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Kids of Loy Krathong

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A tree blessed by monks

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On June 15, 2011, the kind, generous staff at Phrao Hospital treated four of us public health volunteers to a boisterous night of dinner and karaoke at a beautiful restaurant overlooking a pond. The food was bountiful and our glasses never empty (thank... read more

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Last week, several of the volunteers had the privilege of visiting several Warm Heart microenterprise sites.  We stopped to meet with the PaDaeng weavers and checked in on the progress of WH´s own batch of silk worms.  I also visited the weavers at... read more

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Today I experienced planting rice in the rice paddies.  First we tied off the rice into bundles and tore off the top portion.  The real highlight was actually placing the rice into the mud.  Initially I thought that I would have no problem jumping int... read more

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This coming weekend is the Buddhist holiday called Kao Pansa.  Monks have traditionally travelled around the country to serve in other temples and lead meditation.  Unfortunately, during the rainy season, which is also the crop-growing season, monks wo... read more

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The following is a blog from volunteer Patrick Short from UNC Chapel Hill. He’s been a part of a few of our projects and details his adventures here at Warm Heart! – – –  I have been busy here in Thailand and haven’t posted in a... read more

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The following is an update from Warm Heart volunteer Antonia McNair who hails from the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Having finished up the foundation of the eye and ear project she has left us for grand adventures in Cambodia and Malaysia bef... read more

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The following blog is from volunteer Melanie Tay.  Melanie attends Vanderbilt University and is originally from Malaysia.  The blog outlines a lot of the emotional and cultural challenges that volunteers often go through and is worth reading especially ... read more

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Projects abound at Warm Heart.  Projects and ideas are not something we have a lack of around here.  There’s enough need to have ideas forever. We have the coffee project, the children’s home, the water testing, the disability and elderly programs, ... read more

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This blog comes from Divya Sonti.  Divya is one of two long-term volunteers at Warm Heart this year and is a recent graduate from Rutgers University.  She is currently working on several projects including a program for the elderly and those with disabi... read more

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As a side project, Divya and I have taken on “Warm Heart Tours” which we’re hoping will become a subsidiary of Warm Heart to provide sustainable income for the organization as well as boost the local economy.  The tours will be marke... read more

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The following post comes from volunteer Christine Ngo. Christine spent the past three years working as a finance professional in Washington, DC before quitting her job to explore Southeast Asia. A week before she was set to fly out, she stumbled on the Wa... read more

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The following blog is written by Hannah Reynolds.  Hannah is a recent graduate from Bryn Athyn College and is a long-term volunteer here at Warm Heart.  She is currently working on sustainable income through tourism and developing a teen program for the... read more

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Diane is a short-term volunteer here at Warm Heart working on our microenterprise operations.  She had a quarter century life crisis, quit her job and decided to help out at Warm Heart for a while. We’re a fan. – – – I’d like to... read more

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The following blog is written by Hannah Reynolds.  She is a recent graduate from Bryn Athyn College and is one of two current long-term volunteers working with Warm Heart. She loves skittles, dogs and sticky rice.  You can read more about her ponderings... read more

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The following blog is written by Hannah Reynolds.  She is a recent graduate from Bryn Athyn College and is one of two current long-term volunteers working with Warm Heart. She loves skittles and sticky rice.  You can read more about her ponderings on he... read more

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The following blog is written by Alex Braunstein, who will be spending the next three months helping Warm Heart develop our Communications and PR strategy. Alex graduated in 2009 from Middlebury College in Vermont and spent two years working as a Communit... read more

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This week’s blog comes from Divya Sonti. Divya is a long-term volunteer at Warm Heart and recent Rutgers University graduate.   – – – Months of negotiations with village headmen and sheaths of paperwork later, Warm Heart finally h... read more

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Note: Click any of the images above to view them full size. Some of the photos may appear blurry at first – resolution will improve once they have fully loaded. Last week, three representatives from Warm Heart – Alex, Philip, and P. John ̵... read more

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Posting from new volunteer Josephine Bow.  Although Josephine is only staying a short time, as a semi-retired garment industry consultant, she will be helping out with recommendations for WH’s weaving microenterprise and she’s promised to r... read more

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Volunteer posting from Josephine Bow and Laurie Meakin.  New volunteer Laurie hails from the Midlands in the UK and is an experienced builder interested in recycled materials and sustainable building techniques.  Among other projects, he and Josephine r... read more

