Thailand: Nong Khai, Udon Thani
Throughout the year
1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
MundoExchange is a registered cultural exchange charity. We believe that volunteer exchanges can foster international understanding and global tolerance. We believe in the importance of international community development and outreach, global education, international service learning, environmental awareness, and that's just the beginning.
We believe that through hard work, humor, arts and educational opportunities, volunteers can participate in an exchange with international communities and individuals to enrich the lives of all of those involved.
Boomers, gap year, intern students, families and teams are all welcome. 18 and older.
Volunteers are needed to help young children who are orphaned or abandoned play games, learn some English and give their time and energy to help provide caring and laughter to their daily lives.
School Placement - Teach English or Computers
International volunteers help local teachers with educational projects, creating educational materials, and teaching English and computer skills. Volunteers also help teach students and staff English communication and computer and project based technical skills.
Volunteers with skills in the areas of art, music, dance, and sports are also encouraged to apply. Many rural and village children have rarely worked with international volunteers and are excited to exchange their cultural ways with those from other countries. Mundo Exchange offers volunteers opportunities for all age groups. No experience required.
Environmental Project / Eco Projects
Volunteers help create an ecological outdoor environmental learning center in rural Isan, Thailand. Community members who have recognized the importance and need of ecological programs have contacted us and then donated land for this program. There are many Thais who now recognize the importance of learning and teaching about organic farming, global warming, floral and fauna of Thailand, reforestation and more. A volunteer in Thailand may work with Thais to set up outdoor learning stations, build necessary structures, plant seedlings and small plants, help develop compost, water conservation systems and alternative energy models. Other volunteers can create environmental materials used by schools throughout Thailand. This is an on-going project where volunteers often work outside developing earth friendly learning opportunities with their Thai hosts.
Temple Stay - Teach English to novices
If you would like to work in a local Buddhist temple we can arrange for you to help the novices with English communication skills. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about Buddhist daily life and rituals while helping Thai Buddhist monks, nuns and novices increase their eco projects, English vocabulary, reading and writing skills.
Team Teach with Local English Teachers
School instructors and any volunteers with English language skills who would like to help prepare lessons and exchange professional information and training with local Thai teachers are also needed in schools, colleges and universities in Thailand. Volunteers knowledgeable and interested in exchanging information about educational assessment, lesson preparation and project-based education are also deeply valued.
Computer and Information Technology Assistance
Help educational staff, businesses, and/or our Learning Centers with computer and technical learning that will make a difference in the employment skills of adults and younger students in Thailand.
If you are planning to stay for two months or more and would like to assist our Thai association with developmental issues in the areas of non-profit organization, and/or educational assessment, community development programs, web design, computer technology, material design are needed.
These are unpaid intern positions with Mundo Exchange. There is an application fee and a fee for accommodation. Applicants should send to an email with their resume or Vita, letters of recommendation and a detailed internship proposal.
Volunteers with MundoExchange help to support grassroots international aid and cross cultural programs that lead to
* Poverty reduction,
* Economic sustainability, and
* Increased knowledge of the educational and technical tools necessary for success in this modern world.
- Teach English and computer programs to youth
- Help children learn about other cultures
- Help Thai village children
- Team teach English
- Help with environmental projects in Thailand
- Develop meaningful educational materials
- Promote peaceful coexistence
Interns and volunteers share their experiences and skills with Thai communities and rural youth. Areas include:
* The arts and music
* Computer training assistance
* Teach English to Thai students
* Help with eco and environmental projects
* Help children at local orphanages
* Team teach with Thai instructors
* Help with farming projects
* Help Buddhist monks and nuns with projects
* Help local nonprofit and Mundo Exchange with various administrative projects
The volunteer and intern fee depends on length of stay and assignment
Volunteer and Intern donations include:
* Pre-departure training and materials
* Orientation that is ongoing/ information about local customs and culture,
* Welcome and Thank you dinners,
* Thai Language lessons,
* Prearranged accommodation,
* Thai cooking class,
* Project training and lesson planning,
* Weekly follow-up meetings and contact,
* Certificate of completion or if you stay 2 months or more a letter of recommendation for your university or work,
* Project related travels and
* 24/7 Support in Thailand before and during your stay with us.
Insome community Thailand projects you will get one meal at no extra cost for you.
Not included are costs for
* your travel to Thailand,
* transport to your Thai project and orientation,
* visa expenses,
* health and travel insurance,
* food and personal expenses.
We do not ask our hosts and placements to freely provide housing, transport or food for Thailand volunteers. This cuts costs for the organization, but we help very poor schools, projects, and people who can not afford to pay for volunteer expenses. We also provide income to Thai hosts that manage and design the volunteer in-country experience.
In many rural places we offer volunteers in Thailand a home stay option. Hosts receive compensation for the food and services they provide. Volunteers choosing this option pay an additional fee to their host family which is minimal but helps them too.
None at this time
Mundo Exchange help bring many types of volunteers to help in Thailand. All volunteers and interns have the desire to work together to learn cultural ways while promoting tolerance and acceptance of others.
17 and older
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups of 1-5
To bring global perspectives to those involved and can encourage positive development throughout the globe.