A Call for International Volunteers!


Are you interested in a life-changing experience?  Do you dream of working in social justice by helping communities in need?  Are you ready for a cross-cultural experience abroad?  You’ve come to the right place! We here at DEPDC/GMS are recruiting international volunteers who would like to work in human trafficking prevention in northern Thailand.  

DEPDC/GMS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Mae Sai, Thailand. The organization works to prevent young girls and boys from being trafficked into exploitative working conditions such as commercial sex work and forced labor. DEPDC/GMS does this by focusing on education, protection, community outreach and youth leadership development. 

Since its inception in 1989, DEPDC/GMS has welcomed volunteers from all over the world. Volunteers are essential to DEPDC/GMS as they share their experiences, expertise, skills and culture to help aid the running of projects and contribute to the organization’s growth.  Volunteers also gain international experience, develop new relationships, and partake in rewarding and meaningful work.  It is a fulfilling experience for all involved  – one that creates memories for a lifetime!

What do volunteers at DEPDC/GMS do exactly?  Below is a list of the most common areas volunteers work in but any and all projects and ideas are welcomed! 

  • Teaching English
  • Producing and Editing a Quarterly Newsletter
  • Deejaying a Community Radio Programme
  • Coordinating Visitors
  • Writing Grant Proposals and Reports
  • Writing Blog Posts and Other Forms of Social Media

Interested in applying?  Please fill out our volunteer application or request an application form by e-mailing us at depdc.gms(at)gmail.com.  Please note:  All applications should be e-mailed to depdc.gms(at)gmail.com.  Once your application is submitted, we will process it  and be in contact with you shortly. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have as we are happy to to answer your queries!

Please note: DEPDC/GMS asks for a volunteer commitment of at least six months. Exceptions are possible if you have a track record of outstanding skills or previous volunteer experience. All volunteer positions are self-funded. DEPDC/GMS is a non-profit NGO that uses all financial resources to fund its programmes, activities and staff. Please ensure that you make the necessary arrangements before you arrive. Previous volunteers have financed their volunteerism with private fundraisers. 

Thank you!  We look forward to hearing from you soon!  

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