Genuine Volunteering in Thailand
Volunteer in Thailand with an NGO, Openmind Projects
Volunteer in the heart of Indochina, called Isaan, the rural, poor Northeast where people speak Lao. Volunteer in South Thailand by the sea, where Buddhists and Muslims live in harmony. Volunteer in the Thai Myanmar Mountains, help migrants, refugees, ethnic minorities.
Teach English, IT, computer sklills and using the Internet, support community entrepreneurs and eco tourism projects, help Openmind Projects with web design and development. Tell us who you are and we tell you how you can help.
Kick start your volunteer travel with free Volunteer Training including and Culture Introduction before you start! Come to our Center. During your free volunteer introduction there you can learn about Thailand and South East Asia with new local friends, the best way to prepare for success.
Enjoy the diversity, fascinating culture and amazing nature of Thailand. Experience village life, the busy cities, the blue seas and stunning islands, the remote mountains and jungles. Immerse yourself in local life, explore the unseen Thailand and combine two projects.
Low volunteering costs with a local NGO. Ask us about special opportunities and offers for families, students, groups, friends, couples and experteers!
Volunteer in Thailand. Opportunities with Openmind Projects
Volunteer in Northeast Thailand, the Heart of Indochina, also called Isaan, makes up one third of the country with a predominantly ethnic Laos population. It is one of the poorest regions in Thailand. Young people lack good education and end up in low paid jobs. Openmind Projects started here, in 2001 as www.ITinIsaan.org, as a project to help village children. This is where we have our base and Center.
Volunteer in Western Thailand with migrant and refugee children in the mountains by the Myanmar border. 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 South Thailand 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.
Read this about Thailand before you go
Thailand is the only Southeast Asia country that was never colonized. Thailand is much more than 'sex tourism'! Some 35 million tourists visit Thailand each year, almost all go to Bangkok or the South, few to the poor Northeast or Thai Myanmar border and mountains. Thailand is home to one of the world’s largest snakes, the net python. And in the Northeast the mythical Naga protects the temples. Thailand, the “land of smiles” but you should leanr to understand the smiles. Openmind Projects volunteers will find out if they come for free training at our center in NongKhai! 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. And over 1,500 species of orchids are found in the Thai jungles.
And this, don't forget! Leaving home without underwear is actually illegal but don't ask us how the police will find out :-)
When you volunteer with us you will learn much more at our Free Volunteer Training.
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