About

Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand) is a 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.

Workcamp and International Voluntary activities is the Non-Formal learning. Our work is based on the belief that, by learning, sharing, understanding and reducing conflicts, we can achieve our final goal of PEACE.

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

VSA is a full member of NVDA (Network Voluntary Development in Asia) and CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service). We are promoting International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Thailand.

Mission

Co-ordinates international voluntary projects for people of all ages,

cultures, religious and economic backgrounds.

Vision

International Voluntary Service, Gateway to Global Citizen,

an organization where you can share friendships and dreams with people around the world.

History

2008

  • Started as SAWASDEE Group (World Tanabata Action)

2009

  • August, First International Camp at Klonghae Temple (Songkhla)

2010

  • The Association was officially registered as Volunteer Spirit Association: VSA Thailand
  • 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.

2011

2012

  • Started projects around Thailand, Chiangmai, Udornthani, Trang, Loei, Nakornprathom, Kanjanaburi

2013

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2015

  • Started working with CSR project (Corporate Social Responsibility with Business Company)

2016

  • NVDA Executive Committee (General Secretary) 2016-2017
  • Moved office at Palm Spring Village Airport, Hatyai Songkhla

2017

  • First General Assembly with local partners
  • Start project in Krabi (Ban Din N school)

2018

  • Start Blind and deaf school project

Activities

  • 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