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Teacher of IT and Computer Skills

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Teach ICT to elementary schoolchildren in Trat, helping them master the fundamentals of general computer functionality, Microsoft Office and basic IT skills.

About the Program

Computer skills are increasingly in demand in Thailand, but schools in poor rural areas like Trat are under-resourced and cannot offer the same standard of teaching as children receive in wealthier urban areas. As an IT and computer education volunteer, you can pass on your technical knowledge to give disadvantaged children the same chance for a bright future as their city-dwelling peers.

Working under the supervision of a qualified teacher, you’ll support elementary school pupils in learning the basics of computing, including typing, general functionality and Microsoft Office tasks. Volunteers aren’t required to have any formal qualifications – anyone who has used a computer to complete college work will have the necessary skills to join up. You’re welcome to share any advanced computing expertise with your class, including design, animation and audio skills.

Who will you be working with?

Volunteers will be working along side the IT teacher the school helping teach the curriculum of the school and working with practical assignment with small groups of students. 

Do You have to bring special equipment?

No, there's no need to bring any special equipment but we would recommend you bring your laptop. 

Your Role as a Volunteer

As an IT and computer education volunteer, you’ll plan and deliver ICT lessons for children aged from four to 12 at schools across Trat. Volunteers attend various schools over the course of each working week, usually teaching five 50-minute lessons each day covering basic computer skills and use of Microsoft Office.

Program Location - Trat

The rural town of Trat in south-east Thailand is famous for gemstone mining and trading; the picturesque province is particularly known for the Siamese ruby, which is increasingly rare. As well as its gemstone industry, Trat is renowned for its unspoiled charm – located away from the tourist track, the town’s landscapes are characterized by scenic beaches and waterfalls.

Local residents are warm, friendly and welcoming to international volunteers. Largely untouched by Western influence, Trat offers genuine culture and the opportunity to experience authentic Thai traditions and customs.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of your volunteer project, you will be accompanied to your placement by your coordinator and introduced to project.

You will meet the staff of project be given an orientation of the project and you will also be assigned your working assignment and schedule. On this day your coordinator will volunteer with you to help you settle into the project. On the way back home your coordinator will show you how to travel to work and back using public transportation so that you feel comfortable to so the following day.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day looks something like this:

7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer dormitory

7.45 AM Volunteers leave the dorms and travel to their projects by public transport or walking depending on distance to project. 

12.00 PM - 1.00 PM Lengths of lunch breaks are dependent on the project you are placed on. Most volunteers are invited to join the teachers and students of the school for lunch.

4.00 PM - 6.00 PM After work volunteers usually visit one of the teacher's houses or return to the dorms and the group explores the local area, go to the gym, goes shopping or sightseeing. This time is free to explore Trat.

6.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer dormitory

7.00PM Depending on the day of the week we plan several social activities such soccer, Thai dancing classes, going to the temple, BBQs, cooking classes, Thai boxing or visiting a local bars to relax and people watch. 

Details on Arrival

Our program arrival days are every other Friday, with volunteers arriving at Trat Airport or Trat's Central Bus Station.

Arival Dates - 2017

January 13, 27 - February 10 & 24

March 10 & 24 - April 7 & 21

May 5 & 19 - June 2, 16 & 30

July 14 & 28 - August 11 & 25

September 8 & 22 - October 6 & 20

November 3 & 17 - December 1, 15 & 29

Arrival Dates - 2018

January 12, 26 - February 9 & 23

March 9 & 23 - April 6 & 20

May 4 & 18 - June 1, 15 & 29

July 13 & 27 - August 10 & 24

September 7 & 21 - October 5 & 19

November 2, 16 & 30 - December 14 & 28

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or College of High Education level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
For this volunteer placement you need to be confident working with computers and the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 08:00 - 15:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at uVolunteer are happy to help you.

Contact Project Manager

Free-time activities

Days off - What to do?

Thailand is a large country with excellent public transport services, Thailand is ripe for exploration. With three days off every week, you’ll have boundless opportunities to embark on weekend adventures to popular attractions and hidden gems alike.

The uVolunteer Thailand projects are based in the charming rural town of Trat, which has good transport links for traveling further afield and soaking up the sights, which include tropical beaches, ancient temples and wildlife sanctuaries home to endangered species.

Koh Chang
Beautiful beaches, water-sports and relaxed island life.

Pattaya
Wild nights, beach fun and superb street food.

Koh Kod
Island idyll, boat trips and tranquility. 

Bangkok
Rich culture, ornate temples and bustling bazaars.

Chiang Mai
Antique architecture, ancient culture and mountains. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$210
/week
$210
/week
4 - 12
weeks
4 - 12
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by uVolunteer
  • Dormitory Accommodation
  • 2 Meals Monday to Friday (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Volunteer Project
  • Pre-arrival Information & Support
  • In-Country Orientation (includes City Tour)
  • Daily Local Staff Supervision
  • Social Activities
  • Media Documentation
  • Letter of Completion
Accommodation

Dormitory Life

Our program is based around our volunteer dormitory (the Dorm). Only volunteers, authorized maintenance personnel and staff are allowed inside. 

The dorm is the central hub of volunteer life and it is used for all social activities during your placement. Dormitory life means ‘group living’ so please come prepared to be living in such an environment. 

Dorm Rooms 

Dorm rooms are to be kept closed at all times, this is your private space within the dormitory. Dorm rooms are single sexed rooms. All rooms are fitted with bunk beds. There may be 2, 4 or 6 volunteers sharing a room. 

We will provide all volunteers with clean bed sheets each week.

Volunteers will have sufficient of storage space in the Dorm for your personal belongings. Some dorm room will have keys other won’t. If the rooms don’t have keys you will be provided with keys to the main entrance. The Dorm is a safe space so feel free to bring any electronic devices that you many need during your trip.

Friends traveling together

If you are traveling with a friend, we will try our best to accommodate you in the same room if possible. Couples can only stay together in the same room if there are no other volunteers in the room; otherwise couples will be placed in individual single sexed room.

Showers

We have western shower facilities in both our dorms in Trat.

Note: You will need to bring a towel, shower gel and shampoo for your showers.

Kitchen usage

The Dorm has a kitchen that is available for volunteers to use to cook food. Volunteers who decide to cook should only use their food and not that of other volunteers and you should always immediately wash-up after using the kitchen. Private storage space is provided for each volunteer to store food in the kitchen. You may use the kitchen to prepare you lunches.

Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner (Monday to Friday) will be served daily at the dorms. The food will be local cuisine and can be made to suit all dietary needs. If you do not inform us of any dietary needs during your application, we may not be able to cater for you on arrival.  

Weekend Meals: Most weekends volunteers travel around their program destination and will cater for their own accommodation and food.

Lunch

We DO NOT provide lunch for volunteers. Some projects may provide you with lunch, but do not count on this as we have no control over this and project policy can change any day. Please bring a budget for your meals at lunchtime. You can use this time as the perfect opportunity to try out the local lunch options available close to your project. 

Budget: Local lunch at a local restaurant: $2.50

Budget: 1.5 liter bottle of water: $1

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$840.00
5 weeks
$1,050.00
6 weeks
$1,260.00
7 weeks
$1,470.00
8 weeks
$1,680.00
9 weeks
$1,890.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,520.00
Average fees
$210.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Mueng Trat/Thailand between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. uVolunteer 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 uVolunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Thailand

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Thailand. Please check the visa regulations for Thailand.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Thailand and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Thailand.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Thailand.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Trat (TDX) in Trat. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Thailand while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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