March 20, 2008 10:29 PM PDT
Are you interested in visiting beautiful Thailand and volunteering some of your time by helping with Isara projects?
Isara.org is a charity organization headquartered in Nong Khai, Thailand (near the border of Laos). Isara is focused on education, health, safety, and environmental issues. We create many different charity projects and are open to new ideas for projects. We are in need of native English speakers who are interested in teaching in small rural schools and also our Isara Learning Center in Nong Khai.
Isara provides opportunities for volunteers to make a difference for FREE! There is no payment required for volunteer placement and housing at our Learning Center is free. Volunteers are expected to pay for their own living expenses and travel arrangements to and from Nong Khai.
Where to Stay?
If a volunteer wants to stay at the Isara Learning Center (ILC) in Nong Khai, Thailand then rent is free (when space is available). If volunteers want to stay some place else then Isara will help them find comfortable living conditions which they can afford (typically apartments are about $100-$150/mo). For short stays there are some guesthouses available ($2-$10/day).
How to Get to Nong Khai?
To get to Nong Khai you can either take a 12 hour night train ($17) or tour bus ($15) directly to Nong Khai from Bangkok or you can take a one hour flight to the Udon Thani airport ($50) and then a 45 minute van ride to Nong Khai ($5). If you let us know when you plan to visit Thailand we can provide you with more details on the best ways to get to Nong Khai.
If you would like to volunteer at Isara then please more about our program here
and then fill out our online application here
. We look forward to making a difference with you.