Separated by the South China Sea, Malaysia is comprised
of two islands, the Peninsular Malaysia, which juts into
the gulf of Thailand and East Malaysia, situated on the
island of Borneo.
The country is composed of large coastal plains teeming with
diverse coral reefs and dense tropical mountain rainforest
brimming with exotic species. Malaysia is the ideal fantasy
getaway with deep turquoise oceans and pure white beaches...
why not turn that screensaver into a reality!
We have some exciting volunteer projects working in creative
education in Kuala Lumpur. This will involve arranging drama
groups, music lessons and assorted creative projects. If you
prefer conservation or working with animals, volunteers can
help out at our Orang-utan conservation on the island of Borneo.
Other unusual projects we have are the Way of the Warrior.
This project combines the ancient arts of Bushido and martial
arts in the heart of the jungle to teach principles of leadership,
enlightenment and self control.
:: Volunteer Holidays
The capital city of Malaysia is located on the Peninsular
Malaysia. It is one of the most energetic and advanced cities
in the whole of South East Asia, with a cultural heritage
and architecture that combines European, Chinese and Asian
influences. When volunteers have the chance they should visit
the world’s tallest twin towers, the Petronas, the tranquil
Lake Gardens and the magnificent post modernist mosque, the
Cactus @ i-to-i
The World Wildlife Fund estimates that fewer than 63,000
orangutans exist in the world today, and the majority of these
call Borneo their home. In the past 100 years, the orangutan
population has fallen by 91 per cent due to destruction of
their habitat, poaching and illegal pet trading. Orangutans
only give birth to a single offspring once every eight years
so concentrated efforts are needed to conserve current populations
and to promote and protect breeding programmes to encourage
population growth. By volunteering in Borneo, you can help
shed light on the plight of the orangutan and work towards
reversing the damage that has taken place.
For gap year students starting a career in
community development or youth work you could try one of our
community projects in Malaysia. A youth worker helps to empower
and address social and economic issues affecting young people.
You could be working in Kuala Lumpur helping disadvantaged
young people, teaching them life skills such as baking and
basic IT. Once you have experience on a Volunteer Malaysia
placement, along with the necessary qualifications, you
should be able to find your way onto the degree of your choice
with relative ease. Click on the Volunteer Malaysia
links above to learn more.
:: Volunteer Feedback
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