FOR VOLUNTEERS !
- MOST IMPORTANT AND NOT NEGOTIABLE!
You need to be able to stay at least for 6 months or longer and has to be of major benefit for the children
- You need to hold a valid NON-B or NON-O visa
- The work permit for you has to be paid for by yourself . The cost is currently THB 10,000.- ++ for the application, as well as all other costs you have!
please click here to read our Guidelines to volunteer work at the PSV,
plus the additional information provided below:
If you like to help us as a volunteer, please read carefully the following information:
Legal Aspect: Volunteer work in Thailand is subject to the local immigration and employment rules,and a work permit is officially required. The fact that volunteer work does not involve any salary,financial compensation or retribution of any kind other than the smile of the children, does not change the law. Therefore application for volunteer work from non-Thai citizens are subject to the obtention of a work permit by the PSV.
It is therefore, the PSV ‘s obligation to assess all volunteer applications, and choose only the most beneficial for our children.
Communication: The Children of the PSV, as well as the large majority of the staff, do not speak English. Volunteers must therefore be able to speak Thai language, unless their particular skills do not need any translation (clowns,musicians,painters etc.)
Please understand that it is not the duty of the PSV to provide translators for volunteer workers.
Logistics: Volunteers must be totally autonomous and arrange all their own transportation and accommodation while in Phuket. The PSV dedicates its time and effort to the children, and cannot take care of the volunteers as well !
And at last, please read this article which sums it up again and gives you some perspectives: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citylife-articles/voluntourism-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/
As the Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation in its function as a “Foster Home For Children In Need” depends entirely on the financial help from supporters around the world, the Phuket Sunshine Village also welcomes applications for volunteer work. If you would like to do so, please get in contact with us and we will let you know if you can help or not.