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Posting from volunteers Josephine Bow and Laurie Meakin.  It’s been a busy first week for Laurie and me at Warm Heart.  Divya, currently the longest serving volunteer – she’s been here for four months – says she can’t believe i... read more

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Volunteer posting from Tim Dunlea: I have been working here with my wife Dana since mid-October. My specialty is working with the disabled and those with special needs while Dana is a kindergarten teacher. We will both be posting later about our specific ... read more

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Every so often we’ll be uploading a set of photos to give you a more visual insight of our experiences as Warm Heart volunteers. Some will be related to our work projects, others from our escapades around Phrao and Thailand.  To learn more, visit: ... read more

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Volunteer posting from Divya Sonti which consists of excerpts from her application to various graduate schools offering programs in public health:   Divya with Warm Heart kids Suda and Noy As an Indian-American, although a large portion of my academic ye... read more

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Thoughts from volunteer Tim Dunlea: Back in Melbourne, shortly after arriving at work, I’d sit at my desk with a hot cup of java, raise my head and squint my eyes to focus on my day’s timetable.  Questions would rush through my mind: “Do I need to ... read more

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Volunteer posting from Eileen Eisele: Eileen and her five-month-old friend at the Chiang Mai Zoo Our family is here at Warm Heart volunteering for three months until March. I am a photo-stylist and own an e-commerce business back home in Boston.  My husb... read more

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Time for a fresh set of photos! We volunteers get up to a lot of adventures. Like what you’re looking at?  For more information, check out: http://www.warmheartworldwide.org/volunteer Enjoy! This is the incredible view from a wat we stumbled upon on a ... read more

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Posting from volunteer Andrej: I’ve always had a passion for travelling, and after five years working in reinsurance in Switzerland – my first real job after university – I decided to take some time off to travel.  But this time, I also wanted ... read more

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Volunteer posting from Dana Madkhul: Is this road moving or is the bus rolling backwards down the mountain?  This thought passed my mind during a recent bus ride as I hung on to the handrails for dear life.  I’ve come to find that this scenario is the... read more

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This week’s post comes from eleven-year-old Joji Ruccio, Warm Heart’s youngest volunteer! Joji catches a tadpole at Mae Soon village She currently has her own blog called ’Joji’s Thailand Adventure’ where she documents her es... read more

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Posting from volunteer Greg Ruccio: Greg (far right) and the boys on a truck ride to the mountains I realize that I am here to help the people of Phrao, but each day it feels instead as though I am the fortunate one. It has been many years since I last vo... read more

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Post from volunteer Divya Sonti: A wonderful part of our experience here in rural Thailand is witnessing the daily lives of the locals which sometimes extends to participating in some very special activities.  Recently volunteers and Warm Heart staff mem... read more

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Posting from Tim Dunlea: I want to raise awareness in this piece about the dark underbelly hiding beneath the beautiful scenery and friendly smiles of the locals here in Thailand.  Bumping around the well-worn leather seats of the rickety bus that’... read more

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Posting from Dana Madkhul: The Huay Sai Community Centre has been a long time coming.  Fundraising efforts began many months ago in the U.S. and were followed last year by many weeks of deliberations with village elders and community leaders here in Phra... read more

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Post by Eileen Eisele: Part of my volunteer assignment during my stay at Warm Heart earlierthis year was helping to compile marketing materials for the weavingmicro enterprise program.  My background as a photostylist oncommercial photo shoots has taugh... read more

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Post from volunteer Divya Sonti: Since the Huay Sai Community Center finally became operational in March, we have been trying out a variety of activities. The original idea for what types of programs would be beneficial came from a volunteer from the lo... read more

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Blog post from guest Kathy Tarantola: Kathy enjoys a cappuccino at Phrao’s local coffee house, Baan Un-Un Coffee Green. My adventure with Warm Heart began when I visited my friends Eileen, Greg and their daughter Joji last winter during their volunt... read more

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Kathy Tarantola is a professional photographer from the U.S. and also our guest writer for the volunteer blog. Here is part two of her Warm Heart experience. My journey to the village of Mae Soon with Evelind and a truckload of the WH girls was one of the... read more

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Post from volunteer Tim Dunlea: During the first six months of my stay in Thailand, we´ve been blessed with beautiful blue skies, comfortable heat and enough rays from the sun to blonde my hair and tan my pale skin.  The various projects I´ve been invo... read more

