join our community and serve alongside us!
> Fundraising Assistant
> English Teacher (1x a week)
> Marketing, Promotions, and Communications Assistant
> Temporary volunteer (Wisconsin) (Sort-inventory, re-package or re-price items)
> Fundraising Assistant
> Display Hosts
Frequently Asked Questions
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Would I be a good fit for this program?
> People with all skills and abilities can find a place here at Thai Village. If you have experience, skills, a desire to learn, and a passion to serve in any of the positions listed above, we would love to talk with you!
> We look for people with open minds and humble attitudes when it comes to other cultures. This means that volunteers should have the desire to serve and learn about diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultural mindsets.
> Previous experience traveling or living abroad (especially in the developing world) is beneficial
> Volunteers should have the ability to self-start, manage oneself, and respect rules and cultural etiquette.
> Thai Village is a Christian organization, and although we do not require that volunteers profess Christianity, we do require an open-mindedness to it and a desire to reach out to people with love, joy, and hope
What is the duration of the position?
> Volunteer opportunities at Thai Village range from 2 months to a full year.
> International volunteers are normally hired on a full-time basis, although assignments may be carried out on a part-time basis upon mutual agreement.
Where can I volunteer?
> We have positions available in both Thailand and in the USA. See volunteer position descriptions above.
> Sharing our mission with others and selling our products in another way to volunteer with Thai Village. If you would like to volunteer to host a craft sale in your country, learn more here.
Are volunteer positions paid?
> Currently, Thai Village only offers unpaid volunteer or internship opportunities.
> Students can get credit for an internship with proof of enrollment and after agreement with their college or university.
What are the costs of volunteering?
> Currently, Thai Village only offers unpaid volunteer or internship opportunities. Therefore, all travel costs, visas, living expenses, insurance, and vaccinations are covered by the volunteer for the duration of the position. Although airfare prices range based on country and season, Thailand is a relatively affordable country to live in.
What should I expect if I volunteer with Thai Village in Thailand?
> Airport pickup
> Suggestions for living arrangements
> Orientation to culture, language, and local life
> Orientation to the job position and non-profit work
> Learning and engaging with multiple Thai ethnic groups
> Being a part of the Thai Village community
> Support and assistance with questions
> Internship certificate upon completion (for interns)
Do I need to learn a language?
> Volunteers are incorporated as team members under the supervision of native English-speaking managers. However, it will be helpful to learn some Thai upon arrival as we prioritize and highly value communicating in the local language.