Help wildlife in Borneo by bar tending at our charity's bar & bistro!

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The Exchange

Come to Borneo and help our charity - Orangutan Project - in beautiful Kuching, Malaysia! Stay at our volunteer house in Kuching city and work at our popular downtown pub, MONKEE BAR (see our photo gallery). We are looking for friendly, energetic bar tenders who will serve guests in our pub. Join a team helping the fund animal welfare and conservation.


28 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

Bartending: Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Discounts on Restaurants: Get discounts at nearby restaurants.

Discounts on Pubs: Get discounts at nearby pubs.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.


Intermediate English

Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Our charity - Orangutan Project - is looking for helpers to TEND BAR at our pub, MONKEE BAR. 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 BAR and the VOLUNTEER HOUSE. We donate 100% of our profits to animal welfare and conservation!

BAR TENDING - Come and tend bar at our popular downtown pub, Monkee Bar! Serve and entertain locals and international tourists alike at our bar located in the heart of downtown Kuching. We are a table service bar, so your duties will include serving drinks and food, cleaning tables and helping with inventory.

Activities & Shift

-Come tend bar at our downtown pub! We serve locals and tourists alike and are looking for energetic workers to be part of our bar staff. Most bars in Malaysia are table service, so our bar staff works not only behind the bar, but serving and clearing tables as well.

Hours are 6:30pm-closing (2am) Thursday - Sunday, so you have 3 days off a week. We get very busy on the weekends so we need people who work well in an energetic, fast-paced environment!


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).