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About Volunteering in Thailand

Volunteer in Thailand with a local NGO

Volunteer in the heart of Indochina, the northeast, rural but also poor Thailand. Volunteer in the popular south of Thailand by the sea. Volunteer on the Thai Burmese Border. Teach ethnic minority and refugee children. 

As a volunteer in Thailand, you will help children and adults, their villages, communities. You can teach, practice English conversation, IT and Internet, other activities too depending on your background and interests.

You support schools and communities, eco projects and national parks.

You help village, migrant, stateless and refugee children.

As our volunteer in Thailand, you will have many chances to enjoy its culture and amazing nature, from villages to cities, from the blue seas, stunning islands, to the mountains and lush jungles.

Immerse yourself in the different local cultures of Thailand, always-friendly people and spicy food.

As our volunteer, you get a Free Introduction Week at our Center in the Northeast before you start. Use this chance to learn a lot and make your first local friends!

Low volunteer costs with a local NGO, ask us about special events, offers!



Volunteering in Thailand with Openmind Projects


Volunteer in Thailand, the Northeast, the heart of Indochina

Northeast Thailand, called Isaan, makes up one third of the country and is one of the poorest regions in Thailand. Schools are underresourced. Young people end up in low paid jobs. Openmind Projects started here, in 2001 as, as a project to help village children.

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Volunteer in West Thailand. Help migrant and refugee children in the Thai Myanmar Border Mountains

This is home to many ethnic minority groups. The poverty rate is sixty per cent. Refugees and migrants from Myanmar, stateless people have limited rights and access to education. Openmind Projects works with Karen, Burmese, refugee and migrant children.

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Volunteer in Thailand, by the Sea, in the South 

Tourism in Thailand is booming but the overexploitation of the beaches and seas causes pollution and endangered marine life. Openmind Projects and volunteers work in South Thailand villages, national parks, and health centers.

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Did you know this about Thailand?

Thailand is the only Southeast Asia country that was never colonized.

Some 35 million tourists visit Thailand each year, almost all go to Bangkok or the South, few to the poor Northeast or Thai Myanmar mountains.

Thailand is home to the world’s largest snake.

And in the Northeast the mythical Naga protects the temples.

Thailand, the “land of smiles” but what does the smile mean.  Openmind Projects volunteers find out!  

The gigantic statues at the Sala Keow Khu in Nongkhai show the life of Buddha. Don't miss them!

One-tenth of all animal species are found in Thailand, especially around the Mekong River. Over 1,500 species of orchids are found in the Thai jungles. 

And this! Leaving home without underwear is illegal. You might be arrested for it! Don't ask us how the police find out.

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