A Volunteer's Guide to Asia

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Sep 19, 2017

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Asia certainly packs a punch! It's the largest and most populated continent on the globe with incredible culture, plenty of countries to roam and ancient traditions to explore. If you feel like volunteering is your calling, we have a huge range of wonderful life-changing experiences to tug at your humanitarian heartstrings!

Street Dog Rescue & Rehabilitation 🐾

Recommended stay? 2-3 months

Location? Hua Hin, Thailand

What will you do? Animal Care, Rescue & Rehabilitation

Hua Hin is a delightful little mix of city and sea. With lively markets, long beaches and the tastiest of foods. There  isn’t anywhere else quite like it, and sadly there isn’t really anything in place to look after the overgrown population of stray dogs here! Joining forces with our wonderful chums at Rescue Paws, this project plays a major role in caring for, sterilising and rehabilitating them. We even get our furry friends adopted out into homes across Canada!

Related: Rescue Paws: The True Underdog


Elephant Rehabilitation & Rescue 🐘

Recommended Stay? 2-4 weeks

Location? Chiang Mai & other locations

What will you do? Adventure, volunteer, educate and experience local Thai life

Live amongst gentle giants and spend each week hopping around to a new location across Thailand. You’ll start off in Chiang Mai as you learn about the beautiful nature of elephants and the importance of protecting them from illegal ivory trade and poachers. Here it’s all about protecting them from harm, so you will create a positive impact, lasting long after your departure. 

 

 TRUCKS & TAILS RESCUE 🐘🐕

Recommended Stay? 4 weeks + to get the full impact of road tripping through Thailand!

Location? Hua Hin, Chiang Mai & other locations in Thailand depending on length of stay

What will you do? Rescue & Rehabilitate street pups and elephants

The animal rescue adventure of your life starts here! Spend time hopping around to new locations and learning about distinctly different conservation efforts along the way. Start your journey caring for the overgrown population of stray dogs in seaside Hua Hin, then head inland to the lush region of Chiang Mai to learn about the beautiful nature of elephants and educating on the importance of protecting them from illegal trade and poachers. 

MagicaL Myanmar 

Recommended Stay? 2-8 weeks

Location? Myanmar

What will you do? Teach English

The land of faith, tradition, colour and kindness. This trip is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the incredible Buddhist lifestyle. Embrace their rich culture and teach monks the ways of the western world as you explore the untouched paradise in one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and culturally rich hubs.

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HUMANITARIAN VOLUNTEER NEPAL 🙏🏻

📍Kathmandu, Nepal

Recommended Stay? 2 weeks and more!

What will you do? Teach English, Volunteer in a monastery & orphan care 

Stationed high in the Himalaya’s - Nepal is the land of yaks, snow peaks and monasteries. Make sure you pack loads of compassion into your suitcase because you will definitely be enriching some lives with it here. This trip offers the opportunity to experience monastery living. You can help teach English to monks, work in orphanages or help disadvantaged children. 

NAMASTE NEPAL 💕

Recommended Stay? Minimum 4 weeks

Location? Nepal

What will you do? Assist locals on a number of community volunteer projects

This enriching experience will give you the chance to teach local children, care for orphans and work closely with local communities in areas of health and women’s empowerment. You will also have the chance to take in the beauty of the historic temples, amazing cuisine and make new volunteer pals along the way!

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(Experience adventure, culture and the chance to give back to the community)

Community Outreach Cambodia 🗿

Recommended Stay? 4 weeks

Location? Cambodia

What will you do? Pre-school teaching with community development

This adventure will give you an incredibly rewarding feeling as you take the time to teach English to rural Cambodians. This unique adventure will give you insight into the genuine urban and rural Cambodia that most don’t see when they visit!

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If you’re looking to make a positive change and don’t know where to start let the Work & Travel Experts at The Global Work & Travel Co. assist you in making your humanitarian travel dreams come true.

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Sophie Grove

Sophie Grove

Sophie is the Social Media Coordinator & Content Marketer for The Global Work & Travel Co. and a travel lover at heart. When she’s not busy double tapping and sharing all your amazing travel inspiration on our social pages, she’s busy planning her next escape! Her next big bucket list items include skydiving over Dubai and camping on the Great Wall of China.