VSA Thailand is an Informal Education Organization / Non-Profit Organization (NPO) / Non-Government Organization (NGO) / Social Enterprise / Peace organization collaborating international voluntary projects for people of all ages, cultures, religious and economic backgrounds.
VSA is IVS representative in Thailand as the bridge to bring people from various cultures or believing to learn cultural diversity, make understanding by supporting activities of local communities around the world. Imagine, the small group of people with different characters gathering in local communities around the world and supporting local activities with villagers. This's the image of idea 'Think Global Act Local'
Learning and understanding in cultural diversity bring the Companion, Reducing Conflict, Individual Capacity Building and Developing Community Potential.
Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand) was started in 2008 as SAWASDEE Thailand (ST) and organized the first international workcamp in 2009.
VSA is a member of CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service). We are promoting International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Thailand.
Co-ordinates international voluntary projects for people of all ages,
cultures, religious and economic backgrounds.
International Voluntary Service, Gateway to Global Citizen,
an organization where you can share friendships and dreams with people around the world.
VSA, "we dont give the fish but we give you how to fish". Becasue we could not give you everyday fish, but you can fish by yourself if you know the way to fishing.
So, our policy we don't give money or any donations as many other organizations alrady supported.
But we will support the knowledge, tools and coorperation.
VSA "เราไม่นำปลามาให้ แต่เราให้วิธีการตกปลาแทน"
เพราะเราไม่สามารถนำปลามาให้ท่านได้ทุกวัน หากแต่ถ้าท่านสามารถตกปลาได้เอง ถ้าท่านได้เรียนรู้วิธีการมาแล้ว
ดังนั้น เราจึงทำไม่กิจกรรมด้านการให้เงิน การรับบริจาค หรือการส่งต่อสิ่งของใด ๆ แต่ VSA สนับสนุนด้านความรู้ เครื่องมือ และการเข้าถึงความรู้ รวมทั้งความร่วมมือด้านต่าง ๆ ที่จะนำมาซึ่งประโยชน์ในการเรียนรู้และการพัฒนาตนเอง
Started as SAWASDEE Group (World Tanabata Action)
August, First International Camp at Klonghae Temple (Songkhla)
The Association was officially registered as Volunteer Spirit Association: VSA Thailand (17 March 2010)
Became associate member of Network for Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA). NVDA is an international networking organization founded in 1997 to promote international voluntary service in Asia and Pacific regions.
Became member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS). CCIVS is an international networking organization founded in 1948 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Become full member of NVDA
Started MLTV Project
Started Peace Village, The InterCutural and Language Learning Center (ICL Center)
Started Bilateral/Group workcamp
Started Outgoing Program
Started projects around Thailand, Chiangmai, Udornthani, Trang, Loei, Nakornprathom, Kanjanaburi
Being Guest of Alliance Technical Meeting, Slovakia (February)
Become Partner of Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organization (November)
Moved to ICL House to be VSA Office
VSA Hosted Pre-Workcamp - Organic Agriculture Camp Songkhla 12-15 January 2014
VSA hosted 10th Training and Networking Workcamp and the 9th General Assembly 15 - 21 January 2014 and Asian Summit 2014 of International Voluntary Service at 18 January 2014
VSA hosted 5th Global LMTV MEETING (GLM) 21-25 January 2014 Songkhla, Thailand
NVDA Executive Committee (Treasure) 2014-2015
Started VSA Volunteer project
Moved to Learning HOME to be VSA Office
Started VSA Publishing
Started coorparation with partners on Eramus+ program
VSA hosted Asian Youth Leadership Training 16-24 April 2015 at Ban Krok Luk School, Nakorn ratchasima Thailand
Started working with CSR project (Corporate Social Responsibility with Business Company)
NVDA Executive Committee (General Secretary) 2016-2017
Moved office at Palm Spring Village Airport, Hatyai Songkhla
First General Assembly with local partners
Start project in Krabi (Ban Din Na school)
Become Member of IAVE
Moved VSA office back to registered place. Learning HOME
17 March- Community Development Department, Ministry of Interior Thailand approved VSA to organize International workcamp with OTOP Nawatvitee Communities with 5 pilot provinces, Chiangmai, Nakoenpanom, Singburi, Trang and Chonburi
NVDA Executive Committee (Treasurer) August 2020-June 2021
Short Term Workcamp (STV) 1-3 weeks workcamp
Very Short Term Workcamp (VSTV) weekend workcamp or 3-4 days workcamp
Mid-Long Term Volunteer (MLTV) Internship and volunteer project for 1 – 12 months.
Volunteer abroad Thai volunteer participate in voluntary workcamp an project abroad
Bilateral / Group Workcamp the voluntary workcamp with 2 nationalities
VSA Open House organize on 1th - 5th of every month
InterCutural and Language learning program