Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open gives people of all ages the opportunity to see the world and make a difference by getting involved in humanitarian projects in Asia and Australia’s Northern Territory. Eyes Wide Open trips provide a meaningful way to see new destinations, experience new cultures and volunteer your skills and time to help communities in need. We travel in comfort, enjoying safe and well appointed hotels and delicious authentic meals.

  • As a participant of an Eyes Wide Open tour, you will volunteer at a range of projects including orphanages, schools, community centres and hospitals. You may teach English, build a well, distribute wheelchairs or run workshops. Eyes Wide Open matches your skills with the needs of the projects.
  • You will enjoy local culture, history and attractions as part of a  balance between tourism and volunteering.
  • In helping local communities, you venture off the tourist route and have real, grass roots experiences. You will come to understand the plight of people whose daily struggle is survival. We guarantee you will come home with open eyes and feel inspired to contribute to solutions towards a better world.


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Silk Purses

Distinctly Vietnamese purses with zippers handmade by the young women of the Unwed Mother's Home of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Handmade by the residents of the Unwed Mother's Home of Ho Chi Minh City.


These handmade headbands come with an elasticised band at the back so one size first all.

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Handmade from recycled fabrics by the young women of the Unwed Mother's Home of Ho Chi Minh City.

More 'Gifts that Give' available for sale in our store


See what Eyes Wide Open teams did in Nepal & Cambodia/Vietnam:

Visit the Nepal Blog (October 2009)
Visit the Cambodia & Vietnam Blog (February 2010)

Ali's eyes opened wide by Eyes Wide Open

Wide Eyed: 42-year-old Alison Rae Jones, a professional opera singer, describes her Eyes Wide Open trip to Nepal (30 Sep – 19 Oct 2009)

IMG_3012.jpgWhen my friend Sue rang to ask if I would be interested in going to Nepal with Eyes Wide Open, I practically jumped down the phone at the opportunity to travel to a country I would never have visited of my own volition.  I had heard all about a previous Eyes Wide Open trip to Vietnam and Cambodia and was inspired and excited by the idea of a broad based humanitarian trip.

Read part of her story here...

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For more information please contact:

Lena Way: info@eyeswideopen.org.au


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