Imagine Thailand exists to build strong communities, with and through local communities and people. We believe in the capacity of youth, university students and skilled professionals to create a new future for communities in need. We do this through leadership development in the university and marketplace, through education and teacher training, through community development initiatives and through building bridges between the local church and local community.
The ability to speak the global English language is seen as a highly desirable and is an especially effective bridge from the local church to the local community.
Those who speak English as their native tongue and have an ability to build friendships are welcome to join the team. TESOL training and experience tutoring children or university students would be an asset. Those with any undergraduate degree plus a TESOL certificate could be considered for salaried employment with local, private English language school businesses, Thai government schools or private schools, while partnering with ministry initiatives in the 4 regions where Imagine Thailand serves.
Salaried positions often provide healthcare and business visas for a more sustainable way to live in-country long-term or short-term. Flexibility, independence and cultural adaptation expected. This opportunity is available for volunteers and those desiring to serve long-term (1 school term minimum for volunteers, up to long-term).
The on-field team consists of internationals, Thai and Burmese nationals. There is a Thai national director in each of the 4 regions. Depending on location, you will be in regular connection with your area team for staff meetings and devotions. We will provide help setting up accommodations and preparing for cultural adjustment with a 1-2 week on-boarding for ministry, including orientation to the local community and amenities.
Our Mission Global team will walk with you along the way – from application to deployment. Training, administrative support and mission coaching will be provided, along with assistance for promotional and fundraising efforts.