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banruamjai02The NGO Network Programme is an initiative which connects volunteers from around the world to small NGOs in Thailand. These NGOs are without the means to source volunteers, or support them financially, so The Mirror Foundation acts as a conduit or hub to connect the NGO with appropriate candidates.

Mirror funds the NGO, covering the basic costs of the volunteer during their placement. We are recruiting volunteers to be placed in locations throughout Thailand. The placements require a strong character, and a high degree of initiative and pro-activity, as both the NGO and Mirror will rely on the volunteer to be largely self-sufficient in their work.

Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum stay of 8 weeks. The list of placements will increase as we connect with, survey, and approve new locations, so keep a regular eye on this section. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with NGOs on a intimate level, and adds an important addition to your CV.

  • Length of stay: Minimum 8 weeks; Maximum 12 weeks
  • Fee: from 40,000B
  • Requirements: National Criminal Record check; full health insurance; agreement to Terms & Conditions; deposit payment; balance of payment

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Join one of our 8 week programmes, and help disadvantaged children around the country

The NGO Network Programme is an initiative introduced by The Mirror Foundation in 2011. It connects volunteers from around the world to small NGOs in Thailand. These NGOs are without the means to source or support volunteers financially.

The Mirror Foundation uses its experience in ecotourism and volunteering to find appropriate candidates, and funds the NGO to feed and accommodate the volunteer during their placement.

The Mirror Foundation is recruiting volunteers to be placed in locations throughout Thailand. There are certain criteria that need to be filled, as these placements can be more stressful. They require a strength of character which placements at our base in Chiang Rai do not need, and a high degree of initiative and pro-activity, as both the NGO and Mirror will rely on the volunteer to be largely self-sufficient.

Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum stay of 8 weeks. The list of placements will increase as we connect with, survey, and approve new locations, so keep a regular eye on this section.

banruamjai02Volunteering with our parter NGO in Chiang Mai is a very rewarding experience. Teaching English, caring for children and teenagers who have been directly or indirectly affected by drug abuse, and generally helping to maintain a good example for those who live onsite - giving them a stable upbringing is in stark constrant to their earlier life, and vitally important to their future.

The work is in direct contact with vulnerable, young people, who will inevitably look up to western volunteers as role models. It is therefore vital that your conduct is exemplary at all times. This includes social interaction; dress code; cleanliness; politeness; flexibility; and a willingness to listen, learn, and help.

Examples of the volunteering work are listed below, but the staff will explain daily duties at the morning meetings.

All volunteers stay at The Mirror Foundation for an initial two week period. This is in order to acclimatize to Thai culture, understand the issues involved in NGO work, get involved in some general volunteering work, and prepare for your assignment. We also spend this time assessing your capabilities and adjustment to life here, to determine that you are able to fulfill the responsibilities required.

An individual volunteer does not necessarily need to have any specific technical or other qualifications or skills, aside from those laid out elsewhere in this information.


• A MINIMUM OF 3 VOLUNTEERS PER START DATE •

For this reason, it is a placement ideally suited for a small group of friends

Read more: NGO Network: Chiang Mai

DSC 7511Assist our partner, a grassroots Thai NGO, with its important work in the migrant worker communities of Samut Sakhon. Many of the workers are illegal, exploited by employers and agents, and under age. A high percentage are below the radar, so statistics are difficult to determine with accuracy, but our partner puts the number of child labourers at four times higher than the total number of children registered with the government.

The Mirror Foundation's partner programme in Samut Sakhon is a tough assignment. Not only because the work can be emotionally tiring, but because it is quite isolated in terms of other westerners.

Samut Sakhon is a large city, nearly half a million people within its limits, centred around the fishing industry. It lies on the coast, about an hour south-west from Bangkok. It is not a tourist destination, and very few westerners have settled there. Volunteers would be working in an environment with limited English spoken, limited opportunities of sightseeing, but a fantastic opportunity to do some good, and gain an insight into migrant labour problems in Thailand.

We are looking for dedicated, focused, independent volunteers, capable of working without supervision. The position is open to individual volunteers, with a minimum stay of 8 weeks (2 weeks at Mirror, 6 weeks at the organisation in Chiang Mai).

Read more: NGO Network: Samut Sakhon

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Read more: NGO Network: Enquiry Form

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Read more: NGO Network: Volunteer Deposit

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