Archived entries for marine volunteer

Perhentian Marine Research Team – Goodbye 2014

As monsoon season brings in stormy skies over the stunning Perhentian Islands, our Marine Research and Conservation programme has now closed for the winter.
Perhentian-Islands-Marine-Research-Project-Update-SeptOct-2014_page1_image2 Over the last few weeks, the program staffs have been rounding up all of this year’s data into a final report.
Perhentian-Islands-Marine-Research-Project-Update-SeptOct-2014_page1_image1 We have also been busy preparing the Blue Temple House for the impending rains of the annual monsoon season which starts around mid October and ends in Febuary. Continue reading…

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The Wonderful World of Diving at Perhentians!

Once again, we have been delighted to train and certify some terrific new divers last month in April for the Perhentian Marine Research program.

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One of our new divers was Sian Cowan, the volunteer co-ordinator from Ecoteer’s Jogjakarta Orangutan Project. It was great to have her diving with us!

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Sian A.K.A. “Brave”, now A.K.A. “Ariel” ;-)

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Welcome to our Underwater World at the Perhentian Islands where you see plenty of diverse marine life espacilley when you go scuba diving!! Continue reading…

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Great Start for the Perhentian Islands Marine Research Project

Our scuba diving and marine research project has seen a terrific start to the new season.

1Last month saw four volunteers complete their PADI open water dive training; Rachel, Gaelle, Ed and Max. Continue reading…

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Rizal’s journey in Cambodia!

Rizal volunteered at the Marine Conservation project in Cambodia a few months ago and shares some memories about his adventure in Cambodia…

 

“The plan was, 10 plus times of diving, teach kids on the weekend and enjoying myself to the fullest for the entire two weeks. Well, I guess I did manage to fulfill that last item although the universe certainly can be a bit fickle sometimes in messing up with my plans. Continue reading…

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Sea Turtle Project-Volunteers Needed!

We need more volunteers help for the Sri Lanka Sea Turtle Project!

This Sri Lanka Sea Turtle Project is a new and exciting project! If you love to work with turtles and want to know how turtle conservation works, this is your opportunity! Very suitable for individuals and families with children.

The project site is located on Sri Lanka’s beautiful west coast where you get the beach, the sand and the sea turtles =D

Volunteers help are needed because the task which will be carried out needs lots of work. What volunteers usually will be doing for this sea turtle conservation project in Sri Lanka are cleaning the turtle tanks, be involved in the night walks to prevent the turtles eggs from being stolen while the turtle is laying the eggs, be a part of the sea turtle medical treatment team using natural and herbal medication, egg collection, hand feeding newly hatched turtles, beach cleaning, educating tourist and watching hatchlings go back to the sea!

If you would like to do research on sea turtles, we provide tho opportunity for undergraduates and post graduates to conduct their research here too. You will get to do your research and experience a new culture at the same time. How cool is that!

This project is available all year round and so volunteers can visit any time of the year!

Food, accommodation and airport to project site tranfers will all be provided and taken care of. So volunteers will only need to just focus on the turtle needs and enjoy! On weekends, volunteers get the chance to explore other parts of Sri Lanka as volunteers have their weekends off.

Here is an example of the daily activities for the volunteer.

Time Activity
6.30 – 6.45am Waking up near the beach and the turtles! What better than a nice cup of tea to start the day? You will also get a 1 litre bottle of drinking water every day.
6.45 – 8.30am The hatchery work begins. You will be kept busy cleaning the area where the eggs are buried & checking the dates of new arrivals. Your help is needed cleaning the tanks, feeding the turtles, especially the blind turtles and checking on the baby turtles (sick ones and unfortunately sometimes deaths).Thankfully many babies do survive their first vital hours/days and need you to check on them before being released that night. Always keep an eye on the visitors ensuring they treat the turtles right and stick to the rules. After the 1st week you are also welcome to guide tourists around and share your new found knowledge.
8.30 – 9.30am Finally breakfast for you! Enjoy fruits, bread & curry or butter & jam (if requested by the volunteer), tea or coffee
9.30am – 13.30pm Continue with the activities from earlier in the day with a lovely tea break between 10.30 and 11.00
1.30 – 2.30pm Lunch break with rice, vegetable(s) and dhal curry, fish, chicken or egg.
2.30 – 3.30pm Continue with the activities from earlier in the day with a welcome tea break between 3.30 and 4.00pm.
4.00 – 5.00pm Take a welcome break of all your hard work and guide visitors around the hatchery.
6.00 – 8.00pm Accompany tourists to release baby turtles
8.00-9.00pm Dinner with hoppers, rice, bread. string hoppers, noodles or vegetables and fish, chicken or eggs. Finish with a nice tea or coffee.
9.00 – 10.00pm Beach patrol (conservation ) till mid night if you wish. This will always be accompanied by 2 or 3 staff members.
The turtle volunteer project runs from Monday to Friday leaving the weekends for you to explore the country

