Group Workcamp

A group of volunteer coming from partners organization universities, school and companies. volunteers are coming as a group and working bilabial with local organization.

  •  Education (EDUC) teaching, learning, exchanging, etc.
  •  Environment (ENVI) planting trees, take care of tree planted, collecting garbage, public water sources conservative, etc.
  •  Agriculture (AGRI) learning Royal new Theory agriculture, organic farm, organic gas, etc.
  • Culture (CULT) local history recalling festival, museum.
  • Renovation (Reno) School and Temple renovation.
  • Social (SOCI) Working together with local community and local organization.


Qualification

  • Age over 16 years
  • Abilities to communicate in English or full intention to try.
  • Open up and love to learn new things and understanding in different.

 

Camp life

  • Camp leader will be the one who can manage and answer your question and also camp leader will be coordinator between international volunteer and local host in the beginning of the camp after awhile international volunteer can learn to communicate themselves with local host even we use different language but language not empowerment than intention.
  •  Working Team and Cooking Term, We separate volunteers in 2 groups 80:20 (if there are 10 volunteers will be 8 volunteers for working team and 2 volunteers for cooking team), working team will work as camp working table which will be explain in the first date (introduction day). Cooking team will respond in cooking for the camp 3 meals and 1 break time and cleaning place. These 2 groups will change every day
  • Simple accommodation, volunteer expect to stay at public hall, temple, school, public center, forest camping.
  • Accommodation and food, during 2 weeks volunteer do not have to pay for accommodation and food because the expense include in participation fee accept for their own expense such as souvenir, personal food and accommodation in free time travel day or before camp start and after ending of the camp.

 

Participation Fee

  •  One week 5,000 Bath
  •  two week 8,000 Bath

How to apply
Volunteer choose appropriate camp and contact the organization in their country. If do not find please directly contact VSA Thailand.

         


  Group workcamp projects list 2012

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG01

Education/Creative English camp

EDUC/KIDS

Ban Pakkla School Khok muang School, Songkhla

10

 

3

VSAG02

Agriculture/ Organic Agriculture Camp

AGRI/ENVI

Agriculture Learning Center, Songkhla

15

2

VSAG03

Renovation/Environmental Camp

CONS/ENVI

Wang Lung Environmental Club, Nakon Si Thammarat

15

New

VSAG04

Renovation/ Peace Village Sustainable Learning Center

RENO/ENVI

/AGRI

Klonghae Temple, Songkhla

10

4

VSAG05

Environmental /Environmental Conservation Camp

ENVI/SOCI

Environment Youth Club, Klonghoikhong, Songkhla

15

3

VSAG06

Construction/ School Renovation Camp

CONS/RENO

Ban Pakkla School Khok muang School, Songkhla

15

2

 

HTM = How Many Time which those camp has been organized, (New means first time)

 

 

 VSAG01 Education/Creative English

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG01

Education/Creative English camp

EDUC/KIDS

Ban Pakkla School Khok muang School, Songkhla

10

 

3

 

Background

Give primary Thai student have the big chance to communication with the foreigner. Destroy shyness from them and let them used to foreigner even now not only English is important to be in the world. Education camp is the most wanted from Thai people when thinking of international camp.

Working
Volunteers are expecting to work as English teacher in primary school. They can preparing their lesson by themselves but the teacher at the school can give the advice (do not expect this point too much even the teachers are also shy to speak out)  and you also get the volunteers history report book which last volunteers wrote what they had done and information you need.

Location (Every school is at rural area)

  • Ban Wat Pakkla School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Pakkla temple and big reservoir.
  • Wat Khong Muang School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Khok Muang Temple and Royal an Example farm.

Accommodation: Volunteer will stay at the school or Peace Village, dormitory is provided. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities

  • Ban Wat Pakkla School visit Pakkla temple, big reservoir, Hatyai Downtown. Play with the kids.
  • Wat Khong Muang School visit Khok Muang Temple and Royal an Example farm, Hatyai Downtown. Play with the kids.
  • island)

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the kids pay more attention.

 

 

VSAG02 Agriculture/ Community Agricultural Learning

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG02

Agriculture/ Organic Agriculture Camp

AGRI/ENVI

Agriculture Learning Center, Songkhla

15

2

 

 

Background

Thailand is agricultural country. There are many fresh fruits and food product. But nowadays the country had become more industry. Many people left the farm, move from country side to the city and work at the factory. To work and live with local people in the farm could help them more awareness of how important agriculture is. To promoting on agriculture the local community and school are setting up an example farm, using a new theory agricultural from the King project where everyone can come to learn.

Working
Volunteer are expected to work in the farm where there are vegetable planting, fruit garden, fish ponds, rice file and rubber plantation. At an example farm, this is the place of the Thai organic farm network where they do the new theory agriculture to learn Thai people realize value of ordinary agriculture.

Location: Ja Nong Village, Jana, Songkhla close to Songkhla lake.

Accomodation: Peace Village, dormitory is provided. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Enjoy dancing and Karaoke party in the raft, Hatyai downtown, Samila Beach Songkhla.

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring some teaching material from your country, it always make the kids pay more attention.

