Volunteer opportunity posted by: Baan Dada
Posted on: January 16, 2013
Baan Dada provides an ideal field for learning and exchange for volunteers. The basic atmosphere is holistic, with regular weekly yoga, and meditation practices (which you can join if you like), vegetarian meals and dedication to the service of others.
We are always ready to welcome new volunteers and all we ask is that they please remember that volunteering with us is not a holiday. While all our volunteers agree that the work is rewarding and we have many repeat visitors, the work is still hard and demanding.
Teaching English is one of the most important jobs a volunteer can do (aside from an equally important office work) as it will help carry the children all the way to university. You also can teach arts, music, or any other skills you have. Our volunteers are also welcomed to help the younger children during meals and with preparation of the food. Volunteers can also organize activities for the children.
Besides teaching, volunteers also have many other jobs to chose from such as: construction, farming, tutoring, driving, fundraising or helping support Baan Dada's many community projects. Baan Dada volunteers can also greatly contribute in their own ways and enhance the progress and development of projects. Volunteers are welcome throughout the year.
Baan Dada offers food and accommodation and asks for a small contribution of 400-500 baht per day (Amount depends on the length of your stay. 500 Baht per day if you are staying under two weeks,and 400 Baht per day if over two weeks) for the meals, accomodations and extra wages for the single mothers who cook and care for the children. All of the financial resources of the Home goes strictly toward the maintenance of the Home.
We are actively seeking volunteers from all backgrounds who are experienced (or are eager to learn!) in a variety of skills. We are particularly looking for volunteers with abilitiesin the following areas:
Our home is free of drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Anyone can have a drink, but they must stay in a guest house in Sangklaburi for the evening. Smoking is permitted FAR from the view of any children, as it is not the type of behavior we want them to replicate.
Volunteers will be responsible for their own return ticket, health insurance, and visa arrangements. They are expected to respect the local cultural norms and holistic lifestyle at the project.
Please make sure to make arrangements with us prior to arrival so we can make sure there is a bed available!!
We look forward to seeing you at Baan Dada!
Volunteers will be working extensively with children. Baan Dada therefore requires a completed application form and one of the following from all applicants: a criminal record report or a referral letter from a long-term volunteer (past or present).
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