The city of Chiang Rai is located inside the Golden Triangle, the meeting point of the borders of Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, an ancient center of trade and rich cultural history. In a mountainous region filled with lush dense jungles, and breathtaking waterfalls you will have the exclusive opportunity to work and live in this diverse and captivating region. Chiang Rai is unique as its population is made up of people from various ethnic backgrounds and is heavily influenced by the culture of the remote hill tribes who populate the province.
IHF has been operating it’s Center in Chiang Rai, Thailand since
2004 and has been working in some capacity with the Hill Tribes of
Northern Thailand since 1984, providing providing a safe home for
children of these marginalised stateless communities and enabling
them to access free high quality education and medical care.
Volunteers who sign up to donate their time at our IHF Thailand
Center make a very real impact during their stay participating in
any or all of the following local tasks:
Provide hands on help with the Center's day-to-day operations
Participate in a cultural exchange, organizing special games and activities with our children
Help supplement our children’s education by leading our evening English studies
Experience a unique opportunity to visit with and learn about the hill tribe communities our children are from
Volunteers will lend a hand helping out with repair and maintenance tasks around the center, ensuring that it remains a home for our family of volunteers, staff and children who live there
Train in the core components of an international organization (including management skills, policy and procedures, finance, fundraising, media & PR, donor relations, and recruitment)
Be responsible for the management, design and implementation of community led projects linked to your academic and or professional skills and experience
Manage local volunteers and shape their experience at our IHF Thailand Center
The program requires requires a minimum time commitment of 4 months, though we encourage volunteers to stay for up to 1 year or more.