Places To Volunteer With Animals In Malaysia
Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience – giving to others can help you to reduce stress, meet new friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. What’s more important is that you can make a positive contribution to something meaningful!
It’s important to recognize that animals are part of our society – and we can make a difference for animals by taking part in wildlife conservation or helping them! If you are an absolute animal lover and feel passionate about their rights and wellbeing, look no further than the volunteer programmes below! Here at Perropet, we take a look at some options of volunteering with animals in Malaysia.
Take part in wildlife conservation volunteering with Zoo Negara! The volunteer programme is open to everyone aged 16 and above. You will be involved in daily operations at Zoo Negara Malaysia, namely husbandary, feeding, exhibit projects, exhibit modification and behavioural enrichments for the animals. For registration, call the Education Department of Zoo Negara (EDU) to reserve your booking at 03-41083422, fill in an application form and bring along the form on your volunteering day. Note that a fee for every registration will be charged and this fee also for the contribution of wildlife environmental education programme.
Fee: RM 25 (include tram ride and visit to Giant Panda Conservation Centre)
Website: Zoo Negara
2.Lang Tengah Turtle Watch
Collect and protect! Here’s how you can help protect the endangered turtles in the country! As a volunteer, you will be involved in nightly beach patrols, collecting data from adult turtles, nests and hatchlings, assisting in running conservation and more. Founded by Hayati Mokhtar and Raphe van Zevenbergen, Lang Tengah Turtle Watch Project is the most crucial step towards the ultimate preservation of these majestic creatures is to help ensure that the new generations actually make it out to sea.
Fee: RM 1000 for 2 weeks; RM 1950 for 4 weeks
3.Juara Turtle Project
Juara Turtle Project strives to develop highly considerate practices regarding Sea Turtles and environment in and around Kg Juara and Tioman Island, while also creating a research database of the natural life on and around Tioman Island for use as reference and as support for protection of Tioman’s ecosystems. As a volunteer, you will get involved with various activities, including morning beach walk patrol for nesting, morning boat patrols for nesting, night monitor hatchery, night beach walk patrol for nesting, day time guiding visitors and more.
Fee: RM 120 per night
Website: Juara Turtle Project
4.Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Play an active role in the protection and rehabilitation of the Sun Bear! Known as BSBCC, The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is based approximately 19km from Sandakan town. Volunteers from all over the world are welcomed to join the conservation effort to help these sun bears. You will work with different sun bears depending on the needs of the bears, keepers or the centre. From animal husbandry to education, you will learn about sun bears in the stages of rehabilitation and the process of releasing them back into the wild.
Fee: RM 4630 for 14 days programme
Website: Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Are you looking for a way to make a difference for animals? Volunteering with SPCA Selangor! Based in Ampang Jaya, Selangor, SPCA Selangor provides an adoption program, investigation of cruelty reports, humane education, assistance to community animal caregivers and run a dedicated, low-cost spay/neuter clinic. As a volunteer, you will be involved with activities such as the morning sessions of cleaning, helping to prepare and serve meals to the animals, kennel guides (assisting the public when choosing an animal), socializing the animals and general housekeeping duties.
Website: SPCA Selangor
6.Cat Beach Penang
Purrfect for any cat lovers, Cat Beach Sanctuary is a place to come if you want to be rewarded with more kitty cuddles than you ever dreamed of! Based right on the beach in the small fishing village Teluk Bahang in Penang, Cat Beach is a sanctuary and loving home for 250 plus cats rescued from desperate situations. To volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: Cat Beach Penang
7.Homeless & Orphan Pets Exist – H.O.P.E
An angry and heartbroken info for all of you that 21 of June is actually the day of dog meat festival and this is totally intolerance. In order to anti and prevent similar events and call for more people to concern about stray cats and dogs, HOPE whereby Release the “I Care” campaign throughout this June to show our concern and support for the furkids. Stop eating dog meat! Adoption instead of buying! Sterilization instead of killing! Let love terminate the homeless! Just one simple action and we’ll able to help show our love to the furkids and pass this information to more people. And as the return for thank you all of you for involving,HOPE will choose one lucky star randomly to let him/her naming a furkid that we rescued recently. To participate in this meaningful campaign, you just need to: step 1: Like our page. step 2: Change your profile pic to one of those profile pic that made by us in this album, then comment “i Care” below this post. step 3: Share this post to your friends and get a chance to be the one to name our dog. 非常气愤且心痛的在此告知，6月21日为一年一度的狗肉日。。。 为了杜绝类似活动及呼吁更多人对流浪猫狗的关注， HOPE藉此在整个六月推出“I Care”活动以示对小毛孩们的关心与支持。 杜绝吃狗肉！领养代替购买！结扎代替捕杀！让爱终止流浪！ 只需一个简单的小举动就能为小毛孩们传递力量，将此信息传递给更多的人。 为了感谢大家参与此活动 在本月活动结束后，hope将会选出一位幸运儿为我们近期所拯救的小毛孩命名。意义非凡。 只需简单步骤，就能参与“i care”活动 步骤一 ：在我们的专业按赞 步骤二 ：选择及换上我们为您精心设计以HOPE里的小毛孩为主角的大头贴和在此帖留言”i care” 步骤三 ：最后分享此帖以示您对小毛孩的支持及有机会获得给小毛孩命名的机会 请大家到facebook粉丝团了解更多及踊跃参加！ #HOPE #iCare #HomelessandOrphanPetExist
Spending your time on bathing the furkids at the biggest shelter in Malaysia – H.O.P.E! Founded by Aunty Jia Jia, she began to rescue animals in 2007. It’s a 100% no-kill animal shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats. They have a variety of activities or duties and they are constantly in need of volunteers. From writers to animal rescuers, simply send an e-mail to them if you feel you can commit to them!
Note that there are many animal shelters and animal rescue organizations out there which would need your help. If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to approach the shelter or organization. Your contribution can make a big difference to animal welfare!