Volunteer in Asia

Globalteer is a UK charity providing volunteer placements in Asia working at children's, community and conservation projects. 

Volunteer Borneo Marine Conservation
The Borneo Marine Conservation Project focuses on protecting and replanting coral reefs.
 
Volunteers at this project spend the majority of each day working in the water. You will be diving on a daily basis in order to help with coral reef regeneration. Those who are new to scuba diving will be given training during their first few days in order to achieve their PADI open water dive certification. Those who already have open water dive qualifications will spend their first few days achieving their advanced certification.
Volunteer Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation
The Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation Project focuses on protecting the endangered Green and Hawksbill turtles that breed on the islands.
 
Volunteers at this project assist in the protection of the sea turtles by carrying out activities including beach patrols, survey and tagging. Volunteers can participate in this project from May to September during turtle nesting season when the turtles are nesting on the beach.

Go to the Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation Project page.
Volunteer Cambodia Bear Sanctuary
The Volunteer Cambodia Bear Sanctuary is located approximately one hour south of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. The sanctuary cares for over 100 rescued sun bears and Asiatic black bears.
 
The sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of bears poached for bear bile farms, traditional medicines, exploited as pets, used for profit within the tourist industry or rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

Go to the Volunteer Cambodia Bear Sanctuary page.

You can also read an account of the visit made to the Bear Sanctuary by two of Globalteer's staff by going to our Postcard from the bear rescue project article.
Volunteer Cambodia Community Project
The Cambodia community volunteer project works with established schools in disadvantaged communities around Siem Reap in Northwest Cambodia. The project needs volunteers to work with dedicated local project staff to help give underprivileged children a better start in life. Read on to get the low down on how you can help these inspirational schools give Cambodia’s children a brighter future.

Go to the Cambodia Community Project page.
Volunteer Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary
The Cambodia Volunteer Elephant Sanctuary is located in beautiful and largely unspoilt Mondulkiri province in Northeastern Cambodia.

The sanctuary is dedicated to helping the domestic elephant population and works in elephant conservation to protect Cambodia's wild elephant population.

Go to the Volunteer Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary page.

For more information on Cambodia's elephants visit our Asian Elephant Information page
Volunteer Cambodia Indigenous Hill Tribe
The Cambodia Volunteer Indigenous Community project is located in the remote mountain town of Sen Monorom in beautiful and largely unspoilt Mondulkiri province, the Eastern highland region of Cambodia which shares a border with Vietnam.

Our indigenous hill tribe project works with the local Bunong people (sometimes called Phnong people) to educate them, help them to gradually assimilate into modern society whilst preserving their traditional values, skills and ways of life.

Go to the Volunteer Cambodia Indigenous Hill Tribe page.
Volunteer Cambodia Sports Project
The Cambodia sports coaching project provides regular structured coaching sessions in football (soccer), volleyball basketball and softball or rounders, as well as an education programme in the dangers of addictive behaviour and the benefits of sport.
 
The Globalteer sports programme provides access to sports coaching and competition to over 1,000 underprivileged children in more than 20 local partner NGOs and schools who would otherwise never have the chance to play sports and compete with their peers in organised competition.

Go to the Volunteer Cambodia Sports Project page.
Volunteer Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary
Volunteer to help save the endangered wildlife of Asia at our Indonesian wildlife sanctuary.

The Volunteer Indonesian Wildlife Sanctuary is located in exotic Sulawesi Island and is a rescue, rehabilitation and release centre for animals saved from the illegal wildlife trade.

The sanctuary plays an important role in Indonesian wildlife conservation.

Go to the Volunteer Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary page.
Volunteer Laos Wildlife Sanctuary
Volunteer to care for rescued wildlife in stunning Laos. The Laos Wildlife Sanctuary is located outside of the capital Vientiane, and surrounded by unexplored landscapes, rich culture and ancient sites.

The Laos Wildlife Sanctuary is a rescue, rehabilitation and release centre that is dedicated to protecting animals saved from the illegal wildlife trade. As the first and only official release centre in Laos, our partner project is at the forefront of supporting wildlife conservation in South East Asia.

Go to the Volunteer Laos Wildlife Sanctuary Project page.
Volunteer Thailand Elephant Sanctuary
The Volunteer Thailand Elephant Sanctuary gives a safe sanctuary to Thailand's domesticated elephants.
 
These animals would otherwise be roaming the streets of big cities, living in poor conditions at working elephant camps or be otherwise exploited in the tourist industry. .

Go to the Volunteer Thailand Elephant Sanctuary page.

You can read more about Asian elephants in Thailand at our Asian Elephant Information page
Volunteer Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary
The Volunteer Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately 2 to 3 hours south of Bangkok.

Our partner wildilfe sanctuary in Thailand is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals such as tigers, gibbons and elephants and which have been previously exploited as pets, used commercially for profit in the tourist industry or rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.
 
Most of the animals residing at the sanctuary were maltreated before they arrived here, suffering from abuse, malnutrition, neglect and the physical and psychological damage caused by years of improper care.
 
Many of the animals arrive with permanent disabilities and hence cannot be returned to the wild. The mission is to give these animals the best quality of life possible in captivity.

Go to the Volunteer Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary page.
Cambodia Clean water Project
The Cambodia Clean Water Project saves lives and helps protect livelihoods by giving rural communities access to clean drinking water. Read on for the low down on how you can get involved in this life-changing project.

In Cambodia, 1 in 7 children die before the age of five from preventable diseases such as typhoid, malnutrition, malaria, dengue fever and diarrhoea. Dirty water is the common denominator for all of these conditions, and the direct cause of many.

Go to the Cambodia Clean water Project page.
Cambodia Food and Farming Project
The Cambodia Food & Farming Project works with communities around Siem Reap to help them move away from the hand to mouth existence of subsistence farming and fishing. Volunteers are always needed so read on to find out how you can help.

Volunteers working on these sustainable food programmes will be primarily assisting local and project staff in the maintenance and upkeep of the market gardens, farms and fish farms run by our partner projects.

Go to the Cambodia Food and Farming  Project page.
Cambodia Woman's Empowerment
The Cambodia Women’s Empowerment Project provides previously dependent and often abused women with new skills, a steady income and the opportunity for personal development in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Volunteers work alongside marginalised women creating beautiful and original products from discarded litter.

Volunteering with the women’s empowerment project gives you the unique opportunity to work alongside some truly inspirational Cambodian women.

Go to the Cambodia Woman's Empowerment page.
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