*️️️️️️️️Please refer to our calendar to see which months are available and ONLY send a message for inquiries during available months!*️️️️️️️️
We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in northern Thailand, working mostly in Phan and Chiang Khong districts, dedicated to ensuring that women and children are safe from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
We achieve our goals by working on three levels: creating society wide safety nets for those who are at-risk, empowering women, men, and children and ensuring their right to participation, and advancing the rights of women and girls.
We work with communities. We work in schools. We work with immigration and the police. We work with businesses. Together we create strong networks that put in place a system though which those who are at risk of sexual abuse, trafficking, and other forms of exploitation can be identified, supported, and empowered.
We want to ensure that all people regardless of their background have a fair chance at a life with dignity. Our projects aim at inspiring and empowering people, mostly women and children, to become forces for change in their communities. In our projects, we employ a participatory approach that ensures all voices are heard and taken into account.
We want to live in a world in which gender equality does not work only on paper. We are committed to ensuring that girls and women have the same rights and opportunities and an equal standing in our society. Our leadership programs give the rights holders skills, confidence, and a support network. Together they go into the community and mobilize other women, setting the ground for a paradigm shift in what is considered to be the role of women in society.
Help with Computers / internet
*️️️️️️️️Minimum volunteering requirement: 2 Months*️️️️️️️️ though we sometimes accept shorter term placements if you have a specific skill that you are able to carry out in a short time (e.g. a video project, capacity building for the staff, improving IT systems, conducting data analysis)
We have many on-going projects, including: Child Protection in Schools, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs and HIV/AIDS awareness, anti-GBV project, and Anti Human Trafficking Campaign
We are seeking volunteers who have experience with the following:
1. Website Development (Including social media, blog writing)
2. Graphic Designing/Motion Graphics
- We recently underwent a large website update and would like an experienced volunteer
here who can keep it up to date
- We also would like someone who can make short personalized "promo" info clips (~1
minute) about issues such as human trafficking, statelessness, child abuse, etc.
4. Grant writers/project proposal writers and editors
- All of our donors are international organizations, therefore our proposals and reports must
be in English. We are looking for someone with previous research and writing experience
We appreciate all those who want to help, but prefer volunteers with EXPERIENCE in these areas. If you meet these requirements and are interested in volunteering with us, please send us your email address and we will send you our volunteer manual and application form.
Things to Note:
1. We have two dogs
2. Being able to drive a motorbike is a plus, but must be able to ride on the back of a bike
3. Must be self reliant and self motivated! We would love to hear your ideas and input, and if you think of a project you would like to undertake, we encourage it!
You will live on site with two Thai staff who will be happy to share their time, language, and food with you! You will meet a whole host of local characters, and have a chance to learn about the local context - a mountainous border town with diverse groups of ethnic minority groups and migrants. You will be invited to share in campaigns and cultural events, and get to know members of a close knit community.
You will be living at our office in Chiang Khong with our 2 Thai staff members and potentially 1-2 other international volunteers. Accommodations include a bedroom with a fan, either private or semi-private depending on the number of volunteers and a shared bathroom with a hot-water shower. Meals are included.
Chiang Khong is located right on the Mekong River, looking into Laos. There are nice walking and biking tracks along the river as well as public exercise stations. There is also a local Muay Thai coach who teaches very reasonably priced lessons if you are interested in self-defense. There is also a mountain nearby to climb, and many nice roads to bike on or go for walks.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week