Help wildlife in Borneo by making ethical eco-candles!

El intercambio

Come to Borneo and help our charity - Orangutan Project - in beautiful Kuching, Malaysia. We have one volunteer house with people working on multiple projects (see our photo gallery). This project is making ECO-CANDLES out of upcycled materials like glass bottles and cooking oil. Help us make these candles at our CANDLE WORKSHOP in Kuching city. Join a team helping the fund animal welfare and conservation.

Que ofreces

30 Horas de ayuda por semana

Trabajo Social: Ayuda como voluntario en proyectos locales y comunidades.

Mantenimiento: Ayuda con varias tareas de reparación o construcción.

Que obtienes

2 dias libres por semana

Habitación privada: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto privado. Sí, un cuarto solo para ti.

Cocina tu propia comida: Siéntete libre de usar nuestra cocina y preparar tu comida deliciosa.

Descuentos en restaurantes: Obtén descuentos en restaurantes cercanos.

Descuentos en bares: Obtén descuentos en pubs cercanos.

Descuentos en tragos: Obtén descuentos en comidas y bebidas de nuestro bar.

Descuentos en alojamiento: Obtén descuentos para quedarte en otros hostales.

Puedes usar libremente nuestra lavandería.: Hay un lugar especial donde se lava la ropa sin costo.


Inglés Intermedio

Más de 20 años

Lo que no está incluído

Vuelos, Seguro de Viaje, Transporte Interno y Visa

Programa detallado

Our charity is looking for helpers to work in our candle workshop. We have a volunteer house in downtown Kuching city where helpers live and work on our projects (like plastic recycling) or at our businesses (including our bar and a candle workshop). Check out our photo gallery for pictures of our CANDLE WORKSHOP and the VOLUNTEER HOUSE. We donate 100% of our profits to animal welfare and conservation!

Candle Making - There is almost no recycling on the island of Borneo, so we have transformed a restaurant into our candle workshop to make ethical eco-candles. We upcycle glass bottles, used cooking oil, and aluminum cans to create natural candles that help get waste out of the environment.

Actividades & Turnos

Candle Making - Candle Workshop

Helpers will spend most of their time scoring, cutting and sanding glass bottles in the outside area of the workshop. We use hand tools and provide our helpers with a week-long training on how to prepare bottles. Check out our video gallery for the process! Working hours are 9:30am-4pm Mon-Fri at our candle workshop. Helpers average 40-50 bottles a day after the first week. We are looking for diligent helpers who can take initiative and work under minimal supervision.

Activities may include cutting and sanding bottles, mixing wax and oil, creating natural coloring, creating wicks, or pouring candles. This depends on what needs to be done in the workshop!


We provide accommodation at our volunteer house along with a weekly food stipend and discounts at all of our locations, including bars, hotel, restaurant, green grocer and beach resort. In return we are looking for committed, mature and diligent people to help us make a difference. We are offering a work-exchange, not a free vacation :)

At the volunteer house you will have a private bedroom and share wi-fi, a kitchen, fridge, living room and bathroom. The house is a 10 minute walk to most of out locations (see the map in our photo gallery).