Cheap, Affordable Volunteering Overseas

Low Cost Volunteering Abroad, in Asia

Volunteer at Low Costs in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal 

No registration fees, free application process to find your project, your donation goes direct to support local people! No administration overseas as a non profit, so we can offer you lower volunteer costs than international agencies. 

Early Bird Offer, 50 USD.

Family, Group, Retired and Student Offers for certain periods and projects.

A Free Week at our Center before you start.


Your Volunteer Donation Goes to Local Projects only

Northeast Thailand

First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week

North Thailand (Migrant Projects)

First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week

South Thailand

Krabi (Guesthouse, no meals)

First week


Additional week(s)

$165 / week

Phuket, Koh Lanta, Laem Sak Community

First week


Additional week(s)


Marine Projects 

Rates may depend on season and project

First week $195. Following weeks $55


First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week


Tonal Dek Village

$100 / week, paid to the local project on arrival


Chitwan Community

$55 / week, paid to the local project on arrival

Elephant Project

$120 / week, paid to the local project on arrival

An Administration Fee of $295 applies to all projects. $95, for extra placements.

Special Discounts for certain volunteer work, projects and periods!

Your donation may be eligible for a tax deduction in your country. We can provide proof of your donation.

Affordable Volunteering. Support and Service

  • 3 free intensive days of Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training, including free accommodation at our Training Center. Come the day before and stay the weekend after, for free!

  • Free meals (lunch and dinner) provided at most placements, and they are healthy local food!

  • Pre-Departure support, including providing handbooks with vital travel, volunteer, teaching, language and cross-cultural advice.

  • We provide Thailand visa invitation letter and letter of recommendation, if required; and volunteer training and volunteer certificate.

  • Free accommodation varies with projects but can be: homestay with a local family, room at school, bungalow/room at a national park, shared room at our Openmind Projects Training Center in Nong Khai!

  • We help you with travel arrangements both to Southeast Asia and to your final project destination.

  • 24/7 in-country emergency support and full support during the application process and administration of your project.

  • An Openmind Projects Gift

How we use your Donation

  • Volunteer Support

    We provide preparation and administration of placements for volunteers.  We provide in country and emergency support to volunteers,  

    free before start volunteer training, reimbursement to local hosts, more.

  • Trainees and Scholarships

    We invite underprivileged young people as trainees to our Thailand Center. They come from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Burma to improve their English, computer, learning and working skills. We provide free accommodation and meals and often pay for school fees.

  • Our Operating Costs

    Local staff, our Training Center, computers and office equipment, website and telecom expenses, field project visits, support and reimbursement to local projects. We have no costs for our overseas contact persons. They help on a voluntary basis.

  • Field Projects Support

    Including reimbursement for volunteer expenses, teaching materials, computers for schools, promotional materials and website design.

  • Monthly and Free Volunteer Training Weeks

    For all volunteers at our Training Center. 12 times per year.

  • Learning Camps

    We arrange special Learning Camps at our Training Center in Thailand and invite students from Southeast Asia. We also arrange camps elsewhere for students who cannot come to our Center.


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