Qualities of a volunteer

In our own culture we get used to the way things are done. Other cultures may have a different ways of doing things. Your response to these differences may be of surprise, happiness, wonder, frustration or you may think it is just wrong.

In the same way that your own culture has been doing things a certain way for many, many generations, so have Thai people. You need to keep in mind that you are a guest in Thailand, and you therefore must respect the accepted ways of doing things here.

Like with so many things in life some basic qualities will get you through. We believe that with patience, an open mind, a positive attitude and respect for both the people around you and your surroundings you will get on very well as a volunteer in Thabom.