Volunteering on your travels is a great way to give back to the countries that you are travelling in. With Stray being a hop-on hop-off service, and passes being valid for 12 months, it's easy to hop off somewhere to volunteer, then hop back on the bus when you're ready!
There are many volunteering programs offered in Asia. Stray do not directly arrange volunteer opportunities however there are reputable organisations that can help facilitate this for you. We recommend you do your homework and go with trusted professional organisations.
Here are some of our suggestions:
IVHQ offer volunteer opportunities in 35 destinations around the world and place thousands of volunteers abroad every year. They focus on providing affordable volunteer travel experiences that are responsible, safe and high quality, where travellers can make a meaningful difference in the community they are visiting.
New Hope Cambodia offer three volunteer programmes in Cambodia:
- Teaching english at a community school
- Health professionals can volunteer in a Health Centre
- Community outreach programme.
Streets in Vietnam operates in Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City helping train and educate disadvantaged young people. They often need volunteers to help with various roles within the organisation.
Flight Buddies Wanted!
Rescue Paws are desperately seeking flight volunteers to fly rescued dogs from Thailand to their new forever homes & families in Canada, America and Europe.
There is no cost required from the flight volunteer, simply ‘check the dog’ in with you on your flight and bring them to their new very excited family on the other side!
All paperwork, permits, crating, dog care, checking in, everything is taken care of by Rescue Paws.
Rescue Paws are so very grateful to all flight volunteers and they make the process as easy as possible.
Some airlines are more pet friendly than others (China Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, EVA Air and several others). Some do not allow for pet travel.
Rescue Paws won the 2016 Global Youth Travel Award: Outstanding Volunteer Project.
If you think you can help, find out what it takes to be a Flight Buddy
If you think you're able to help, please get in touch with Rescue Dogs: