The overall goal of the Youth in Development Project is to empower Thai youth to develop skills and attributes that prepare them to become healthy, engaged citizens who are catalysts of change in their communities. Most Volunteers teach conversational English; life skills such as critical thinking and decision-making; and leadership skills. Volunteers also support extra-curricular activities for youth such as after-school clubs, youth leadership councils, health education campaigns, community service projects, and sports and fitness events. Upon arrival in their community, Volunteers will work with school staff and youth to assess the needs of the community and identify the areas of the greatest priorities and interest.
Volunteers will be assigned to work with local government offices, specifically the education and community development units. Volunteers must also be able to independently seek out and engage with many different members of the community to make a sustainable impact. The government office will serve as a coordinating unit and Volunteers will assist the office with some youth-oriented campaigns and projects led by the office. However, Volunteers will devote much of their time to working in primary and secondary schools with youth between 9-15 years old. Volunteers will identify promising work partners in their community to co-plan and co-lead activities with. These partners may include Thai government staff, health center staff, teachers, or older youth.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check