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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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About Volunteering
I was fortunate enough to volunteer with Openmind Projects in Nong Khai for a total of five months and really enjoyed it. Coming from a sheltered New Zealand up-bringing initially meant the Thai culture and environment was challenging to grasp. However, the longer I stayed the more I learnt. Here are some key elements I adopted which contributed to a very memorable and rewarding experience.   Be adaptable. I found this crucial. The Thai culture is immensely different to what I am use to....

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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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