* Changing of sea water will be done once a week which will be a whole days work.
** Please note that the project itinerary is not set in stone and may change depending on a variety of factors.

To know more, visit Sri Lanka Sea Turtle Project or email explore@ecoteer.com.

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Ecoteer article in The Star newspaper!

The Star newspaper is one of the main daily newspaper read in Malaysia and today on the 17th of January 2012, an article on Ecoteer was published! Of course quite an amount of effort was put in to have this article published in a quite glorious manner.

Our two full paged article appeared in the Star 2 section paged 2 and 3 of this newspaper and hopefully it looks attractive and would inspire local and foreign tourist to opt for a low environmental impact holiday. The article included an introduction on how Ecoteer was found by Daniel Quilter, followed by the concept of Ecoteer and how this concept of volunteering while holidaying is quite foreign to Malaysian tourist.

The article also included some background stories about the community & conservation program and turtle conservation project in the lovely tropical island of Perhentians as well as the English project located in the palm oil estates of Sukau, Sabah.

Read the original article in The Star Online: Ecoteer – Vacation with a difference

Want to know more about green traveling and responsible volunteering? Find out more at Ecoteer: Travel With A Cause or drop us an email to inquire more about our projects at contact@ecoteer.com.

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Pavin looks back

Below is an excerpt from a blog which Pavin the ‘awesome’ Ecoteer House village facilitator wrote after he had left the Islands.  The islands touch many with no exception.

It is weird …
I look out of the window and I don’t see the clear ocean no more
Instead , I’m overwhelmed with the sight of buildings and the ever deafening vehicles
I see people walking on the streets with an obsession to a fast paced society
I wonder what is going through their heads right now
They don’t look at ease but they sure are walking it

I miss the hills that stood high on the island
The mist that subsides at dawn
And the bats that used to fly narrowly missing my face
The locals who walked by greeting me
As I sat there smoking on my bright blue porch

One season passed and many friends made
Memories that one would cherish
But could never chase
Grab your snorkels to the tide that we embrace

I now sit humbly on the corner of my bed
Fuck me , the world is getting smaller
But time seems to be pacing
Dare to dream and dare to live
Are you in a rush to get somewhere
Why do we even bother

It’s been a good run of faith and dedication
Snap back in the real world
Kickin’ it like a rock and rolla
Dreams are made for a reason
And the reason is nothing but a bare self confession

The Ecoteer House Project is based in the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia.  The project aims to conserve through education be it the diverse marine environment or the  Malay culture.  To find out more about the Ecoteer House Project please go to www.ecoteerresponsibletravel.com.

Follow Pavin’s rock and roll life by reading his blog at Trippy and Twisted.  He is currently building his own Eco adventure Park in Ipoh, Malaysia.  Good luck Pavin we are all behind you 200%!!!

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Review of 2010

I call 2010 a year of diversification.  We have been changing the essence of Ecoteer from just being focused on assisting people to find volunteer projects to actively pursuing change.  We are taking a more proactive role in change and as a consequence I hope we can benefit more grass root projects.  I personally want to say a big thank you to the Ecoteer Team – Mary, Mervyn, Azimi and Terence, the project leaders and of course YOU our volunteers and members.  2010 has laid the platform for bigger more significant change in 2011.

