Cross-cultural Volunteer Training
Given recent Covid-19 pandemic we're temporary closed until mid July 2020
Volunteer Training and Introductions in Thailand
Volunteer Training for Success
We invite you to free introduction days at our Center! All new volunteers should come and spend a few days with us at our Center before they start! Volunteer training by doing, our learning by doing style. Those who do, love it!
Learn about volunteer work and culture in Southeast Asia, about local education and how we as an NGO help. Learn about basic etiquette and local values, about our learning by doing ideas and methods. You also get a chance to learn some Thai or Laos! You get to practice your new language skills with street vendors, tuk tuk, drivers, in a food market and at a school. Discuss and exchange culture experiences and learn and help to cook Thai Lao food!
Join us. Make new friends. A kick start to your volunteering! You do it with our people. They come from the very grass roots projects we work with and volunteers can go to.
These days are free before you start when you enroll as an Openmind volunteer! But other volunteers and travelers are also welcome for a small fee!
Tell us when you arrive, best is on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. We will prepare for you to learn and work with our people, visit/teach at a school or other local project, discuss your volunteer mission.
AND, you may have a chance to go on a guided tour with our trainees around NongKhai, learn about the giant Naga and the Golden Buddha from Laos when you visit the amazing, giant temple sculptures at Sala Kaeow Khu, the royal temple, Wat Po Chai, with the stolen Buddha.
Your preparation today means your success tomorrow!
What is going on at our Center and in Nongkhai town
Learn how to prepare to volunteer