Help wildlife in Borneo with welding skills & recycling machines!

The Exchange

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 for a welder to build plastic recycling machines and help with general maintenance at our businesses. Join a team helping the fund animal welfare and conservation!

What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

What you get

2 days off per week

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

Cook your own meal: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

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 21 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We need people with welding skills to help with maintenance at our businesses and help build plastic recycling machines. We have many fundraising businesses run by our charity - Orangutan Project - in and around Kuching that always need welders to help with various projects! Additionally, we are starting to build open source plastic recycling machines at our CANDLE WORKSHOP. Find more info about the plastic machines at!

We are an animal welfare and conservation charity on Borneo and 100% of our proceeds from our businesses go towards animal conservation and welfare.

For more information about our charity and what we do, check out our profile!

Activities & Shift

Generally, our volunteers work during the week to get things done at the businesses because the weekends are our busiest times.

You will be living at the volunteer house and working primarily at the candle workshop in Kuching building plastic recycling machines. You may also be going to the businesses around Kuching to help with repair or other projects (check out our photo gallery for a map).

You will be taking control of the plastic recycling machine project and a lot of the maintenance, so please only apply if you have relevant skills :)


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 :)