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Volunteers from all walks of life

We welcome all volunteers regardless of age or background. Everyone has something to contribute, and we'll find the right project for you!

Discover new ways to teach

We believe in learning by doing. Our volunteers find ways of getting children away from their desks and teach English in practical situations.

Truly rewarding experiences

Joining our free language and cross-culture training for volunteers - led by local trainees - allows you to make a highly valuable contribution to local projects.

Help us promote sustainability

Volunteers' skills and experience are greatly valued by the conservation projects we support, including pioneering ecotourism schemes.

Make your money count

We charge very low volunteer fees and a lack of admin costs means all our resources go directly to the projects we support.

Local people help local people with the help of Australian volunteers!
Poor people get poor education. Together we give them a better chance to learn.
 

Openmind Projects is a local NGO helping local people together with Australian volunteers.  We are not just a travel agency for volunteers: we help local people, and also train and help Australian volunteers to make a difference too! 


 Openmind Projects won the Little Big ProjectOpenmind Projects won overwhelmingly with over one million votes from all over the world. 

 

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A Typical Day Volunteering in NongKhai
Ram's volunteer story

When volunteering in NongKhai, you can choose to stay at the OpenMind house for free, or rent your own place. Since I was volunteering for a while, I stayed with OpenMind for the first couple of months and then got my own place.

7am: Breakfast, my favourite, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes with some proper English Tea...

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  • As a local NGO we have local expertise!  Our local presence and experience in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal means we understand how to help Australian volunteers live, work and volunteer successfully!
  • Low cost Australian volunteering overseas!  We don't spend money on high overseas administrative and promotion.  Therefore we can offer very low  fees and excellent services to Australian volunteers.
  • More than 60 projects overseas to choose from!  We offer a range of project choices in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal with flexible volunteering dates to meet your schedule.  Combine projects and countries if you wish!
  • Training and support!  Our well known and intensive three-day training  ensures a successful experience for you and your host project!

Become an Australian volunteer with Openmind Projects!  How?

We make the most of the skills you offer.  Check our Projects and then Apply.  We'll match your skills and wishes with the needs of projects and suggest suitable choices for you.

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