A photo of longtail boats on a river in Thailand, captured by a Conservation volunteer in Asia.

Volunteer in Asia

Experience the local cultures and diverse landscapes while volunteering in Asia

Make a tangible impact in a local community by joining one of our volunteer projects in Asia. We have many different projects in several countries across the continent, so there’s definitely a placement to suit you.


Help protect important marine ecosystems, like coral reefs, on our Marine Conservation Projects, or work with disadvantaged children to teach vital early childhood skills. You can also do something completely different, like living with nomads in Mongolia. These are just some of the incredible volunteer opportunities in Asia available to you.


We’ll take care of all the details of your project during your voluntary work in Asia. We do all we can to make sure you have a hassle-free trip. Our full time in-destination staff are also available 24/7 to give you the support you need. This means you can spend your energy on what really matters: working towards long-term goals that address the needs of local communities.

Projects available in Asia

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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2,420 CAD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $1,970 CAD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer working with children in Mongolia helps a child draw around their hands during an educational acitivity.

From $2,520 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Mongolia
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Work with disadvantaged children in Ulaanbaatar and support early childhood development

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From $3,570 CAD

Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From $1,970 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From $2,865 CAD

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern is pictured taking part in testing blood sugar levels whilst on her public health internship in Cambodia.

From $2,245 CAD

Public Health Internship in Cambodia
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Gain practical healthcare experience and help improve the overall health of people in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From $3,070 CAD

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
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Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Medical interns observe a medical procedure in a hospital as part of their work experience in Mongolia.

From $2,520 CAD

Medicine Internship in Mongolia
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Asia experts on:

1 877 921 9666

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Asia

As a volunteer in Asia, you can explore some of the fascinating cultures and histories of the world’s largest continent. We currently work in nine different Asian countries, so there are plenty of options for you to choose from. You can read more about our internships in Asia here if you're specifically want to gain professional work experience.


Go on a mission to the top of the world to do wildlife research in the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, or go diving in warm waters to do underwater survey work in Thailand. If you love animals, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer with pandas in China! You can also experience a more traditional way of life with nomads on the Mongolian Steppe.


Some of these programs are opportunities to volunteer in Southeast Asia. Support children’s education at kindergartens and other childcare centers in Cambodia and the Philippines. Or teach English at disadvantaged schools in Myanmar and Vietnam.


Join us as a volunteer in Asia today, and give back to local communities while exploring different countries and cultures.

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