Help Our Penyu

2010 was the founding year for Help Our Penyu an Ecoteer initiated community-focused turtle conservation society in Malaysia.  Help Our Penyu ran a marine conservation project based at one bay in the Perhentian Islands, conducted awareness events in Kuala Lumpur and conducted the first long-ranged turtle track survey in Malaysia in the Walk for Turtles event.  In 2010 Help Our Penyu had significant national recognition in Malaysia for the walk for turtles event and the rehabilitation of a very rare Olive Ridley Turtle.  My Sincere thanks has got to go to Azimi, Libby and the Bubbles Resort Staff, the interns (Illi, Yanti, Mike and Paul), the volunteers and of course the place wouldn’t be the same without Dollah.  2010 was a good platform but in 2011 we are aiming for much more.  We are expanding the turtle project in Perhentian (protection of a second turtle nesting beach, doubling the frequency of the marine after-school marine club TnT Club, an info booth which will be hosted Fri to Sun throughout the islands and from week 2 the volunteers will be staying in the village fulltime), expansion of the Walk for Turtles (Survey 300km of beach, conduct awareness events at 8 schools and villages and 3 complimentary surveys between Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut) and we have various other developments planned for 2011.  In 2011 our new interns, Al, Hayley, Anuar, Bex, Vicki and Mike (Walk for Turtles Research Assistant) will surely be kept very busy as 2011 promises to be a fulfilling year.

Borneo Child Aid Society

The pioneer volunteers Arsalan, Jody and Donna had an experience with the Borneo Child Aid Society when they went to the schools of Tomanggong and Melangking from July to September.  They started their 2 and half month pioneer volunteer experience at Tomanggong school where they taught the children English in the mornings and in the afternoons got their class ready for the annual BCAS sporting event.  During their time at Tomanggong they got upclose and personal not only with the children but also the non-human denizens of the Palm Oil Plantation.  But they all said it was an experience they wouldn’t forget and would not change a thing.  After 6 weeks at Tomanggong the children were ready for the event and not only won a few of the competitions but won the grand prize – actually winning all but one of the individual competitions!  It must be due to the coaches J.  They then ventured north to a Palm Oil Estate called Melangking near to Sukau on the Kinabatagan river.  They volunteered at the three schools at Melangking and initiated a recycle scheme at the schools.  The program in 2010 was a great success and highlighted some of the good and bad points of the volunteering at these schools.  It is great news that the Borneo Child Aid Society wants to continue working with Ecoteer in 2011 at not only with the schools at Melangking and Tomanggong but also with their new floating schools in Semporna.  My initial volunteering experiences where in Sabah so not only Ecoteer but I personally hope this partnership builds and gets stronger through 2011, helping to improve the English and environmental awareness of the children of Sabah.

Find out more about our teach English volunteer positions with Borneo Child Aid Society

Ecoteer Responsible Travel

I have now lived on and off in SE Asia for the past 5 years and have visited many grass root organisations and movements in the ASEAN countries.  I started Ecoteer Responsible Travel as a means to further support not only the projects Ecoteer initiates and supports in SE Asia but also the many projects I have visited.  Through the Ecoteer Responsible Travel site we are supporting local communities in central eastern Thailand, Northern Laos and Komodo as well as Malaysia.  We created these experiences so you dont only see but actually DO.  I believe doing, is believing!  And through these packages which combine traditional tourism and volunteering we will enable more people to feel passionate about helping local grass root projects.  In 2011 through the Ecoteer network I HOPE can provide these projects with more voluntourists, opening the tourists eyes to other cultures.

Boom Festival

In August Jay, Kelly and Zoe held a stall at the Boom Festival in Portugal.  Jay was helping to set up the bamboo structures for the event and managed to get Ecoteer a free booth. I would like to personally thank Jay and the co-founder of the Boom Festival Artur.  The event went well and the guys spoke to lots of people.  We are continuing our partnership with the Boom Festival who are helping a project registered with Ecoteer in Mozambique.  The Boom crew are providing the Manda Wilderness Trust with training and skills sharing for the local community so they can improve their own community events.  This is another partnership we hope we can consolidate and build upon in 2011.

