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With over 40 countries from Japan to Thailand to Pakistan, Asia provides an incredible diversity of learning and service opportunities for international volunteers. China and the former Soviet nations of Central Asia seek volunteer English teachers. India offers dozens of direct service and sustainable development volunteer opportunities. Even countries that used to be somewhat closed to outsiders, such as Mongolia and Vietnam, now welcome volunteers in health, education, and economic development Volunteer Abroad Editor, Zahara Heckscher.

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Volunteer in Asia: An Overview, Top Tips and Recommended Organizations by Zahara Heckscher
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Volunteer in Asia with ELI ELI
Volunteer and Intern in Asia

Come experience a rich cultural immersion while participating in a meaningful volunteer program! ELI partners with local organizations in Bali, China, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to match volunteers with local organizations in need of volunteers. All placements are made on an individual basis depending on the skills and goals of the volunteer, the needs of the organization, and the length of the program. Programs are available throughout the year for lengths of time varying from two weeks to six months.

Volunteer in China with Projects Abroad Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Asia
Projects Abroad is the world's largest international volunteer organization. Trusted by over 132,000 volunteers. Discover 18 exciting countries across 5 continents: Argentina, Botswana, Cambodia, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Volunteer programs start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, community development, medicine, human rights, journalism, international development, language courses, and more! Programs are for ages 16+.

The Path Less Taken: Laos Globe Aware
Adventures in Service in Asia

A variety of volunteer programs across Asia.

Volunteers in China Connect-123
Volunteer Programs in Shanghai, China
Connect-123 offers meaningful volunteer projects in China, according to your interests and skills, in education, health care, community service and many other fields.Volunteer programs include teaching English at local schools, caring for pediatric patients at local hospitals, assisting at animal shelters, working with children with autism or other disabilities, assisting the elderly at retirement homes and caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages.

Volunteer in Nepal A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Volunteer with a Non Profit Charity in Asia
We work in over 20 countries with over 200 programs, including countries in Asia including Thailand, Cambodia, China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Philippines, and Vietnam.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth while building your own leadership skills. ABV works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.

Volunteer in Nepal
United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in Nepal with United Planet for 5 - 10 Months

United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and home stays. Nepal is famous for its natural beauty and culture. United Planet offers different volunteering opportunities within the capital city Kathmandu. This is a unique opportunity to do meaningful volunteer work while you immerse yourself in the culture of this fascinating country.

Volunteer in South Korea United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in South Korea for 6 - 12 Months
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 19 - 26 are invited to enroll. Live in South Korea for 6 or 12 months and volunteer teaching disadvantaged children, working with people with disabilities, assisting the elderly, and more! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.

Volunteer in India United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in India for 4 - 52 Weeks
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18 and up are invited to enroll. Live in India for 6 or 12 months and volunteer on an education or social project! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.

Volunteer in Japan United Planet
Volunteer Abroad in Japan for 1-12 Weeks
During our Japan Quest Volunteers will have the chance to step back in time and volunteer in Okazaki City, a town reminiscent of the Edo period, when Japan was in a time of peace and international openness. Japan is known for its traditional culture dating back thousands of years, while also having a vibrant society that continuously modernizes alongside the rest of the world in technology, fashion, cuisine and daily life.

Volunteer in Cambodia with VolunteerHQ IVHQ
Volunteer Abroad in Asia from US$335

Affordable volunteer opportunities available across Asia and Southeast Asia.
IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!

Discover Corps
Volunteer Vacations with a Purpose in Asia
Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Asia, Africa and Latin America, including India and Thailand. Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back, engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting with fascinating people. Volunteer to support children, animals and the environment. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.

Volunteer in Asia

GVI offers a wide variety of volunteer programs, from teaching English to monks and other projects in Cambodia to many and varied projects in Thailand and Nepal. Additional activities are offered during your volunteer experience.

Volunteers for Peace
Volunteer Workcamps in Asia
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries/regions every year, including Asia! Project cost starts at $400, with additional fees in some cases, and includes 3 meals a day and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 32,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!

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