Care in Thailand
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Thailand is a popular and exhilarating country in which to volunteer abroad. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break. Most of our Teaching and Care projects are located in and around Krabi town and Ao Nang. All Teaching and Care volunteers live with local host families.
Whatever your age, abilities or level of experience you are welcome to join a volunteer Care project in Thailand; whether you are on a gap year - or even a gap month - from further education, or are coming to us during a career break, or even during your retirement. Many volunteers find that a Care project is one of the most rewarding types of overseas voluntary work they can get involved in. All we ask is that you have energy and enthusiasm and a commitment to seeing the work through. Our local staff will provide you with the very highest level of support throughout your time with us.
In both Krabi and Ao Nang the majority of care projects are in kindergartens with children aged from about 3 to 6 years old. This phase of a child's life and the support they receive at this time is incredibly important, and the positive influence a volunteer can have on a child in their pre-school years will hopefully last them for the rest of their lives.
The main way in which the volunteers can assist in Thai kindergartens is through providing creative and educational activities that will expose the children to and give them a familiarity with the English language. In a country that receives so much income from tourism and where knowledge of English can double your salary, surprisingly few people speak it. Sometimes not even 'English teachers' or their equivalents in kindergartens have any knowledge of the language. From this point of view, your knowledge of English is invaluable. Any activity that you do with the children, whether it is drawing, singing, puppet play, painting or colouring, will prepare the children better for today's widespread globalisation. Improving the level of English is a goal within our Care Management Plan.
Most Care volunteers will find themselves playing games and singing songs with the children, as well as talking to them naturally in English. While some children won't understand much of what's being said, they definitely pick up from their environment enough to know what you mean! In fact we notice a huge difference in the children's language ability between the kindergartens where we have had volunteers for a year or two, and those with whom we have just started working with more recently. Through having this daily interaction at an early age, you will be building strong foundations for a child's future relationships.
The kindergartens in Thailand have their main holidays from mid-March to mid-May, as well as a break from the start of September to the start of November. During these times we have special holiday programmes to ensure we offer year round support.
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