Nature of the project: Social Support or Nursing Assistant
Starting & Ending Date: 16th May-29th May
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: $230 US (7000 Baht)
Total Space Available: 15
The hospitals in Thailand are overcrowded with lesser number of staff to attend to. The GWC volunteers will help the hospital staff under above project. The kind hearted volunteers will extend a helping hand to the poor people visiting clinics and hospitals for cure and care. The aim of the project is to help patients who do not have any relatives to take care of them, take care of diabetic patients in specific on every Tuesdays, be personally devoted and help in social and personal development and finally to share and experience the learning done at Thai and International hospitals. Volunteers will be of great help in assisting the doctor and patients equally, help push pushcart in case of emergency accident victims and help with daily routine of queuing up of patients, taking necessary data collection towards treatment. This will be a lifetime experience to the volunteers who would get to help the community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. Join hands with GWC and help poor villagers live life with a smile and dignity. Little gestures of help and care offered by you will brighten up the lives of these poor people.
Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.
Day 1: Arrival at Hatyai International Airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation. At the airport, you will briefly be introduced to our staff members.
(Note: Volunteers will be informed about the meeting point prior to their arrival in an info sheet).
Day 2: You will be welcomed at the host/partner organization, where you will be given a short introduction about of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and socio – political issues.
Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will get to meet with the local villagers and will be introduced to the project and the working environment.
Day 4 – 8: Work at Project Location (Please refer Project Overview & Project Work for details).
Day 9: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.
Day 10-12: Project work (Teaching English) continues.
Day 13: Explore the beautiful places of India along with fellow participants who all are of almost of your own age. This will enhance the bonding among the participants.
Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.
GWS partner organizations at Thailand will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation and food would be made accessible in a in a house, hall, guest house or hotel designed according to the Asian traditions which you would fall in love with. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Thai meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, noodles and vegetable. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Thai culture and lifestyle closely.