Help at our eco-tourism education centre in Gunung Jerai, Kedah, Malaysia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family and small group of community operators aimed to create our farm as a product of eco-tourism education centre based on freedom to learn, sociocracy, arts, cooking and languages.

    Through the practices of responsible tourism, we support local businesses, sustainable development, and community empowerment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    Gunung Jerai is the beautiful nature area. Attractions include but are not limited to: peak tours, half day and full day treks, swimming, day/night jungle and various other opportunities to explore the surrounding of Gunung Jerai.

    The farm located in Gunung Jerai is a unique eco-lodge for travelers to enjoy leisure and relaxation around the mountain as well as away from city life. There are tropical fruits farm, and is ideal for a variety of recreational activities.

  • Help


    We need help to cooperate with our wonderful team members (farm work, eco & art project).

    The duties will depend on when you visit, but could include:
    + Photography and/or videos of the farm site and nearby activities - using your own equipment and laptop
    + Writing, editing, and optimising content for our website
    + Writing blogs of at least 1,300 words that are optimized for relevant keyphrases (such as Gunung Jerai Forest Recreational Park )
    + Creating and scheduling posts for social media (Facebook, Google +, etc)
    + Helping to fundraise for our community projects (including an education fund)
    + Other duties as relevant to your skill set and what we need at the time

    All related information will be shared within the social domain provided by the host.

    We are seeking people with professional experience, and the desire to truly make a difference with their time. Ideally, volunteers should have their own laptop and camera. In exchange, we will provide a chance to explore the jungles and waterfalls in Gunung Jerai, and be welcomed by a friendly team of our farm co-workers.

    “Come! If you are ready to spend two weeks in the farm and you don’t mind that only few in the village speak English, we are waiting for you.”

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is provided - bedroom and bathroom. There is bicycle to go to the local market or can ride for outdoor activities. Cooking raw materials are provided. Vegetarian or vegan are welcome. Each volunteer is responsible to clean his own sleeping space and maintain it in a good standing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Getting There

    From Penang International Airport, you can take Rapid Penang Bus to Penang Ferry Terminal cost MYR2.70 or by Grab cost MYR22.00 (16.9km). Then take the ferry to the Butterworth Ferry Terminal.

    Butterworth Train Station is just next to Butterworth Ferry Terminal. Walking from the jetty to the Butterworth KTM train and continue your ride on the train to the Gurun Train Station at MYR4.90 fares and the journey takes 50 minutes (64km)

    From the Gurun Train Station to the farm (3.7km), you can contact the host to invite you, we are available to provide the customer service for all of our volunteer.

  • A little more information

    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?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 596551793969