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Post from volunteer Janie Sircey: My project since coming to Phrao seven weeks ago has been public relations for Warm Heart and its myriad of activities. I was initially supposed to be reworking the WH website and that goal has shifted somewhat, but my pr... read more

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Whilst we are always on the look out for long term volunteers, there is sometimes a small window of opportunity to take a short glimpse into the world of Warm Heart and be a part of it too. Seth (a professional photographer) and his partner Aida spent jus... read more

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The following posts come from volunteers Daniel Rue and Bridget Larman: For the past month, I´ve been working with Bridget on Warm Heart’s growing elderly and disabled program. When I first arrived in Phrao, I was given a fairly straightforward assignm... read more

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…“This Warm Heart blog is not written by a volunteer in Phrao. Instead, it is penned by a mother sitting on her porch in Kansas contemplating the opportunities, adventures and challenges confronting her 20-year-old on the opposite side of the... read more

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Volunteering is not only about taking part in big picture projects – it’s also about the little things in life that make each Warm Heart experience unique! Here are some of those moments captured on film: Anne loves to cook.  Some of her favo... read more

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…“As Warm Heart´s official photographer, my main project during my five-month stay is to document and promote all aspects of the organization. In the short month that I´ve been here, I´ve been blessed with the opportunity to get to person... read more

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…“Personally I get the most satisfaction working with the older kids in grades five to nine who range from 10 to 16 years in age. Mind you, it´s still pretty difficult working with the younger ones. Although they know English numbers and bas... read more

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Yoshimi Horiuchi has been living in Phrao for over a year and a half. She originally came to Warm Heart in search of a collaborator for her literacy and social outreach foundation – the Always Reading Caravan (ARC). Her organisation has since grown ... read more

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The following post comes from Dana Madkhul as she rounds off a ten-month volunteer posting at Warm Heart: The Story Project fell into my lap after news that our original plans to set up a preschool for Huay Sai had fallen through. The project first began ... read more

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The following post comes from Eileen Eisele who volunteered at Warm Heart this past winter with her family: We felt so lucky to have the opportunity to work with Warm Heart this past winter that on Evelind´s subsequent visit to the East Coast, we decided... read more

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Here is Jacob Moffatt´s post: I have always hated sweat – that salty, trickling substance, always showing up when you least need it, falling into your eyes and blinding you. But for most people in the suburban university town of Chapel Hill, North Caro... read more

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The following posts come from Pam Moffatt and her son Jacob who spent time at Warm Heart this summer: Pam and Jacob with banyan tree Returning to Warm Heart via Chiang Mai with my son Jacob felt like coming home. The heat embraced me in a warm sticky hug ... read more

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The following is a closing post from Tim Dunlea who just completed a ten-month stay at Warm Heart: Tim and Cricket enjoy the morning sun If I had time to start another career, I would have loved to become a professional ice cream taste tester. I mean, ho... read more

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The following post comes from new volunteer Brandon Dobro who plans to stay at Warm Heart for nine months: Ever since I was young I’ve known that I wanted to make a difference in the world. Initially I had no idea that I could make a career out of this ... read more

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The following blog comes from new volunteer Ami Upadhyaya: Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be living in rural Thailand for five months after graduating from college earlier this year. But when my college advisor, a good friend of War... read more

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The following post comes from WH resident photographer Anne Bannister: At the beginning of September I traveled to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, with fellow volunteer Ami. The main purpose of our trip was to renew our Thai visas but we also took the opp... read more

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The following post comes from Brandon Dobro: There are very few fitness centers in Thailand, not because people are lazy, but because working out is just not a necessity here.  Most jobs, at least up here in the north, require some level of physical acti... read more

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Yes, I have head lice. Spending as much time as I do with the kids, I am honestly not surprised to have contracted them. Early on in my stay ALL of the Warm Heart girls had lice.  Here are some photos of what everybody looked like during the treatment st... read more

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The following post comes from volunteer Brandon Dobro: Usually when I go to Chiang Mai, I go with the intention of at least partially indulging in Western culture since Phrao is detached from all that stuff. This desire grew exponentially one recent we... read more

