Trip Details

The Construction and Renovation project supports small village communities in and around Taiping. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community.

We generally work on schools, centres, playgrounds and public libraries and support local families by improving living conditions.

Our gap volunteer project in Malaysia helps relieve local villagers of some of the stress and pressure that they are living under. Participants work under a local foreman (coordinator) who provides guidance and training alongside local families and other participants. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening.

All information about the project and various activities will be provided to you by our local coordinator on arrival. Participants will not be given project preference and are required to join ongoing and existing projects or carry out other construction and renovation work as required by the local community.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

After breakfast, you will be off to the school. You will then be organised into groups and briefed on your tasks by our co-ordinator and the school’s staff. Expect to do heavy work at the site for around four to five hours per day with a lunch break in between. Lunch is always at a nearby roadside restaurant and stops at the local town can be made on the way back to the accommodation.

***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