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The Award is open to all young people residing in Malaysia between the ages of 16 - 25.

All participants are required to volunteer at at least one partner organisation over a set period of 3 months (July - September 2019). All participants are required to be in one or more service program (volunteer) over a set period of time limit of 3 months. It is up to the participants to decide which level you would like to take on, based on your time availability during the volunteering period of July - September 2019.

Read more about the Award here.


As a participant, you will:
  • Dedicate your time to developing environmental and community action projects in relation to the Central Forest Spine (CFS)
  • Set your own goals and record your progress throughout the voluntary period
  • Make a positive impact in the lives of others through voluntary service
  • Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
  • Connect with other participants of this Award
  • Share your experience with friends, family, the public or create your own service learning campaigns

List of Organisations
There is no program fee in general, but volunteers are expected to pay for the Volunteer Expenses. Expenses marked with * may apply to outstation volunteers.

OrganisationDetailsVolunteer Expenses
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) Focus Area:
Wildlife Conservation

Location:
Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah

Program Type:
Volunteers will be involved in daily operations at BSBCC, namely animal husbandry such as feeding, cage cleaning and enrichments making for the bears. Other roles would include environmental education and blogging.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
EcoKnights Focus Area:
Sustainable Living (Public Outreach, Youth and Volunteerism, Community Development, Restoration & Rehabilitation and Conservation)

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
  • Tree Planting: Volunteers will assist in planting trees and making mudballs in a half day event.
  • River Cleanup: Volunteers will assist in collecting waste, segregating and weighing the waste collected.
  • Public Engagements: Volunteers will assist in the activities that we have planned for the day which may vary based on the event’s needs.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Free Tree Society Kuala Lumpur Focus Area:
Environmental Awareness and Education, Tree Planting, Gardening, Sustainability

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
  • Participate in an Environmental Stewardship Talk
  • Participate in a Planting Workshop
  • Hands on Gardening work - range of gardening jobs, seed collection, planting, nursery management.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Fuze Ecoteer Focus Area:
Outdoor adventure programmes with conservation and socio-empowerment

Location:
  • Merapoh, Taman Negara, Pahang
  • Belum Adventure Camp
  • Perhentian Islands
Program Type:
Trek for Conservation in the Rainforest next to Taman Negara. Get involved with the projects anti-poaching patrols in the Sungai Yu wildlife corridor which connects the Taman Negara to the Titiwangsa range. Help our team track clues of human activities in the forest to reduce poaching, a very important cause for Malaysian wildlife.

Volunteer with sea turtles on Malaysia’s breathtaking Perhentian islands. Help us protect Green sea turtle nesting sites, as well as identifying and tracking their movements with snorkel surveys whilst soaking up the beautiful scenery and culture the Perhentian’s have to offer.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Focus Area:
Governance, democratic reforms, economic policy

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
The ‘Taste of IDEAS’ programme is for volunteers who are not able to commit to a minimum of 3 months, but would like to learn more about the work we do at IDEAS and are willing to do more leg work. Younger applicants such as high school leavers are encouraged to apply.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Malaysian Primatological Society Focus Area:
Wildlife (mostly primates) and nature conservation, education and community outreach

Location:
Pulau Langkawi, Kedah

Program Type:
Facilitating our outreach programs in schools. For this particular program, volunteers will help us to start up our Eco-Bricks Project in Langkawi.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Nuvista Media Sdn. Bhd Focus Area:
Documentaty Project: ‘Central Forest Spine’, ‘Tigers'

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
Volunteers are expected to be working on the aforementioned projects (e.g. ‘Central Forest Spine’ and ‘Tigers’) which include but not limited to tasks such as research, reconnaissance work, transcribing interviews, working on video and photo library footages, footage seach and logistic-related assignments.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Perak State Park Corporation Focus Area:
Wildlife conservation & Community support

Location:
Royal Belum, Gerik, Perak

Program Type:
  • Tiger/Wildlife patrolling
  • Setting up a tree nursery with Orang Asli
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Staff Operation Service (SOS)
Persatuan Pelindung Harimau Malaysia (Rimau) Focus Area:
Malayan tiger conservation

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
  • Handling Rimau’s Social Media (To upload contents and respond to replies and enquiries)
  • Fund Raising (To organise and participate in fundraising for Rimau)
  • Content Creating (To help make contents that can help promote the cause of saving the Malayan tiger)
  • Event coordinating (To help coordinate events organised by Rimau)
  • Community outreach (To engage with the public for the purpose of education and raising awareness)
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Persatuan Rimba Komuniti Kota Damansara, Selangor (KDCF Society) Focus Area:
Community-based urban forest management with a focus on sustainable trail maintenance for education, recreations and community outreach.

