We are looking for:
1. Experienced or qualified Mandarin teachers
2. Experts who can train our team in hospitality & hotel management
4. Teachers of dance, martial arts or similar (shorter-term volunteers may be accepted for these disciplines)
We are a social business that operates two eco-lodges in the area, one nestled beside a river, another with stunning mountain views. Our proceeds help us to run education and training programmes that benefit local hill tribe communities and Burmese refugee women and girls at risk of trafficking. We organise various activities for our guests that enable them to explore the region, discover more about the local communities and help to promote the humane treatment of elephants. (We work alongside the elephant camp. Volunteers can enjoy time interacting with the elephants and other activities at discounted rates during their time off.)
We seek genuine volunteers who are dedicated, open-minded, culturally aware, and passionate about serving others, and who understand how society can be transformed through the education and empowerment of young women and indigenous people who otherwise lack opportunities.
We offer free basic accommodation (bamboo house with outside bathroom) and 2 meals per day. The third may be subsidised. Not included are transportation costs outside of working hours or those unrelated to your volunteer role, additional meals, alcohol, entertainment and any other incidental expenses. However, as we are located by the river in a mountain region, there is little to spend your money on but plenty of opportunities for fun and personal fulfillment in our daily lifestyle and surroundings!
Please send us a message answering the following questions, if you wish to volunteer:
Date / month you would like to join
How long can you stay (we will give preference to longer term volunteers depending on skills)
What experience or qualifications do you have in the position of interest? Please submit additional evidence e.g. CV/Resume)
Why would you like to volunteer ?
Will you be travelling with a laptop?
Are you able to ride a scooter?
What languages do you speak?
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are not seeking general help. We are looking for individuals with a particular skill set - as described in the listing. Thank you.
This host offers a language exchange
Our team speak Burmese, Thai, Karen, and English fluently, and a little bit of Chinese. We would like to learn Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
Private bamboo bungalow with fan on lodge property. Facilities are basic, with outdoor bathroom.
Our staff work from 6:30am to 9:30pm. Helping hours for volunteers take place between these times and may vary depending on your role or project needs.
We can arrange airport pickup for you via songtaew (Thai-style covered truck with bench seating). The cost is 800 baht and is divided among the number of passengers if you are sharing the songtaew with other guests. Alternatively, we can help advise you how to take a yellow taxi to the nearest town from the lodge, where we can also arrange for a songtaew to collect you.
Scooter / Motorbike Hire:
You can do this in Chiang Mai, if arriving from the city. Having your own scooter or motorbike does allow you greater independence to visit the beautiful local attractions (waterfalls, temples, Royal organic projects, lovely mountain drives) and, as a social enterprise, it also helps us keep our transportation costs down! Scooters can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly in Chiang Mai for around 200-250thb per day or 2-3500 baht per month. PLEASE NOTE: We only recommend that you hire a scooter/motorbike if you are an experienced rider or feel confident enough to do so. By law you MUST hold an International Drivers Permit obtained from your home country. Helmets are a must!
Any medical, health or travel insurance is at the volunteer's expense.
Before confirming any volunteer we may ask to schedule an informal Skype call. Confirmed volunteers will then receive a Volunteer Manual before arrival that includes useful information about the region and guidelines.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
20 hours per week.