Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 17, 2014, 1:14 AM
Warm Heart is a community-development organization that provides children's homes and farm, computer and English education, Highlands integrated community development and microenterprise programs, and public health, reforestation and water projects to one of the poorest districts in northern Thailand. You can follow the progress of Warm Heart projects on Facebook and Twitter.
Warm Heart's Current Projects
Children's Homes now provide:
The Warm Heart farm provides:
Warm Heart Education programs now provide:
The Warm Heart Highland Integrated Community Development Program provides:
The Microenterprise Project provides small business education and opportunities to the poorest in our community with:
In a district with 54,000 people and 4 doctors Warm Heart provides:
Warm Heart water projects have provided:
Volunteering and Interning at Warm Heart
Warm Heart is on the lookout for volunteers and interns interested in furthering the entrepreneurial and philanthropic vision of Warm Heart while improving their own skills.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and nationalities. We do not have make-work jobs, but are looking for volunteers able to commit for at least 3 months (2 for students on summer break) who bring real professional skills. See our job descriptions for the specifics, but we are always looking for database & IT people, farmers, graphic designers, nurses, English (preferably TESL) teachers, PR/marketing/communications people, and writers.
Warm Heart director, Michael Shafer, holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has only recently retired from a 25 year career teaching international relations and political economy at Rutgers University. He is happy to supervise independent study and research projects, and other, for-credit internship options. Contact your department or study abroad coordinator for your university's regulations.