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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

Reforestation Project

by Mykel Murphy, volunteer

January 30, 2018

This morning, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Chiang Dao with Luca (volunteer) and Dr. Michael Shafer. We met with Adrian Pieper who has been working on a forest restoration project in Mae Ngat for nearly a decade.

Over the past several years, he’s managed to replant hundreds of trees back into an area of the village that had once been barren. Because of this, different keystone species have returned such as the many birds that once belonged to the high canopies.

It was really extraordinary to see the stark contrast between the vast rice fields we passed through in the village to arrive at this dense thicket full of vegetation and flowing streams of water.

Piedersson came up with the self-funded project to help demonstrate the many benefits that come with conserving the forests.

He explained that taking care of the forest helps sequester carbon from the atmosphere which in turn helps eliminate climate change, it restores biodiversity in the environment – as new species are reintroduced into the ecosystem, and most importantly, his project helps demonstrate that a forest that satisfies those two requirements is commercially viable.

With a forest, there is the potential for growing crops that can’t normally be grown such as peppercorn and different types of fruit – which there is definitely a market for in the local villages.

Seeing the great success the restoration project has had will incentivize the farmers to start rethinking their harvesting and planting methods!

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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