Workcamp Programme 2017

Contact


Address

 

1063/379 Palm Spring Village M.3 T. Kuanlang Hatyai, Songkhla 90110

Tel

+66 (0) 8 9878 9355, +66 (0) 8 1959 2961

Website

http://www.volunteerspirit.or.th/

VSA information, new partners

 

Contact person-Gate

admin@volunteerspirit.or.th

Short Term Volunteer (STV)

International Workcamp in Thailand

Contact person-Tum Laksana Rodtrakul

workcamp@volunteerspirit.or.th

Mid-Long Term Volunteer (MLTV)

Contact person- Tum Laksana Rodtrakul

mltv@volunteerspirit.or.th

Thai Outgoing

Contact person-Parin

outgoing@volunteerspirit.or.th, parin@volunteerspirit.or.th

VSA member     

member@volunteerspirit.or.th


 

About VSA

Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand) is a non-profit (NPO)/non-government (NGO) / Peace organization collaborating with people of all ages, cultures, religious and economic backgrounds.

Our work is based on the belief that through learning, sharing, and understanding each other reduces to create international voluntary projects, creating PEACE.

Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand) started activities in 2008 as SAWASDEE Thailand (ST) and organized its first international workcamp in 2009.

Now VSA is a full member of NVDA (Network Voluntary Development in Asia) and CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service), and still promotes International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Thailand step by step.

 

Project

*       Education (EDU)

*       Peace (PEA)

*       Culture (CULT)

*       Society (SOCI)

*       Environment (ENVI)

*       Agriculture (AGRI)

*       Festival (FES)

*       Construction (CONS)

*       Work with kids (KIDS)

Short Term Volunteer Description

Qualification

*       Age over 18 years.

*       Ability to communicate in English or full intention to try.

*       Friendliness and love to learn new things.

*       Adaptable, flexible and open-minded.

*       Cultural respect.

 

Camp life

*       Camp leader will be the one who manages and answers your questions, the camp leader will be the coordinator between international volunteers and local hosts in the beginning of camp. After a while, international volunteers can learn to communicate themselves with the local host, even if we use different languages. We welcome creative idea to reach the camp goal.

*       Cooking Team and Cleaning team volunteers take turn for cooking, cleaning.

*       Simple life volunteers are expected to stay at public hall, temple, school, Home stay, forest camping, or depending on what project they’ve selected entails.

 

Participation Fee

*       Participation fee is used for food and accommodation during workcamp and association management. Volunteers take care of their own expenses, such as souvenirs, alcohols, personal food, free time travel expenses, and also expense before and after their camp.

*       Volunteers will pay the participation fee on the arrival day at the camp to their camp leader.

 

 

 

Why participation fee?

VSA is not financially supported by government to host projects related to IVS.  Hence all projects are self-funded with a participation fee. Given the remote locations and various complexities we have tried our best to make it as affordable as possible for volunteers. Being a non-profit organization, we emphasize on transparency, below is how we spend collected participation fee.

*       Food, accommodation and logistics of volunteer during workcamp

*       Project setup costs. (material and logistics cost)

*       Running the camp. (wages of professional like mason, carpenter, plumber etc.), and training local youth will be supported by us.)

*       Office running/admin expenses. (Internet, photocopy, stationary, electricity, phone, salaries, office equipment, tools and rent etc.)

*       Supporting small community project.

*       International travel costs to global conferences and membership fee for networking.

How to apply and step

*       Contact the VSA partners in your resident country

*       Complete Volunteer Exchange Form

*       Participate in Phone/ Skype Interview (only for some workcamps)

*       With acceptance, the volunteer will get acceptance letter and information sheet by email via sending organization

*       With confirmation of acceptance, the volunteer needs to confirm their participation by completing the confirmation form within the acceptance letter and sends to workcamp@volunteerspirit.or.th or sending organization.

*       Once all these steps are completed, pure able to join the work camp and share an amazing intercultural time together!

 

About VISA to Thailand

Short Term Volunteer (STV)

Please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand. We will prepare invitation letter and send to sending organization for people who need visa to Thailand.

See more information about  VISA to Thailand or Thai Embassy.com

Remark:

Please contact us immediately after clearly coordinate with your sending organization if you need confirmation letter. VSA Thailand can help you before you leave your country but cannot provide a visa upon your arrival in Thailand. You need to make arrangements for a visa in your home country before your departure date. Your sending organization will usually help you along with the process.

If you have Tourist VISA, do not go out of Thailand until your VISA invalidate because the Tourist VISA will be finished, and you have to asking for VISA again at Thai Consulate abroad.

 

  

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsproposal


Workcamp Table 2017

 

Code

Name

Type

Date

Place

Vol.

VSA1701

 Somdejya - Chiang Mai

EDU/RENO/AGRI/ENVI

09 - 21/01

Chiang Mai

12

VSA1702

Peace Village 2 – Nakhon Ratchasima

AGRI/ENVI

13 - 25/02

Nakhon Ratchasima

12

VSA1703

Peace Village – Songkhla

AGRI/ENVI

13 - 25/03

Songkhla

12

VSA1703-1

Ban Din Na (New)

EDU/RENO/AGRI/ENVI

13 – 25/03

Krabi

12

VSA1704

Songkran Festival& Living Organic Garden- Songkhla

FEST/RENO/AGRI/CUL

10-22/04

Hat Yai, Songkhla

12

VSA1705

 

Peace Village – Songkhla

EDU/RENO/AGRI/ENVI

15 – 27/05

Songkhla

12

VSA1706-1

Special family camp

EDU

01-15 /06

Songkhla

12

VSA1706

Ban Din Na (New)

EDU/RENO/AGRI

12 – 24/06

Krabi

12

VSA1707

Peace Village 2 – Nakhon Ratchasima

EDU/RENO/AGRI/ENVI

10-22/07

Nakhon Ratchasima

12

VSA1707-1

 Somdejya - Chiang Mai

EDU/RENO/AGRI/ENVI

17-29/07

Chiang Mai

15

VSA1708

InterCutural and Language (ICL) camp- Songkhla

EDU/RENO/AGRI/ENVI

07-19/08

Songkhla

12

VSA1709

Peace Village – Songkhla

EDU/KIDS

11 - 23/09

Songkhla

12

VSA1711

 Somdejya - Chiang Mai

EDU/CULT/SOCI

06 - 18/11

Chiang Mai

12

 

VSA1712

InterCutural and Language (ICL) camp - Khon Kaen

EDU/KIDS/TEEN

11 – 23

/12

Khon Kaen

12