BORNEO

Volunteer in Borneo, Asia’s largest island, home to astonishingly diverse and ancient rainforests give way to stunning sandy beaches and tropical waters. It’s wealth of natural beauty combined with its welcoming communities make it a fantastic place to volunteer.

    Volunteering in Borneo

    Our projects are based in Malaysian Borneo, where both the communities and the environment require the support of volunteers. On our Environmental Conservation and Community Empowerment project volunteers will help to protect the forest habitat, wildlife and biodiversity of the local area while preserving the livelihoods of the local population. The Island Coral Reef Conservation and Diving Project aims to repair damage done to the reef so that the population of marine life that use it as a habitat can be increased. Whatever your skills or interests, you’ll be able to get involved and make a positive and sustainable impact in Borneo.

    For those of you staying in the north of the island, be sure to make the most of Sabah’s world class diving sites in your free time. Turtles, whitetip reef sharks and parrotfish are some of the species that inhabit the tropical waters surrounding the island. For those of you participating in a marine programme, relax and refuel in the evenings and sample some of Sabah’s traditional food. Dishes like Bambangan and Pinasakan combine locally sourced ingredients like fish and fruit with the popular tangy and spicy flavours of the region.

    At a height of 4,095m, Mount Kinabalu is Borneo’s most prominent mountain and a defining feature of the Sabah landscape. Use a weekend or add time after your volunteering placement to venture to its summit, you’ll be struck by the beautiful variety of plant life on the trail and the astonishing views from its peak. No trip to to Borneo would be complete without visiting the world famous Sepilok Orang-utan Centre. The centre boasts a 10,000 hectare lowland rainforest sanctuary where the charming primates are free to roam and mate freely.

    Join Kaya in Borneo where you have the chance to enjoy the country’s wildlife and environment, whilst at the same time ensuring that it remains unharmed and protected for years to come.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about Borneo:

    • Population -18,590,000 (2009 estimate)
    • Language – English, Malay and Indonesian and over 65 dialects
    • Religion – Muslim, Christian
    • Currency Malaysian Ringit (RM)
    • Climate – generally hot and rainy and monsoon season is between October and March

    Source: www.newworldencyclopedia.org

    Turtle Nesting and Island Coral Reef Conservation
    Volunteer with Kaya in Borneo and work on a turtle nesting and land coral reef conservation project.
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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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    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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    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.

    HAVE A QUESTION?

    We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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