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The Starfish Country Home School Foundation is a small organization striving to give significant assistance to a relatively small number of benefactors rather than scaling larger with a small amount of assistance. The schools give an education boarding school environment for orphans and children living in extreme poverty. The organization is a registered non-profit and the main offices operate outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, although several Starfish schools are located in various cities and regions of Thailand.

Volunteers are very welcome at The Starfish Foundation and depending on length of time they have to give they can assist in various roles at the Starfish Schools. All of the schools are taught as bilingual Thai-English, and volunteers are often used to help support English language learning as well as school-related activities.

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Preferred minimum of 30 days, long-term volunteering encouraged and English teachers welcome to apply as well and are given stipends.


Long-term volunteers are actually paid stipends to live (3+ months) but short-term volunteers are welcome to assist in various areas of the school outside of teaching. The volunteer will shoulder the cost of transportation going to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok, or any of the chosen Starfish schools.


For more information about volunteering with Starfish Country Home School Foundation, visit them online:

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