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In the Land of Smiles: Anne takes on Thailand: Sponsor Me! annebannisterphotography: Michael first approached me at the end of August with his idea for Warm Heart’s largest fundraiser to date, a sponsorship campaign for all 36 – now with the recent ad... read more

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…“From the moment of my arrival in Phrao at the beginning of September, I’ve been fully immersed in the WH sponsorship campaign. Fellow volunteer Anne has given a pretty complete account of the collaborative process that the team underwent... read more

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The following post comes from volunteer Brandon Dobro: Recently PJ, Warm Heart´s third founding director, mentioned to me that on Saturday he was heading to Mae Pang, a nearby sub-district where Warm Heart frequently works, to help build a house for a ma... read more

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…“Unfortunately I have a task list that is growing longer and an hourglass that is running out. Michael and Evelind always say that they get most of their “real” work done between 11pm and 2am. I’m quickly learning why. The rest of the... read more

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The following post comes from volunteer Aaron Stewart: It has been two and a half months since we arrived here in Phrao and began working with Warm Heart.  We’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to explain the projects we’re inv... read more

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The following post comes from outgoing volunteer Eliza Gardner-Brunton: I write this as I sit in the intern office at Warm Heart, finishing up the last of my work here. It feels very much like a normal day but I am consumed with thoughts of ‘last times... read more

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The following post comes from volunteer Joelle Stewart: Over the past couple months I’ve been working on marketing the scarves that are made through Warm Heart’s weaving partnerships to outlets in Chiang Mai. Right now, because our weaving ope... read more

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The following post comes from Melissa Howlett who is completing a summer volunteer stay at Warm Heart: Last week, two days after my twenty-first birthday, I went to work in the rice paddies in the neighboring village of Toong Daeng. My sister Lisa, two o... read more

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The following post comes from volunteer Brandon Dobro who completed a ten-month stay at Warm Heart in June: It isn´t possible to list all the things I learned during my time in Thailand but here are the Top Ten: 1. How to be there for others As excited a... read more

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…“There’s nothing quite like seeing someone use a wheelchair for the first time. I got to experience this wonderful moment and it quickly became one of the greatest afternoons of my life.  I was the only volunteer on the trip to Chian... read more

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The following blog comes from volunteer Justin Lapointe who is spending a couple of months this summer in Phrao:  It took me about a week to get accustomed to the time difference, weather, and work days in Thailand.  I was just getting settled into my p... read more

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…“Before I came to Thailand, I had no exposure to handicrafts. Like many young people in China, I was a big fan of Western-branded goods which are now sold everywhere. But when I was in the UK, I started shopping at charity stores like Oxf... read more

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Former volunteer Anne Bannister´s final blog and photo essay can be found here at http://annebannisterphotography.tumblr.com 

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…“Our goal was to create a covered Muay Thai boxing gym and surrounding fitness circuit with various stations with funds that Goodwill Globetrotting had raised. The week got off to a slow start as it was rainy season. Additionally, without th... read more

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…“During those last few months I had the unique chance to spend a week in a Lahu village planting coffee with Boi, one of Warm Heart’s construction employees. Boi and his family are Lahu and he has been working at Warm Heart for about five ... read more

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…“If there’s one thing more nerve-wracking than walking into a new high school, it’s teaching in front of a group of kindergarten students. The kids watch every movement you make, eyes wide open and ready to be entertained. This wasn’t ... read more

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…“After reviewing their profiles, I began by creating a pediatric physical assessment. I felt the children needed a standard physical that could be updated yearly and on an as-needed basis so I worked with Michael to create a model to chart t... read more

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The following was submitted by volunteer François Rossi: I’ve always wanted to experience the rainy season in Southeast Asia. Something about it felt empyrean – relating to the heavens – and awe-inspiring. The skies bending the earth to their u... read more

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The following blog was contributed by Yoonju Bae, WH´s first Korean volunteer: Back home in Seoul, I´m a typical university student: I study hard and work part-time. My father manages a small restaurant and my mother is a nurse. On the surface, they don... read more

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…“That’s when I realized that I was the only volunteer working on the reforestation project and that I would have to figure out how to be effective pretty much on my own.  That came as something of a shock. Evelind had initially told me th... read more

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The following blog comes from returning volunteer Josephine Bow: So it’s been exactly two years since my previous volunteer stint at Warm Heart and the following post is about all the changes at Warm Heart since then. Over the past two years, I’ve man... read more

