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Organisation: Langkawi Animal Shelter & Sanctuary Foundation
Location: Langkawi Island, Malaysia
The Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation is set-up to receive, rehabilitate and care for animals that are neglected, abused and in need. They are always looking for passionate volunteers that have a real love for animals.
Organisation: Turtle Watch Camp
Location: Batu Batu Pualu Tengah, Malaysia
Website: Turtle Watch Camp
Volunteers will assist the Project Coordinator in different aspects of research and conservation. Every day your duties will include monitoring nesting beaches either during the night or early in the morning. In the afternoon, other activities such as collecting data on the beach, preparing materials for research, helping with guest/tourist information and educational activities for kids or camp maintenance etc. will be carried out. To find out more, please visit our website above.
Organisation: Moonriver Lodge
Location: Kelantan, Malaysia
Website: Volunteer on a farm in Malaysia
In keeping with our tradition, we continue to accept volunteers or WWOOFers* at Moonriver Lodge. At Moonriver Lodge, volunteers are exposed to a wide variety of tasks and will learn new skills that they may never have explored before. There is also an opportunity to learn more about hospitality and farming.
Volunteers will be expected to do a combination of lodge and farm work, depending on our current priority. Lodge work includes housekeeping, cleaning and assisting in preparing meals. To find out more, please contact us.