Wildflower Home provides safe shelter, education, health care and other services to young single mothers who are either pregnant or have very young children, with the aim of helping these women achieve self-sufficiency and providing a better head start for their children in their formative years. This target population faces many forms of discrimination and disempowerment due to their status as women, as poor, as pregnant out-or-wedlock, and for many, as indigenous people. Their children, therefore, bear the brunt of economic and social disparities. The women are often socially stigmatized and economically challenged, and those from indigenous communities often face additional discrimination and violations of their human rights. By supporting them during a particularly vulnerable time in their lives, Wildflower Home increases these women’s opportunities to receive fair employment, protects them from medical risks, increases their chances to compete in a society that discriminates against indigenous peoples and increases the likelihood that their children will be raised in a loving stable home.
Volunteers are a vital ingredient in the day-to-day running of the shelter. Thai and international volunteers of all ages contribute their time, energy and skills by:
+ leading workshops + teaching Thai and English + supporting fund-raising efforts, including grant-writing and an income generation project + participating in construction and maintenance projects + working in the garden + helping out in the daycare + and much more!
Wildflower aims to match each volunteer’s skills and interests with the needs of the shelter to ensure a satisfying and effective experience.
Wildflower Home is in search of a new director. If you are interested, apply before November 15, 2012.
Interested? Please contact Nam Wan at email@example.com.
Wildflower Home provides safe shelter, education, health care and other services to young single mothers who are either pregnant or have very young children, with the aim of helping these women achieve self-sufficiency and providing a…