We offer volunteering positions to people with a serious interest in experiencing and learning about organic farming in the sub-tropical highlands of northern Thailand. Join us to support organic coffee, fruit, and tea cultivation!
We recommend a commitment of one month or more in order to ensure a worthwhile experience for both your Lahu hosts and yourself. If you wish to gain just a short experience while leaving a valuable contribution to our enterprise, then we invite you to participate in our visiting program.
As a Suan Lahu farm volunteer, you will work alongside indigenous highland villagers caring for the soil, plants, animals, and visitors at the farm. Our volunteers generally help out six hours a day by assisting the team with a range of tasks mostly following the seasonal calendar. Farm volunteering includes support with any of our daily and irregular farm activities, such as:
producing pest repellent, wood vinegar
feeding our friendly farm animals
mulching, weeding, grafting fruit crops
grading, roasting, packaging coffee
recycling and composting natural resources
preparing and applying organic fertilizer
We also offer occasional volunteer positions for people wishing to assist Suan Lahu in the city. Maybe you could help with getting our coffee out into the world. If you are interested, send us a few lines about your background and interests so that we can find a matching task for you. Office-based tasks we sometimes require help with, include:
documenting (texts, photos, audio-visuals) projects
networking, translating (Thai documents, brochures, etc)
maintaining and updating (website, blogs, brochure)
marketing (coffee and other farm products)