A Social Enterprise that Mobilises Ecoliteracy and Community Agriculture- Kuala Lumpur



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a team of four individuals passionate about sustainable living.

    Inspired by permaculture and Transition Towns, we teach skills and empower communities to implement their own projects. We run workshops, host community meetings and facilitate design and systems thinking to come up with solutions to local problems. We also design and build gardens and farms as well as programs e.g. recycling, advocacy.

    These are the projects that we are focusing on for the coming months:
    (1) Producing and marketing a community-building card game on endangered Malaysian animals. The card game IUCN backed and is in collaboration with the Malaysian Nature Society.

    (2) Children’s edible garden in the city. We teach communities to set up edible gardens and provide workshops to skill build around subsistence farming.

    Our office is based in Kuala Lumpur where work primarily with urban individuals and communities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a young multicultural team and have hosted many travellers for the last few years. We love to share our country with you.

  • Help


    We’re looking for volunteers who care about the environment we live in and believe in grassroots change. Specifically, we are seeking volunteers who can help us with:

    The card game:
    • Building and designing a Wordpress website for the card game
    • Marketing the card game on Instagram

    Children’s garden at an urban community farm:
    • Maintaining/managing children’s garden (i.e. weeding, leveling the soil, replanting)

    Volunteers should expect:

    The card game:
    • Writing in English
    • Ability to work independently with access to the team
    • Interested in taking photographs for promotional content
    • Local travel

    Children’s garden at an urban community farm (permaculture-inspired):
    • Managing a six-month-old plot with mix vegetables, flowers, and fruiting shrubs
    • Working in the Malaysian climate (with sunblock and sunhats)
    • Managing weekend volunteers from the neighborhood
    • Taking photographs and recording the progress of the garden

    It will be a plus if you are keen on sustainable community design/ projects, facilitation and working with children – community members.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    KL Head Quarters:
    Private room with fan and shared bathroom at our headquarters. We are very social so you'll get to meet a lot of our friends, activists and local community members.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We've hosted people from around the world and love to share with you about our local culture, politics and idiosyncrasies!

    Office in Kuala Lumpur
    - 20 min by car to city center; 1 hour by public transport
    - near neighborhood shops, cafes, library, park

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 196759441781