Thailand Volunteer Experiences
Volunteer in Thailand with an NGO established in 2001
Volunteer in the heart of Indochina, Northeast Thailand, the rural but also poor region. Volunteer with children who speak Isaan, a Lao dialect similar to Thai.
Volunteer in popular South Thailand by the sea. Volunteer with Buddhist and Muslim children, join a marine, eco project.
Volunteer on the Thailand Myanmar border in the mountains. Volunteer with ethnic minority and refugee children.
Teach English, IT and Internet use, support community and eco tourism depending on your background and interests.
Kick start your volunteer adventure with our free Volunteer and Culture Training at our Center!
As our volunteer you get an opportunity to enjoy the diverse and amazing culture and nature of Thailand, from villages to cities, blue seas, stunning islands, mountains and jungles. Immerse yourself in different cultures, explore unseen Thailand, combine two projects.
Use your free volunteer introduction to learn about Thailand, make local friends, prepare for success. Low volunteer costs with a local NGO. Ask us about special events and offers for families, groups, friends and couples!
Thailand Volunteer Opportunities with Openmind Projects
Volunteer in Thailand, the Northeast
Northeast Thailand, the Heart of Indochina, also 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 www.ITinIsaan.org, as a project to help village children.
Volunteer in Thailand, the West
Volunteer with migrant and refugee children. West Thailand 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.
Volunteer in Thailand, the South
Volunteer by the sea. 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.
Before you volunteer in Thailand, read 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.