volunteer in Chiang mai

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Volunteer in a Karen Hill Tribe Village Chiang Mai, Thailand

All inclusive 200 USD per week

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey where you will soak in the vibes of a new culture, explore the hidden gems and make a difference!

Volunteers are provided with a fixed curriculum. You will be assisted by a local teacher coordinator, who’ll provide you will the teaching materials. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. 


Our community is made up of different ethnic minorities and refugees fleeing war in Myanmar. Our project combats exploitation and trafficking by empowering at-risk girls and women. We provide a safe house and education and employment opportunities so that marginalized women can choose opportunity instead of oppression. Please read more at DaughtersRising.Org


Volunteers are provided with accommodation with local host families. By staying with a host family, you will experience the local culture, customs and way of living. Volunteers are hosted in private bedrooms with hot showers. Accommodations are simple but clean and comfortable. Some houses have a WiFi connection as well.



RISE Artisan Initiative

Help with social media and marketing for our RISE Up Shop social business working with indigenous women artisans

Teach English Language (minimum 2-week commitment)

Facilitate the English language curriculum for our vocational trainees and children in the village

Do you have a superpower? 

We occasional accept volunteers who specialize in human rights, women’s health, Chinese, Spanish, marketing, fundraising, illustration, culinary arts, hospitality, dance, art therapy, videography, and martial arts. Tell us about you passion and expertise!

*Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the time of joining the project or attending with a parent.

Your Trip

Daughters Rising staff will welcome you at our social business the Chai Lai Orchid before dinner on your first day.

Monday – Friday You will be expected to volunteer for 3-4 hours each day.

Sunday 1 day waterfall nature hike-  Along the way you will see a wide variety of animals and plants, and your Karen guide will share their expert jungle knowledge as you take in the epic beauty of natural landscape. 

Hike to a secluded jungle waterfall where you can cool off by taking a dip! This is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings in the jungle.

Mae Sapok is Karen Hill Tribe village where you will have the opportunity to explore the traditional Karen way of life. See traditional Karen houses, and learn from your local hosts how indigenous people raise animals, plant crops, and enjoy their rural lifestyle. There are local artisans in each village, so you can see them weaving this can also be a place to grab a one-of-a-kind souvenir from a local craftswoman. 

Glide down the lazy Mae Wang River on a traditional bamboo raft! Bamboo floats! And make for an ingenious and totally eco mode of transportation. A guide from the Lahu hill tribe community will use a bamboo paddle to steer you around the winding Mae Wang river on this handmade bamboo raft. Depending on the seasonal height of the river, rides can be from 40 min to 1 hour in duration. While most areas of the river are very shallow, life jackets are available upon request.

Feed a herd of Asian Elephants at Chai Lai Orchid.  After feeding them lots of bananas you will meet our founder Alexandra and enjoy dinner with a view of the mountains. 

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Explore Mae Sapok

In your free time, you can explore the area, and for nature lovers the possibilities are endless. The homestay is located within walking distance to Chai Lai Orchid and several waterfalls. You can do a day trip to the canyon in Mae Wang National park or Doi Inthanon, the highest point in Thailand.

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