Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Volunteer in Thailand with a charity NGO, 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 to 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 teaching village girls

Volunteer in Thailand

Help Thai children and their nature.


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

Teach English volunteers

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

IT volunteers

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

Social media volunteers

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

Fundraising volunteers

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

You may also have a chance to help local entrepreneurs, village women and 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 about yourself, your skills and interests and we tell you about our projects 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, teaching, culture and travel information.
  • And we’re 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, an 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.

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

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

This is where OpenmindProjects started some 20 years ago to help village children to use computers and to 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 South Thailand by the Sea

Here Muslim and Buddhist children live and study together in harmony but the gap between rich and poor, farmers, fishermen and guest workers is huge.
Volunteers teach in village schools. Some may volunteer in marine national parks. Here you meet our well known and  local rep Mui, who has worked with us for many years.

Learn more about the South 

Check our brochure about the South

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