Volunteer Life Abroad. Volunteering in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Life as a volunteer with OpenmindProjects in Thailand, and Southeast Asia

Traveling as a volunteer and  not as a tourist.

Volunteering, helping others gives a  different meaning, experience to your trip.  Not  treated as a tourist, you get closer to the local people, your new friends.

Yyou impact them and they impact you!  You help eachother a very gratifying experience.

Sometimes you face the unexpected then meet it with patience.  Think of it as a learning experience , a story to tell. 

You get closer with a charity, NGO, with OpenmindProjects.


Talk to us before you decide.

Apply to discuss your volunteer ambitions and options!

Imagine yourself as a volunteer in Southeast Asia

Imagine yourself as a volunteer abroad in Thailand, in Southeast Asia, and immersed in local culture.


Live with local people, learn some language, eat local food.  Appreciate the difference, look at it as an amazing learning opportunity!

Test your comfort zone. Cope with the unexpected! Imagine how this opens your mind, and the many things you learn when you volunteer abroad!


Before you volunteer with us, we help you imagine.

We meet and talk to you. You can contact, talk to us whenever you want.  We send you a Volunteer Handbook with advice and information about culture, teaching, language, travel and more.


Cross culture learning, opening you mind as our volunteer

Living in and learning about another culture is as fascinating as it is enriching.  Learn how people live when you live with your new friendsthem. Eat their food and consider how you dress.  When in Rome do like the Romans!

Learn about local habits and values, what is important and what is not, how people think and view their world.


With OpenmindProjects you have a chance to experience all this!

Food is cheap, delicious and spicy.  You dress casually for the sun and neat for work.  When plans change, you learn to be patient. Go with the flow.

You learn to understand that a ‘maybe’ can mean maybe, yes but also no, like the famous smile. 

So, imagine yourself in another culture, in Southeast Asia!


Volunteer Advice, some Do’s and Don’ts for you

Find many more in our Volunteer Handbook and when we meet.


Do respect local people and their way of doing things.

Don’t criticize people and don’t anything negative about the royal family in Thailand.

Do cover your shoulders, elbows and knees when visiting a temple.

Do always be polite.

Don’t be impatient., jai ron in Thai, hot heart.

Don’t say no, but say ‘maybe not’ instead and with a smile, more polite.


 Do, ask us for more tips and advice when you arrive.

Choc dee, good luck in Thai 🙂


Bridging the gap as an Openmind volunteer

Southeast Asia is full of nice guesthouses at decent prices.

There are also many cheap and then expensive hotels. 

The same goes for food and eating out.


The gap between rich and poor is wide.

That is why  you and we, OpenmindProjects, are here.

You, as a  volunteer are welcome to make a difference!


Bridge the gap. Help locals as a volunteer!

Explore Asia as an openminded volunteer

 Explore Thailand as a our volunteer

We help you find excursions, activities and treks, including the unseen places!  There is so much to do and see.  Go to the sea, the mountains, the rivers and jungles, cities and towns from Bangkok to small villages!



Explore Laos as a volunteer

Laos, a small country with mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungles to explore. Meet many ethnic groups and cultures in Laos!


Explore Cambodia as a volunteer

Cambodia means ancient culture,  nature, mountains, jungles and the sea.  Don’t miss the magnificent Angkor Wat dating from the once great Khmer empire.


Explore Nepal as a volunteer

One of the most beautiful countries with the Himalayas,  jungles and wildlife.  Meet people from many ethnic backgrounds!



Explore Myanmar

Beautiful but poor and today with major problems.  Another Southeast Asian country with many ethnic groups.


Ask us for more information, happy to talk to you, tell you more!