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"Volunteer work overseas for us is really about overseas volunteers helping local people to help local people" - Sven, co-founder.
"Poor people get poor education. We want to give them a better chance and our volunteers help us" - Gaweechat, 'Toto', co-founder.

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The Phu Wua Mountains, the wild elephants and Openmind Projects
Eco tourism & Environment
Back in the early days of Openmind Projects (OMP) in 2003, we were approached by an ambitious young teacher in a remote village in Isan, the poor Northeast Thailand. She wanted overseas volunteers to help her teach English to poor rice farmer children.We visited her and discussed how to help and where volunteers could stay. ‘At local home stays,’ she said, and we looked around finding many blue home stay signs outside huts and houses. We asked the villagers ‘do you have any visitors?’  ...

Why Openmind Projects

  • Low volunteer costs.  A non-profit NGO, not an international volunteer agency. So lower costs for you!
  • High value volunteer work.  Addressing real needs. Avoiding volunteer work that local people do better and should get paid for! No wall paintings, beach cleanings.
  • Grassroots projects.  Your money goes direct to the local projects. Not overseas to salaries and marketing.
  • Asia Specialist.  We match local needs with your skills. And prepare you!
  • Flexible dates. Combine projects.
  • Unique volunteer training, free. Before you start.  Including cross cultural training.
  • Trend setting teaching. We willl train you.

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