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Burmese Migrant Learners Volunteer Program

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month


Available year-round


No specific training is required but becoming acquainted with the issues pertaining to your placement prior to arrival in Chiang Mai is a a good idea. While formal training is not required, we highly recommend a keen interest or background in computer training or English teaching for this particular position.

Volunteers should be self-motivated, patient, team-oriented, compassionate, independent and respectful. Remember that the issues you will be dealing can be challenging, both physically and emotionally.


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies based on program length

Program Fees Include:

Transportation - Whether you are arriving by bus, train or plane, PBen (Thailand's finest street navigator), will take you to and from your destination. You will also be driven to and from your placement organization and any other CCT event taking place.

Food - Our housekeeper/cook, PeePorn, takes care of volunteers by cooking their meals daily. She makes delicious Thai meals with fresh, local ingredients, and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Housing - You will be living in a shared accommodation Thai-style home, located near the city center in a safe and quiet neighbourhood. It is within walking distance of various markets, cafes, and Chiang Mai's active nightlife.

In-country orientation/Training - Upon arriving in Chiang Mai our in-country director will make sure that you have a thorough understanding of Thai culture and are set up to live comfortably for the duration of your stay. This includes assistance with getting a cellphone, or locating markets.

In-country staff support - You will have 24 hour in-country support, as it is part of our job to make sure you are enjoying your experience abroad.

Language instruction - Every volunteer is given three hours of Thai language instruction to help them better communicate during their placement.

Medical insurance - The basic plan we offer covers both medical and dental insurance but if you want a more comprehensive coverage (extending as far as theft/damage of personal property) you may inquire about our Gold Travel Health Insurance Plan.

Pre-departure orientation/Training - After paying your initial deposit fee, you will receive a orientation package that will better prepare you for living abroad. We are happy to answer any questions you have via email or Skype.

Registration fees - This includes all the preliminary work it takes to place you within your desired organization as well as all the preparatory paperwork and actions needed to get you settled, including written materials abroad and written materials pre-departure.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Human Rights
  • Refugee Relief
  • Teaching

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

One Week

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad