This issue of
Citylife

Community Service

01 Informal NorthernThai Group

Tuesday, December 8th at 7.30 p.m. : ‘Universal Health Care in Thailand’. A talk and presentation by Joseph Harris.
For more information please call 053 117 319.

02 Tour de Thailand – Charity Ride

Join hundreds of other cyclists on Tuesday December 8th for the first leg of a charity ride that begins in Chiang Mai and ends in Phuket, 2,300kms and 22 days later. Chiang Mai riders are welcome to join in on day one from Tha Pae gate 7.30 a.m. and ride some, or all, of the route along the Ping River to Chom Tong (80kms), entry is free but a donation to their charitable cause is welcomed. More info see www.tourdethailand.com or called Chris 081 173 4469.

03 Care for Dogs – Dog of the Month for December – Ice-Cream

Ice Cream, or Aii-Team, if pronounced by a Thai person, was a dumped puppy that was removed from her mother far too soon. The immediate effect was that her bones failed to develop properly and when the rest of her body grew, the stress on her left femur which was stunted in length, made it snap. Her leg now appears to be healing though she struggles to put full weight on it. Despite this she is a lively girl who enjoys a good romp in the woods near the shelter and has much to offer her new owners. Due to her disability she is often picked on at the shelter and really deserves a safe place to finish growing up after all she has been through. Please, please consider giving her a loving, forever home…you will never regret it. Contact Care for Dogs, English (084 752 5255) Thai (086 913 8701) or e-mail: [email protected] to make an appointment to meet her at the shelter. www.carefordogs.org

04 Iron Eagle MC Club to Donate Needy Stuff to Students in Amphur Omkoi, Chiang Mai

On 5-6 December 2009, the Iron Eagle MC Club is going to Baan Yang Pieng primary school in Amphur Omkoi, Chiang Mai to donate educational material and sports equipment, winter clothes, and scholarships. There are about 70 students waiting for your kindness. If you would like to pass on some items to them via us, please drop off your items at the International Institute of Education, Chiang Mai 193/5-6, Chang Klan Road, Mr. Tossapol Petchrattanakool. Tel: 089 700 9337, email:[email protected]

05 Volunteer Part-Time English Teacher for a Local NGO

Kids Home, a small-scale NGO located in Chiang Mai city (Chang Puak area), is looking for a volunteer English teacher (this is an unpaid position) for its after-school programme. No previous teaching experience required. This programme is aimed at under-privileged children from the nearby primary school. You will be teaching a group of a maximum of 15 children, whose English skills are very basic (some do not know how to spell/write), although they do have English classes at school. The objective of these English classes is for the children to be in contact with a native speaker. No formal curriculum is implemented. Because the children are young (6 years old to 12 years old) the classes present English in a fun/recreational way, through games, singing, theatre, or any activities you can come up with depending on the volunteer’s skills!

We are looking for someone available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (classes are 45 minutes) from Mondays to Fridays during school terms. Minimum availability required is 1 day per week. We need someone who can commit for at least a full term (November to mid-March).
For more information please contact Laetitia Longuet 081 028 3470 (English, French) or [email protected]

06 Volunteers Wanted!

The Mekong Media Forum (MMF) will gather media professionals to discuss the state of the media. Learn new skills and exchange ideas on December 9-12, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Chiang Mai. They seek volunteers who wish to become part of this unique event: students, professionals or individuals interested in media issues. Volunteers based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are welcome.

For more information please contact [email protected]