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IT Volunteer Overseas

IT, the poor child's best hope for education?



IT volunteer in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia

IT and  internet are keys to education when children and schools are poor. Share your IT skills. Give poor children a chance!

Why IT volunteer with Openmind Projects

Burmese and Karen gilrs help setup computers donated by Openmind Projects

Openmind Proejcts started, as a pioneer  IT in Isan project, in the poor Northeast Thailand, to find ways to use IT and internet as learning tools. Today we help people across Southeast Asia together with verseas volunteers.

In 2008, Openmind Projects was invited as a finalist to the Stockholm Challenge ICT for Development.

IT volunteer work

Development and Training.
At our Training Center in Thailand you help us  improve learning tools, databases, internet visiblity, hard- and software.
You train our trainees and take part in our special  Holiday Camps.
You volunteer at schools, other projects. You help people into the digital age!.

How Openmind Projects helps you

Our 3 day Volunteer & Cross Culture Training  prepares you for success as a volunteer. Learn about our trending teaching ideas. Learn about culture and language, make friends with local people.

Unique Volunteer Offer

Come on Monday stay the whole Volunteer Training week for free!

Volunteer Work

IT volunteer work on hardware and software training

IT Volunteer Tasks

At our Volunteer and Training Center

  • Research and development
  • IT teaching, computer lessons including online learning
  • Web design, social media, information and promotion
  • Database work, video and photo management
  • Training local staff and trainees

At schools, orphan homes and ecoprojects

  • Help local IT/computer teachers improve computer training, e-learning and online learning
  • Hardware and software training
  • Maintenance and internet usage
  • IT/computer lessons for students and staff
  • Improve local websites and information material 

Apply and we’ll suggest the best IT and computer volunteer project for you.


  • Holiday Camps

    Holiday Camps Thailand

    Have a blast teaching at a holiday camp with children while sharing their culture. Help give poor children and students an extra and free chance to learn for a better future!
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  • Nong Khai Training Center

    Openmind Projects Training Center

    Northeast Thailand

    Train Openmind Projects trainees from Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Burma/Myanmar. Teach poor school children at poor schools.

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  • Sabaeng School in Isan

    Sabaeng School in Isan

    Northeast Thailand

    If you want to experience the genuine rural Thailand, the traditional, but also poor part of Thailand, go northeast to Isan, where people speak the Lao dialect Isan! Go to the Sabaeng village, volunteer at their school!
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  • Sabaeng School in Isan

    Phonsawart village - Farmers with no land

    Northern Laos

    Phonsawart is a  ‘village’ of displaced people 3 hours from the Lao capital Vientiane.  Dam constructions forced them to leave their old farms.

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  • Arunrangsee

    Arunrangsee School

    Northeast Thailand

    Good for volunteers who want to teach young children and stay at the Openmind Projects Center!
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  • Nonghan Wittayakon School

    Nonghan Wittayakon School

    Northeast Thailand

    Great experience to teach young children and experience a small Isan town!
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  • Ban Nong Kok

    Nong Kok School near the sea

    South Thailand

    How about a small Muslim village near the fantastic Ao Nang beach?  Here's Ban Nong Kok!
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  • Hat Kam

    Hat Kam Wattana School

    Northeast Thailand

    For the volunteer who wants to help a small village while staying in our center in Nong Khai.
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  • Dongsavath

    Dongsavath Kindergarten & Primary School


    Experience small village life and learn about many Lao cultural activities!
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  • Goseiykett

    Temple Schools in NongKhai

    Northeast Thailand

    Interested in learning about Buddhism while teaching in a rural temple? 
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  • Battambang Children's Home

    Battambang Children's Home


    Great opportunity to support disadvantaged children to become reintegrated into their community.
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  • Hoh Kam

    Hoh Kam Pittayasan School

    Northeast Thailand

    For volunteers who want to stay in a typical Isan village by the Mekong river.
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    Volunteer in Tessaban 3 Primary and Secondary School

    Northeast Thailand

    Excellent for volunteers who want to teach children and teenagers and stay at our Openmind Projects Training Center
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  • Wat Keaw Kro Wararam

    Wat Keaw Kro Wararam Temple School in Krabi

    South Thailand

    For volunteers who want to learn about Buddhism and Buddhist temple life!
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  • Ban Dung Wittaya Secondary School

    Ban Dung Wittaya Secondary School

    Northeast Thailand

    A great opportunity to teach older students while staying in a small Isan town with a host family!
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Volunteer Stories

Village Nostalgia and some Culture too! A Day in the Village, from the early Openmind Days.
Volunteer Stories
  Village Nostalgia   By Sven with volunteer friends in TTs village.     It is six o’clock in the morning and the roosters have already been marking their territories for an hour, with their Indochinese and short versions of the ‘farang’ cook a doodle doos. They don’t wake me up any more as they did before when I came here. They were driving me mad then, as did the village dogs barking at anything, anytime, but most of all at nighttime L   My ‘mother’, Noy, is pr...
Once only! Daring the stunning mountain route to Yangon
After visiting some of our projects in West Thailand, Sven, Toto and volunteer Ram extended their trip to visit Yangon in Burma. They took the scenic (but very slow) route over the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge and through the mountains. Ram tells us a little about their trip and, since information is not easy to find, also offers some advice for anyone inspired to follow in their footsteps. The Trip The process of crossing the Friendship Bridge, which runs from Mae Sot to Myawaddy over ...
A very special volunteer and cross cultural training
About Volunteering
We encourage all our volunteers to attend the three day Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training at our Center in Nong Khai. Many volunteers who were initially reluctant to travel out of their way and extend their trip, or who thought for whatever reason that the training wasn’t for them, have told us that they were very glad that they came after all. So, what makes our training so special? The training course is intended to make you feel comfortable and welcome in Southeast Asia, t...
Volunteer in North or South Thailand 1: Teaching English
Volunteer Stories
This is the first post in a four part series comparing the volunteer experience in Nong Khai and Krabi, our two main bases in Thailand, written by Andy from the UK. He attended the Volunteer & Cross Cultural Training in Nong Khai and then stayed for around six weeks teaching at Hat Kam School. He then headed down south, where he has now spent twelve weeks so far, teaching at Ban Nong Kok School among others. He starts by discussing the difference between the teaching experienc...



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