Guidelines to volunteer work at the P.S.V
As the Child Care Center (Phuket Sunshine Village) depending entirely on the financial help from supporters around the world, the Phuket Sunshine Village also welcomes applications for volunteer work.
If you like to help us as a volunteer, please read carefully the following informations:
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 being subject to the obtention of a work permit by the P.S.V, it is therefore the P.S.V ‘s obligation to select among all offers, and choose only the most beneficial for the children.
The Children of the P.S.V, as well as the large majority of the staff, does not speak English.
Volunteer must therefore be able to communicate in 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 P.S.V. to provide translators for volunteer workers.
Volunteers must be totally autonomous and arrange all their transportation and accommodations needs while in Phuket by themselves.
The PSV dedicates its time and effort to the children, and can not take care of the volunteers as well.
- You need to be able to stay at least for 6 months or longer and your stay have to be a benefit for the children
- You need to hold a valid NON-B or NON-O visa
- The work permit for you has to be payed by yourself (currently THB 10,000.- for the application), as well as all other costs you have!