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Warm Heart is a volunteer run grassroots organization that empowers rural Thai villagers. Working with the community, Warm Heart organizes projects that improve access to education, basic health services, jobs and sustainable incomes for the poorest people in the Phrao District of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

As a Warm Heart volunteer you will work with a small team of international volunteers and our Thai staff in a Thai organization and community in a very rural area of small villages.

The work can prove difficult at times due to the many linguistic and cultural barriers that cross-cut our small organization.

Warm Heart therefore requires a volunteer to have excellent interpersonal and diversity skills, patience, perseverance, flexibility and a hands-on approach.

Warm Heart welcomes people from around the world, regardless of age, gender, creed, religion, political orientation, or food preferences.

A 3 month minimum commitment of 40 hours per a week (Monday-Friday) is required, but a longer commitment is much preferred. Warm Heart will be able to give you much more responsibility as a volunteer if we know that you are not just passing through.

What’s Happening

Sports Day

by Mykel Murphy, volunteer

Once a year, each school in Thailand hosts a large “Sports Festival”. The festival is usually split up into a couple days, where different classes and age groups can compete in various activities like ping-pong, soccer, and volleyball. Just recently, Mae Pang – a school that many of our younger children attend – held their annual2 day Sports Day Festival.

I got a chance to visit during the middle of the day to see what it was like, and it was quite the spectacle. Children everywhere, playing all types of games – ranging from Sepak takraw, (A game very popular in Southeast Asia similar to footvolley) to Bocce ball. A few of the really young kids, like Jan, were having a great time on the school playground.

One sport in particular seemed to be the most popular – volleyball! There was plenty of cheering and school spirit between all the teams. Many of the girls from Warm Heart were on the same team and appeared to be competing against another class. They were able to win easily with Nan, the school’s volleyball captain.. The score ended 25 to 19.

Warm Heart Team

Overall, the Sports Day Festival seemed to be really productive. The competition definitely fosters a sense of camaraderie and friendliness between the children, while also keeping them physically and mentally stimulated!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer in Operations

As a small organization with varying projects and volunteers, we rely on organized, communicative professionals to ensure that things get done.
Project Manager
Manager
Finance Manager

Volunteer in Education

As English becomes more and more important to the future of Thailand, we depend on charismatic and creative teachers to help the kids at our Children’s Home and in the Phrao community improve their fluency.
English Teacher
Retired Teacher

Volunteer in our Environmental Program

We need volunteers at our teaching farm to help us research and test new technologies; teach and implement sustainable agriculture practices within our farming communities.
Green Alternatives Worker
Biochar/Organic Fertilizer Worker

Volunteer in our Marketing, PR & Communications

We depend on creative messaging experts to help us drive awareness,engagement and excitement around Warm Heart’s mission and fund raising initiatives.
Marketing/PR/Social Media Manager
Multi Media Photographer
Multi Media Videographer

Volunteer in our Public Health 'Project Access'

In a community where the elderly and people with disabilities are more or less forgotten, our Public Health Team reaches out to address the needs of our community.
Public Health Manager
Physical Therapist/Nurse
Data Analyst/Technician

  

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