Affordable Volunteer Opportunities Overseas

Cheap Volunteering in Asia

Low Cost Volunteering in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal 

No registration fee! Free application. As a charity no heavy administration. therefore lower costs than international agencies. Your donation goes to support you and local projects only!

Your donation is valuable to all. You get a great volunteer experience and we a valuable volunteer and much appreciated contribution to projects. 

Special Early Bird Offer. Family, Group, Retired, Student Offers for certain periods and projects.

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Donation Amount

Northeast Thailand

First week

$195 at Openmind Projects Center

$295 at field projects

Additional week(s)

$95 / week

$75 (if own accommodation)

North Thailand (Migrant Projects)

First week


Additional week(s)

$95 / week

South Thailand (Guesthouse, no meals).

First week


Additional week(s)

$165 / week

Marine Projects 

Rates may depend on season and project

First week $195. Following weeks S95


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 projects. $95, for extra placements.

Special Offer $100 for certain projects, periods, ask us!

Administration fee $295 for Cambodia and Nepal to be paid in advance. Weekly project fee to be paid on arrival to the local hosts in Cambodia and Nepal.

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

What You Get For Your Donation

  • 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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