Why Volunteer

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Why Volunteer with Openmind Projects

  • AFFORDABLE VOLUNTEERING

    International and commercial volunteer programs are expensive. Many would-be great volunteers cannot afford to volunteer. Openmind Projects offer low cost volunteering, since no money goes to overseas salaries or administration.

  • LOCAL NGO, LOCAL UNDERSTANDING

    Openmind Projects and volunteers work hand in hand with local grass roots projects.   Being local we can best understand local needs.   

  • NONPROFIT, RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEERING

    Quality and responsibility go hand in hand.  We are dedicated to ensure a positive impact on local people with the help of well-prepared volunteers.  Our staff come from our field projects. Volunteer donations go to local people, projects and volunteer support only.

  • FREE VOLUNTEER TRAINING WEEK BEFORE START

    The best, hands on volunteer training on offer.  Less talk more action. A free week filled with activities; culture, language, language, practical cooking, shopping, teaching, order food, a taxi training. Gain confidence, feel welcome and prepared for meaningful and useful volunteering.

  • GREAT IDEAS, GREAT VOLUNTEERS

    Together we develop and implement great ideas about helping people based on real and local needs.  

  • TRENDING TEACHING METHODS, BETTER LEARNING

    We focus on motivation, confidence and learning by doing. We do this at our Training Center, our camps, at our volunteer training, at schools and projects.

  • VOLUNTEER SUPPORT THAT MATTERS, DOES NOT COST EXTRA

    Our support to our volunteers focus on what really matters, not what the volunteer can fix without our help, like insurance, booking flights.  This means lower costs for the volunteer. However,  from your first contact with Openmind Projects until  you finish we will help you with what matters to be a volunteer And we don’t ask you for any application fee to be advised about your volunteering when you are considering what to do.

    Once you have booked you get our online Volunteer Handbooks to help you prepare before you travel. Then all volunteers are welcome to our free Volunteer Training before they start. We introduce you to your projects and local hosts, and stay in touch with during your volunteering, always ready to help you.  And also hope and want to stay in touch with you after you depart, via Facebook and email. 

  • SAFETY

    Our volunteers are placed in projects and host families that we know since we work with them. We are accessible whenever you require assistance. Once you’ve completed your volunteer program, we’ll get in touch to hear how you got on, and to say a big “thank you”!

  • LOCAL FRIENDSHIPS AND A CHANCE TO SEE THE UNSEEN

    Your new friends, us, host families, teachers, students, local people can show you the things, take you to places tourists don’t see or go to. Learn and travel, to the unseen Southeast Asia!  We can help you with advice to ensure that you get the most out of your volunteer trip.  

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