Retirement Volunteering Abroad

Volunteer Opportunities for the Retired, in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

Retired Volunteering Opportunities in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia 

Great volunteer opportunities for retired people. A Senior Volunteer Program for active people.

You have the  wealth of experience! You have the time! Please share it! We want you!  

This is your chance as a retired volunteer, go abroad! Support our charity, help the poor in Southeast Asia. Give yourself an amazing, a rewarding volunteer experience, help people and make new, young and old, friends! 

We welcome retired volunteers. We welcome diversity, age, nationality and language! We offer opportunities for senior volunteers in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. Volunteers from all walks of life helped us since 2002 and worked to bridge culture and age divides!

Some projects suit some retired volunteers and some suit others. 

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Apply with information about yourself and we will look for and suggest a suitable project for you! It’s free, no application, registration charge when you register with us!

Did you know?

Volunteering at Openmind Projects Training Center is a perfect start for a retired volunteer. You help our young trainees who come from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar to learn English, IT and other useful skills. You also go to nearby schools and temples. And one of our young trainees come along! To learn, to help, a win, win! 

You can then go many other places. Immerse yourself in local culture, in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia or Nepal. We’ll suggest, discuss what is best for you, and give you more information when you apply.

All new senior volunteers are welcome to our free, fun and week long, Volunteer Training Week at our Center in Thailand before they start. Of course no extra charge but  yu get a free extra week! We want the best for you and also for your project!

Retired volunteers surprise! One climbed a tall tree, spent the night watching wild elephants together with our young volunteers. His friends would not believe him! You can do it too, in one of our projects!

 How we help 

You apply and we reply. We discuss together, to find the right project for you. Free advice, you pay no registration fee. 

Once we found the project for you and you confirmed, we send you our extensive pre departure volunteer information, and we help you with travel, arrival, airport pick up. 

Then you are welcome to our free Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training week before you start. It will prepare you for great volunteering!  

We stay in touch during your volunteering, listen to your experiences and of course help you when needed. 

And we stay in touch when you finished and hope to see you again! 

We and our local friends  love senior volunteers, welcome! 


Senior & Retired at Openmind Projects mountain camps

Ask Us for a suitable project.

What is expected from you the senior volunteer? We only want you to be reasonably fluent in English, have no criminal background and to come with an open mind.


As a local NGO, we offer lower costs than big volunteer agencies. You don’t pay anything until you decide to come! We will then quote you the exact cost for your volunteer project and period. See also Costs on our website.

Your donation goes towards supporting our local projects, not to overseas administration.

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Retired Volunteers Work

Senior & Retired teaching English in a primary school

What’s next? Apply for free

Tell us what you are looking for we do our best to help you help local people.

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What Senior Volunteers can do and where 

How about a village in Laos or  Muslim island in the Andaman Sea? Or do you prefer the company of other volunteers, at our Center in Thailand, teaching at schools, ecotourism projects? Maybe  care work or joining our popular camps id for you?

You can teach English, IT and internet, online searching, making presentations in English.

You can volunteer in villages, on islands, in the mountains and in towns. You can support ecotourism, community development in Laos and Nepal.

Tell us your skills and we suggest a placement for you.  

Volunteering at Openmind Projects Training Center is perfect for the senior volunteer who likes to spend time with and help our trainees. They learn English, IT, other useful skills and many volunteers also teach at nearby schools or temples. 

If you like your own space, more comfort, we will help you to find a nice, friendly guesthouse in a town (but not in a village, only host family)!  





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