Family volunteering abroad in Thailand and South East Asia
Family volunteering abroad has never been so easy - join a project in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Nepal and help disadvantaged communities with Openmind Projects.
We offer affordable family volunteering options that allow your whole family to experience a different culture, meet local families and enjoy a meaningful holiday together.
Give your family a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t forget! It will broaden your horizons and teach your children the importance of volunteering and giving back to those less fortunate!
What opportunities are there for family volunteering holidays?
Family volunteering holidays can start all year round, fit in with school breaks and can go from 2 weeks or more. While volunteering, your family will have the weekends free to get out and explore together!
A village project may suit families with younger children who enjoy being outdoors and can play together with local children. These projects offer home-stay accommodation, so you have the chance to live with a local family, learn more by living their daily life and experiencing different cultures and food!
If you prefer to stay in a guesthouse where your family may enjoy more of the comforts of home, we can arrange a volunteering project located in a township. You can also volunteer at our Training Center in Nong Khai, Thailand and teach English or IT to our young trainees. Volunteer families are welcome to attend our free Volunteer and Cross Cultural Training week held at our Center before starting the placement to prepare you all for a great volunteering experience!
Family volunteering with Openmind Projects is rewarding
Family volunteering brings multiple skills to local people!
Family volunteering is a worthwhile addition to your holiday where you will make a real impact on communities from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As a family, you can all live together but volunteer on different projects based on your experience. Volunteer to teach English or IT to young students or even participate in a community-based project in Cambodia or Laos - we can match the placements to your individual experience! You can teach English at a local school and your children can also take part in the lessons and help the students.
Volunteer work often takes place over half-days (Monday - Friday), leaving plenty of time during the week and on the weekend to take part in recreational activities, socializing with local families and exploring the area!
Make it a family decision to volunteer! Think about your family’s talents, interests and personalities. Decide on your trip together and remember, if all family members are involved in the planning process - the more engaged you will be. Be immersed in a different culture and experience cultural differences, how to behave, asking for directions in another language, learning simple greetings and get used to eating spicy food!