ANZWG members are keen to be contribute to the community through various kinds of volunteer work. The ANZWG Bangkok Guide has a section that provides details of organisations throughout Thailand that welcome volunteers’ assistance. Volunteering at one of the organisations usually involves an ongoing commitment but may be as little as a couple of hours per week.
The Welfare sub-committee is also responsible for ensuring membership is aware of opportunities in the local community. This is done by:
maintaining a small register of volunteer opportunities;
providing contact details for both the organisation and, if relevant, of a current ANZWG volunteer who may provide support to new volunteers; and,
conducting group visits to charities to assist membership understand the work done by them.
Volunteer register information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pakkred Baby Home
Volunteers needed to go and play, feed and give lots of love to babies in the home. An ongoing commitment needs to be fulfilled as you will be assigned your ‘own’ baby.
Volunteers are needed and appreciated to help children with disabilities and HIV. No qualifications or experience in a medical background required, just people willing to give a few hours a week, with a kind heart and a commitment in wanting to help.
Friends For All Children
Volunteers needed to interact with babys at this home, this is a much smaller home than Pakred and so you aren’t necessarily ‘assigned’ a baby. Very nice, small well run organization.
Sister Joans Milk Powder Run
Volunteers go to the slums at Klong Toey and help distribute the milk powder that Sister Joan buys with donations from ANZWG every two weeks.www.sisterjoan.info
Fatima Self Help Center
Teachers are needed here for the children and girls that Sisiter Louise has living in the residential home.
Volunteers are always needed at the Fatima shop on Sukhumvit, where the women from Sister Louises Center sell their products.
Volunteers are needed here to teach English to girls and women who are trying hard to improve their life and future employment prospects.
Spare Coin Donations
The following information provided by Sister Joan explains how the spare coins that our members donate at our morning teas are distributed.
15 baht - breakfast each morning
34 baht - breakfast + fares to/from school
15 baht - breakfast 10 baht, 5 baht is banked
Anytime - Day or Night
25 baht per person for a meal
25 baht each for the boys who sniff glue
They come occasionally from evening time into the night for a rice meal. Sister Joan walks out with them and pays for the food when they have ordered.
Many thanks to all who contribute and a special thank you to who organise the collection of these coins. Well done for the sorting of the baht into the 15, 25, 34 bags.
Blessings - Sister Joan