Volunteer in Borneo

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Volunteer in Borneo

from £2,350
Duration: from 5 weeks to 10 weeks
Countries: Malaysia
Beautiful Borneo is one of earth’s last true wildernesses. Over 100,000 species of plants and animals live within its lush rainforest, which is the oldest on earth!
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Volunteer in Borneo

Beautiful Borneo is one of earth’s last true wildernesses. Over 100,000 species of plants and animals live within its lush rainforest, which is the oldest on earth! It’s here that you’ll be calling home for 5, 7 or 10 weeks on your Raleigh expedition in Borneo.

What will I be doing?

A Raleigh expedition is a unique volunteering opportunity for 17 to 24 year olds made up of three phases: Community, Environment and Adventure.

Community: You will be supporting Malaysian Borneo’s indigenous communities. Although mainland Malaysia has experienced substantial economic growth in recent years, Sabah, in Borneo has been left behind. A large proportion of population live below the poverty line and lack access to basic resources. You and your team will live and work together with the local community to improve access clean water and sanitation or education facilities.

Environment: Based in a jungle camp in the heart of the rainforest, you will be working to preserve it for generations to come. You could be planting trees, building bridges or supporting a research project.

Adventure: Experience the ultimate adventure trek! For up to 19 days, you and your team will be trekking up to 12km a day, camping out every night and learning about the communities you pass by. You’ll get to see spectacular scenery but more importantly you’ll develop team work and leadership skills for life.

Why Raleigh?

On expedition you’ll make friends from around the world and develop skills for life. Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity with over 30 years’ experience. You’ll be joining a community of over 40,000 people who have volunteered with us before so you can be sure you’ll be in safe hands.

“Getting to stay in an environment like this, sharing our camp with gibbons and macaques is an absolute privilege, one I will never experience again.” – Claire, Borneo volunteer


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Price details:

from £2,350 to £3,150

Duration Details:

Choose from 5, 7 or 10 weeks

Do you accept non UK citizens?

yes

User Comments:

The mix of people is what I have enjoyed most about Raleigh. I’ve learnt about myself and the world, which I’ll never forget.”
~ by Charlotte, Malaysia

About Raleigh International

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. We challenge and inspire young volunteers from around the world to work with communities living in poverty. Our programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation and protecting vulnerable environments. Since our foundation as a charity in 1984, Raleigh volunteers have become a global community of more than 36,000 people committed to building a sustainable future.

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