Volunteer Malaysia and get a flavour of what Asia has to offer. Being one of the most biodiverse regions in the world the environment is what attracts many people to volunteer Malaysia. From the coral reefs of Perhentian to the rainforests of Borneo, Malaysia has something for all volunteers.
Malaysia is a blend of three cultures, Chinese, Indian and Malay, making it not only environmentally rich but also culturally rich. The blend of the three cultures has created a blend of food that is unique to Malaysia. With Chinese meals that are spicy and curry with noodles the food of Malaysia in another reason to volunteer Malaysia.
Cost - GBP120 per week
Ecoteer expanded the project in Perhentian to a second site where they focus on raising environmental awareness, community development and community tourism in the fishing village in Perhentian. Help us conduct three weekly school clubs (Snorkelling, English & Environmental), learn about the Malay culture and lifestyle and live the life of an Islander in the paradise Perhentian Islands.
Cost - GBP200 per week
Be part of a Marine conservation project in Malaysia, learn to dive and then conserve corals by day and help sea turtles at night in the most beautiful islands of Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands. Green turtles are in dire need of our help especially in Terengganu, where 4 species of marine turtle nest but three of them, the hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Leatherbacks are almost locally extinct. Gap year asia volunteers help protect an important turtle nesting beach and help clean a coral nursery so the coral fragments can grow safely, plus teach tourists about marine conservation and turtle protection.
Cost - GBP60 per week (GBP40 per week for teachers)
Ecoteer are combing forces with a local NGO to help them expand their network of learning centres across Sabah, Borneo Malaysia. This gap year Asia volunteer project will be the second project to be run by Ecoteer. Help teach English to the children of palm oil workers during your gap year asia. Provide the children education which they would otherwise have no access too.
Cost - Over GBP200 per week
This Borneo Safari is one not to be missed for any nature lover. You will cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of tell tale signs of Orangutans and Pygmy Elephants. The data will then be given to WWF-Malaysia. You will also visit the local primary school to teach the children environmental awareness and also help with tree replanting programmes in the area.
Cost - GBP200 per week
Whilst you help at the Zoo you will care for several different tropical species including Orangutans, tigers, large snakes, chimps and many more. This programme is a great chance for you to gain experience working in a zoo and a chance to understand the bad sides about Zoo's as well as the good side.
one of the first things to consider when you volunteer Malaysia is the climate. Malaysia is in the tropics with daily temperatures being a constant 34 degrees throughout the year. The country is affected by an annual monsoon with the east coast of west Malaysia experiencing high wind and rain from the months of November through to February. The climate means Ecoteers turtle volunteer project in Perhentian is closed in the monsoon months as the turtles migrate to get away from the strong winds.
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This was a great adventure and sometimes like the show "Survivor." The work was sometimes challenging but very rewarding. Gandoca is fairly remote, but the community that the volunteers stay within is very ...
Anon, March 2008, Volunteer
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