Volunteer in rural Thailand.
Give poor village children hope. Many leave school for low-paid jobs in Bangkok, the South or abroad.
OpenmindProjects supports public, village, temple schools and villages, including a school for disabled students.
Volunteers are an important added value to their education.
Volunteers make a difference.
Apart from introducing you to your volunteer work, we can tell you about things the normal tourist does not get to see.
Spend your free time in a different Thailand. Visit, travel and eat local off the tourist tracks. Drive along the amazing Mekong River, stretching from the Himalayas to the Pacific. Climb the Lonely Mountain Phu Tok, one of the scariest walks in the world according to the National Geographic.
In NongKhai, the truly Indochinese town, with its Thai, Isan, Vietnamese, Chinese people, you must visit the amazing Giant Buddha Park and go boating on a Million Water Lilies Lake. Watch the mysterious Naga Fireballs rising up from the Mekong on the full moon night in October. Some people believe they come from the Naga dragon. Cross over to Laos.
Volunteer work in Thailand, the Northeast,
Tell us about yourself. Book a time to chat with us and we will tell you about your options and life as a volunteer.
Volunteer in the rural Northeast Thailand. Enjoy local hospitality and the gratitude of their children.
Volunteers teach English and IT at public, temple and a school for disabled students.
With OpenmindProjects students learn by doing. They practice English conversation with volunteers to make them motivated and gain confidence to speak English. .
Practical-minded, sporty volunteers are also welcome.
Before you travel you get a Volunteer Handbook to introduce you to your volunteer work, teaching, culture and even some language.
When you arrive we meet you, tell you more and introduce you to the school, students, teachers.
Meet cofounder Gaweechat.
He will tell you about OpenmindProjects, about life in Isaan, the Northeast and life in the village! Meet sister Kai. Try her local food. Meet young Neorn, who learned so much with volunteers and now making fairy tales in English.
Great places to stay for volunteers
Meet Pao and Julian, who welcome you to their popular MutMee Guesthouse. Pao and our volunteers taught Openmind trainee Moss, to be the Nongkhai English star student.
Learn More, about this the poorest region of Thailand, one third of the country. The friendly Isan people actually speak Lao. Farming is the main livelihood in the villages. But many young people must head to the south or abroad to find a job.
Ask us for more information, articles, blogs about the Northeast Thailand!