Volunteer life in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal
You have decided to volunteer abroad. Great choice
What awaits you as a volunteer in Southeast Asia?
You will learn so much, you never knew before. Make so many friends, you never met before! You will meet new people, make new friends, and have new experiences, gain new perspectives, many surprises and lots of learning!
As a volunteer, your experience depends as much on you as on your new friends!
Volunteer Life in Asia
Life as a volunteer abroad means immerse yourself, go local!
Going local means adapting to people, habits, food, weather, lots oif sometimes unexpected stuff! Adapting is not always easy but a great chance to learn about another way of life, to adapt, to learn about yourself, about the limits of your comfort zone
Cross Culture Skills
Learn about another culture, their values and do's and do'nts, their lives. How do they think, how do they feel and why?
A Volunteer and Cross Culture Training that makes a difference
It is free and before you start!
Openmind Projects is the only organisation that offers a free week before you start! Meet and mix with our people for 2 days and then 3 days of intense, hands on training. Learn about culture, language, volunteer work and teaching. Learn about Learning by Doing, Openmind Projects style!
Your home away from home! Many of our projects involve living with a host family. A great way to immerse yourself in local daily life! Living conditions vary, but usually simple and traditional. You mostly have your own room and eat with your family. They include you in many family activities and you can give them a chance to practice English, learn about your life at home.
Accommodation at national parks is normally basic staff rooms or bungalows with shared bathrooms. At our Center in Thailand, you share a room. If you prefer more privacy, comfort, guesthouses are available in towns.
The type of accommodation depends on your particular project.