Volunteer as a Family
With Openmind Projects you can choose a variety of projects, depending on the interests, skills and ages of your family and what you together want to achieve!
Every family member can contribute something as long as he/she speaks English and like people!
As a local NGO in Southeast Asia we really understand the local projects we support. We know the people and we have their sons and daughters as trainees at our Training Center in Thailand or as campers at our Learning Camps!
This means genuine, safe and rewarding family volunteering in villages, at schools, our own Center. You iive with local people who really need and appreciate your help!
Send us a ‘family resume’ to discuss what you could do. Think about your family’s talents, skills, interests, dreams and personalities. We discuss and decide together. When all family members are involved, the more engaged you are, the more you learn from and enjoy your volunteering!
Your family members can have different tasks, do different volunteer work. Teach English, IT, mentor our trainees, engage in other activities, play games with the village kids. This is what we discuss before you decide!
We practice Activity Based Learning (by Doing), so families can take their own ideas to the classroom or outside!
Let your children learn about local culture and living conditions. Let them make local friends. They will grow up to be independent, proactive and responsible citizens! Any parent’s ambition!
Your Family is welcome to our Free and Monthly Volunteer Training
Spend a free week at our Center together before you start. Let all family members prepare for a great volunteer experience!
Family Volunteering, a worthwhile addition to your travel and holiday
Helping local people makes an impact them and even more on you! Your volunteer work is flexible leaving time for recreation and socializing with locals and exploring the area!
Give all family members a lifetime memory to share! Volunteer when it fits in with your holidays.
Family Volunteer Packages and Discounts
Ask us for a quotation.
Openmind Projects is an award winning and registered foundation and NGO in Thailand, founded in 2002 to promote better education opportunities for disadvantaged people in Southeast Asia.
Some Suggestions For Your Family
Let our Training Center in Thailand be your base
Volunteer at our Center, teach at schools, a temple, volunteer at a juvenile detention center for boys, at a hospital!
Nongkhai in Thailand by the Mekong River is not only the gateway to Laos for travelers but also the gateway to volunteering. This is where all new volunteers are welcome for the monthly volunteer training at our Training Center!
Our Center makes for a great place and is popular with volunteer families. Family members will find many different activities to engage in, whether with our trainees or elsewhere. There is always an element of learning (especially English and IT) in what we do but it can be done in many ways. This gives families a chance to come up with their own ideas about learning activities.
Family members can also volunteer, teach English, IT, other activities at a local school, a temple or a juvenile detention center. Our trainees come along!
Our own trainees always have tasks to search and learn about, often about an interesting topic to share and present on our Friday afternoon meetings. This way they learn English, making a presentation, speaking English in front of people and about the world at the same time!
Near Laos and by the Mekong River in NongKhai families find many interesting and exciting opportunities to spend their free time! Visit the special Sala Keow Ku, a temple park featuring giant fantastic sculptures inspired by Buddhism. Bring your camera/smartphone! Visit the aquarium with the world’s largest fresh water fish, Phra Beuk, and other species from the Mekong. Go to visit our village projects in Thailand or Laos together with our trainees. Go trekking or driving along the river, go swimming, or just play games and relax with our people. Families can stay at our Center Stay or one of the many nice guesthouses in town.
Our Training Center is a meeting, melting and learning pot for all, our volunteers, trainees and campers! A place to inspire and get inspired!
Families volunteer at Openmind Projects Camps
All volunteers, young and old love our Camps! We arrange special Learning Camps at our Training Center in Thailand for Thai, Lao, Burmese youth. We also arrange mobile camps elsewhere for impoverished and isolated migrants and refugees. All family members can find a role in our Camps!
Bring your family to a village in Laos
Families interested in learning about community and village life can volunteer to help villagers and their children. Teach at the school and practice English out of school too in games and other activities.
Help the adults, rice farmers learn to take care of Eco tourists for a welcome extra income!
Afternoons and evenings are well spent with the kids, cooking and eating together, playing games, and singing songs.
Daytime you may go trekking with villagers and or their children. Create friendships and many things may happen!
Openmind Projects support some amazing mountain villages in Laos and many of our trainees at our center come from there. They like to bring families to their villages and help, introduce them, making friends with villagers, a great start to village and family volunteering!
These village projects offer home-stay accommodation, so your family has a chance to live with a local family, sharing their daily life and food!
Family volunteering in South Thailand
Families can also volunteer in South Thailand in the Krabi area or Koh Lanta. Volunteer to teach at a school for Muslim and Buddhist children. Therefore, if you prefer to volunteer by the sea, you can volunteer in Krabi or beautiful Koh Lanta and stay in a guesthouse. We help you to arrange for that!
Volunteer as a family in a community near famous Chitwan National Park. Your local host will take good care of you! Ask us for more information!
On the other hand, go to a village outside Siem Reap, Cambodia. Volunteer at a school with our former trainee Hak, one of too many landmine victims in Cambodia. Ask us for more information!