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Volunteer in Thailand

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Poverty has declined substantially over the last 30 years in Thailand. Large-scale income inequality, however, poses a significant challenge to families. Vulnerable groups, such as migrants, informal workers, and displaced persons are not equally benefiting from Thailand’s economic successes. Women and children are still vulnerable and gender equality continues to stifle progress. With more than 7.3 million people living in poverty, and the majority in rural areas, the drive to move to cities such as Bangkok is strong.

Join CCS Thailand as we support the education and well-being of vulnerable children and their families. Education in Thailand is valued greatly, and our programs provide support for English language, recreational, and educational curricula. In addition to the many daycares and community centers that focus on early childhood development, our work expands to schools who welcome the support of international volunteers.

CCS in Thailand has been working for the last 15 years as a leader in early childhood education with the support of our international volunteer base.

FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
7.3 Million
Human Development Index Ranking
93 / 188 countries
Adolescent Birth Rate
41 / 1,000 teens ages 15-19

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THAILAND

Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Child Development
CCS volunteers in Thailand greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves. Primary schools and organizations that support vulnerable children are under resourced and understaffed. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct educational and recreational programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with much needed one-on-one attention.

Global Health
Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to vulnerable children and adults in low-income communities. In addition CCS is spearheading multiple public health projects in Thailand including vision screening for children, oral health campaigns, and the promotion of hygiene in schools.

Voices from the Community
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"By teaching English to our children, volunteers have helped us reach our educational goals for our students. They always have fun new ideas to share."

"Since the volunteers have become the center of attention in the local community, they also draw positive attention to our center and have helped our community to become more aware of the work that we do with local children."

"Being taught by English speaking volunteers has helped our students easily absorb proper pronunciation. This increases their chances of moving on to a good primary school to continue their education."

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Your Bangkok Staff

PIMSUDA TIANDUM, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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I am an advocate for a holistic approach to development, and believe that an important step to improving the quality of life for Thai people is through a strong network of people from many cultural backgrounds.

Born in Bangkok, I was taught from a young age to create a life that benefitted those that were less fortunate. Education took me across Thailand and to the U.S., and my training as a Registered Nurse laid the foundation to become involved in community issues. Through nursing and counseling in public and clinical health, HIV/AIDS family planning, and providing emergency relief in refugee camps, I have been able to give back to those with limited access to resources and healthcare in Thailand. Today, with Cross-Cultural Solutions, I am able to realize my goal to create a community of people from around the world to make a difference in the education and health of those most vulnerable in Thailand.

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