Teach English to Karenni Refugees in Thailand



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Ban Nai Soi


Overview of Position: KSDC seeks a volunteer English teacher for 20-25 hours of classes each week. The position also includes 15-20 hours of planning time. Classes start January 8th, so candidate would need to arrive the week before to plan the start of classes with the Coordinator. Applicants should be able to commit through the end of March.


• Plan and teach 4-5 hours of English lessons, Monday to Friday (textbooks and other teaching materials are available)

Requirements: • Expert level English Speaker • University degree and TEFL certificate preferred • One year of teaching experience preferred • Genuine interest in Myanmar issues • Comfortable in cross-cultural environments and simple living arrangement • Hardworking and flexible

Benefits: • Accommodation: private room at the school with mattress, mosquito net, pillow and blankets • Food: 3 home-cooked, rice-based meals per day • Private bathing area with cold water • Wireless internet • Opportunity to learn about Karenni culture and traditions

About SDC:

Karenni Social Development Center was established in 2002 by graduates of the Earthrights School Burma. The vision of the Social Development Center is to promote the lives of the Karenni people who have suffered human rights abuses, promote non-violent efforts to build a new society, develop the rule of law, and protect the environment. The SDC's training program aims to spread knowledge and skills regarding human rights, environment and law on the Thai-Myanmar border. Our students are 50 young adult Karenni refugees who are eager to learn English and other subjects to become leaders in their communities. http://karennisdc.org/

SDC is located in the beautiful, lush and mountainous jungle region of Mae Hong Son province along the Thai/Myanmar border.


Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please send a CV to admin@karennisdc.org