Volunteer Work Overseas. Volunteer in Asia

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Volunteer Work Overseas in Asia

Volunteer work overseas opportunities in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal  with a non profit NGO with lower volunteer overseas fees and supporting more local projects than international volunteer agencies! 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.

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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.

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image of Thai monks said why volunteer with Openmind Projects
  • Volunteer in Asia with our local expertise! Our local presence means we understand how to volunteer work overseas in our volunteer program countries. Better than any international volunteer agency! How to be a successful volunteer. For you and for your project! Win, win!
  • Lower volunteer work overseas fees means lower costs for you! 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 overseas opportunities in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. Flexible dates. Combine projects and countries.
  • How to be a successful volunteer in Asia?
    Our Volunteer Training and Support starts with the acclaimed and intensive 3-day training to ensure successful volunteer work overseas for all. 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 aim to make the most of your skills and energy! Take a look at our Volunteer Work Overseas Projects
and then Apply. We'll match your skills, wishes with the needs of our projects and suggest suitable volunteer work options for you.

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