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"Volunteer work overseas 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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Back in the early days of Openmind Projects (OMP) in 2003, we were approached by an ambitious young teacher in a remote village in Isan, the poor Northeast Thailand. She wanted overseas volunteers to help her teach English to poor rice farmer children.We visited her and discussed how to help and where volunteers could stay. ‘At local home stays,’ she said, and we looked around finding many blue home stay signs outside huts and houses. We asked the villagers ‘do you have any visitors?’  ...

Why choose Openmind Projects?

  • Valuable volunteer work: We provide meaningful overseas volunteer work in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. We are a non-profit charitable organisation offering lower volunteer costs.
  • Support local projects: We match the needs of our projects with your skills and wishes. We offer more than volunteer work overseas programmes with flexible start dates and you can combine projects.
  • Low cost volunteering: We charge very low volunteer fees and a lack of admin costs means all our resources go directly to the projects we support.
  • Based in and specialists in Asia: We employ local staff and experts that will help you make the most out of your overseas volunteer placement.
  • Intensive training: Our three day Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training will prepare you fully and help you make the most of your volunteer work.

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