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Volunteer for a social project outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand

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  • Last activity: 23 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are looking for:

    1. Experienced or qualified Mandarin and English teachers to volunteer in the community
    2. Experts who can train our team in English for hospitality/ tourism related work
    3. Chefs to share food from their home country and help us create training material for refugees from Myanmar
    4. Teachers of dance, martial arts or similar (shorter-term volunteers may be accepted for these disciplines)

    We are a social business that runs an eco-lodge 1 hour outside of Chiang Mai. 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 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.

    We offer free basic accommodation (Private room in a 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! If you like hiking you will be in for a treat.

    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 may give preference to longer term volunteers depending on skills)
    What experience or qualifications do you have in the position of interest?
    Why would you like to volunteer here?
    What languages do you speak?

    Thank you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    We are not seeking general help. We are looking for individuals with a particular skill set - as described in the listing. Thank you.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Burmese: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

    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, German, Japanese and Chinese.

  • Accommodation


    Private bamboo bungalow with fan on lodge property. Facilities are basic, with outdoor bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 guide book before arrival that includes useful information about the region and guidelines.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20 hours per week.

Host ref number: 617675959674

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