Volunteer in Asia

Volunteer in Asia at Community, Conservation and Animal Rescue Projects

Volunteer in Asia Ethically and Responsibly with a UK registered Charity. Globalteer is dedicated to supporting sustainable Community, Conservation & Animal Rescue projects. Volunteer to help projects working towards a better future!

Volunteer in Asia!

You have so many opportunities to volunteer in Asia! Whether you would like to volunteer with community projects or are interested in volunteering with animals, there is something for everyone! We have several projects in Asia to choose from!

Volunteering with Animals

If you are interested in volunteering with animals we have several opportunities to volunteer at wildlife sanctuaries throughout Asia; in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Indonesia. You can also volunteer at one of three Elephant Sanctuaries in Cambodia or Thailand.

Volunteer with Community Projects

Volunteer with community development projects in Cambodia! Including our own Helping Hands school or building water filters to provide safe, clean drinking water to villages around Siem Reap. For those that like gardening then why not volunteer at our Food & Farming programme! Test your green thumb while helping to provide a nutritious, healthy breakfast daily to children.

Combine Volunteer Placements

Cant pick just one projects to volunteer at? We have the opportunities for you to combined placements at community projects in Siem Reap. Or why not combine a placement at the Thailand Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary.

See the projects below to find out more about these amazing opportunities to volunteer in Asia with Globalteer.

Cambodia Community Project

Probably our most popular opportunity to volunteer with community projects! The programme works with carefully selected education focused projects; including Globalteer's own rural school which gives free education to almost 300 children.

Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary resides at the head of a beautiful jungle valley in Eastern Cambodia. Providing rescued elephants with the most natural living environment possible.

Cambodia Indigenous People

This Indigenous People Project aims to help the Bunong people of Cambodia protect and preserve their culture and traditional ways of life that are currently under threat from modernization.

Food and Farming Project

The Food and Farming Project works with carefully selected partner projects on their innovative sustainable food programmes. The project also provides cheap and healthy food to families and children in Siem Reap.

Cambodia Clean Water project

The Clean Water Project tackles some of the deadliest problems of poverty by addressing a root cause; lack of clean drinking water. By giving communties access to clean, disease-free drinking water the risks of illness are reduced significantly.

Woman's Empowerment Project

The Women's Empowerment Project grew out of a ‘sustainable families' forum', led by the students for their parents. They came up with a plan that would provide the students’ mothers to know what it was like to have a steady job that was neither degrading or dangerous.

The Bear Rescue Sanctuary

The Bear Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of bears; poached for bear bile farms, traditional medicines, or exploited as pets. Also those used for profit within the tourist industry or rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

Combine Projects in Siem Reap

For those wanting to volunteer with community projects but can't decide with one; the Combination Placement allows you to combine placements at two or more of our Siem Reap projects. By volunteering with multiple community projects you can spread the love a little further!

Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

Volunteer in Asia with Elephants the the Elephant Sanctuary located in Northern Thailand. Volunteers work alongside professional mahouts in a sanctuary; working towards provides these gentle giants a natural, safe habitat after years of hard work in the logging or entertainment industry.

Laos Wildlife Sanctuary

For those interested in volunteering with animals in South-East Asia, then check out the Laos Wildlife Sanctuary; the first and only official wildlife release centre in Laos. Without the centre, local authorities wouldn’t be able to enforce wildlife laws; and rescued animals would not have a safe location for their rehabilitation and release.

Borneo Marine Conservation Project

Volunteer in Asia while also gaining your PADI certification at the same time. All while working towards the regeneration and conservation of coral reefs at the Borneo Marine Conservation Project. Volunteers work on the idyllic setting of a beautiful island surrounded by marine life!

Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

Volunteer alongside Elephants at the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides a safe haven to rescued elephants so that they can live a life as close to their natural relatives as possible. The sanctuary provides them a chance to live in a natural, safe habitat after years of exploitation in elephant camps or the tourist industry.

Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary

Interested in volunteering with animals during your time in Asia? Then this is the project for you. Volunteer at the Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary which is providing a safe haven and care for many different species of rescue animals. Most of the rescued animals are victims or the pet or tourist trade.

Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Volunteer in Asia with Sea Turtles at the Borneo Sea Turtle Conservation Project. The project's primary focus is on the protection and conservation of green and hawksbill turtles. During nesting season staff and volunteers at the project work to protect nests, as well as hatchlings from poachers in the area.

Indonesia Wildlife Sanctaury

Another opportunity for volunteering with animals at the Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary. This project is a rescue, rehabilitation and release center for animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. This project's existence enables authorities to  enforce wildlife protection laws and confiscate animals that would otherwise be trafficked.

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