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
Abroad Editor, Zahara Heckscher.
Featured Articles on Work,
Service and Vacations as a Volunteer in Asia
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
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+.
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.
A Broader View
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 VFP.org!