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
  • Trail maintenance and forest/lake cleanup.
  • Environmental education and interpretation.
  • Public awareness and outreach through social media and other communications.
  • Assistance with installing visitor infrastructure, such as trail rest stops and picnic areas, placing additional directional signage.
  • Assisting committee members/ senior volunteers with the coordination of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
  • Assisting in Citizen Science and data collection activities.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Project GreenSmiths Focus Area:
Creating sustainable solutions (project-based), Wildlife conservation

Location:
Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah

Program Type:
A lot of the time in the forest will be spent working on the project set for the expedition at Earthlodge, but there will also be time for activities such as river cruising, visiting salt licks and the hot spring, tubing down river, trekking to the caves and optional camping.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Roots & Shoots Environmental, Wildlife Conservation and Humanitarian Society (Malaysia) Focus Area:
Youth Engagement, Education & Empowerment

Location:
Klang Valley

Program Type:
  • Campaign planning & execution
  • Content Creation
  • Community outreach
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
The Habitat Foundation Focus Area:
Education, conservation, research and training, sustainability and innovation

Location:
  • Penang
  • Perlis State Park, Wang Kelian
Program Type:
The Habitat Penang Hill
  • Communications and interpretation for nature appreciation and awareness.
  • Assistance with maintenance and in the on-site nursery
The Penang Hill Biosphere
  • Volunteer activities with our partner agencies on Penang Island – Penang Botanic Gardens, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, and Penang Forestry Department.
Perlis State Park - Wang Kelian
  • Maintenance of Gunung Perlis forest trail
  • Development of education, interpretation and promotion materials to encourage people to visit the State Park.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre Focus Area:
  • Rescue of endangered, rare, and threatened (ERT) Malaysian tree species through seed collection, conservation nurseries, and living collections that will ensure the availability of a viable and reliable seedstock for the long run.
  • Developing economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable landscape solutions through forest landscape restoration (FLR) and other land use models.
Location:
  • Banun, Gerik, Perak
  • Lahad Datu, Sabah
Program Type:
  • Seed Collection and Processing: Volunteers can accompany TRCRC field teams and trained forestry professionals to collect and process seeds from RTE tree species.
  • Nursery Operations: Volunteers can help with activities in TRCRC’s on-site nursery. Tasks may include mixing soil, peeling and processing seeds, and germinating seeds in seed beds. Volunteers may also help transplant seedlings from small to large polybags to facilitate healthy seedling growth.
  • Forest Restoration & Tree Planting: Volunteers can help with forest restoration activities, including tree planting and helping maintain seedlings that have already been planted.
Meals
Accommodation*
Transportation
Staff Operation Service (SOS)
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia Focus Area:
Wildlife conservation, Habitat preservation

Location:
  • Kemaman, Terengganu
  • Cherating, Pahang
Program Type:
At the office:
  • update/ manage social media sites
  • prepare/ curate content
  • reply emails/ inquiries
  • draft monthly newsletters
  • draft press releases
  • design promo materials
  • fulfill merchandise orders
At the conservation centre:
  • mark, microchip, weigh, measure terrapins
  • record observations
  • clean tanks (once a fortnight)
  • feed terrapins
In the field:
  • take guests on guided tours
  • execute “Junior Scientist” program
  • Meals
    Accommodation*
    Transportation
    TCS Life Membership Fee


    Award Level
    The Award is comprised of three (3) levels, each with an increasing minimum of hours to meet:

    45 hours
    55 hours
    75 hours


    How To Get Started
    To apply, you must be:
    • Born between 1994 and 2003
    • A citizen and a resident of Malaysia
    • Basic proficiency in English as programmes will be conducted in English

    See the complete step-by-step process below to start your application:


    Requirements
    Getting Started
    Award Process

    In the application form, you are required to upload documents below:

    • NRIC
    • Passport size photo
    • Latest academic result / academic transcript
    In the application form, participants will be asked to rank their top 5 preferred organisations to work with based on the list of organisations given. The Award Committee will the take these preferences into account when assigning participants to each Organisation.




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