Volunteer in Malaysia

About the program in Malaysia

In Malaysia we have 5 Volunteering Programs available including teaching English, construction, special kids project, animal sanctuary and a culture week. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs. You can join from a short term 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks.

Join this program from only £485, US$685, AU$885 or €545 with discounts available of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40 per person for when you book with someone else or you are one of our many returning customers!

Malaysia Program Summary

Location: Taiping (north of Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
Start Dates
: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Kuala Lumpur Airport on Sunday
Duration: 2-12 weeks
Prices: From only £485, US$685, AU$885 or €545

Why Join with GapXperience ?


  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location

Doing a volunteer program in Malaysia provides a unique and worthwhile experience. Help children & communities while experiencing the culture and beauty of this fascinating country. You can join the program from 1 to 12 weeks. You can start every Monday.


There are projects in Taiping, north of Kuala Lumpur. Taiping is a town located in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak, Malaysia.

Culture Week

You will start your program with the Culture Week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs.


There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join from a short term 2 weeks program up to 12 weeks and you can also combine different projects!

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

Arrival Details

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at Kuala Lumpur Airport between 08:00 to 20:00. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.

Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Accommodation and Meals

There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend. 

Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Reviews GapXperience

“I had an amazing time with GapXperience. I was happy with the whole experience and would love to go back there in the future.”

Jennifer Stroud

“I had such an amazing time volunteering. This was truly a life changing experience, which I cannot wait to do again. Thank you!”

Ben Mattress

Projects in Malaysia

You will start your program with the Culture Week. This week is designed to ease participants into the local lifestyle. The aim is to offer participants a deeper understanding of the local culture.

Click here for the holidays in Malaysia that affect the program.

There are different volunteering projects available which can be combined. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project(s) you want to join and build your own program in Malaysia!

Introduction Week

You will get to experience a unique journey in Taiping where you visit several local sights showcasing the local life and.

Click here for full details and brochure

Click here for info on the accommodation

English Teaching Program

This is an incredible opportunity to anyone interested in education or working with children or children with special needs.

Click here for full details and brochure

Click here for info on the accommodation

Special Kids Project

Participants can offer their and knowledge to vibrant and enthusiastic children with special needs at selected schools.

Click here for full details and brochure

Click here for info on the accommodation

Restoration and Renovation Project

The Restoration and Renovation project supports small village communities in and around Taiping.

Click here for full details and brochure

Click here for info on the accommodation

Animal Sanctuary Project

Work and gain experience in one of the oldest towns in Malaysia.This project is located in the beautiful setting of Perak. This program is for 2 to 4 weeks.

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Click here for info on the accommodation

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

Prices of the Program in Malaysia

Prices in Pounds
2 weeks : 485 Pounds
3 weeks : 635 Pounds
4 weeks : 780 Pounds
+1 week : 155 Pounds

Prices in US$
2 weeks : 685 US$
3 weeks : 875 US$
4 weeks : 1075 US$
+1 week : 210 US$

Prices in AU$
2 weeks : 885 AU$
3 weeks : 1130 AU$
4 weeks : 1395 AU$
+1 week : 275 AU$s

Prices in Euro
2 weeks : 545 Euro
3 weeks : 695 Euro
4 weeks : 855 Euro
+1 week : 165 Euro

There is an extra cost per week for these projects :
£30/US$40/AU$50/€35 for the cultural introduction week, construction projects
£165/US$220/AU$295/€185 for the animal sanctuary

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest and Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Combine Different Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location/country.

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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