Gain an inside knowledge of animal welfare and conservation in Kuching, Malaysia



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  • Description


    W are is a non-profit company passionate about creating alternative, significant and sustainable revenue streams to help animal welfare and conservation. We are proud to present a model of true eco-tourism, where funds generated by the volunteers and tourists that we work with are spent directly on our conservation and animal welfare work at the centres and in the areas that we are based, including Matang Wildlife Centre.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The project will benefit the workawayer by being able to gain experience in an eco-tourism centre, where touching of the animals is not allowed, they will gain an inside knowledge of working for a not-for-profit organisation where funds generation are spent directly on conservation and animal welfare, if working at Matang Wildlife Centre.

  • Help


    Our fundraising businesses include two bars, a hotel, and a beach resort, along with a recently created a candle company to help get waste off Borneo. As is the case with all of our fundraising businesses, 100% of project's share of the profits is used to further conservation and welfare work. We are also interested in volunteers to help with plastic recycling, 3D printing, building, welding, permaculture, farming, composting, videography, photography, web design

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Depending on the role you will either stay at either
    1. Matang Wildlife Centre 10 houses within the
    Centre set aside for staff and volunteers.
    Each house is a separate unit consisting of 2
    or 3 bedrooms, a communal living space,
    kitchen, toilet, shower and veranda area
    2. Basaga Holiday Residencies - All rooms are well appointed with en-suite bathrooms and are serviced daily, pool area & kitchen

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the vibrant and beautiful region of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Sarawak has beautiful national parks and adventures that you will be free to explore on your off days. Within 2 hours of any location you can visit:

    - Kubah National Park
    - Bako National Park
    - Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
    - Gunung Gading National Park
    - Wind Caves Fairy Caves
    - Sarawak Cultural Village

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days maximum

Host ref number: 497952294634