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Canada Volunteer Opportunities in South Thailand


Canadian volunteers are welcome to charming towns, small villages, islands, schools by the sea, eco projects, health care projects and nurseries in South Thailand.

Openmind Projects supports villages, schools, orphan homes, community hospitals. We support marine and other national parks, community based eco tourism, helping local and poor people to earn an extra income while protecting nature.  


Why pay $60-90, the rates major European and US volunteer organizations charge? You only need pay $22 per day with Openmind Projects in Thailand for a two month placement? We offer affordable and value for the money volunteer overseas fees that don't empty your pockets! And they include three extra days of fun and very useful cross cultural volunteer training before you start.

You have two volunteering overseas options: Volunteer with Support or Independent Volunteer.


Where our projects are located in South Thailand

Our projects and volunteer placements in South Thailand are located in the Krabi Pang Nga, Phuket and Satun provinces.   


What you can do, where you can go as a Canadian  volunteer in South Thailand

Stay at our Volunteer House in Krabi, Thailand

School Holiday Camps
in April and October


Teach at a Buddhist Temple School

Wat Keaw Kro Wararam Secondary Temple School


Teach English or Computer skills/IT in South Thailand

Ao Nang School and Tsunami Learning Center
Ban Chongplee Village Primary School
Ban Koh Klang Nursery and Primary School
Ban Nong Kok Village Primary School
Ban Tha Dindaeng Nursery and Primary School

Koh Sireh Nursery, Primary, and Secondary School

The combined Koh Lanta Island Eco, Village, and School Project


Eco tourism and  environmental conservation projects in South Thailand


Phuket Marine Research Center
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

Organic Farm near Ao Nang

Phang Nga Eco Project

Similan Islands Eco Project

Thai Muang Marine Wildlife Conservation Center


Health Care Volunteer

Chong Plee Community Hospital in Thailand
Krabi Hospital
in Thailand

We support other projects too.  Apply for free for more information


Why we support these projects in Thailand

We support these projects because they want our help, and need more and better educational resources to facilitate learning by the children. The local eco tourism projects need educational and promotional support as well as help to attract and take care of eco tourists thereby generating extra income that stays in the villages rather than leaving with the outside tour operators. Child and health care projects have inadequate resources and welcome qualified volunteers.

If you Apply to volunteer you will get more information on our organization and projects. Then we will match your background with the requirements of the projects and suggest some for you to consider.

How we support projects in Thailand

On the basic level Openmind Projects provides human resources—the volunteers—who come with their own diverse skills to supplement the few resources often available to the project. We match volunteer skills with appropriate projects so that their skills can be most effective. We develop learning tools—English and IT—for Thai education projects and schools, orphan homes, and other projects. We design and maintain websites and promotional materials for community based and village eco tourist projects. We help projects in Thailand find volunteers by recruiting and training overseas volunteers whom we furnish with information and educational materials to use in projects.

How you and other Canadian and overseas volunteers can help us support projects in South Thailand

Depending on your skills, as a volunteer you may teach basic English and computer skills, help develop learning tools, and/or design websites and promotional material for eco projects. Some eco volunteers help make wildlife surveys, design treks and tours, go diving, and check the status of coral reefs. You bring enthusiasm, energy, and new perspectives that help us further develop the services we offer to projects.

How we recruit and prepare Canadian and other overseas volunteers for Thailand

Our only ways to reach volunteers are via the internet and by word of mouth. We do not have the resources to advertise or run promotional and informational meetings in the countries where volunteers come from.

We offer an online Pre Departure Handbook with volunteer, work, and cultural and language information. We arrange a very popular monthly 3 day Volunteer Training in Thailand for all volunteers in Southeast Asia. We provide in-country support from our local staff during your time at your project.

When you can volunteer in South Thailand?

You can join any of our monthly 3 day Volunteer Trainings and then go to your volunteer placement.
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If dates do not suit you, we can discuss other arrival dates depending on projects and your background

Your volunteer in Thailand options and fees

You have the flexibility to volunteer either as a Supported or as an Independent Volunteer

Why many projects in Thailand?

Some ten years ago we set up pilot projects in northeastern Thailand (Isan) to test and learn how to help poor and isolated children to learn to use computers, and to use computers as a learning tool when other resources are scarce. Isan, which is one third of the area and contains one third of the population of Thailand, is the poorest area of Thailand and thus in great need of resources to supplement those currently accessible. For more information on our original IT in Isan project see its website.

Information and communication technology is constantly improving and becoming more affordable day by day and therefore can become one of the best educational resources for poor children.

Our ambition was to find a way to help an increasing number of children to better learning opportunities. Now we support projects in four countries and are always looking for opportunities to support more projects and in more countries based on similar thinking.

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Canada Volunteer Opportunities in South Thailand