International workcamp 2016 - ค่ายอาสานานาชาติ ๒๕๕๙

VSA1601 Peace Village - Songkhla 11 - 23/01

VSA1602 Organic Agriculture Camp of Non formal Education learning center 08 - 20/02

VSA1603 Organic Agriculture Camp 14 - 26/03

VSA1604 Songkran Festival (Thai New Year)- Songkhla 04 - 16/04

VSA1605 Sustainable Development Camp – Set up Organic Garden and VSA Learning Center 09 - 21/05

VSA1606 Peace Village - Songkhla 13 - 25/06

VSA1607 Peace Village 2 - Nakhon Ratchasima 5 - 14 July (10 days)

VSA1609 Peace Village 2 - Nakhon Ratchasima 8-21/08

Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand)

VSA Workcamp Programme 2016

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.

VSA Structure

Project

International Workcamp Short,Term Volunteer (STV) Two weeks workcamps every month, mostly in Thailand.

Middle-Long Term Volunteer (MLTV) Volunteer work with local partners for 1 – 12 months.

Outgoing Project Sending Thai volunteers to international voluntary projects abroad.

Group Workcamp Voluntary work with the group of volunteers from the same University, school, company and nationalities.

Weekend Workcamp Available workcamp on the weekend for international volunteers and VSA members.

Special Projects participation in any peace and education activities of locals or international partners.

Peace Village/Learning Home/ICL House InterCutural and Language Learning Center

Short Term Volunteer Description

Short Term Volunteer (STV) organizing international workcamps with the following themes:

Education (EDU) teaching, learning, exchanging, with kids and adult in non-formal education way.

Environment (ENVI) planting trees, taking care of planted trees, collecting garbage, cleaning public water sources, conservation, etc.

Agriculture (AGRI) learning Royal new Theory agriculture, organic farming, organic gas, etc.

Culture (CULT) local history festival, cultural learning through local museums.

Renovation (RENO) Painting, cleaning, repairing, reconstruction, etc.

Construction (CONS) Build new buildings.

Social (SOCI) Local community development.

Festival (FEST) Attending local traditional festivals.

Work with kids (KIDS)

Qualification

Age over 18 years.

Ability to communicate in English or full intention to try.

Friendly and loves to learn new things.

Adaptability, flexible and open mind.

Culture 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 volunteer are expected to stay at public hall, temple, school, Home stay, forest camping, depending on what project they’ve selected entails.

Participation Fee

Participation fee is used for food and accommodation during workcamp and Association management. Volunteers in 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 location 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 supported by us.)

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

Supporting small community project.

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

The participation Fee will be divide as

40% for Project Running, preparing workcamp all workcamp and MLTV project cost

40% for Association Running, all administrative cost such internet, rental, salary, phone, equipment, etc.

10% Networking, Training and Seminar, cost for International travel costs to global conferences and membership fee for networking

10% Foundation, activities and supporting to our local partners outside the project.

How to apply and step

Contact the VSA partner 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 need to confirm their participation by completing the confirmation form within the acceptance letter and send 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. For information click here

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 Location

Workcamp Table 2016

Group/ Bilateral Workcamp 2016