Local and international NGO’s welcome students individually or for group projects that can make a difference to not only the people they serve, but the organisation itself. NGO’s run on limited funds and are always seeking volunteers that bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm, not to mention much needed discipline specific skills.
In the past, volunteers have commonly been from the fields of international relations, law, politics, community development and international studies, or health practitioners, however NGO’s also require business, marketing and communications majors, web developers and information systems students, and teachers.
Etania Schools, Sabah
6 weeks June 18 - July 27
Educating the stateless children of Borneo, Etania Schools was founded by Katherine Rivai and has a number of locations in Sabah. Not just for aspiring teachers, this program in Kota Kinabalu is seeking students from any discipline keen to share knowledge with these students
Epic Homes, Peninsula Malaysia
Dates to be advised
A non-profit initiative on a mission to provide sustainable homes for underprivileged communities starting with every Orang Asli (Indigenous person) in Malaysia. This program is open to groups of students from any discipline that want a leadership program in a design build setting.
PACOS Trust, Sabah
PACOS Trust works with Indigenous groups in Sabah providing educational, health and legal advice and empowering communities to improve their standard of living. Opportunities exist for individuals interested in Community Development, Rural Health, Indigenous education, environmental sustainability and more. Discipline specific groups are also welcome for project based programs.