ASIA-PACIFIC

Asia is the largest and most populated continent in the world, with cultural and environmental diversity from the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat to the coral seas of Borneo. Amongst the bustling cities and the tranquil countryside are locations where those looking for a gap year, volunteer or internship can immerse themselves in the meshing of ancient traditions with the modern world in locations such as India, China and Thailand.

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region spans 2 continents and Asia alone supports a population that is bigger than the rest of world combined.   You can discover a small part of it by volunteering with Kaya in bustling destinations such as Jaipur in India to the more easy paced Tacloban in the Philippines.  From ancient histories at Angkor Wat and the numerous UNESCO sites in Sri Lanka to modern advances in Beijing you can discover more than you imagined in the beautiful countries that make up the continent.  With Kaya you can explore the culture and lifestyle of eleven countries from Nepal to Australia.

Asia-Pacific is not a distinct continent and is home to very diverse cultures, traditions, ethnicities and little common history.  Asia is a continent of contrasts, you can find some of the most modern advances next to peoples and countries that struggle to meet their basic needs. It is a continent of insurmountable diversity from the rural mountains of Nepal to the bustling cities of Vietnam.  From our Turtle Nesting and Island Coral Reef Conservation project in Borneo to the Women’s Empowerment projects in India you can make a difference in the future of the communities you work with.

Making a difference can be as small as helping provide basic Healthcare, Nutrition and Dentistry in Siem Reap or as large as building new infrastructure on our rebuilding project in Nepal. Each project you work with will help to ensure that the sustainability and positive impacts of the community and its people.

From the towering mountains of the Himalayas to the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea the Asian continent is full of surprises and hidden facts. With opportunities to take a gap year, to get involved in a sustainable volunteer project or internship you have the opportunity to discover and immerse yourself in cultures that have their roots deeply planted back hundreds of thousands of years. Asia is not a place you can experience by visiting a few times, one of the most beautiful aspects of its histories and traditions that you can only begin to scratch the surface of such a region and it will always call you back!

 

Asia-Pacific countries with volunteer projects

Volunteer in Australia

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Volunteer in Borneo

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Volunteer in Cambodia

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Volunteer in China

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Volunteer in India

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Volunteer in Indonesia

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Volunteer in Nepal

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Volunteer in New Zealand

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Volunteer in Philippines

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Volunteer in Sri Lanka

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Volunteer in Thailand

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Volunteer in Vietnam

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Our Asia-Pacific Projects

Healthcare Internship in China

Gain meaningful work experience in an area relevant to your studies or potential career choice and participate in a Healthcare Internship in China through Kaya.

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Teaching English in Rural Cambodia

If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!

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Sports teaching in Rural Cambodia

If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!

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Construction in rural Cambodia

If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!

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Temple School Construction & Renovation in Thailand

Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!

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Gibbon Conservation and Rescue Sanctuary Volunteering in Thailand

Get involved with tourism development in a rural community of Thailand and help build the future of the local community!

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Semester Study Abroad and Service in Vietnam

Combine study abroad and volunteering for a semester in Vietnam

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NGO Business Development Internship in Vietnam

Join this NGO Business Internship in Vietnam and develop your business knowledge by working with local community projects.

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Medical and Healthcare Internship in Vietnam

Develop your practical and theoretical skills as a professional on this Medical and Healthcare Internship in Vietnam

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Occupational Therapy Internship in Vietnam

Develop your practical and theoretical skills as a professional on this Occupational Therapy Internship in Vietnam at a recovery centre

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Climate Change Internship in Vietnam

Develop your knowledge of the theory and practical elements in tackling global warming on this Climate Change Internship in Vietnam

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Agriculture Internship in Vietnam

Join this Agriculture Internship in Vietnam and learn about local approaches to improving crop yields, land use, agri policy and more

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Social Work Internship in Vietnam

Come and join us in an NGO in Ho Chi Minh city and develop your CV/Resume and work skills on this Social Work Internship in Vietnam

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Water Pollution And Environmental Engineering Internship In Vietnam

Join Kaya's Water Pollution And Environmental Engineering Internship In Vietnam and learn about renewable energies and initiatives in Asia

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LGBTQ NGO Development Internship in Thailand

Join our LGBTQ NGO Development Internship in Thailand and develop your understanding of this community and provide hands on support

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Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds In India

Join our volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in India and spend time with other young people developing global citizenship.

