Immersive Volunteer and Culture Training
Get a Free Volunteer Week in Thailand
Volunteer overseas with Openmind Projects and get a free volunteer week before you start!
The best start to volunteer overseas. Interact with local people, learn about culture, life and volunteering. Recommended and praised by previous volunteers! Your key to volunteer success!
Join our famous and fun volunteer training in Thailand, free for Openmind Projects volunteers and open to other volunteers too.
Yourweek free volunteer week starts on a Monday with 2 days warming up with Openmind Projects staff and trainees. Then you will have 3 days of intense, and fun language, culture, volunteer work and teach training!
Less talk , more action and interaction. Learning by doing! Role Plays.
Practice your Thai or Lao on the streets, at a school. Meet people, gain insights into local culture and life. Exchange ideas with volunteers and Openmind Projects people!
Free Volunteer Week. When and where
Once a month at our Training Center in Nong Khai by the Mekong River on the border to Laos. Volunteers are welcome to stay at our Center (for free) or a nice, local guesthouse.
Volunteer Training Schedule
We start with introductions from Openmind staff and trainees, then have an intensive language training. We discuss about the expectations of volunteers and Openmind Projects. We also talk about Openmind Projects' background, mission, philosophy and volunteer resources.
Today the focus is on culture. We give insight into local behavior, etiquette, and more importantly, the values that lie behind. You learn how to work with local people. In the afternoon, we continue our language course, with a trip to use your new skills in a real situation. The evening consists of a 'welcome dinner' and traditional Thai/Laos entertainment.
Volunteers learn useful language for a classroom environment. Further you develop lesson plans and practice 'team-teaching' with other volunteers. Practice this lesson in the center before going to a local school and teaching your lesson to a class! We return to the Openmind Projects Training center for a feedback session.
Do some sightseeing and ask our trainees if they want to join and visit the unique Sala Kaeo Khu Temple Park, see crocodiles, the royal Wat Po Chai and other tourist attractions in Nong Khai. Openmind Projects will schedule meetings to discuss going on to your project.