Volunteer with Turtles in Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Durations: 2 - 12 weeks
Fieldwork hours35 hrs of fieldwork per week
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The project
The project Explore your passion for coastal conservation and play a role in the protection of sea turtles in Malaysia. Situated in the Perhentian Islands off the northeastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this remote location offers the perfect escape from everyday routine. The crystal-clear waters are home to pristine coral reefs teeming with diverse marine life. Species commonly found include green turtles, rays, barracudas, clown fish and sharks.    Lush tropical jungles cover the islands, enticing visitors with their rich vegetation a...
What's included

Project work

Contribute to the conservation and protection of sea turtles in the Perhentian Islands.


Live in dorm-style accommodation situated in the only village on the scenic island of Perhentian Kecil.


Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked with locally sourced ingredients.

Airport transfer

You’ll get collected from the airport.

Basic pre-departure support

Includes an Essential Info Pack and answering any questions you might have.

Basic in-country support

Receive info packs with local resources, clinic details. In emergencies, consult packs; contact Program Manager if needed.

24/7 mental health support

Receive support services provided by licensed professionals.

Local transport

You will be transported to and from project work by boat.
What's not included

Flights and airport taxes, medical and travel insurance, visa costs, police or background check, additional drinks and gratuities, extra local excursions, personal items and toiletries, Perhentian marine park fee, local transport during free time, food and accommodation outside the research station.

Your accommodation

Live the island life at the volunteer house situated in the only village on the island of Perhentian Kecil. Here is where you will spend your nights enjoying home-cooked meals with fellow volunteers and unwinding before your next adventure. The house contains three dorm-style bedrooms with a communal toilet/bathroom. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided, along with safe drinking water and fans. 


Accommodation upgrades are available upon request. Enjoy a private room with air conditioning and en suite bathroom, suitable for individuals or couples.


Wi-Fi is only available at the volunteer house, so we recommend purchasing a SIM card at the main airport upon arrival to stay connected with friends and family when you’re at the volunteer house.