Perhentian Island Community Project
Volunteer in Malaysia and discover the beautiful Perhentian Islands and experience first-hand the life of the villagers. Through community tourism, environmental awareness and environmental activities the Ecoteer House volunteer project is aiming to inspire the villagers to care for their island environment and at the same time allow volunteers to have a valuable cultural exchange. Volunteer in Malaysia and help inspire this island community.
The Ecoteer House volunteer in Malaysia project is located in the middle of a Malaysian village on the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. The house is open to the village children in the afternoon and volunteers play games with them, football, puzzles, Frisbee, snorkel and conduct beach cleans. On Tuesdays you can help with the Eco-snorkeling Club where volunteers teach the children the do’s and don’ts whilst snorkeling, Wednesdays we host a 2 hour English tutorial for the year 5 & 6 children and on Friday mornings, volunteers teach years 2 to 4 about an environmental topic during the Environmental Club.
In 2012, Ecoteer initiated the Perhentian Island Ladies Association (PILA) to help increase the income and environmental awareness of the village ladies. The association has created full time jobs for the ladies at the PILA Bakery where bread and cakes are supplied to various resorts around the islands. Once a week the entire group of ladies gather to host traditional Malaysian cake (kuih) making session for volunteers and tourists to join in. This gives a good opportunity for volunteers to interact with the villagers, learn about the Malaysian culture and gives a new form of income for the ladies.
Volunteers usually spend their mornings on house painting/ mural painting, snorkelling, lesson planning for the school clubs or conducting beach cleans. Lunch is normally at a local village restaurant and then the afternoons are spent doing various DIY jobs, gardening, composting, running school clubs or managing the Recycling competition. In the evenings we cook communally or dine in one of the local food stalls. Twice a week volunteers will get the chance to eat dinner at one of the villager’s homes and experience a true Malaysian Dinner. Sundays are off days for volunteers where they could choose to have a dive or just relax at one of the picture postcard beaches dotted around the islands.
This volunteer in Malaysia project is truly unique as volunteers will get to experience the beach and sea of the islands as well as the culture of the villagers. This is a true island conservation & community experience that shouldn’t be missed.
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