REHMONNYA – HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF MONLAND
HURFOM is a non-governmental human rights organization founded in 1995 by a group of Mon students, youths and community leaders. The main objectives of HURFOM are to monitor the human rights situation in Mon State and other areas of southern Burma and to protect and promote the human rights of all people in Burma.
Child’s Dream works to empower marginalised communities in the Mekong Sub-Region to shape their own futures. They strive to achieve this by working with communities to improve healthcare and education for children and provide socioeconomic opportunities for families.
Location: Numerous locations in Myanmar
MOTE OO EDUCATION
Mote Oo aims to promote social change through context appropriate materials and services for the non-formal adult education sector. They support community educators in building a just and peaceful society through teacher training and curriculum development. They design social science, civic education, teacher education and language learning materials and training to meet the needs of teachers and students.
(website under reconstruction)
Info: see website
KAW DAI ORGANIZATION
Kaw Dai is a community-based organization with the aim of promoting democracy and justice by educating and empowering grassroots communities in the basic knowledge of political, economic, and social issues by way of young community organizers. They strongly believe that positive and concrete social change can be brought about by society itself.
Info: via Facebook
BURMA DENTAL VOLUNTEERS
Burma Dental Volunteers (BurmaDent) works to provide dental care and oral health education to the people of Burma through the provision of volunteer dental workers, training, equipment and materials.
EDEN CENTRE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN
Eden Centre for Disabled Children strives to create a caring, inclusive and empowering environment for disabled children by providing services and support which value, respect and support them in fulfilling their lives with dignity and on equal terms with others. They also promote awareness and provide technical support to the local community, disability support organizations and advocates for change.
AUNG MYAY THUKHA SCHOOL
Aung Myay Thukha is a monastic school for orphans and disadvantaged children. Up to 300 children from grade 1 to 10 attend daily.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org (for current requirements)
K T CARE FOUNDATION
K T Care Foundation is a non-profit organization that conducts emergency response and supports the economic development, capacity building, social and physical well being of people in need. In order to improve the socio-economic status of vulnerable people in Myanmar, they empower and educate communities, through linking local knowledge and expertise with international networks and providing direct support.
TEACH FOR MYANMAR
Teach For Myanmar matches volunteer teachers with community-based organisations in Burma. It provides a unique volunteering opportunity to support the social and educational development of the country. Volunteers teach English and academic skills to young adults and are crucially focused on making sustainable education more accessible despite social, geographic and financial challenges.
Location: Yangon (and other regions)
VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS
Voluntary Service Overseas helps fight poverty in developing nations by improving education, health and livelihoods. They make sure everyone gets the skills they need to live a fulfilled and dignified life, they give increased access to better quality healthcare and secure reliable sources of food and income so people can live with independence and dignity.
Location: Yangon (and other regions)
SUNRISE HOME YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Sunrise Home offers underprivileged children wholesome and welcoming housing, adequate food, a safe, harmonious and enriching environment, enabling them to develop physically, intellectually, and socially, as well as spiritually. Each child is guided to grow up feeling confident, surrounded by respect, unconditional love, compassion and dignity.
ThaBarWa Centre is a non-profit humanitarian organization working for a noble cause.
Without limiting the numbers, they take on everyone, regardless of age, race, social status, health condition, physical and mental state and provide a peaceful sanctuary for pensioners, the old, the needy, the disabled, the infirm as well as chronically and terminally ill persons. Regardless of their physical and mental conditions, residents are provided with basic necessities of life such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care.
YANGON ANIMAL SHELTER
Yangon Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and care of homeless, sick and injured animals.
How May I apply for volunteering?
I am a high school student. Do theses organisations have age restriction?
As I point out in my introduction to the site you must apply directly to whatever organisation you wish to work for.
My guess is though, if you are over 16, you should be okay.
But, of course, you need to write to them anyway.
Good luck – Michael