International Humanity Foundation
Thailand Legacy Volunteer
Chang Rai
volunteer labour

Thailand Legacy Volunteer

Chang Rai volunteer labour

About us

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
Supplement our children’s education by joining in with our evening English studies
Help us to complete much needed repair/renovation projects around our center including but not limited to
Fresh paint in the children’s playroom, main foyer/living space, and two bedrooms. Volunteers are welcome to help select colors and create unique designs
Fixing up our guest house for future volunteers. Create a space you would love to stay in! This project includes a fresh coat of paint (inside and out), basic repairs, general cleaning, and the opportunity to furnish the space within an approved budget
Establish a vegetable garden, trim trees on the property, and complete general yard work such as weeding

Requirements and necessary skills

IHF is looking for volunteers who can commit at least two (2) weeks to our Legacy Program. Volunteers accepted to this program will have:
Confidence using the English language (both spoken and written)
An open-mind, with an interest in learning not just about the community, but from the community
Deep empathy for impoverished children and their communities
A commitment to our Core Values.

Previous international travel and volunteer experience is a plus.

We offer

In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of children, you will:

Enhance your CV with international experience
Explore the natural beauty of Thailand
Immerse yourself in local culture
Join a global network of IHF volunteers and alumni
Leave a Legacy by adding value to our center with your knowledge, skills and experience

Spend your free time exploring the historic region and its breathtaking natural wonders; for more information on what the location has to offer please explore our Thailand Tourism Guide.