Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Volunteer in Thailand with a charity,  OpenmindProjects.

OpenmindProjects started over 20 years ago as a foundation to help underprivileged people. Therefore we know the local people and their needs. NGOs understand local problems better than volunteer agencies.

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Volunteer in Thailand

Where you can volunteer with OpenmindProjects to help people.


  • Volunteer in Northeast Thailand, called Isaan,  the heart of Indochina by the Mekong river on the border to Laos. Help village children, disabled students. Help our NGO with fundraising, social media. Northeast Thailand
  • Volunteer in South Thailand by the sea. Volunteer  teach Buddhist and Muslim schoolchildren. Volunteer to save marine life. Discover the islands.  South Thailand
  • Volunteer in West Thailand, to teach ethnic minorities, Thai and Burmese students on the Myanmar border. Discover the wildest part of Southeast Asia, waterfalls and wildlife. West Thailand

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Volunteer in Thailand

Help Thai children and their nature.


Teach English volunteers wanted 

  • Volunteers of all ages, can teach and practice English with students. Make it fun to learn English!  Help them to search online, make presentations, videos in English and share online with and friends.

IT volunteers welcome

  • IT savvy volunteers, can help young and older students to use computers and software, even help students to learn coding!
  • IT volunteers, can help OpenmindProjects with website design, development, develop an online learning platform for local students.  International volunteers meet, learn and develop together with Openmind and students.

Social media volunteer

  • Volunteers and interns can  help us. Contact us to learn more.

Fundraising volunteer

  • Volunteer and intern help is much appreciated. Contact us to learn more.

You may also have a chance to help local entrepreneurs, village women, eco villages to promote their services and local products.


Preparing to volunteer in Thailand is part of the fun

  • Discuss your volunteering with us, let’s talk online. You tell us, we tell you, before you decide. We like  to tell you about local culture and  volunteer life.
  • And tell you about our hands on learning by doing and fun way to help kids to learn. If you speak English you can help!
  • We send you a Volunteer Handbook with volunteer, teach, culture, travel information.
  • And happy to talk to you anytime before and after you decide to volunteer.


Enjoy Thailand as a volunteer, the people, amazing culture and nature of Thailand.

  • We and your new friends will help you get immersed in local life. Explore and experience daily life and the amazing nature of Thailand.
  • Volunteer with a local charity, NGO, that has been around for over 20 years.
  • Volunteer opportunities for families, retired seniors, professionals, young students and groups as well as volunteers with special skills.


  • tell us who you are. Send us a short resume and let’s meet online to discuss your volunteering.



Volunteer in Northeast Thailand, Isaan, on the Lao border.

Northeast Thailand is one third of Thailand and people speak Isaan,  Lao.  This is a poor region where  young villagers leave for jobs in the South or abroad. 

This is where Openmind Projects once started, some 20 years ago,  to help village children, to use computers and learn English. We called it ‘IT in Isaan‘.

Learn more about the Northeast, Isaan 

Check our brochure about Northeast Thailand


Volunteer in Western Thailand, in the mountains, on the Burma border

The mountains on the border are home to many ethnic groups and refugees. Poverty  is very high. Refugees and stateless people have limited access to education. Our volunteers teach Karen, Burmese and Thai children.

Learn more about Western Thailand 

Check our brochure about the West

Volunteer in Thailand, the South by the Sea

Here Muslim and Buddhist children live and study together in harmonybut the gap between rich and poor, farmers, fishermen, guest workers is huge.
Volunteers teach in schools, villages. Some may volunteer in marine national parks. Here you meet our well known and  local rep Mui, since many years.

Learn more about the South 

Check our brochure about the South

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