Green ANT

This is a very new concept which we are working on.  Green ANT or Green Adventure Nature Travel is a social network with a purpose.  We are currently building the Green ANT website which will enable the network’s members to buy responsible holidays, fundraise and buy indigenous handicraft all from one spot – with the ultimate aim of raising money which provides grants for one-off projects voted for by the Green ANT members.  Ecoteer hope a trial of this website to be online by February 2011.

2010 has been a year of change and diversification, in 2011 we hope it is a year of consolidation and growth supporting our current and new grass root projects around the world.

I would also like to give a special thank you to my fiancée Aida who had to put up with me in 2010.  For us 2011 will be a year to remember as we will be marrying in April.

Aman cinta ke semua hidup jiwa (Peace and love to every living soul in Malaysian)

Daniel

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Gap year in Asia

Taking your gap year in Asia is a great way to see one of the worlds most diverse and enthralling continents while also making a positive difference. Gap year Asia means gaining a far greater insight into the local cultures and everyday life rather than merely passing through, making for a far more authentic volunteer Asia, careerbreak Asia or travel Asia experience. Plus, if you want to take a gap year in Asia its not necessary to have any specific skills or qualifications just bring along your passion and an enthusiasm to give something back and keep an open mind! In return you will gain an unforgettable and worthwhile gap year Asia experience that you’ll treasure for years.

Gap year Asia with Ecoteer whom provides you with a wide choice of worthwhile gap year volunteer programs and projects. You can get involved with one of our popular wildlife conservation projects, presenting thrilling gap year opportunities to work with some of Asias most endangered animals, such as Turtles in Malaysia. You may also consider gap year volunteering in Asia to make a contribution towards improving the lives of disadvantaged children and adults in local communities, or you could make a vital difference by contributing your time to gap year in thailand or gap year in India. Our recent gap year projects in Sri Lanka enable gap year volunteers to help reestablish communities destroyed by the 2004 tsunami and 6 years on have long been forgotten. Whatever you do when you take your gap year Asia you can be sure to find the adventure thats right for you.

Recommended gap year Asia projects

Gap year in Malaysia

Gap year turtle volunteer project in Perhentian, Malaysia

Cost – GBP200 per week

Be part of our fledgling gap year turtle conservation and marine awareness project in the most beautiful islands of Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands, off mainland Malaysia. 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 volunteers help protect two important turtle beaches, run weekly after-school clubs at the primary school and teach tourists about marine conservation and turtle protection.

Join the Turtle gap year volunteer project now

Gap year Malaysia and teach English at learning centres

Cost – GBP749 for 4 weeks

Ecoteer are combing forces with a local NGO to help them expand their network of learning centres across Sabah, Borneo Malaysia. This gap year 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.

Teach English in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia.

Orangutan gap year volunteering in Borneo

Cost – Over GBP200 per week

The gap year orangutan project is a collection of orangutan conservation projects in both Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, funded by gap year volunteer contributions. The GOP’s strength lies in its unique collaboration of orangutan conservation organisations or individuals who exchange knowledge, advice and ideas towards orangutan conservation in this part of the world. Each project has the shared vision of increasing the size and health of Borneo orangutan populations, bringing them back from the brink of extinction.

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Marine gap year volunteers in Sabah

Cost – GBP100 per week

Giant Clams the pearls of coral reefs are almost locally extinct. Become a marine volunteer in Borneo and help save these Giants. Gap year Asia volunteers help with the spawning of giant clams and coral re-planting work. Gap year Asia volunteers are also involved in the environmental education work with school children.

Become a marine volunteer in Borneo

Gap year in Cambodia

Volunteer in ecotourism or teach in Cambodia

Cost – Free

The lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation to “green” and eco-friencly travellers, but it is also open to all kinds of visitors who want to stay somewhere completely different to conventional lodging in town. Gap year Asia volunteers teach English to the youth of the tribal groups to make them more employable. English is not included in the national curriculum so gap year Asia volunteers teaching English is of great need.

Volunteer teach english and help the Cambodian youth find future employment

Gap year in Laos

Volunteer in Laos textiles

Cost – GBP50 per week

This gap year volunteer project in Laos is dedicated to Lao cultural preservation through the promotion of Lao textile arts. It is our goal to economically and socially benefit Lao rural mountain artisans and thereby contribute to the wider community especially to women.
Unique aspects are that our new gap year Asia volunteers do not come into an existing role rather they become part of the community and co-steer the process of building up the future work of the ladies. A small team is in place to supervise and the founder of the Foundation can guide through various ideas connected to the projects aims.

