Help a charity working to empower women and children in Chiang Khong, Thailand

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    About us:

    We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in northern Thailand, working in Chiang Khong, Chiang Saen, and Wiang Kaen districts, dedicated to ensuring that women and children are safe from all forms of abuse, exploitation, and violence.

    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 through 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, opportunities, and 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.


    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Please refer to our calendar to see which months are available and ONLY send a message for inquiries during available months!*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
    *️Our minimum volunteer position is 1 month*️

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live on-site with two Thai staff who are generous in providing meals for 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. However, please be aware that language will be a barrier, as most of the local people do not speak English, or only a few words, and there are no other expats in the area. There are not many activities to do in the night time, so it is helpful to have your own projects that you're working on. It will be a challenging but also rewarding experience.

  • Help

    Help

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Minimum volunteering requirement: 1-2 Months*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    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 ongoing projects, including Child protection with local communities, Promoting gender equality, Child Protection in Schools, anti-GBV project, and Anti Human Trafficking Campaigns

    We are seeking volunteers who have experience with the following:

    1. Translating documents and reports from English to Thai and Thai to English
    2. Blog writing
    - Write 1 blog per week for our website.
    - When applying, we require 2 writing samples. (1/2 to 1 page on any topic)
    3. Fundraising
    - We are looking for someone who can help us fundraise through campaigns (both online and in-person campaigns) and find new donors.
    4. Report writing (Need a volunteer for this position from January until March)
    - When applying, we require 2 writing samples. (1/2 to 1 page on any topic)
    5. Videography (shoot and edit video for campaigns)


    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 get in contact 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 are open to hearing your ideas for projects as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be living at our home office in Chiang Khong with our 2 Thai staff members, with beginner to moderate English skills. Accommodations include a private bedroom with a fan and air conditioning and an on-suite bathroom with a hot-water shower. Meals are included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 mountain nearby to climb, and many nice roads to bike on or go for walks.
    The nearest airport (Chiang Rai airport) is 1.30 hours drive.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 864261921423

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