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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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One of the key concepts in Thai culture is kreng jai. The phrase is best translated as being considerate or courteous, but examining its literal meaning – “awe of the heart” – can give some important insights into Thai culture. Someone who is kreng jai does not want to offend, impose on or cause discomfort to another person. They will try to avoid bothering you with their problems, and will be reluctant to contradict you. It can also be tied in with Thai notions of respect and hi...

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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