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Gap year India

Volunteer at tiger reserve ecolodge

Cost – GBP50-100 per week

Nestled deep in the picturesque Ramganga valley and surrounded by lush hills, the Lodge lies in total seclusion with the meandering Ramganga virtually cutting it off from human habitation. The lodge is strategically located on the banks of the river, the lifeline of Corbett, before it enters the park at Domunda. We provide a unique gap year Asia volunteer wildlife experience for nature lovers and our lodge easily ranks as one of the wildest jungle lodges in India. The rustle of the breeze in the adjoining forests, the calls of birds, the rumble of the river as it goes over rapids and sitting around a campfire at night to hear alarm calls of sambar and barking deer, provides an unforgettable dimension to the ambience. What makes it unique is the diversity it offers. The envious location affords long walks into the surrounding forest, something not permitted inside the park. A good mix of riverine, forest and high altitude habitat makes it a birdwatchers haven. With exclusive fishing beats replete with Golden Mahseer, anglers have rated it as the best sportfishing destination in North India. The added attraction of elephant safaris in the wild country makes this an irresistible proposition for your gap year in Asia.

Volunteer with tigers at India ecolodge

Volunteer and teach english in India

Cost – GBP20 per week

Gap year Asia volunteer opportunity in India and teach English and core subjects to the poor children and orphans in the beautiful hilly town of Shillong, North East India. Little Prakash and his friends in Shillong need help! In a poor tribal area of Shillong, a primary school with an attached orphanage housing 10 children is being run by Didi Ananda Kalyanbrata, a yoga nun. The school currently has 120 children, some of whom study free as their parents are unable to pay even minimal fees. All the children learn meditation and yoga.

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Volunteer at sustainable ecotourism lodge in India

Cost – Free

Gap year Asia volunteers can work at this retreat which is a unique project that combines sustainable ecotourism with sustainable agriculture and environmental education. Our eco-lodge is situated on a certified Organic farm in the rainforests of the Western Ghats of karnataka. We cater to environmentally conscious gap year asia volunteers who want to experience a harmonious existence with nature. We also organize and host workshops and educational programs with emphasis on organic farming, sustainable living, rainforest ecology and biodiversity for students and special interest groups such as organic farmers. We are recognized as one of india’s leading eco-lodges and have received a 1st prize award from eco-club international in 2005.

Volunteer in ecotourism in India

Gap year Thailand

Volunteer and help rural communities of Thailand

Cost – GBP20-50 per week

The rural population in Thailand is poor and has only little access to education. Gap year Asia volunteers share their lifes with the local community. The gap year Asia volunteers support is making a big change in the villagers. During your gap yer volunteering at this project you can get involved in teaching English, construction and just about anything that makes the lifes of the local community better.
Highly recommended.

Volunteer and make a difference in Thailand

Gap year with Elephants in Thailand

Cost – GBP100 per week

The gap year Asia Elephant project is unique and set in Northern Thailand. Established in the 1990″s their aim has always been to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. Elephant gap year volunteer jobs are varied, from bathing elephants to basic health care. Gap year Asia volunteer roles also include assisting elephants keepers bathing elephants and general duties around the park and surrounds.

Become an elephant volunteer in Thailand

Gap year China

Teach English in Shanghai, China

Cost – GBP50-100 per week

Gap year Asia volunteer teaching in Shanghai: After a one week Induction course in Shanghai (include, Induction, culture course, Mandarin lesson and sightseeing explore) you will spend 4 weeks to 12 weeks teaching english to 7 to 18 year olds. Your teaching will usually be spread over 11 lessons to 15 lessons per week (35 to 40 minutes per lesson), Monday to Friday.

