Volunt2Thai

Teaching Art & Craft Classes

Ban Nong Phong /Udon Thani , Thailand show on map

Non-profit | Volunt2Thai

Exceptional opportunity to teach Thai children in the age 5-12 yo at Art & Craft at V2T Campus and temple schools in small traditional Thai villages This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
V2T, Volunt2Thai - Volunteer to Thailand offers you participation as a volunteer in a development project.


You live in a Campus & Cultural Centre and be involved in the daily life of the six villages in our surroundings. You can easily take part of the daily life, and as a thank, you give something back to the people in which you teach and organize 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.

Where and when?
During school holidays courses in arts and crafts are held at the V2T campsite during the week from Monday to Friday. During regular school term the mobile classes will be held at the schools we take care of and at the after school art club.

What are the costs?
V2T Art and Craft Classes / Fine Art Painting / Pottery / Clay Art Classes are free for the children of our villagers and a permanent part of the overall activities within the framework of the Volunt2Thai Association.

Why did we come up with this?
  • We want to help the children gain greater self-esteem. Art give the children a sense of accomplishment by creating something of their own.
  • We want to help to hone their skills which can be directed to other areas of their life. We enable activities such as writing and drawing and painting because it requires bilateral coordination and fine motor coordination.
  • We want to allow the children to express their emotions and feelings. The children here have very little or no education, finding it difficult to read and write, art helps them to be expressive.
  • We want to create a harmonious environment within the community. It helps the children to bond with one another through activities.
How do we implement V2T Art & Craft?
With the support of international art schools and their students we gauge the artistic ability of each child, to help create a better and more efficient lesson plan for the students. During the lessons, we use as many different types of art mediums as our limited resources allow, such as oil acrylic and watercolors in order not to limit the creativity of the children. At the end of the program, we will display the artwork created by the students in our art exhibition to value each student’s performance, allow others to appreciate their work and hopefully to inspire the other students.

How is this financed?
During school holidays not only the children from the village are taught art, visitors can join with the children. Financially better-placed families and their children can join the courses against reimbursement of material costs and a donation to the project. Material and lessons are free for selected gifted villagers kids without a time limit. Year-round online auctions, on site charity events, including auctions of the paintings also support the project. Donors can receive “thank you” paintings from the children.

Future job prospects for the students
This project will help the children on their way to the future. It will give them an opportunity to shine and most importantly, to use their imagination since the people who will succeed in the more financially rewarding labor markets will be those who can think creatively and generate the ideas that will propel economic growth.


Our Mission

Volunt2Thai is a relief project in the northeastern region in Issan.
It aims to encourage the development of our region. Our goal is to help farmers and families, particularly the children, of the villages to build a better future. To achieve this, we teach them foreign languages and general knowledge. Soon the V2T - Volunteer Village should become a "Learning and recreational center for disadvantaged children"

Typical day

What is daily routine?

  • 07:00h Shower, breakfast and morning meeting
  • 08:30h Dividing into teams, go to school - others (pending on project)
  • 12:00h Lunchtime, eat and relax, depending on the project site
  • 13:00h Work continues on the project site.
  • 15:00h Work at the placement ends and the evening is then free to be used for your own pleasure.
  • 19:00h DInner (volunteers cook by them self in the campus kitchen)

Details on Arrival

Volunteers can join your program throughout the year

Free-time activities

As the working week runs from Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday is considered the weekend for volunteers.

During the weekends, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax in the village or take the opportunity to explore other parts of northeast of Thailand (Isaan is a traditional yet wildly colourful and interesting region of Thailand which is well worth allowing some time to explore) Volunteers can book weekend trips for themselves. Being in a rural village, you never know what will pop-up. There is no set schedule here and the villagers do not have the same concept of a weekend here as in the West. There may be nothing to do Saturday morning, but by the afternoon your day may fill up.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Art, Clay Art, Pottery, Fine Art, Crafts at Minimum high school, or relevant work experience level
Required Documents
Letter of motivation, CV, copy of your passport, Terms and Condition signed and V2T Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Social skills, Art & Craft, games, languages, making musical performances, singing, magic, dancing, juggling, theatre, lectures, film screenings etc. everything can be applied V2T has its own stage at V2T village including music instruments.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Volunt2Thai (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Volunt2Thai

Organizational:
·     Internship / volunteer work 2 weeks up to one year
·     Evaluation of competences, project placement in the V2T project
·     Invitation letter to apply for the visa for Thailand provided (non immigrant O Visa for volunteers stay 3 months +)
·     Registration with the public partners, such as school, hospital, Ministry of Labor (including, provision of documents)
·     Assistance during travel preparation, comprehensive travel ABC,(vaccination protection, insurance, security) individual advice
·     Online support, 24h emergency number
·     Certificate of participation / internship In Thailand:
·     "On the fly" orientation program, integration into the ongoing Projects
·     external staff (cleaning & maintenance twice a month)
 
Supply in V2T Volunt2Thai:
·     Accommodation, stay at Volunt2Thai Volunteer Village
·     Shared bungalows, equipped each with 2 bunk beds, spring mattresses, bedlinen, and mosquito nets
·     Community kitchen, refrigerator, electricity, water, gas, basic food provided.
·     External shower and toilet facilities
·     Bicycles (for volunteers), V2T vehicle fleet, (car, motorcycle, TukTuk)
·     Library, teaching material, stage, music system, musical instruments
·     Language café
 
Not included
·     Visa costs and application
·     Vaccinations
·     Travel and travel cancellation insurance
·     Taxi airport transfer Udon Thani to the V2T   camp (1000 Baht approx.€25).
·     Private expenditure on site
·     Public transport and extra transfers
·     All accommodation outside the agreed accommodation

*) V2T is an aid project and not a hotel. Nevertheless, we consistently strive to comply with the standards listed to the best of our knowledge and belief, but they are without any legal guarantee.

Airport Pickup at Udon Thani International Airport

Pickup from Airport is 30 USD

Accommodation

Volunteers stay at the Volunteer Village. The houses are suitable for up to four people. We have nice bunk beds with mattresses. Covers, blankets and mosquito nets are provided. The living conditions in the village are simple but we do our best to support your stay comfortable as possible.

Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Volunteers cook together using the new built kitchen facility, (brakefast and dinner) lunch will be served at school.

Internet Access
Good 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 Udon Thani International Airport (UTH) in Udon Thani. 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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 548
5 weeks
$ 672
6 weeks
$ 796
7 weeks
$ 920
11 weeks
$ 1,416
19 weeks
$ 2,407
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,250
Average fees
$ 131 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Ban Nong Phong /Udon Thani /Thailand between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunt2Thai will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Thailand.
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 Volunt2Thai during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Thailand  Ban Nong Phong /Udon Thani , 48/1 Moo 5 Ban Nong Phong

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