Work Camp – code: DaLaa6703
Dates: 24 March- 6 April 2024 (Max. number of volunteers: 10)
During those 2 weeks, we want to organize 3 children camps at DaLaa Voluntary Service Community in Kok Riang village. Each camp would take 3 days and involve different Thai children from 7 to 13 years old. We will keep 1 or 2 days in between to relax, evaluate, and prepare the next one. The activities and camp’s daily life organized by volunteers should be strongly connected with our community values, authenticity, responsibility and inclusion. Besides, they should allow children to be in a harmonious and safe environment. English language is poorly understood by the children, so we’ll have to find possibilities to overcome this challenge with the help from our coordinator and Thai volunteers.
DaLaa Voluntary Service Community (VSC) is the first door for outsiders to get to know DaLaa organization. The main mission of DaLaa is to coordinate between the hosts and volunteers for working together in the active communities for social growth and environmental preservation.
This new work camp idea is born from a few reasons:
1-Every year, we organize a kids’ camp during summer holidays (March and April)in VS welcoming the kids from each of the long-term volunteer placements we have.
2- We have organized kids’ camp with children from SOS Children’s village. It is an international independent non-governmental social organization that helps children without parental care and families living in difficult conditions.
3- We used to organize activities with children around our village, but we haven’t been organizing much during Covid pandemic . We want to start again.
In this workcamp, we will combine 3 camps with the 3 groups of children described above. Each camp would last 3 days. We expect the groups of 10-15 children maximum mainly aged from 7 to 13 years old. The children will be sleeping with us and so taking care of daily life which is as important as other activities. We’ll have a few DaLaa coordinators, Thai, and foreign volunteers. We expect all of us to be fully active and responsible for the children and planning for activities. One person involved in this camp would need to lead at least one activity for the kids. Before it starts, we will organize an online preparation to brainstorm what we are going to do, who is the leader for which session, and so on. Any idea is welcome no matter art, sport, games, English lessons (basic), theater, cooking, gardening, recycling. However, keep in mind about the language barrier, the learning process, and the security.
** You will be supervised by a DaLaa coordinator.
AIMS of the PROJECT
- To spread our love and values to local children
- To let children be familiar with volunteers and learn in international/multi-culture atmosphere
- To develop our VSC activities
The volunteers should be ready to stay in a local area, and to adapt to the local conditions with only basic facilities. Be prerpared of the kids’ poor English skills. Volunteers should be able to be with the kids and prepare some games and materials for activities.
FOOD and ACCOMODATION
Volunteers will sleep in the tents and small huts. There will be thin mattresses, yoga mats, pillows, and mosquito nets. There are basic toilets, showers, and a kitchen. We will take time to cook together. Volunteers will be welcome to cook their own food using the ingredients available there. (No oven, only a gas and woks or pans).