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laurak4

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Review for International Humanity Foundation, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

IHF is distinct from other NGO’s in this field as we practice the ‘Pass it on’ ethos in marginalized regions. I volunteered for the Thailand center in Chang Rai which houses 12 young people ranging from 8 to 17. I am currently undertaking the position so far I have learned so much, not only about looking after the children and teaching but of their culture of the culture in the hill-tribes of Northern Thailand, in particular the Luhu. It has been a rewarding challenge so far. I have also gained so much knowledge about the ins and outs of running and NGO, the issues that go on day in day out. Its been a great experience in not having comforts of home. I have gained so much so far from this valuable opportunity. Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with the organization - www.ihfonline.org. And the blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/.

If you have any questions at this time, feel free to e-mail one of the helpful volunteers - volunteering@ihfonline.org . If you’re ready to apply visit: http://www.ihfonline.org/volunteering.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for International Humanity Foundation, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been interested in South East Asia ever since I was 15 when a young woman I know organised an aid fund raising event and also volunteered in Burma, her passion made me want to get further involved. I finish university this year and thought this was the perfect time to volunteer. I applied for a position with the IHF foundation at the Chiang Rai centre commencing next July.

I searched extensity for a program that worked with children from northern Thailand that was low costing as I just finished university and did not have a lot of money. The IHF was a great choice, their mission statement and the programs they offered really resonated with me. IHF offers a Work and Study program which provides specific experience in the administration behind running a NGO.

IHF is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization that strongly believes in an equal opportunity for all and in preserving the cultures, traditions and beliefs of the marginalized communities it works in.

I have been with the organisation now for about a month and have nothing but praise for the directors who have made me feel welcome, provided me with all the information I need and are always ready to answer my questions with quick responses to email.

I am looking forward to volunteering with IHF next July!

Role:  Volunteer & I will be teaching English, computer and math classes as well as maintaining relationships with local staff and the local population at every center.