Volunteering in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal
So you have decided to volunteer abroad. Great choice!
You come as a friend, to help, not as a tourist!
What awaits you?
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 project and new friends!
Volunteer Life in Asia
Living as a volunteer with Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Karen, Nepal and other ethnic groups means going local!
Going local means adapting to peoples, habits, food, weather, many things! Adapting is not always easy but a great chance to learn about another way of life, learning by doing, by living with locals.
Cross Culture Understanding important
You learn about people, their culture and living conditions. How they think and how they feel and, very important, why they think and feel like that, probably not quite like you.
So come to our free Volunteer and Cross Culture Training week before you start
Try to understand how and why people think and feel the way they do. It will not only help you to adapt but make your volunteering so much more rewarding and fun!
That is why Openmind Projects offers a free week before you start! Welcome to our Training Center in Thailand. That includes 3 days of intense and practical hands on training. Learning about culture, language, volunteer work and teaching our 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.