With over 40
countries from Japan to Thailand to Pakistan, Asia
provides an incredible diversity of learning and service
opportunities for international volunteers. China
and the former Soviet nations of Central Asia seek
volunteer English teachers. India offers dozens of
direct service and sustainable development volunteer
opportunities. Even countries that used to be somewhat
closed to outsiders, such as Mongolia and Vietnam,
now welcome volunteers in health, education, and economic
Abroad Editor, Zahara Heckscher.
Featured Articles on Work,
Service and Vacations as a Volunteer in Asia
Asia Come experience a rich cultural immersion
while participating in a meaningful volunteer program!
ELI partners with local organizations in Bali, China,
India, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam
to match volunteers with local organizations in need
of volunteers. All placements are made on an individual
basis depending on the skills and goals of the volunteer,
the needs of the organization, and the length of the
program. Programs are available throughout the year
for lengths of time varying from two weeks to six
in Nepal, Mongolia, Vietnam,
Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines
Projects Abroad is the world's largest international volunteer organization. Trusted by over 127,000 volunteers. Discover over 20 exciting countries across 5 continents: Argentina, Botswana, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ecuador - Galapagos, Fiji, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, and Vietnam. Volunteer programs start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, community development, medicine, human rights, journalism, international development, language courses, and more! Programs are for ages 16+.
in Cambodia from US$350
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Phnom
Penh, Cambodia from US$350. Volunteers can participate
in Teaching, Orphanage/Childcare, Computer Support
and Human Rights. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers
worldwide annually — one of the world's most
popular volunteer placement organizations!
The Path Less Taken: Laos
In Globe Aware’s program in Laos, volunteers
will help the gentle citizens of Laos to recover from
the heavy trauma the country experienced after bombing
in the Vietnam War. Volunteers will work alongside
Buddhist monks at both a government orphanage and
village schools to complete a variety of community
projects. Projects can include general repairs and
improvements on facilities, as well as teaching basic
English and assembling and distributing wheel chairs
for those injured by land mines. Accommodations include
a modest hotel in the center of town with hot water,
flushing toilets, and electricity. During leisure
time, volunteers can boat on the Mekong River, visit
famous temples and caves, and get to know the people
of Laos. Lend a helping hand in Laos and be part of
bringing restoration and recovery to a peaceful society
that has endured years of devastation.
Volunteer Programs in Shanghai, China Connect-123 offers meaningful volunteer
projects in China, according to your interests and
skills, in education, health care, community service
and many other fields.Volunteer programs include teaching
English at local schools, caring for pediatric patients
at local hospitals, assisting at animal shelters,
working with children with autism or other disabilities,
assisting the elderly at retirement homes and caring
for infants and toddlers at orphanages.
A Broader View
Volunteer with a Non Profit Charity in Asia We work in 27 countries with over 245 programs,
including countries in Asia including Cambodia, China,
India, Nepal, Philippines, and Vietnam.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another
culture, collaborate with your host community on a
development project, and work side by side with local
youth while building your own leadership skills. ABV
works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.
We offer programs in the following countries: China,
Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and
Laos. Our programs include Panda Volunteering in
China, Community School Teaching in Bali, Elephant
Center Conservation Volunteering in Laos, Post-earthquake
Community Recovery in Nepal and more. We believe
traveling and participating are the best education.
Through our supervised, well-designed programs,
one will develop professionally and personally
by living and working in a business setting in
an Asian company and volunteering in the most needed
Volunteer Abroad in Nepal with United Planet
for 2-52 Weeks
United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program
offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity
to interact with local communities through customized
work experiences, cultural activities, and home
stays. United Planet Quests are offered in 25 countries
from 1-52 weeks. Nepal is famous for its natural
beauty and culture. United Planet offers different
volunteering opportunities within the capital city
Kathmandu. This is a unique opportunity to do meaningful
volunteer work while you immerse yourself in the
culture of this fascinating country.
in South Korea for 6 - 12 Months United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity
to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves
in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 19 -
26 are invited to enroll. Live in South Korea for
6 or 12 months and volunteer teaching disadvantaged
children, working with people with disabilities, assisting
the elderly, and more! Volunteers live with a local
host family, participate in cultural activities and
excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion
experience that allows you to build relationships
that last a lifetime.
in India for 4 - 52 Weeks United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity
to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves
in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18 and
up are invited to enroll. Live in India for 6 or 12
months and volunteer on an education or social project!
Volunteers live with a local host family, participate
in cultural activities and excursions, and receive
24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows
you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
in Japan for 1-12 Weeks During our Japan Quest Volunteers will have the
chance to step back in time and volunteer in Okazaki
City, a town reminiscent of the Edo period, when Japan
was in a time of peace and international openness.
Japan is known for its traditional culture dating
back thousands of years, while also having a vibrant
society that continuously modernizes alongside the
rest of the world in technology, fashion, cuisine
and daily life.
Discover Corps Volunteer
Vacations with a Purpose in Asia Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Asia,
Africa and Latin America, including India and Thailand.
Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back,
engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting
with fascinating people. Volunteer to support children,
animals and the environment. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.
with Children in Laos Volunteer with children and experience the unique
culture of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
where you will not only help the local children improve
their English, increasing their chances for better education
and employment opportunities, but also serve as a role model
and respected community member.
At the weekend volunteers will be free to sight see and
explore the local area. Past volunteers have enjoyed sunsets
from the top of Mount Phu Si, swimming in the Khuang Si
Waterfalls, marveling at local temples, scenic boat trips
up the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves, trekking, rafting or
taking an elephant tour. Volunteer
with Buddhist Novice Monks in Laos Teach English in the ancient city of Luang Prabang,
where to escape the poverty cycle, many young men in Laos
choose to become monks. While the education provided is
inexpensive, it is also over crowded, and as a result teachers
are often overwhelmed. By volunteering to teach English
you will help improve the quality of education that many
receive, which in turn will help many students and their
families improve their quality of life.
Volunteers will have time off at weekends to explore one
of the last places in Asia still left relatively untouched
Volunteers for Peace Volunteer Workcamps
in Asia VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90
countries/regions every year, including Asia! Project cost
starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types
of project include construction, environmental, agricultural,
social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and
more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 32,000 volunteers
worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn
how to get involved at VFP.org!
Youth International Service
Learning in Asia
The world becomes your classroom with Youth International’s
3-month experiential learning program through Asia. Teams
of up to 14 people between the ages of 18 and 25 travel
together with two group leaders. You travel through 3 countries:
Thailand, India, and Nepal, using local transportation and
carrying a backpack. The program includes volunteer community
service work, homestays with local families in a variety
of socio-economic settings.