to the locals and the local cuisine, so expect to get to know new foods and delicacies! You're provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet style throughout the work week, and there's also a communal kitchen available if you ever fancy a little nibble! If you do have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them as far in advance as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate them, or we will inform you if the local area can't.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. 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

Before you even depart, our friendly UK team will take you through every step of the process, from answering your questions about the programme, through to advising you where to go for your visa. We are here to help you and to ensure that you feel totally comfortable (and prepared!) before departing. The project takes new volunteers every Sunday.

You will fly to one of the two international airports in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. You will then be picked up by a team member and together, you'll head straight to the site. The journey takes about an hour. On site, an employee will show you the volunteer house and entire grounds. Your orientation in Thailand usually begins the day after your arrival. Over the course of about three days, you will be introduced to the different cultures, customs and traditions of Thailand. You will also get to know the more about your involvement in the project and what is expected of you. A team member will then take you for a ride through Bang Phra and the beautiful surroundings. After the introduction, you will get to know your contact person on the project, with whom you will then cooperate with moving forwards.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in GBP (USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
£999 ($1,269)
6 weeks
£1,269 ($1,612)
8 weeks
£1,539 ($1,955)
10 weeks
£1,809 ($2,297)
12 weeks
£2,079 ($2,640)
24 weeks (max. stay)
£3,699 ($4,698)
Average fees
£202 ($256) /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Rainbow Garden Village 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 Rainbow Garden Village during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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