Why volunteer in Borneo?
Raleigh International runs expeditions in Borneo, Malaysia. Our expeditions are a mix of community and environmental projects mixed with a challenging adventure. We operate from Sabah – in the north of Borneo. Many people in Sabah are living below the poverty line. By volunteering in Borneo you could be living and working among rural communities. You will be volunteering on projects to improve health and educational services, helping to make a genuine difference.
- Sabah has the highest rate of poverty throughout Malaysia.
- 21% of Sabah children have never attended school - the highest rate throughout Malaysia
- Many rural communities do not have access to clean, reliable water
- Borneo rainforests are the oldest in the world and home to some of the rarest and most diverse ranges of species
The Impact of Raleigh's work in Borneo:
Raleigh International has been running volunteering programmes in Sabah for nearly 10 years. We work closely with local communities, NGOs and government agencies. Find out more about our project partners. Here are some of the highlights of our volunteers' achievements from 2011:
- Installed 7 gravity-feed water systems
- Built 2 kindergartens
- Constructed 7 eco-sanitation units
- Completed two community centres
- Built 15kms of boardwalks, bridges and fences to improve capabilities of 4 conservation areas
- Carried out 3 wildlife surveys and discovered a new frog species!
- Helped prepare the Sun Bear Conservation Centre to open to the public in May 2012
- Began a new biodiversity research project to survey an area of secondary rainforest
How can I get involved?
We have volunteering opportunities for people of all ages. Find out more about Raleigh expeditions or call 020 7183 1270 to find out how you can get involved.