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.