Mission Volunteer Opportunities: Asia/Pacific
Location: Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken.
Position: ARI Training Program Volunteer
Duration: Two months to one year
Living expenses: $500.00 Monthly (estimated amount) which includes all meals. ARI provides a shared room in a dormitory.
Work Description: Volunteers will serve as part of ARI’s diverse and vibrant community and help support the training program. Each volunteer is assigned to a work section dependent upon their skills and the needs of ARI. Work assignments include livestock, crops and vegetables, office, meal service, maintenance, and food processing. In addition to working in their assigned sections, volunteers are engaged in a number of activities that contribute to the life of the community. The ability to live humbly, work hard, and live in an international and, at times, challenging community is a requirement for the volunteer. ARI asks that the volunteers be in good basic health, as much of the work is physical.
Location: Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC) in Kathmandu, Nepal
Position: Teacher or Teacher’s Assistant
Duration: Five months (two terms) or one full school year (11 months)
Living expenses: $530.00 Monthly (estimated amount) which includes partial room and board. Tourist visa also needed.
Work Description: Volunteers will plan and take responsibility for individual and group learning, establish supportive relationships with students and parents, contribute to the planning and evaluation of work programs, and ensure that lessons are properly planned. It is hoped that the volunteer will participate in extra curricular school activities when appropriate. Teachers are required to have a Bachelor’s in Education or ESL certification.
Location: United Mission to Nepal
Position: Assistant Tutorial Group Teacher
Duration: Six months to one year
Living expenses: $450.00 Monthly (estimated amount) includes housing, meals and ground transportation. Visas and work permits are not included.
Work Description: Tansen Tutorial Group is a multi-aged classroom environment for children of expatriate missionaries who are volunteering at United Mission Hospital Tansen. The assistant tutorial teacher is responsible for managing the classroom, following and improving the current UMN curriculum, evaluating and testing children progress, and promoting the development of each student served.
Location #1: Bangkok, Thailand
Position: Community Outreach Coordinator
Duration: Two to three months
Living expenses: $450.00 Monthly (estimated amount) which includes partial room and board. Tourist visa also needed.
Work Description: Volunteers will help host free English conversation classes with local school-aged children and will help promote Thailand missions through social media. No teacher’s certification is required.