Thoo Mweh Khee is dependent on volunteers to teach its Higher Education classes in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program. This dependency is critical to its ability to provide the level of education which the students aspire to. Take our interactive quiz and read on to see if you'll be a good fit!
"The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy."
VOLUNTEERING AT TMK
21+ years old
No criminal history (drug possession offenses will be examined on a case by case basis)
Apply -- applicants will fill out the volunteer application and email it to our Volunteer Coordinator.
Interview -- applicants will sit for a virtual interview with our Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Higher Education.
Background Check -- applicants will undergo a criminal background check paid for by the volunteer.
Acceptance -- applicants will receive an acceptance letter with the stipulations of the volunteer agreement (length of stay, date of arrival, etc.) along with the orientation packet and a copy of the code of conduct. All three documents must be signed and returned to the Volunteer Coordinator before the volunteer is officially accepted.
VOLUNTEER FEES AND VISA INFORMATION
We accept volunteers on two timelines: 1 term and 2 terms. Below you can find the information regarding fees and visa options for each.
Duration: 6 months
Volunteer fee: $250 (includes housing and utilities)**
Visa: Visa requirements in Thailand are constantly changing. Any information we could provide here would be outdated within a month. We recommend reaching out to your country's Thai embassy to inquire as to what visa options are available to you for a 6 month visa.
Duration: 12 months
Volunteer fee: $300 (includes housing and utilities)**
Visa: Volunteers who are willing to commit to a year are able to obtain a 1 year volunteer visa. The cost of this visa is $700 and allows you to stay in Thailand hassle free for 12 months.
**Note: the volunteer fee does not cover food, wifi, or personal expenses.
Volunteering at TMK requires a lot of flexibility. Depending on your qualifications, you’ll likely spend most of your time teaching classes at the bachelor’s level between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Students are TMK are eager to learn and understand the immense value of education. You’ll also be called upon to help teach “night study” three nights a week from 7-9 pm. Night study provides the students an opportunity to do their homework alongside teachers and ask questions they might be too shy to in class. Night study is full of laughter and both the students and volunteers love it.
Outside of your regular teaching duties, you may find yourself being recruited to help plan an event, playing soccer or “cane ball” with the students, helping students with their homework, or explaining English vocabulary words that they heard in a song or in a movie. Regardless of what you’re doing, you’re sure to be surrounded by students who have a passion for education and are eager to show you their culture.
As you continue with the volunteer application process, you’ll learn more about what to expect during your time at TMK. Know that regardless of how long you spend with us, whether it’s 6 months or 6 years, your time at TMK will be a time you’ll never forget and easily some of the best memories of your life.
Any questions regarding the volunteer application process should be directed towards our
Volunteer Coordinator (Carolina Douthit, M.A. )