Training Center in Thailand, for the disadvantaged
Training Center for Trainees and Volunteers
This is where volunteers have many options
Work with our Southeast staff and trainees who come from the field projects we support.
Teach at small schools, temples at a center for young troubled boys. Take care of children.
Volunteer at the town hospital.
Specialist volunteers, interns come to help us with R&D too.
Come for our free training week, an invaluable start, a stepping-stone into Southeast Asia!
We are local! We work with many projects and people. Tell us what you are looking for and about yourself. We will tell you what you can do!
Our Center is a place for all! Young and seniors, professionals, families meet and find meaningful volunteer tasks together with our people!
Free Volunteer Training Week. Learn about Culture, Language, Volunteering and Teaching.
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Learn about a Special Center where young people prepare for their future with Openmind Projects and volunteers!
Our Trainees and Campers come from Asia, our volunteers from Overseas
They come from villages. Trainees stay for longer periods. Campers come for week long camps. They all learn English, IT and important life skills with volunteers and peers. Everything is free!
Trainee Akhom from Laos: "At Openmind Center we learn from each other, how to speak English, make presentations. We learn how to use computers and to learn online. We learn a lot together!
We arrange popular Learning Camps at our Center, in October also Mobile Camps in the Thai Myanmar Mountains, Creating Young Learners!
Our Center is a nice but simple Home for our trainees, some staff and volunteers. They share rooms. Some volunteers choose a nice guesthouse or rent a room in town.
Two houses, a garden and a ball court, in the first you find an office for staff and a training room for trainees and volunteers, simple bathrooms and some bedrooms. The second house consists of bedrooms with bunk beds and a bathroom. Outside you find small terraces, a ball court and a garden. We grow our own vegetables the hydroponic and organic way. Our Thai style kitchen and dining area are outside under under a roof. Everybody helps cooking, and cleaning! Free WiFi 27/7.
Explore Northeast Thailand, Isaan and Laos
This is the heart of Indochina where Thai, Isaan, Lao, Chinese and Vietnamese cultures and cuisine meet!
Meet the unseen Thailand! The Thailand that few tourists see!
Volunteer at our Center. Come for a free training week!
Experience Thailand and Laos together with our staff, trainees and campers!
Our Center is located in the Indochinese town of NongKhai by the famous Mekong River, an hour from Vientiane, the capital of Laos and near some of our Lao and Thai projects.
Learn more about what you can do in The Heart of IndoChina
Volunteers at our Center, do not miss this!
Take a tour with our trainees to the special Sala Kaeow Khu Temple with its giant Buddha statues!
Visit the royal and beautiful Wat Pochai temple with its golden Buddha, stolen from Laos.
Visit the NongKhai Aquarium with the world’s largest fresh water fish, the giant cat fish Phra Beuk, the size of a bear!
Enjoy delicious, spicy, Thai, Lao and Vietnamese food at one of the many restaurants or street stands, Korean BBQ by the river!
Hang out with new local friends, our people, and other volunteers. Have a coffee, smoothie, drink watching the sunset over the Mekong River and Laos!
Many things to do in town, ball games, go swimming, jogging, biking by the river. Don’t miss the Saturday Market on the river walk. Enjoy strawberries, chicken or crickets! .
Drive along the scenic river to waterfalls and mountain temples.
Visit our Thai or Lao projects.
Go elephant trekking in Phu Wua Mountains!
Do the Phu Tok mountain walk according to National Geography one of the scariest in the world!
Take a boat trip on the Mekong or on the famous Million Water Lilies Lake,