Volunteer Work Overseas. Volunteer in Asia

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Volunteer Work Overseas. Asia

Meaningful volunteer overseas work in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. A non profit NGO, offering  lower volunteer  costs while supporting more local projects than international volunteer agencies. Volunteer with a local NGO, help local people help local people with the help of overseas volunteers! Read more about Openmind Projects ...

Volunteers from all walks of life

We welcome all volunteers regardless of age or background. Everyone has something to contribute, and we'll find the right project for you!

Discover new ways to teach

We believe in learning by doing. Our volunteers find ways of getting children away from their desks and teach English in practical situations.

Truly rewarding experiences

Joining our free language and cross-culture training for volunteers - led by local trainees - allows you to make a highly valuable contribution to local projects.

Help us promote sustainability

Volunteers' skills and experience are greatly valued by the conservation projects we support, including pioneering ecotourism schemes.

Make your money count

We charge very low volunteer fees and a lack of admin costs means all our resources go directly to the projects we support.

" Volunteer work oveeseas is about overseas volunteers  helping local people who are helping local people " - Sven, co-founder.

" In Asia poor people get poor education.. We give them a better chance to learn and our overseas volunteers help us." - Gaweechat, 'Toto', co-founder.

Volunteer Blogs, Reviews

From a Lao village to Openmind Proejcts Training Center
The story of a young girl learning to learn, and learning a lot! By Mee Chanthalangsri Before I came to ...
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Volunteer in North or South Thailand 1: Teaching English
Volunteer Stories
This is the first post in a four part series comparing the volunt...
I learned more than I hoped for! By marine volunteer Laura from Australia
Volunteer Stories
Laura volunteered at the Marine Research Center in Phuk...

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What Volunteers Have Said
volunteer experiences

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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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image of Thai monks said why volunteer with Openmind Projects
  • Volunteer in Asia. Our local people, your local experts and friends! We understand how to do successful and meaningful volunteer work overseas, in Asia. Better than an international volunteer agency offering volunteer placements overseas all over the world.
  • Lower volunteer work overseas costs. We don't spend money on high overseas administration and promotion. We spend your money on you and local projects!
  • Over 70 volunteer work overseas programs in Asia! We offer volunteer work  in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. Flexible dates. Combine projects and countries.
  • How to be a successful volunteer in Asia
    Our support starts before you travel and goes on with our acclaimed and intensive 3-day Volunteer Training in Thailand to ensure your successful volunteer work overseas. Read our Volunteer Overseas Handbooks before you travel! And enjoy our in-country support and company.

How to volunteer overseas, in Asia, with Openmind Projects?

We make the most of your skills and energy! Take a look at our Volunteer Work Overseas Projects
and then Apply. We match your skills, wishes with the needs of our projects and then suggest and discuss a suitable volunteer work option for you.

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