Volunteering & Campaigns

The British Women’s Group are involved with several charities and run campaigns throughout the year. Read more about these below.

Fund Raising Campaigns

PLACE OF GRACE helps very poor and impoverished people of all ages living in Mahathai slum communities and has started a food bank for emergencies.

Each month we ask for donations to be brought along to our regular Coffee Morning.
When you do your weekly shopping if you could purchase extra supplies to donate, these will be handed out to those in the community as necessary. Examples of goods to buy are Mama noodles, rice, curry sauces, tinned fish, tinned fruit and vegetables, cooking oil, fish sauce, 3in1 packet drinks, coffee, sugar, long life baby milk cartons, toiletries or anything that has a decent shelf life.

John Robinson of Place of Grace will be able to collect these items from wherever we are holding a coffee morning so please bring along your donations or contact welfare@bwgbangkok.org
Place of Grace

Volunteering Opportunities

Prison Visiting – Read our article
To chat to foreign inmates and be a link to their families back home

MERCY CENTRE        Mercy Centre
1. Mercy Center HIV/AIDS project – Involves reviewing, merging and writing documents to support project proposals for funding and sharing material with others. Majority of documents have been translated from Thai and require review to ensure accuracy of English. Ongoing or ad hoc volunteers required.

2. English teachers for Mercy Centre school – teaching conversational English to students at the school. Children range from age 6 to 16. Majority of students are Cambodian or Thai children from underprivileged families. Teachers to teach English once or twice a week. Days and duration of volunteering is dependent on the volunteers availability; the school is reliant on volunteers, there are currently no English teachers at the school. Teaching qualification not required just a desire to help others.

Please contact welfare@bwgbangkok.org for more information

Susan Race – THEP
http://www.thepthailand.com
Thailand Hilltribes Education Project www.thepthailand.com – volunteers to accompany Susan on visits to interview and assess new and current students

The Pratthanadee Foundation
www.pratthanadee.org
Volunteers to teach English and life skills (help with CV’s, hygiene) to girls (shop assistants/maids etc)

Gift of Happiness
www.gohappiness.org
Volunteers to help sort and distribute donations and to accompany Clown Eckie on trips up country

Fatima Centre – Good Shepherd Sisters
https://www.facebook.com/The-Fatima-Center-246480972099675/
Volunteers to help and stimulate preschool children and also to teach English to young mothers in Baan Sukruthai

Pakkred
Visiting orphanage to hold and stimulate babies

Project Life – Sailom
http://www.projlife.com/sailom
Accompany young people (some disabled) on outings to give them some independence.
After a quiet but pleasant summer, SaiLom is ready to invite you to join our day trips until the end of the year. SaiLom supports young people, ages 15-40 years old, who live with disabilities at the large government homes, to participate more in the community.  Our monthly day trips are an enjoyable time for the youth who are invited to come.
Often the day trips happen on the last Thursday of the month.  If you or someone you know, is interested in joining us please let us know.
Here is our schedule for the next 3 months:
September 29th 12:00-3.00pm  is a half day of shopping at Big C Extra Chaengwattana.  If you can come and help the young men with shopping or playing a game let me know.  We have rented a van in order to take 8 young men out.  Two of them use a wheelchair.  We’ll be celebrating belated birthdays.
October 27th Our next monthly trip is to the Children’s Discovery Museum, 9am-2:30pm
Please let me know by Friday September 21st if you can come or provide a vehicle for us to use for the day.  sailom@projlife.com
November 24th By popular demand: Suan Rot Fai – The train park in Jatujak Market area.  (Bikers and walkers enjoy this day out.)
These outings are a joy for the young people who are able to participate.  The more people we have to partner with the youth, the more children we are able to take out.It is helpful to know the numbers of partners we have early so we can write letters of permission to take the children off the grounds of the Homes.  (If you sign up, I’ll send you an email with more details at the beginning of the week of the outing)
Besides our monthly outings on Thursday’s or Saturday’s,  we are also looking for volunteers who could come once a week for several weeks in a row to help with cooking class on Tuesday mornings at Ban Rajawadee or craft preparation, baking, or English class at SaiLom house in the community on Friday’s.

ThaiCraft
www.thaicraft.org
Help at monthly sales with merchandising

The Ban ObOun Foundation www.banoboun.org
This was set up  in 2008. The purpose and the mission of Ban ObOun is to rescue and look after sick or injured dogs abandoned on the streets, and to provide them with a permanent home, to give them care and affection, fundamental rights to which all dogs are entitled.
The shelter is well accepted and integrated within the nearby local communities by trying to provide every year free rabies vaccine for all the villagers’ dogs.
Dried food is actively sponsored by Royal Canin Thailand, Perfect Companion Company as well as Nestlé Purina Thailand.
For renovation work and infrastructure, the foundation has been supported for many years by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation.
For a quick overview of our work you can go to see our website (French/English) or Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/associationbanoboun/

Steps with Theera is a coffee shop and cafe focusing on healthy comfort foods which also provides training and employment opportunities to young adults with special needs. Come and have your morning tea/coffee/smoothie with a perfect poached egg and help support a community project at the same time. Address: 29/8 Ekamai Soi 10, Sukhumvit 63 also check them out on Facebook!
If you have any skills or time you could offer to Steps, please get in touch at info@stepswiththeera.com

For any further volunteering information and enquires, please contact welfare@bwgbangkok.org


AGM 2017 Committee Vacancies

 

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Our AGM will take place in March and we have several places available on the committee. The group is run by volunteers and we need people to help fill the vacancies to keep BWG running smoothly.

VACANCIES
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Editor (Contact Magazine)
Assistant Advertising Co-ordinator
Coffee Lady – we already have one lady who needs someone to work with.
Lunch Ladies
Membership Ladies
Welfare – we already have on lady who needs someone to work with.
Activities – we already have one lady who needs someone to work with
Raffle Lady – we have one lady who needs someone to work with

If you would like any more information about any of the above please contact Gina Christie
(chairman@bwgbangkok.org)

Raffle Prize Requests

 Are you going on your holidays or moving on?
basketIf you are moving onto pastures new and want to get rid of any unopened bottles /gifts, the raffle department would be most grateful and delighted to help you out.

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We need your ring pulls!

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We are preparing to send a shipment of ring pulls up to Chiang Mai so if you have any to donate please contact our chairman

Why do we collect these precious items?

Find out here