Teach English and Information Technology

Openmind Projects Foundation
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High­lights

Our volunteers have a chance to experience school life ,to teach kids at a small school in town or a nearby village, at a temple or a juvenile detention center.
Volunteer at the hospital or the municipality - Maybe you help the tourist police or the environmental department of the municipality.
Are you bringing some special skills? - IT, teaching, social media, web design, fundraising skills are welcome! So tell us about yourself!
Free Volunteer Training Week - All new volunteers are welcome to our free training, an invaluable week, a kick start and stepping-stone into Southeast Asia!
Explore unseen Thailand and Laos together with our staff, trainees and campers! Visit their villages! Our Center is located in the border town NongKhai by the famous Mekong River
A Center for our Trainees, Volunteers and Staff
This is where it all began in 2001, in the heart of Indochina, when we began to help poor farm girls and boys. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Volunteering at Openmind Projects Training center.

If you would like to work in team with other volunteers, We believe our center is good place for you.
At our Center volunteers help us to train a group of young local trainees from Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. We need your help to train our trainees in new life skills, English conversation, IT training, community development and social entrepreneurship, and other skills. Our volunteers practice simple English, mainly conversation, quite a few also computer training, using social media, and help trainees with their weekly tasks, such as making presentations.  

You may often combine this with sports, games, songs or art. You can do this by using your own interests and skills and combine it with teaching at local schools and Temple schools; some volunteers have the opportunity to help at the Juvenile Detention Centre ( watch video about our Center). 

Most of the time one of our people will work with you, help you.

Since 2001 Openmind Projects has provided a free Training Center to assist disadvantaged young people to become leaders and to see all the possibilities of their world.  

With very limited means from our volunteer admin fees we have successfully trained over 400 young people. 

This new generation of Trainers has helped us to conduct over 60 very popular Learning Camps for village children at our Center in April and for migrant girls and boys on the Thai-Burma border in October, and inspired and motivated over 2000 Campers. 

If you have special skills such as IT, hospitality, social media, web/mobile application, fundraising skills, please let us know.

Typical day

A Teaching Volunteer Day

Teach 3-4 English lessons a day, add time to prepare. 

Socialize with children after school, play games, sing songs, cook and eat together is a great idea!

The best way to learn English is learning by speaking it!

Encourage  young students to talk about things they are interested in. Help them make simple sentences! They have only learned vocabulary, like colors, fruits etc., never to make a full sentence. Make them try, encourage them, give them confidence!

Let more advanced students search online for information, learn about the world and make presentations in English to share with their friends. They learn to learn and to help others!

We practice this at the Openmind Learning Camps and at our Center and you can go out to the village and do the same! Our campers and trainees love it!

Free-time activities

The Heart of Indochina where Thai, Laos, Chinese and Vietnamese Cultures Meet.

Explore unseen Thailand and Laos together with  our staff, trainees and campers! Visit their villages! Our Center is located in the border town NongKhai by the famous Mekong River, ideally situated for excursions to many of our Laos and Thai projects.

Take a tour around town with our trainees. Visit the Sala Kaeow Khu Temple with the giant Buddha statues and the royal Wat Pochai temple with its stolen, golden Buddha. Visit the NongKhai Aquarium with the world’s largest fresh water fish. Enjoy spicy, Thai, Laos, Chinese and Vietnamese food by the river while watching the sunset over Laos!

Many things to do, ball games, go swimming, jogging, biking by the river. Don’t miss the Saturday Market by the river walk. Try strawberries and crickets!  

Drive along the Mekong to scenic waterfalls and mountain temples. Visit our Thai or Laos projects. Go elephant trekking in Phu Wua Mountains! Do the Phu Tok mountain walk, according to National Geography one of the scariest in the world! Take a boat trip on the Mekong or on the famous Million Water Lilies Lake.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
IT, English at High school, similar level
Required Documents
Resume and we may ask for references
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Life skills, Photo and Videography
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Openmind Projects Foundation

Fees are used for food, accommodation, volunteer training, operating costs for our NGO.

Airport Pickup at Udon Thani International Airport

Yes, we can arrange pick up

Accommodation

At our Center in Thailand, you normally share a bedroom and shower, men and women of course separate. If you prefer more privacy and comfort, nice guest houses are available nearby. 

A shared bathroom is standard.

Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Hotel Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

If you stay at our Training Center in NongKhai, Thailand you eat with our staff, trainees and volunteers, lunch and dinner week days. Everybody shares and  helps,  cooking, cleaning enjoying. You may need to find out how hot you like it! Lots of great eateries for your weekends.

If you stay with a host family you eat with the  family. Weekends it is your choice.

If staying at a guest house you can eat at a local restaurant or maybe street stand of your own choice and if in our home town NongKhai, always welcome to our Center!

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Udon Thani International Airport (UTH) in Udon Thani. We assist you to find cheap flights to Thailand.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Thailand provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Thailand you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Thailand.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

All year

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$95
2 weeks
$175
3 weeks
$254
4 weeks
$334
8 weeks
$653
16 weeks
$1,290
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,600
Average fees
$94 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Openmind Projects Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Openmind Projects Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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