Trip Details

Are you a team player with creative building skills looking for a challenge as a volunteer? Participating in this Construction and Renovation Project will put your skills to the test adapting them to use traditional construction methods to build long-houses and renovating local schools. Your contribution to the project will benefit the local villages through your voluntary work at village schools, playgrounds, libraries and other facilities.

Constructing Long-houses is becoming more popular in Malaysia because they are cool to live in as well as being fun to build. Their design is derived from the original long-houses which were constructed in the community, also using the same clay materials as much as possible. Harvesting the insulating qualities of the clay is an excellently ecological method to maintain a cool temperature within the home, making them healthy for both the inhabitants and the environment. Traditional construction methods passed down through generations of Malaysian people mean that even without any previous training in the building industry, you will be able to contribute to the process. As well as constructing the long houses, there are roles which involve the preparation of materials ready for building. Participating on this project will guarantee you a good time as you develop new skills.

 

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

You will begin with a good breakfast to set you up for your active day on site. After travelling to the school, you will be met by a coordinator and the school staff, who will put you into groups with the other volunteers and brief you on your activities.  Your working day will be around 4-5 hours long, with a break for lunch which you will have at a nearby restaurant. You should expect to carry out heavy work at the site. At the end of the day you will travel back to the accommodation centre, having time to stop at the local town if needed.

***Please take note of the school holidays (12-16 Mar, 28 May-12 Jun, 10-18 Sep & 26 Nov-31 Dec) as well as public holidays. During such times, painting or renovation work continues, with the option to join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community.***
** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Malaysia

Malaysia is a South East Asian Country consisting of 13 states and 3 federal territories, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, it shares a land border with Thailand and maritime borders with the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.  Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations.  All these cultures have influenced each other, creating a truly unmissable Malaysian culture.

This country offers a huge diversity in nature and culture, but is also a modern country.   The Sipadan Islands in Malaysia are also a very popular spot for divers.  The Capital of this Country is Kuala Lumpur, and means ”Muddy Estuary”  in the Malay language, it is one of Asia’s busies and livelisest metropolises.  It’s a melting pot of different cultures and religions which is unique in Asia.  You have to see the Petronas Towers at least once and take a proper picture of them.  Try the street food, which is amazing and cheap, whether it is Chinese, Indian or traditional Nonya cuisine, KL is a great place to eat your way through Asia.

If you want to have an experience full of unique discoveries then this is the place for you.  Please look further at all of our experiences on offer.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Departures/ drop offs
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa