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Volunteer in Asia

A vibrant, exhilarating collision of the ancient and the modern

Immerse yourself in the culture and community of a continent steeped in ancient history, expansive philosophy and religion, and welcoming, wonderful people, while making a long-term sustainable difference to local conservation efforts.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Asia volunteer projects

Overview

Volunteer in Asia

Asia offers an exciting volunteering adventure for everyone, whether you are on a gap year, volunteer holiday or on a career break – let GVI help you make a difference in the world with one of our exciting projects:

Where does GVI work in Asia?

In Thailand we offer volunteers the opportunity to live and work in Chiang Mai in a mountainous area where the famous Karen elephant-keeping communities reside and who have shared a unique and sacred relationship with elephants for hundreds of years. Participants help to support community efforts to help reintegrate elephants into their natural habitat, from their previous lives in tourist camps. In Phang Nga we offer both community development and conservation programs; get ready to gain experience in teaching, public health and construction, or to expand your island conservation knowledge.

Our newest location is Cambodia. Known officially as the Kingdom of Cambodia, this small country will win the hearts of everyone who travels here. It is known by many for its grand temples and rich historical culture. Our base is located in the resort town of Siem Reap, known as the gateway to Angkor complex where one can find the iconic Angkor Wat temple. Here you will be able to take part in teaching, health, women’s empowerment and community development programs.

Our hub in India is in the culturally rich area of Kerala where participants can volunteer with children in a local care centre, contribute to valuable women’s empowerment initiatives, improve the access to public health in local communities, or assist in construction projects addressing basic needs such as water security.

In Nepal there is no shortage of adventure, culture and tradition! Our hub is located in Pokhara and is focused around community development projects where participants can get involved in improving the education for local children by teaching English, contributing to sustainable construction projects, helping to improve the general access to basic public health, or volunteering with children!

In the ancient city of Luang Prabang in the magical country of Laos, we run valuable community development projects! Our projects involve teaching English to the local community and children. We also run a project that contributes to meaningful women’s empowerment initiatives to improve the lives and futures of the local women.

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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn traditional Karen cooking

Connect with the Karen people's culture

Forage for forest medicine with a village elder

Visit Thailand's highest peak

Explore Thailand's elegant and mysterious waterfalls

See amazing biodiversity on a night trek

Take a sunrise hike up Two Tree Hill

Sleep under the stars alongside Asian elephants