 

  

VSAG03 Renovation /Environmental Camp

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG03

Renovation/Environmental Camp

RENO/ENVI

Wang Lung Environmental Club, Nakon Si Thammarat

15

New

 

Background

Organized with Wang Lung Environmental Club which has been best Environmental Learning Center in the south of Thailand. There was a camp for student to come and learn about forest, wild animal and environmental protection. But now a day every things same to be struck because of less motivation of the villager and working group from political problem and less support from local government. They really need more hand and support from International Voluntary Service to give them more motivation and hands to support what they are doing.

 

Working
The volunteer will work with local youth environmental club. In the living place, there are various works of volunteer which you can work and learning together such as:

  • Renovation Environmental Camp/ Club
  • Cleaning the water fall
  •  Planting trees
  • Protecting animals
  • Creating eco-villages

 

VSA Organization are translating for organization (English is important), website, video presentation, repairing living area as assistant to set up eco-tourism trip.

 

Location: Wang Lung village, Prom Kiri district, Nakon Si Thammarat . It’s about half an hour away from Nakon Si Thammarat City.

Accomodation: Stay at the center with dormitory. Rural Area

Terminal: Nakon Si Thammarat Bus station.

Leisure Activities: Water fall, Beach and historic town.

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks:  Please bring your country post card or anything which present your country to exchange in the camp.

 

VSAG04 Renovation/ Peace Village Sustainable Learning Center

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG04

Renovation/ Peace Village Sustainable Learning Center

RENO/ENVI/EDU/AGRI

Klonghae Temple, Songkhla

10

New

 

Background

With the inspiration of peace, we have created the small learning center where everyone can learn and understand. Peace Village is the learning center where everyone can come and learn such as languages, culture exchange, organic agriculture, environmental friendly and international community living.

Working
Creative English Teaching; to give the chance for kids and people in the village have opportunity to communicate with difference languages, touch difference culture.

Center construction; as we are new center and need more hand from volunteer to build up the center. 

Organic farm; we plant and grow organic vegetable in the center.

Relationship with the village; there are many volunteer work in the village and local community, we always give them a hand such as cleaning in the village, temple and school, temple ceremony.

Location: Peace Village, Kok Muang, Khlonghoikhong, Songkhla. 20 kms from Hat Yai city.

Accomodation: Peace Village / Sustainable Development Center. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Hat Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend, Hatyai downtown, Samila-Songkhla beach, water fall, night market.

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks:  Please bring your country post card or anything which present your country to exchange in the camp.

 

VSAG05 Environmental /Environmental Conservation Camp

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG05

Environmental /Environmental Conservation Camp

ENVI/SOCI

Environment Youth Club, Klonghoikhong, Songkhla

15

3

 

Background

Young people are the most concerned about the way the world's environment is being destroyed. Through seminars and work projects, the organizations raise the awareness of young people of the threats posed to the environment.


At the same time, they propose concrete alternatives for activities and pedagogical tools to disseminate the information. Each year, many of the environmental groups are involved in working to protect the environment and to promote education and environmental matters.

Khlongla sub district is the water conservation area of Songkhla province. It’s the beginning of water for a million of people.

Working
The volunteer will work with local youth environmental club. In the living place, there are various works of volunteer which you can work and learning together such as:

  • Planting trees/ taking care of trees
  • Cleaning river
  • Protecting forest/ trekking
  • Creating eco-villages
  • Recycle bank (separating garbage)

 

VSA Organization are translating for organization (English is important), website, video presentation, repairing living area as assistant to set up eco-tourism trip.

Location: Klongla Reservoir Klonghoikhong, Songkhla biggest city in the Southern.

Accomodation: Stay at Klongla Youth club member house and Peace Village / Sustainable Development Center. Food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities: Hat Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend, Hatyai downtown, Samila beach, water fall, night market and enjoy with local life..

Fee (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks:  Please bring your country post card or anything which present your country to exchange in the camp.

 

VSAG06 Construction/ School Renovation Camp

 

Code

Camp

Types

 

Place

Vol.

 

HTM

VSAG03

Construction/ School Renovation Camp

CONS/RENO

 

15

2

 

Background

The school in country side need to be renovated such as school building, toilet, library etc,.to make a good environmental for the kids, because the school is like their second home.

 

Working
Volunteers are expected to work in the school such as school building, toilet, library etc.

Renovated School building to make a good learning environment for kids.

 

Location (Every school is in a rural area)

  • Ban Pakkla School Klonghoikhong, Songkhla. There are Pakkla temple and big reservoir.

Accommodation: Peace Village, Thai style hut is provided. Thai food is included.

Terminal: Hatyai train station, Hatyai International Airport

Leisure Activities

  • Ban Wat Pakkla School visit Pakkla temple, big reservoir, Hatyai Downtown. Play with the kids.

Samila-Songkhla beach, water fall, night market, Hatyai downtown, Hat Yai city the biggest city in the south. Floating market on the weekend, and enjoy with local life. 

Fee : (1-2 week) 5,000 - 8,000 Bath

Special Remarks: Please bring your country post card or anything which present your country to exchange in the camp.

  

 

 

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