Volunteer and teach english in shanghai China

Gap year Japan

Sustainable living volunteer in Japan

Cost – Free

The ethos of this gap year Asia volunteer project is to live sustainably and in harmony with nature. The mission statement is: “To inspire and educate the citizens of Earth to create their own environmentally sustainable lifestyles and businesses, through participation in the creation and operation of a self-sufficient education center, organic farm, restaurant, fair trade shop and eco-technology development and demonstration center”. The farm and Cafe are run by an international volunteer team of staff from all over the world. About 4 or 5 team members and volunteers live on Mt Fuji full-time. We are also largely supported through the help of our Short Term Farm Volunteers, who help with everything from planting to cooking.

Volunteer at sustainable farm and lodge, Japan

Gap year Sri Lanka

Gap year Asia volunteers help rebuild communities

Cost – GBP50-100 per week

This is a rare opportunity to volunteer during your gap year asia and do a variety of different work in the poor areas of Sri Lanka. The people in the poor areas of Sri Lanks are still suffering from the devastation left by the Tsunami in 2004. Gap year Asia here and help these people whilst gaining an insight into day to day Buddhism. Gap year Asia volunteers do not, however, have to participate in religious activities.
The gap year Asia volunteer Sri Lanka Project is a small, personal, multi faceted project which was started after the devastating Tsunami in 2004 by Janaka De Silva, the General Manager of a local hotel and a dedicated philanthropist. He spends his spare time helping poor Sri Lankan families living on the outskirts of Galle town.
The project is totally non profit making. Any money left when the volunteers have been fed & accommodated, is ploughed straight into buying equipment, books & building works for the project.

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Help medicinal plants volunteer in Sri Lanka

Cost – GBP20-50 per week

We are a grassroot NGO involved in conservation of fast disappearing native plant species and documentation of indigenous knowledge or ethno botanical values associated with native plants. We possess a wonderful arboretum with rare medicinal and wild fruit plants with plenty of valuable traditional knowledge and all volunteers are placed in our arboretum in eco friendly architecture. Our main objective is to propagate these rare plants amongst Sunday schools in rural church parishes and Buddhist monasteries with hands on experience.

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Gap year Mongolia

Health care gap year Asia volunteer opportunity in Mongolia

Cost – GBP50-100 per week

As a gap year Asia volunteer, you will be assisting the Family Hospital in their effort to improve health care in poorest district in Ulaanbaatar and its surrounding areas. Two or three days a week, according to the community’s needs, you will accompany a mobile clinic that goes out to rural communities around the capital that often have little or no medical facilities. The drive to these communities generally takes about an hour-and-a-half. The mobile clinic usually visits Day Care Center, Black market, Orphanage center and Ger district, so that the doctors can give the children medical check ups. On the days that you are not going out on the mobile clinic, you will assist in the Family Hospital medical centre, which provides basic medical aid to children.

Volunteer in health care, Mongolia

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Volunteer Southeast Asia

Volunteer in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia (SE Asia) is a collection of related but dissimilar states squeezed between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The area has long been a favorite corner of the world for globe-tramping backpackers, well-known for its perfect beaches, tasty cuisine, low prices, and good air connections.

Southeast Asia is perfect for the volunteer looking for a tried and tested location perhaps its your first volunteer project, gap year, travelling independently or careerbreak.  Volunteer in SE Asia and you will not be disappointed or lost in the middle of nowhere.  Use volunteering in south east asia as a stepping stone to other locations like India or China.  Southeast asia’s perfect beaches and lush forests make it a wise choice for any eco traveller.

Recommended volunteer abroad projects in Southeast Asia

Volunteer in Malaysia

Turtle Volunteer project in Perhentian, Malaysia

Cost – GBP200 per week

Be part of our fledgling community-based turtle conservation and marine awareness project in the most beautiful bay in the Perhentian Islands, off mainland Malaysia. 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. Volunteers help protect an important turtle beach, run a fortnightly after-school club at the primary school and teach tourists about marine conservation and turtle protection.

Join the Turtle volunteer project now

Orangutan volunteering in Borneo

Cost: Over GBP200 per week

The orangutan project is a collection of orangutan conservation projects in both Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, funded by volunteer contributions. The GOP”s strength lies in its unique collaboration of orangutan conservation organisations or individuals who exchange knowledge, advice and ideas towards orangutan conservation in this part of the world. Each project has the shared vision of increasing the size and health of Borneo orangutan populations, bringing them back from the brink of extinction.

