Community Service

 |  December 25, 2009

01 Informal Northern Thai Group

Tuesday, January 12th: ‘Dharma as Man’: A Myth of Jesus in Buddhist Lands – A book talk and presentation by Professor Lindsay Falvey.
For more information please call 053 117 319.

02 Chiang Mai Friends Group

The next meeting will be a celebration of the group’s second anniversary on January 22. A ‘Pot Luck’ evening is planned, though suggestions and ideas for this very special event are welcomed. or 053 206 121.

03 Care for Dogs – Dog of the Month for January – Foxy

‘Foxy here! Look at my lovely fox-coloured fur and intelligent face. I am simply gorgeous, loving, gentle and calm! A perfect addition to any home with or without kids or other dogs. I am a mid-sized dog who still likes to be picked up and cuddled! I am aged around 1 and very healthy with all the necessary shots etc. Take me home with you and you’ll have a great playmate and friend for as long as I live!’

We cannot believe this special dog hasn’t yet been adopted! If you think you and Foxy make a match then contact Care for Dogs, English (084 752 5255) Thai (086 913 8701) or e-mail: to make an appointment to meet her at the shelter.

04 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!

They 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. They 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

05 Photo and Painting Contest

If you are 12 years old or under and studying in a primary school, you are invited to join the 1st photo and painting contest themed ‘Elephant in my Heart’. The winner will receive a scholarship and certificate from Chuchart Kanlamapijit, the Mae Sa Elephant Camp’s owner. The size of the painting should be 35×55 cm. The size of the photo should be 20×30 cm. from a digital camera. The selected picture or photo will be published in the book ‘Thai Elephant Day 2010’. Available from now to 30th January. For more information please contact Mae Sa Elephant Camp, 119/9 Thapae Road., T.Changklan, A.Muang, Chiang Mai 053 206 247-8, 089 700 9337

06 Red Cross and Winter Fair 2010

Chiang Mai Red Cross Society hosts the annual Red Cross and winter fair 2010. This event will include a workshop and lots of drawing. All profits will be donated to the poor, disabled, outreach people, elders and also public charities. Do not miss this charity event from now -10th January.