Become a Volunteer in Thailand with The International Humanity Foundation

international humanity foundationThe International Humanity Foundation (IHF) invites forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to and stay at they children’s home in Chiang Rai, Thailand. As a volunteer, you will enjoy a homestay, experience and gain hands-on understanding of an international not-for-profit NGO at the ground level, while contributing your time to help better our center. Here is what they are looking for:

About the role
You will complete four hours of at-center work per day. These tasks vary from day to day. In our children’s home in Thailand, there are five teenage children. The children all attend school, and four of the five also have jobs. Daily tasks at this center will include shopping, cooking, cleaning, house repairs, and being available to the children if they need anything. You will become a part of the IHF family, and integral to the work we do. This is an ideal opportunity to gain first-hand experience in international development, but still have time to explore a new place and culture. Our Thailand center is in the vicinity of incredible temples, waterfalls and scenery. You will have plenty of time to visit these incredible settings, but work must remain a priority. By both volunteering and sightseeing, you will have a unique experience, and hopefully you will leave our center with a better understanding of your surroundings and IHF as an organization.

Their Requirements

  • You must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • We value volunteers who are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations.
  • Minimum commitment of 2 weeks.
  • Minimum age 18 years old or above 16 with parent’s consent, unless volunteering in family.
  • Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff and interns. Our volunteers must have high inter-cultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.

About the Fee
We provide basic accommodation and food at our centers, where you will live with your co-workers. Unfortunately, as a non-profit, we are unable to provide these amenities freely and we charge a minimal cost of $150 per week for an individual person and $200/week for married couples (subject to availability at the centers). For children under 16 coming with their families, we charge 75$ per week. We are not able to cover travel or insurance expenses or any other related costs, but we will help you with your travel and visa planning.

How to Apply
You van familiarize yourself further with our organization reading the IHF Annual report 2014 that contains the latest information about IHF Centers, Programs, Achievements, Finances and many more at HERE. You can also check out their blog where you can find stories of current and former volunteers.

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail them at volunteering@ihfonline.org. If you’re ready to apply, send your CV to applications@ihfonline.org

They currently have other opportunities for volunteers in Kenya and Indonesia too. So as about them.

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