A Training Center in Nongkhai, Thailand
Volunteer at our Innovative Training Center
Our Innovative Training Center is our home, where our local staff work. This is where our young trainees from villages in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar stay to improve themselves with the help of our volunteers, staff and each other. They learn English, IT, presentation, multimedia and other useful skills.
The Center is also where we welcome new Volunteers for a much appreciated Volunteer and Cross Culture Training, intense and fun Learning by Doing language, culture and volunteer work.
Many volunteers stay on to help our trainees, teach at a school, and work with our young staff. Some help our management.
Volunteer your skills, help our trainees, teach at a school, temple or in a village. Get involved in our camps!
Volunteers and interns with special skills mentor staff and trainees, improve our learning tools, make videos, update our websites, do editing, social media and administration.
You can teach English, IT or other skills, such as emailing, gardening, organic farming, health care or first aid. You can even multi-task by working with our trainees and staff as well as teaching at a school, temple or in a village.
Our Center is also where we arrange some of our successful Learning Camps, held here every April and October. Young and disadvantaged people from Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar learn together with us, volunteers and Internet.
Volunteers can take care of children at an ‘anuban’ nursery, at a school. Health care volunteers are welcome to a hospital or health center. Help out at the Nongkhai aquarium! Or join a community and eco project in Laos part of your time!
Many options, many amazing adventures and rewarding volunteer experiences with Openmind Projects and local friends!
Volunteer at our Center. A chance to explore the unseen Northeast Thailand, Isaan and Laos
Our Center is located in Nongkhai, Northeast Thailand. An hour from Vientiane (the capital of Laos), and less than an hour from the nearest airport in Udon Thani, Thailand. It is easy to reach Nongkhai by train, bus or fly!
In Nongkhai you are welcome to stay at our center. If you want stay at one of the many friendly guesthouses, you have many to choose from. Some of your time you may stay in a village with a friendly and welcoming host family.
Nongkhai is an amazing Thai border town in the heart of Indochina by the famous Mekong River. This is where Thai, Lao, Chinese, Vietnamese cultures mix!
Enjoy life in Nongkhai, the Saturday market by the river with its many delicacies, including bugs! Visit the amazing Sala Keo Khu temple and sculpture park, unique in Thailand! Visit the Aquarium with the giant Phra Beuk, the world’s largest fresh water fish. Enjoy eating at one of the numerous restaurants serving delicious Thai, Lao, Vietnamese food at prices far below the ones in Bangkok and the tourist venues!
Amazing surroundings make for ideal week end trips. Go to popular Vang Vieng in Laos. Go to some of our Thai or Lao projects, to the Phu Wua Mountains with wild elephant trekking or do the scary Phu Tok mountain walk described in National Geography. Not for the faint hearted!
As a volunteer with Openmind Projects you will have many opportunities to come along on our trips. Take boat trip on the Mekong or the lake with the million water lilies. Or another lake, stay on the boat, swim, eat and enjoy you Sunday with your new friends. Travel up the river, to Sang Khom, watch Laos on the other side of the river from the mountain and meditation temple with a sky walk and nearby waterfall.
In your free time, hang out with our local staff, trainees and volunteers, play games and sports, go for a Korean BBQ, visit the families of our people in their villages or visit our field projects.