Make 2018 the Year your Family will Volunteer
Family Volunteers, open your minds together!
Amazing family volunteering for all. Experience a different culture, live with locals. A meaningful family experience, volunteer in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Nepal.
Family members make great volunteers.
Our Training Center is a great start for your family.
Get a Free Training Week with your family.
Give all family members a lifetime memory to share! Open your minds while volunteering together.
Start when it fits in with holidays.
Weekends are free to relax, go on excursions. Spend time with your family and new local friends!
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!