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The following comes from volunteer Jia Chen who just completed a six-month stay at Warm Heart: I’m sitting here in the café at the airport waiting for my flight back to my hometown of Chengdu in China. As I reflect on my half-year in Thailand and what ... read more

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The following post comes from short-term volunteer Karen Qin who is from Guilin, China: I am an MBA student at Payap University International College in Chiang Mai, a private school funded by the Church of Christ in Thailand.  I take a course in Entrepre... read more

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…“Warm Heart was facing a serious issue with thousands of residents in the Phrao District who suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes and who aren’t getting the proper care.  Local clinics – Mae Wan clinic where Warm Heart is locate... read more

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The following blog comes from volunteer Josephine Bow who is involved with the Weaving and Sewn Products Microenterprise: My first overseas volunteer stint was at Warm Heart in late 2011.  As a garment industry consultant and former trade journalist for ... read more

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The following post comes from Dylan Maxwell who is currently based at Warm Heart: Smoke from cookstoves is reported to be the number one killer of children under five years of age in the world.  It kills 10,000 people a day which is more than AIDS, malar... read more

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The following post comes from Radmila Stanojević-van Os (Dada) who just completed her volunteer stint. I have to admit that I originally thought I would be working closer to Chiang Mai, a mecca for the easy life and 24/7 partying.  Instead destiny took ... read more

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…“Immediately upon arrival, I got assigned my first mini-project which was updating the biographies of the 40-something Warm Heart kids for the Sponsor Me program. It had been over a year since the last time they were interviewed and many of ... read more

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The following blog comes from Kelly (EunSun) Chung Last summer I was looking for a new experience so I volunteered at a small NGO for two months to teach Korean to American teenagers.  I made many friends and learned a lot about teaching and volunteering... read more

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The following blog comes from Nichola Lord: After graduating from the University of Southampton in Fashion Design, I decided I didn’t want to go straight into a company where I’d be expected to learn to work in specific ways to fit a particular job ni... read more

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…“My main project work while at WH therefore became setting up a Corporate Fundraising platform.  The ultimate goal is to have at least three to five corporate sponsors to contribute in a number of ways, whether through direct donations, thr... read more

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…“Most weekends I bring some scarves when I go to Chiang Mai and hand them over to Karen, our volunteer retail sales rep.  I´ve also joined her in visiting the stores that carry our scarves and have learned more about our target market, the... read more

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…“Admittedly, when I first arrived with the intention of teaching, I expected a much different classroom experience. I pictured a small private room, neat piles of paper, structure. The reality is nothing like that, and I’m so glad. Amidst ... read more

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The following blog comes from Mauricio Villarreal who is completing a three-month stay at WH: Since the first day when Evelind picked me up from Chiang Mai, I never doubted that I had chosen the right organization to achieve one of my longstanding dreams ... read more

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…“My initial project was working with sustainable agriculture. I joined Thai staff P’Jiang, ’T’, Loon Doon and volunteer Helen Wieffering to develop a way to increase biochar production.  The biochar project has been ongoin... read more

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...“Before I agreed to volunteer with Warm Heart I wasn´t very interested in teaching English because that´s what I do as paid work. I also wanted to try something new. Turns out I absolutely loved teaching at WH. I realize I have a skill which I ... read more

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The following comes from former WH volunteer Anne Bannister: In 2012, I spent the fall of what was my junior year of college serving as official photographer and director of Public Relations/Communications for Warm Heart.  This past May I graduated from ... read more

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The following post comes from Korean volunteer Dayeon Lee who spent the past summer at Warm Heart: My first days at Warm Heart were kind of a big blur. I arrived in Chiang Mai on an early morning flight so I was tired. On the Phrao bus to Warm Heart, I wa... read more

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…“My main project at Warm Heart has been to design and implement a water quality monitoring program. In one of our earliest e-mail discussions nearly a year before, Michael said he was concerned about pesticides in the water supplies around P... read more

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This is the second part to Jo Fitzgibbon´s post: Outside of my project work, I will take away many treasured memories.  One thing that kind of blindsided me is how much I grew to love the kids here. I don’t dislike children. On the contrary, I fin... read more

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…“In mid-September Warm Heart was invited to sell our microenterprise products on an online retail website featuring artisan makers from all over the developing world.  The website can be found at www.discovered.us and is based in the Neth... read more