Join the Orangutan volunteer project new

Volunteer and teach English at borneo learning centres

Cost: Unknown

Ecoteer are combing forces with a local NGO to help them expand their network of learning centres across Sabah, Borneo Malaysia.  This volunteer project will be the second project to be run by Ecoteer.  Help teach English to the children of palm oil workers who would otherwise have no education.

Teach English in Sabah, borneo Malaysia.

Volunteer in Cambodia

Volunteer in ecotourism or teach in Cambodia

Cost: FREE

The lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation to “green” and eco-friencly travellers, but it is also open to all kinds of visitors who want to stay somewhere completely different to conventional lodging in town. Volunteers teach English to the youth of the tribal groups to make them more employable.  English is not included in the national curriculum so volunteers teaching English is of great need.

Volunteer teach english and help the Cambodian youth find tourism employment

Volunteer in Laos

Volunteer in Laos and become part of the community

Cost: GBP100 per week

Our volunteer project focuses on community-based voluntourism in the Northern region of Laos. We help 7 villages to organize and run their own tourist products. We believe responsible tourism is the only way to reduce poverty in this region and are succeeding!  Volunteers live like a villager in Northern Laos and take part in everyday tasks.  Volunteers teach English and assist the community.  Volunteering in Laos is a great way to experience what Thailand was like pre- mass tourism.

Highly recommended.

Volunteer and immerse yourself in Laos culture

Volunteer in Laos textile

Cost: GBP50 per week

This volunteer project in laos is dedicated to Lao cultural preservation through the promotion of Lao textile arts. It is our goal to economically and socially benefit Lao rural mountain artisans and thereby contribute to the wider community especially to women.

Unique aspects are that our new volunteers do not come into an existing role rather than being able to co-steer the process of building up the future work with their commitment. A small team is in place to supervise and the founder of the Foundation can guide through various ideas connected to the projects aims.

Volunteer in Laos now

Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteers help the rural community of Thailand

Cost: GBP20-50 per week

The rural population in Thailand is poor and has only little access to education. Volunteers who share their lifes and support them can make a big change.  Volunteers at this project get involved in teaching English, construction and just about anything that makes the lifes of the local community better.

Highly recommended.

Volunteer and make a difference in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand

Cost – GBP100 per week

The Elephant Park is a unique project set in Northern Thailand. Established in the 1990″s our aim has always been to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. Elephant volunteer jobs are varied, from bathing elephants to basic health care. Volunteer roles also include assisting elephants keepers bathing elephants and general duties around the park and surrounds.

Become a elephant volunteer in Thailand

Teach English in thailand

Cost: GBP100 per week

Most children in the Surin region will have never seen a foreigner and by meeting volunteers first hand and understanding the bigger picture, they can really grasp the reason and importance behind their studies. Volunteer roles at this project vary from teaching English to adults and children running educational camps and volunteer at orphanages.  Surin is one of the most poorest areas of Thailand and volunteer helpers are needed desperately.

Volunteer and teach English in Thailand

Volunteer in Borneo

Marine volunteer in Sabah, Borneo

Cost – GBP100 per week

Giant Clams the pearls of coral reefs are almost locally extinct.  Become a marine volunteer in Borneo and help save these Giants.  Volunteers help with the spawning of giant clams and coral re-planting work.  Volunteers are also involved in the environmental education work with school children.

Become a marine volunteer in borneo

Orangutan volunteering in Borneo

Cost: Over GBP200 per week

The orangutan project is a collection of orangutan conservation projects in both Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, funded by volunteer contributions. The GOP”s strength lies in its unique collaboration of orangutan conservation organisations or individuals who exchange knowledge, advice and ideas towards orangutan conservation in this part of the world. Each project has the shared vision of increasing the size and health of Borneo orangutan populations, bringing them back from the brink of extinction.

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Volunteer and teach English at borneo learning centres

Cost: Unknown

Ecoteer are combing forces with a local NGO to help them expand their network of learning centres across Sabah, Borneo Malaysia.  This volunteer project will be the second project to be run by Ecoteer.  Help teach English to the children of palm oil workers who would otherwise have no education.

Teach English in Sabah, borneo Malaysia.

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