Why Volunteer With A Charity
Donations are spent 100 % on local projects.
Openmind Projects makes volunteering at low costs possible since no money goes to overseas salaries, overhead or profit.
A CHARITY IN ASIA MEANS LOCAL UNDERSTANDING AND LOWER COSTS
Working with local grass roots, our time and money is spent on helping local people only.
All volunteer and other donations go to local people, projects and supporting volunteer work.
RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEERING MEANS PREPARING AND TRAINING
Responsible volunteering means prepare to volunteer. Receive and read our Online Volunteer Handbook before you travel. Welcome to our Volunteer Training on arrival, a fun and eye opening week of culture, language, volunteer and teach training!
GREAT IDEAS, GREAT OPENMINDERS, GREAT VOLUNTEERS
Together local people and international supporters and volunteers put great ideas into action, making a difference for all involved!
INNOVATIVE EDUCATION, INSPIRED LEARNING
Motivation and confidence are the parents of learning and the learners are theier children! This is how we think, that is how we start. Our trainees and our campers are inspired to learn by doing.They learn something and then they get a chance to use what they just learned!
THE VOLUNTEER SUPPORT THAT MATTERS
Our support to volunteers focus on what matters to a volunteer! The rest we leave to the traveler; flights, insurance etc. thus avoiding unnecessary costs. Volunteetrs get our Online Volunteer Handbook before travel and are welcome to Volunteer Training on arrival. We believe volunteers are better than us, an NGO, at handling travel, insurance and similar preparations. This means lower costs than paying for a comprehensive volunteer and travel package from an overseas agency!
Our volunteers go to our projects and stay with host families that we know well. We are local! Volunteers can always call us and we advice on safety issues, such as traffic, diseases, food. Very few foreigners get into trouble in Thailand and when they do it is mostly traffic accidents and/or alcohol/drugs!
LOCAL FRIENDSHIPS, TEAMWORK AND A CHANCE TO SEE THE UNKNOWN
We and your local hosts will tell you and can show you the things unknown to tourists. Learn about Unseen Southeast Asia with Openmind Projects!
What You Get, when you volunteer with Openmind Projects
Free application, registration advice and support.
Administration of your volunteer project.
Help with travel arrangements and airport transfer and pick up to our Center. Visa invitation letter for Thailand.
Pre Departure Online Volunteer Handbook.
Volunteer Training on arrival at Openmind Projects in Thailand.
During Your Volunteering
Accommodation, at Openmind Projects Center, a host family or guesthouse. Meals, lunch and dinner during the week but not week ends.
In-country emergency support.
Teamwork with local friends and overseas volunteers.
Valuable cross culture, problem solving and leadership experience and skills.
A Volunteer Certificate, and a Letter of Reference, if you want.
Member of Openmind Projects Online Alumni and welcome to join the Facebook ‘We love Openmind Projects’ group set up by our trainees and campers!
Special conditions apply for some projects