A photo of longtail boats on a river in Thailand, captured by a Conservation volunteer in Asia.

Volunteering in Asia

Experience the local cultures and diverse landscapes while volunteering in Asia

Make a tangible impact in a local community by joining one of our volunteer projects in Asia. We have many different projects in several countries across the continent, so there’s definitely a placement to suit you.


Help protect important marine ecosystems, like coral reefs, on our Marine Conservation Projects, or work with disadvantaged children to teach vital early childhood skills. You can also do something completely different, like living with nomads in Mongolia. These are just some of the incredible volunteer opportunities in Asia available to you.


We’ll take care of all the details of your project during your voluntary work in Asia. We do all we can to make sure you have a hassle-free trip. Our full time in-destination staff are also available 24/7 to give you the support you need. This means you can spend your energy on what really matters: working towards long-term goals that address the needs of local communities.

Projects available in Asia

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An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.
Medical Internship in Nepal

From $1770 USD

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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal
Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers

From $2170 USD

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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.
Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand

From $3220 USD

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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.
Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal

From $2565 USD

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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad Medicine intern listens as a doctor explains the results of an x-ray at a hospital in Vietnam.
Medical Internships in Vietnam

From $2765 USD

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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from skilled doctors in a hospital department of your choice

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.
Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager

From $2170 USD

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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad intern assists with testing blood pressure and sugar levels in Sri Lanka whilst on her medical placement.
Medicine Internship in Sri Lanka

From $2565 USD

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Gain medical work experience learning directly from doctors in hospitals and doing health checks

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Gain physiotherapy work experience in Nepal and help local children and adults whilst on an physiotherapy internship with Projects Abroad.
Physiotherapy Internship in Nepal

From $1770 USD

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Gain work experience in Nepal by observing physiotherapists in hospitals and rehabilitation centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Culture and Community Volunteers live and work with Nomads in Mongolia whilst riding horses to herd cattle.
Live and Work with Nomads in Mongolia

From $2720 USD

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Experience a unique and ancient way of life by living with a nomad family in Mongolia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Asia experts on:

(+1) 212 244 7234

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to start planning your project

Where we are based in Asia

As a volunteer in Asia, you can explore some of the fascinating cultures and histories of the world’s largest continent. We currently work in nine different Asian countries, so there are plenty of options for you to choose from. You can read more about our internships in Asia here if you're specifically want to gain professional work experience.


Go on a mission to the top of the world to do wildlife research in the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, or go diving in warm waters to do underwater survey work in Thailand. If you love animals, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer with pandas in China! You can also experience a more traditional way of life with nomads on the Mongolian Steppe.


Some of these programs are opportunities to volunteer in Southeast Asia. Support children’s education at kindergartens and other childcare centers in Cambodia and the Philippines. Or teach English at disadvantaged schools in Myanmar and Vietnam.


Join us as a volunteer in Asia today, and give back to local communities while exploring different countries and cultures.

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