Training for Volunteers Abroad
Free Volunteer Training in Thailand
Praised and recommended by previous volunteers! Your key to volunteer success before you go to your project! Join our famous, fun and free volunteer training in Thailand. Free for Openmind Projects volunteers. Open to all.
The training week consists of 2 days meeting and helping, warming up with Openmind Projects staff and trainees. Then 3 days of intense language, culture, volunteer work and teach training.
Action based! Learning by Doing
Practice your Thai on the streets, at the restaurant, the market and at a school. Gain a close insight into local culture and life. Meet and exchange ideas with volunteers and Openmind Projects people!
When and Where
Once a month at our Training Center in Nong Khai by the Mekong River on the border to Laos. Volunteers can 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.