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The following post comes from Alex Tom who just completed his stay here: I’ll admit when I first got off the songthaew at Warm Heart, I was completely overwhelmed after a long flight from New York, a sleepless night in Chiang Mai, and another long trip ... read more

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…“As a nursing graduate, I assumed that Public Health would be my main focus, but I was open to new projects and activities.  My first task was carrying out visual acuity tests at a nearby school. I met An, the Thai English teacher who was h... read more

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The following post comes from Sienna Lee who has just completed a five-month stay at Warm Heart: When I first arrived at the Warm Heart complex, it was late at night and I was met by nothing but silent hills and the odd dog barking.  I’m a big city gir... read more

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This is the rest of Sienna’s blog: At the end of summer with many volunteers returning to school, I was asked to step in with some other duties including art therapy visits.  During my college days, I was in charge of an autistic children’s proje... read more

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This following post is from Mao Yun (Icey) who just completed a two-month stay at Warm Heart: Although I have previously spent four years at university in Bangkok, this was my first time to northern Thailand and Chiang Mai.  I got my undergraduate degree... read more

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…“My main project has been to help Warm Heart transition into accounting software Quickbook in order to make work processes more efficient and reports easier to generate.”     The following comes from Sharon Wang who recently complete... read more

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Samantha, Mason, Devon and Anne share their experiences serving as Warm Heart Volunteers at our Children’s Homes campus: Samantha Neufeld, Gecko’s Feet, February 24, 2014 …“Immediately upon arrival, I got assigned my first mini-pr... read more

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Volunteers Georgie, Helen, Nailah and Tim all taught and developed curriculum while at Warm Heart: Georgie Snape, So Much to Learn, Sep 13, 2014 …“Before I agreed to volunteer with Warm Heart I wasn´t very interested in teaching English beca... read more

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Volunteers Jo, Eric, Clementine and Killian all worked on Agricultural projects during their time at Warm Heart: Jo Fitzgibbon, The White Dragon, Oct 24, 2014 …“My main project at Warm Heart has been to design and implement a water quality mo... read more

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The following video link comes from volunteers Mapi Devilliers and Franck Bourrel who just completed a short but busy stay at Warm Heart: Franck  Many of the children who live at Warm Heart come from isolated hill tribes.  Each ethnic group builds their... read more

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Volunteers Jessica, Nasir, Jigna and Elizabeth all worked in the Public Health area while at Warm Heart: Jessica Fernandes, What Am I Doing Here?, Dec 17, 2014 …“As a nursing graduate, I assumed that Public Health would be my main focus, but ... read more

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The following blog comes from Omar Cham who is halfway through a six-month stay at Warm Heart: If you were to tell me a year ago that today I would be living in a village in the mountains of  northern Thailand, at a children’s home, making a difference... read more

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Josephine, Jessica, Vevve, Nichola and Jia all volunteered for work in Microenterprise while at Warm Heart: Josephine Bow & Jessica Fernandes, Discovered Marketplace, Nov 7, 2014 …“In mid-September Warm Heart was invited to sell our micro... read more

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The following postcomes from volunteer Rachel Fisher who is serving as Warm Heart´s video coordinator for a period of six months: Time has flown since I arrived here in early December but Warm Heart and the surrounding town of Phrao have long since begun... read more

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I first became involved with Warm Heart via an introduction to Michael through a mutual friend.  I had spent the previous three years as Chief Engineer with the Laos Institute for Renewable Energy in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, doing mostly theoretic... read more

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Sharon, Michelle and Brandon volunteered backstage while Shala gives a parent’s perspective: Sharon Wang, Quickbook to the Rescue, Jan 11, 2015 …“My main project has been to help Warm Heart transition into accounting software Quickbook ... read more

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The following comes from Sahara Alphonso who just completed her stay at Warm Heart: The past three months at Warm Heart have been a true learning experience. If I’d written down each day’s newly learned skill, I’d have a full notebook already. As a ... read more

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The following comes from volunteer Nara Kim: The past six weeks at Warm Heart have been an incredible, eye-opening experience.  Working for a small non-profit in a rural town in northern Thailand as the temperature rises day by day is certainly challengi... read more

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The following post comes from Omar Cham who just finished up a six-month stay at Warm Heart: If you haven’t taken the time to visit a hill tribe village, you are missing out on the whole Thai experience. Recently I had the opportunity to travel with... read more