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Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines

Volunteer At A School for Deaf Children in The Philippines and share your sign language skills with children and local teachers to improve their education

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Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal

Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal for those with creative and practical skills to share to empower women in a rural community

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Medical Internship at a District Hospital in Chiang Mai

Use your medical training and join an internship at a district hospital in Chiang Mai and learn about healthcare provision in Thailand.

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Empower Women On A Sustainable Agriculture Initiative in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal and empower Nepalese women through sustainable agriculture, providing them with the ability to support themselves and their children.

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Child Development Volunteering in India

Volunteer in India and help with the provision of child care to disadvantaged children as well as participating in a range of exciting activities essential to Indian culture.

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Elephant Welfare Project in Eastern Mahout Communities

Based in Thailand’s Eastern province of Surin, this project works with the communities that have lived and worked with elephants for hundreds of years.

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Wildlife Rescue Centre Volunteering in Indonesia

Volunteer and help care for orangutans, sun bears, monkeys, crocodiles, and a wide range of birds at this wildlife rescue centre.

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NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai

Join our NGO Development Internship in Chiang Mai in Thailand and develop your knowledge and practical experience of international development.

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Energy and Environmental Sustainability Internship in China

Gain meaningful work experience relevant to your studies or career by joining an energy and environmental sustainability internship in China.

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NGO and Community Development in Siem Reap

There are numerous wonderful projects looking for the support of international volunteers to help with NGO and Community Development in Siem Reap.

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Work in a Rural Health Clinic in the Philippines

Volunteer and work in a rural health clinic in stricken Tacloban and gain experience working with a local team serving the impoverished communities of Leyte province.

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Improve Nutritional Standards in The Philippines

Make a fundamental improvement to your own life and the vulnerable living by volunteering and helping to improve nutritional standards in Tacloban City.

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Environmental Conservation in the North Island, New Zealand

Volunteer on a project that preserves and restoring New Zealand’s natural beauty through habitat monitoring, heritage restoration, planting and more

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Community Volunteering and Teaching in Southern Vietnam

Bring your caring and sharing approach to life and participate in community volunteering in Southern Vietnam.

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Family Volunteering: Women and Child Empowerment in Nepal

Bring your family to Nepal and spend your holiday volunteering and give your family the chance to give something back to communities less fortunate than themselves.

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Summer Study Abroad and Service in Thailand

Combine study abroad and volunteering or interning this summer in Thailand.

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Family Volunteering: Marine Conservation on the Thai Island of Koh Tao

Learn to dive as your family contributes to sustainable development for the sea and local communities of the stunning Thai Island of Koh Tao.

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Family Volunteering: Elephant Welfare Project in Chiang Mai

As volunteers in Chiang Mai, your family will gain a true insight into local Thai life, living in local eco-accommodation and working with elephants and their mahouts.

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Community and Conservation Volunteering in Chiang Mai Province

Volunteer on this community and conservation project on health, the environmental and education initiatives.

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Community Teaching and Cultural Immersion in India

By volunteering in India on a Community Teaching project, you have the chance to give back to a number of communities where support is needed to enhance the quality of teaching.

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Volunteer as an Early Years Teaching Assistant in Rural Thailand

Bring your energy and love of children and volunteer as an early years teaching assistant in rural Thailand to help support local teachers and communities.

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Experience India and Volunteering

Our Experience India Tour encompasses charm, culture and care over 10 or 14 nights where you will be able to see the sights, learn about the real India and get a taste of volunteering.

