Affordable Volunteering in Asia

Seasons Offer! 150 USD discount

Book before December 31, 2107. Valid for bookings for 2017 and 2018. That includes a free, extra training week with Openmind Projects! Family and group discounts available for certain periods and projects.

No registration fee to find you a project, we offer free application support. No overseas administration, your donation goes to local projects only therefore lower volunteer costs with Openmind Projects than with international agencies.  

Affordable and low volunteer costs with a nonprofit NGO.

Northeast Thailand

First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week

North Thailand, Migrants refugees

First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week

South Thailand

Krabi (Guesthouse, no meals)

First week


Additional week(s)

$195 / week

Other Projects in South Thailand

First week


Additional week(s)


Marine Projects 

Guesthouse, no meals

First week $195



Additional weeks $45


First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week


Tonal Dek Village

$100 / week paid to the local project host


Chitwan Community

$55 / week, paid to the local project host

Elephant Project

$120 / week, paid to the local project host

Special Seasons Offer! The administration fee of $295 is reduced to $145 if booking before end 2017. Valid for 2017 and 2018 bookings. $95, for extra placements. Your donation may be eligible for a tax deduction in your country. We can provide proof of your donation.

Our Affordable Volunteering with Support to you

  • Free Week. Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training with free accommodation at our Training Center in Thailand. 

  • Free Meals. Lunch and dinne provided at most placements.

  • Free Application and Pre-Departure Support, including online volunteer handbooks with travel, volunteer, teaching, language and cross-cultural advice.

  • Visa Invitation Letter for Thailand if required.

    Letter of reference on request.

    Volunteer Certificates.

  • Free Accommodation. Host family, room in a community, school, national aprk, shared room at Openmind Projects Training Center in Nong Khai! Guesthouse for some projects.

  • Travel Advice and pick up help.

  • 24/7 in-country emergency support.

    Administration of your project.

  • A small Openmind Projects gift.

Your Donation goes to support you and local people

  • Volunteer Support

    Preparation and administration of placements for volunteers.

    In country emergency support. 

    Free Volunteer Training Week. Offered monthly.

  • Local Trainee Scholarships

    Underprivileged youth from SE Asia stay as trainees at our Thailand Center. We provide free tuition, training, accommodation and meals.

  • Operating Costs

    We have costs for: Local staff, our Center, computers and office equipment, website and telecom expenses, field project visits, support and reimbursements. 

  • Field Projects Support

    Including reimbursement for volunteer expenses, teaching materials, computers for schools, promotional materials and website design.

  • Monthly and Free Volunteer Training Weeks

    For all volunteers at our Training Center. 12 times per year.

  • Learning Camps

    We arrange special Learning Camps at our Training Center in Thailand and invite students from Southeast Asia. We also arrange camps elsewhere for students who cannot come to our Center.


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