We have volunteers work across most, if not all of our projects, including:
• Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind• Father Ray Day Care Center• Pattaya Redemptorist Technological College for People with Disabilities• Father Ray Children’s Village• Father Ray Children’s Home• Father Ray School for Children with Special Needs
All volunteers work roughly 5 and a half days per week. On occasions, volunteers are also with various events including fundraising events and helping to take children to a local water park on Sundays.
Some volunteers will teach English for one lesson at our Technological College for People with Disabilities and School for Children with Special Needs in the morning, then teach one hour at the School for the Blind. Volunteers also use their mornings to prepare their lessons. In the afternoons, volunteers will also spend time with some of the younger children at the School for the Blind. Some volunteers will support other projects, this depends the needs of the projects each term.
We also have volunteers in our Day Care Center. A Day Care assistant becomes a full-time member of staff within Day Care. Duties include help caring for the children, help with preparing meals and snacks, teaching them basic English, helping with the running of the Day Care Center and most importantly, playing with the children!
All volunteers are required to help with our Speaking English Club at the Technological College for People with Disabilities, which is one hour long, 2 evening per week. This is an informal club to encourage students to speak English. This is a social and fun activity where students play games, do activities and learn English.
Volunteers also help with students go swimming on Mondays and Fridays between 5pm & 6pm. Some students may only require assistance getting in or out of the pool, others require assistance swimming, some come to the pool only to socialize.
We give you Sunday off – I know! How generous are we?
Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm exactly what your volunteer duties will be until all the volunteers are here.
• PATTAYA REDEMPTORIST TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – MONDAY TO FRIDAY
A volunteer is required to plan and prepare their lessons, and teach between 6‐18 adults with disabilities, and setting unit tests and exams. A curriculum will be provided, as well as support and training throughout.
• REDEMPTORIST FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – MONDAY TO FRIDAY
A Part‐Time Teacher may be expected to independently teach the foundation’s Job Club, for adults with disabilities seeking employment. This includes planning and teaching between 5‐20 adults with disabilities. No unit tests and exams are set at Job club.
Some volunteers are required to teach the staff throughout the organization, this includes office, kitchen and teaching staff. An itinerary and training will be provided.
• REDEMPTORIST SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND – MONDAY TO THURSDAY
A volunteer attends the School for the Blind with the sole purpose of making a child’s life brighter. All volunteers who attend here need to be passionate, enthusiastic and caring. Whilst this project can be challenging, it is arguably the most rewarding. The moments a child sings your name or claps when they hear your voice, are moments that you cannot replace. We mostly spend time playing, singing and listening to music with blind or visually impaired kindergarten children, many of whom have other disabilities including autism. We regularly attend the beach, and take the children swimming at least twice a week. We therefore require all volunteers to be able play with the children in the pool, the pool is only approximately 1.5m deep, so volunteers do not need to be Olympic swimmers!
Volunteers also teach for an hour per day in the afternoon, teaching basic and conversational English. Most classes are small, with only around 6 students per class.
• FATEHR RAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
A volunteer will also teach English at the Father Ray School for Children with Special Needs, a tough but very rewarding challenge. Children who attend the School are living with autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome and learning disabilities.
• FATHER RAY CHILDREN’S HOME & FATHER RAY CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
At the Father Ray Children’s Village & the Children’s Home, a volunteer’s duties include playing games, sports, baking, making crafts and teaching English through games and activities.