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Island Marine Conservation with International Diving Certification

This marine conservation project is perfect for divers or those wishing to learn to dive and contribute to sustainable development for the sea and local communities.

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Family Volunteering: Childhood Development and Education in India

The purpose of this project is to allow education centres to increase their resources via the help of volunteers.

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Work with Rescued Elephants, Reforestation and Rural Communities in Thailand

Volunteer in northern Thailand on an elephant rescue and reforestation project based in a rural community just outside Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai.

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Women’s Empowerment and Community Volunteering in India

Volunteer in India on this Women’s Empowerment project and help challenge the problems facing women today in local communities.

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Island Coral Reef Conservation and Diving

Volunteer in Borneo with Kaya and work on an island coral conservation and diving project.

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Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

Volunteer with us on a turtle conservation project in Sri Lanka and help a local team protect five endangered species of turtle.

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Environmental Conservation and Community Empowerment

Volunteer and support an eco camp that provides support through employment to a local community cooperative in Malaysian Borneo

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Healthcare, Nutrition and Dentistry Projects in Siem Reap

This is a fantastic role for volunteers with relevant experience to help Healthcare, Nutrition, and Dentistry projects in Siem Reap by building local capacity

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Rural Health Volunteering in Nepal

Volunteer on this rural health placement in Nepal and experience a different side of the Nepali healthcare system in a rural area outside of Kathmandu.

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Social Work Volunteering in Cambodia

Become a Social Work volunteer in Cambodia and use your social work skills to build the capacity of social workers in Siem Reap.

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Work in an Orphanage in the Philippines

Come and volunteer in Tacloban City in the Philippines and work in an orphanage supporting the vulnerable that have been further affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Work in a Young Offenders Rehabilitation Centre in the Philippines

Work in a young offenders rehabilitation centre in the Philippines and reach out to those who've had a troubled past and give them a chance at a new way of life.

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Teacher and Curriculum Development in Cambodia

Use your expertise and experience in education and become a volunteer and work on a teacher and curriculum development placement in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.

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Teach English in Rural Schools in the Philippines

Volunteer in Tacloban, hit heavily by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 and give rural, impoverished children a valuable boost for their future by teaching them English.

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Music, Drama and Dance Volunteering in Cambodia

Volunteers with a passion for music, drama or dance are needed in Siem Reap Cambodia to bring joy and new techniques to the eager students at local NGOs

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NGO Media and Photography Project in the Philippines

Volunteer in the Philippines for a grassroots NGO and raise awareness through media and photography of the socioeconomic issues facing Filipino people.

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Building and Garden Volunteer Work in Cambodia

Volunteers with a passion for the outdoors who are keen to use their physical strength to help to build structures, clear community spaces or assist with agricultural work will enjoy this project.

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Classroom and Child Care Assistant Placements in Siem Reap

Become a classroom and child care assistant volunteer and work on rewarding educational placements in Cambodia’s premier tourist destination, Siem Reap.

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Help Improve the Futures of Abused Women in the Philippines

Volunteer and help improve the lives of abused women in the Philippines by providing skills and education.

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Family Volunteering: Community Child Support in the Philippines

Volunteer with your family in the Philippines and work on community child support activities targeting those that survived the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Building Project in the Philippines

Volunteer on a building project in the Philippines and help with the ongoing enormous relief effort needed following Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

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Environmental Conservation in the South Island, New Zealand

Volunteer in New Zealand and participate in vital environmental conservation work preserving and restoring South Island's unique, natural beauty.

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Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Australia

Volunteer with Kaya and get involved in vital environmental conservation projects in one of 7 territories in Australia.

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NGO and Community Service Internship in China

Gain meaningful work experience in a an area relevant to your studies or potential career choice and participate in a NGO and Community Service Internship in China through Kaya.

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Easy 3-step application process

APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

 

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

 

GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

 

 

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