Community Service

 |  April 30, 2010

• Care for Dogs – Dog of the Month for May – Ernie

Ernie is a very gentle, loving boy who desperately wants someone to love who is all his own. Ernie would make any family a wonderful, loyal companion though would be better suited to a family with female dogs only. He is a healthy sterilised 2-3 year old male and is ready to go! Contact Care for Dogs, English (084 752 5255) Thai (086 913 8701) or e-mail: to make an appointment to meet him at the shelter.

• Chiang Mai IAM – Categorising your Rubbish

Everyone in Chiang Mai is invited to start making a difference in how you deal with rubbish. Simply start by sorting your rubbish at home. General rubbish, all plastic bags, should be earthed up. You can take your glasses, paper, tins, etc. to Three Kings Monument every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. and someone will be there to collect it. You won’t get paid but the rubbish will be given to the poor and they will sell it.
For more information please call 086 429 6647-9.

• Plea for Books

Every week Citylife sends ten books to English speaking prisoners in Bang Kwang prison as per their request, as well as copies of Citylife magazine once a month. We are running out of books, so if you have any old books – novels, biographies, anything at all – please contact us and we will donate them to Bang Kwang, where they will be hugely appreciated. For more information please call 053 225 201 or

• Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery

Copies of the 6th edition of ‘De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery’ are now available. ‘De Mortuis’ is an interesting pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and some of the foreigners who lived and died there. Priced at 200 baht per copy, it is available at the cemetery, The Pub, Tuskers, The Writers Club, Darling Wine Bar, Gymkhana Club and other locations in Chiang Mai.

• Volunteer English teachers

Kids Home, a small-scale NGO located in Chang Puak area, is looking for volunteer English teachers (unpaid position) for its after-school programme. No previous teaching experience required. This program is aimed at under-privileged children and is carried out at Wat Jed Yod School. The objective of these English classes is for the children (6-12 years old) to be in contact with a native speaker. No formal curriculum is implemented. 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 4.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. from Monday to Friday during school terms. Minimum availability required is one day per week. We need someone who can commit for at least a full term (mid-May to September).

Please contact Ilaria Martinatto, Kids Home Assistant Project Coordinator 081 023 7313 or

• Spa Treatment Training Course for Free

Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, will organise a spa treatment training course for you, for free. The course will teach you some basics, including lessons on anatomy, first aid, herbs, oil, and other products related to health spas. They will also teach some English skills for effective communication in the service. This course will take 60 hours and will run from 17th-27th May. Limited to only 85 people/course. For more information please contact the Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University 053 221 293.