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Get Inspired: Volunteer Overseas



A Typical Day Volunteering in NongKhai
Ram's volunteer story

When volunteering in NongKhai, you can choose to stay at the OpenMind house for free, or rent your own place. Since I was volunteering for a while, I stayed with OpenMind for the first couple of months and then got my own place.

7am: Breakfast, my favourite, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes with some proper English Tea...

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We help local people help local people with the help of UK and other overseas volunteers and IT!

Poor people get a poor education.  We give them a better chance to learn!

Openmind Projects is an NGO based in Thailand helping people in Southeast Asia together with UK and overseas volunteers.  We are not a commercial volunteer agency.  We support local projects, and train and support volunteers from abroad and also local people to make a difference! 

the litle big project Thailand logo Openmind Projects won the Little Big Project overwhelmingly with over one million votes from all over the world.
image of Thai monks said why volunteer with Openmind Projects
  • Local expertise. Our local presence in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal means we have grassroots understanding of local conditions. We can really help you to live, work and volunteer successfully in Southeast Asia!
  • Low cost volunteering abroad. We don't spend money on high administrative and other overseas costs and can therefore can offer our UK volunteers affordable fees.
  • More than 60 school, eco, conservation, child and health care projects, volunteer options to choose from. We work with and support many different projects in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. We offer flexible volunteer dates and you can combine projects and countries if you wish.
  • Volunteer training and support. Our popular and important 3 day training will prepare you for a successful volunteer experience. Important for you and also for your project! Our continued support during your volunteering makes life and work for you and local people easier too!

How to volunteer abroad with Openmind Projects?

We aim to make the most of the skills you offer. Take a look at our Projects and then Apply for more information and a project recommendation, not binding, no fees! We'll then match your skills and wishes with the needs of our projects and suggest and a suitable project and discuss it with you!

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