Burma Volunteer Project

The Burma Volunteer Program (BVP), a project under Thabyay Education Network, was set up in Thailand in January 2001 to bridge the gap between pro-democratic Burmese organizations looking for assistance and volunteers wishing to donate time and skills toward the creation of a democratic and just Burma.

Volunteers work closely with Burmese organizations (political groups, ethnic groups and women’s groups) working for political and social development in Burma. 

BVP volunteers work with groups located in Thailand in areas near the Thai-Burma border. Volunteers are primarily involved with English communications training programs and skills workshops.  Apart from English teaching, volunteers can also assist host organizations with fundraising and organizational development, human rights documentation, and special skills training such as multimedia
communications and journalism, depending on specific organizational requests.  BVP staff makes an effort to ensure that volunteer placements correspond to volunteers’ prior work experience and the need of the organizations.

BVP does not charge a program fee, and prides itself on the fact that many volunteers have leveraged their volunteer experience to gain full-time employment with both international NGOs and host organizations at the border. Positions are non-remunerated, however, accommodation, 2-3 meals per day, as well as local transport (where applicable) are provided throughout the placement. Volunteers are responsible for their own airfare, health insurance, and incurred travel expenses. Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Candidates should be native English speakers, or fluent English speakers. Experience with human rights or international politics is a plus. To learn more about the project visit, to participate contact


November 13, 2010 - Posted by | Volunteering | , , , , , , , ,

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