As we traveled throughout Southeast Asia, we found some amazing organizations doing great work. If you know of any short-term volunteering opportunities in Southeast Asia, send us note at email@example.com or message us on Instagram and we’ll check it out!
Below are the organizations where we’ve volunteered. Check out them out and please support all the amazing things they are doing!
Lanta Animal Welfare was founded by Junie Kovacs in 2005. Her mission was to end the suffering of the hundreds of homeless, abused and injured animals on Koh Lanta. To date, they have sterilised and treated over 15,000 animals, and hope to continue to grow to help more and more animals each year. Visit lantaanimalwelfare.com for more information on how you can help.
The Elephant Freedom Project is a small and family run project which offers refuge, freedom from work and hardship to the elephant. At the project, the elephants are free from working in the riding industry and the wood logging. Visit elephantfreedomproject.com to schedule a visit or to volunteer for longer than a day.
Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation (LASSie) currently houses neglected, abused and needy animals. Visit www.langkawilassie.org.my for more information on how you can help by being a shelter volunteer.
The Trash Hero mission is to bring communities together to clean and reduce waste. Through their local chapters, they raise awareness, educate local communities, create sustainable projects and inspire everyone to be a trash hero in their everyday lives. Their network is concentrated in Southeast Asia, in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore, but also extends into Europe, Australia and the USA. Visit www.trashhero.org for more information on how you can help!
Lucky Dog Rescue Shelter located in Berawa/Canggu rescues local street dogs that have been neglected, abused or abandoned. After some love and care, Lucky Dog does its best to find these doggos permanent homes. Visit their Instagram @LuckyDogRescueBali or visit their website at www.luckydogrescuebali.com to get more information on how you can help!
Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help. We have been involved in dozens of rescues which have created our thriving elephant herd. The park provides a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals under our care. Volunteers and visitors contribute to the healing while learning about their lives past and present. You can arrange a visit to all our projects in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Visit their Instagram @ElephantNaturePark or visit their website at www.elephantnaturepark.org to get more information on how you can help!
Below are organizations we did not get a chance to volunteer at or have yet to volunteer with but we highly recommend reaching out to them and supporting all the amazing things they are doing in their communities.