Discover South Thailand

Volunteer in South Thailand

Volunteer Work in South Thailand

Enjoy the nature as our volunteer. Enjoy the sun, the shining beaches, blue seas, amazing rock islands.

Enjoy the cultures, the diversity, in South Thailand as our volunteer.

Enjoy the melting pot of Thai Asian culture where Thai, Chinese, Malay, Muslims and Buddhists live together.

And volunteer to help young people out of poverty!

Fishermen, farm workers, migrants are left behind! Human trafficking is a problem! They work hard, earn very little, to seek out a living for their families.

The Chao Le, the ‘sea people’, with their own unique culture has lost land to tourism developers.

Large scale fishing fleets deplete the waters. Local fishermen have a hard time to earn an income for their families!

Volunteer to alleviate poverty 

Teach English to children and adults in towns and villages, on islands 

Teach IT and Internet as way to learn without school.

Volunteer at a marine conservation project.  

Volunteer help a local community. 

Volunteering by the sea, in South Thailand

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Did you know this about South Thailand?

South Thailand is one the most popular travel destinations in the world, and it shows!

Buddhism is the country's main religion but in the South Muslims make up the majority. They speak Thai with a special accent.  Many speak Jahve (Malay).  People are ethnic Thai, Malay, Chinese, Chao Le (sea people) and migrants. The economy is based on tourism, agriculture and fishing, but unequal distribution of income.

Only two seasons: hot and wet (monsoon).

South Thai food is closer to Malay, Indian curries and spicy, plus seafood of course!    

Island Hopping is popular. Koh Phi Phi, a backpacker favorite that was wiped out by the tsunami but now back in business. Similan Islands with spectacular views over and under water. Picturesque Koh Tarutao archipelago in the Deep South. Taru Tao was once used as a prison island during the 2nd world war, but authorities forgot them so prisoners and their wards turned to piracy together!

Snorkeling, Diving with sharks, barracudas, and sting rays too, is possible if you wish! Shark Point between Phuket and Phi Phi is the divers meeting point with sharks! Most divers go to Phi Phi islands but the Similan and Surin can offer more and cost more. The reefs in the Deep South are less affected by tourism.  

Kayaking. The mangrove forests are ideal.

Krabi is for backpackers, budget travelers. Ao Nang for the package tourist. Koh Lanta for families and Phuket for those with a thicker wallet!

Volunteer, for whom

Help disadvantaged children, adults and communities

Farmer and fisherman children,

Migrant children

Muslims, Sea People, guest workers, migrants.

Help protect threatened marine life

Volunteer work, where

Openmind Projects works with many projects and people where our volunteers can go to help, teach children at a local school, help adults in a community, teach novices at a temple or help staff at a marine conservation project. 

Volunteer in Krabi town and surroundings

On Koh Lanta



Apply online, to discuss individual projects!

Read more about 

Volunteering by the sea in Thailand

Community Based Tourism

A Marine Project

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