PEACE VILLAGE CAMP
Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand) is a non-profit (NPO)/non-government (NGO)/Peace organization collaborates international voluntary project for people of all ages, cultures, religious and economic backgrounds.
Our work is based on the belief that learning, sharing, and understanding can reduce any conflicts. We hope it can lead to the last goal that is PEACE.
Volunteer Spirit Association (VSA Thailand) started the activity in 2008 as SAWASDEE Thailand (ST) and organized 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, keep promoting International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Thailand step by step.
Peace Village Songkhla has been creating in 2011 at Peace Village, everyone can come to learn in the main aim is learning by doing and international community Living. We can study each country, nationalities, cultures, etc. in the class but in the real situation, it is not in the lesson where you can see how the difference between people even they are from the same city.
Peace Village is active in the rural area of Songkhla province, Southern of Thailand in the small village; the name “Ban Ton San” (Ban in Thai means village). The main occupation is rubber plantation and most of the villagers are Buddhist.
Keywords to live at Peace Village; Living green, International community living, Learning by doing and Cultural diversity
Creative teaching English – Creative teaching is important to recognize; teaching certificate does not need for specific quality but creative is the one of yours. The aims of creative teaching are given the chance for people in the village or the place nearby can communicate with different language, touch difference culture, and believing.
Center renovation – As we have the center, VSA Learning Home, now we also need to set up the center as when they have spare time from the main work. We are going to clean the ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD and meeting area, and continue to build and paint the construction that the last did. There are villagers who help and teach how to build. This is a good way to learn the Thai way of the construct. Also, the can make the chair in this part.
Relationship with the villagers – The rest of the time form your main work, important thing is to learn and share with the villager by visiting, talking and do activities with them. You will get rich experience by learning and sharing from each other.
Kitchen garden – The volunteer will work on the small farm as a kitchen garden. They can renovate and plant some vegetables for making the food in the future.
Volunteers will stay at Learning Home (Homestay) in the Thai style dormitory. Share one big room together, separate male and female. Basic and simple. Mattress, pillow, blanket, and fan are provided. Washing clothes by hand. The Internet can be used at school. No internet at Learning HOME
Volunteers will take turn cooking Thai ingredients with Thai coordinator.
Pho Temple, Khok Ko Temple, Klongla Reservior
Hatyai Airport, Hatyai train station, Hatyai Bus station
Respect culture, open mind, and love to learn and share
Before applying, make sure you consult the page "Projets en pays du Sud" : https://www.concordia.fr/pays-sud
VSA is not financially supported by government to host projects related to IVS. Hence all projects are self- funded with a participation fee. Collected fee is used for : logistics of a volunteer during workcamp (food, accommodation), project setup costs (material and logistics cost), running the camp (wages of professional like mason, carpenter, plumber etc.), training local youth,
office running/admin expenses (internet, photocopy, stationary, electricity, phone, salaries, office equipment, tools, and rent etc.), supporting a small community project, international travel costs to global conferences and membership fee for networking.
The extra fee is 9,500 Baht a volunteer.
- Food and accommodation (stay together in one room, separate male, and female)
- Transportation to/from meeting point to campsite
- There is Thai volunteer who will be the coordinator whole program period.
- Volunteer own expenses such as souvenirs, personal stuff, free time travel expenses also the expense before the program start and after the program ends.