Warm Heart is a community-based, development organization serving mountainous, rural northern Thailand. They are dedicated to finding relevant solutions to support and enable isolated Thai villages in becoming socially and economically sustainable communities. They care for children in their Children’s Homes; fund projects in villages to increase jobs and income; and run community programs to improve lives and livelihoods.
Warm Heart volunteers work with a small team of international volunteers and Thai staff in a Thai organization and community in small villages in a very rural area. Volunteers can help in operations, education, environment, marketing and PR, and public health.
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 give you more responsibility if they know that you are not just passing through.
Warm Heart has a $175 USD Registration Fee which includes the cost of staff time to arrange your project, housing and transportation. It also includes the cost to prepare your visa and work permit documents, but does not include the cost of the actual Work Permit (860 Baht) to be paid when you pick it up at the Ministry of Labor.
Volunteers can make their own housing and transportation arrangements. Warm Heart Volunteer offers housing and transportation for 7,700 Baht per month for the first 3 months; 4 months and beyond the price drops to 6,500 baht. Included in the package is housing and a motorbike, local support services for translation, documentation and registration.
For more information about volunteering with Warm Heart Worldwide, visit them online: