Volunteer in Asia

A vibrant collision of the ancient and the modern.

As the largest, most populous continent, Asia offers endless opportunities to volunteer and make a meaningful, lasting impact. Collaborate with local organisations doing real development work, participate in cultural exchanges, immerse yourself in new communities and make memories that last a lifetime.

Overview

Contribute to meaningful work while volunteering in Asia

From the striking mountains of the Himalayas to the clear blue waters of the Thai coastline, GVI offers multiple life-changing locations to volunteer in Asia. During your volunteer experience, you’ll also have time to immerse yourself in the continent’s languages, traditions, architecture and history.

By volunteering in Asia with GVI, you’ll make an important contribution through hands-on, meaningful work. Because we collaborate with local organisations to really understand the needs on the ground, you can be confident that your impact will be felt long after your volunteer period.

Types of volunteer work offered by GVI in Asia 

Whether you’re interested in supporting local women’s empowerment initiatives, teaching English, promoting global health practices, assisting with early childhood development programs, or something in between, GVI has a program for you. To help you pick a specific location, we’ve laid out descriptions of the different GVI projects in South and Southeast Asia.

Programs we offer:

  • Early childhood development – use storytelling and structured play time to help young children develop numeracy and literacy skills
  • Women’s empowerment – contribute directly to sustainable gender equality initiatives through skills development workshops
  • Public health – improve awareness on public health and wellbeing through workshops and awareness raising events
  • Teaching – get certified as a TEFL instructor as you learn to transfer valuable English skills to local children and adults
  • International development – learn how international projects are run in a local context, including best practices and project management

We offer many of these programs in multiple locations. Head to our locations tab to find activities in a specific hub.

Our programs

Volunteering
Volunteer with Children in the Maldives
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Women’s Empowerment Project in Nepal
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Teaching English to Buddhist Monks in Cambodia
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Volunteer with Children in Thailand
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Volunteer with Children in Cambodia
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Women’s Empowerment and Community Development Volunteering in Cambodia
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Volunteer on Construction Projects in Nepal
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Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
Under 18
Himalaya Trek and Community Development Teen Volunteering in Nepal
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Global Public Health in Thailand
Professional Apprenticeship
TEFL and Teaching English Apprenticeship in Cambodia
Under 18
Community Development and Sea Turtle Conservation Teen Volunteering In Thailand
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Gender Equality Volunteering in Cambodia
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Community Development Volunteering in Cambodia
Research Fellowship
Women’s Empowerment Research Fellowship in Nepal
Research Fellowship
Global Health Research Fellowship in Thailand
Internship
Gender Equality Internship in Cambodia
Internship
Teaching Internship in Thailand
Volunteering
Gender Equality Volunteering in Nepal
Internship
Gender Equality Internship in Nepal
Internship
Women’s Empowerment Internship in Cambodia
Research Fellowship
Education Research Fellowship in Cambodia