Burmese & Migrant Education Program

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Mu Bahn Ping Payom, Thanon CholaprathanTambol SuthepChiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200TH


Thai Freedom House is a community learning center focused on teaching Thai and English languages and the arts to Burmese refugees, who fled Burma to escape severe human rights violations. They are currently based in a small, wooden house in the center of Chiang Mai, Thailand and have been in operation since 2006. Basic education is unavailable to most ordinary Burmese citizens, which makes our services extremely valuable to these people. TFH also has a vegetarian café (Free Bird Café) onsite with a small shop (Pre Loved Clothing Shop) to help generate income for the learning center. Every staff member of TFH is a volunteer, including our directors. Volunteers at Thai Freedom House gain a wide variety of experiences, from teaching ESL and helping with administrative work to helping in the café project and recruiting new volunteers.

Our students are Burmese refugees from construction camps around Chiang Mai and are not able to go to school for lack of I.D. cards and unstable living conditions. Therefore our project may be their only chance for an education, and it’s taken very seriously. That said, TFH also has a lot of fun with visiting artists, musicians and fundraising events, not to mention being located in the historic city center of Chiang Mai.

See our online application at http://culturalcanvas.com/application

For more information, visit our website: http://www.culturalcanvas.com

The application process is ongoing, so please apply at any time. We accept all applicants who can dedicate at least three weeks to the project, and as long as six months to a full year.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 weeks

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