Kuala Lumpur

UNHCR – THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY

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UNHCR volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals who selflessly offer their time, resources and expertise to assist refugees and asylum seekers living in Malaysia. They assist with an extremely diverse range of projects.

UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle.

During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

Website: https://www.unhcr.org/en-lk/volunteer-in-malaysia.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialUNHCRMalaysia/

Info: https://www.unhcr.org/en-lk/591bdbf14

Location: Kuala Lumpur (and throughout Malaysia)


 

PERTIWI SOUP KITCHEN

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Pertiwi Soup Kitchen is dedicated to feeding the needy of Kuala Lumpur by distributing food every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PERTIWIsoupkitchen/about/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/notes/pertiwi-soup-kitchen/details-if-you-would-like-to-volunteer/10150197062969161/

Location: Kuala Lumpur


PAWS ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY

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PAWS Animal Welfare Society is a non-profit animal shelter in Petaling Jaya which accepts unwanted dogs and cats. They ensure that each animal is vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, and then put up for adoption.

Currently, there are over 250 dogs and an equal number of cats in the care of the shelter.

Website: http://www.paws.org.my/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PawsPJ/

Info: http://www.paws.org.my/volunteer/

Location: Kuala Lumpur


MEOW ISLAND ANIMAL SHELTER

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In 2013, Luke opened an Animal Shelter in Pekan to give a home – and a lot of love – to the multiple stray, lost and wounded animals that he had rescued from the streets of Pekan.

Five years later, the shelter now has approximately 100 cats, alongside dogs, goats, geese, ducks and tortoise. More and more animals are brought every day.

The shelter will soon be expanding to nearby Meow Island. Find out how you can help achieve that here: https://www.youcaring.com/meowisland-1165497

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeowIslandMalaysia/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MeowIslandMalaysia/about/?ref=page_internal

Location: Pekan (270 km NE of Kuala Lumpur)


SOLS 24/7

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SOLS 24/7 is an award-winning humanitarian organization, committed to serve, educate and empower poor and underserved communities. Through various education and social empowerment programs, they work unconditionally towards transforming underserved communities to develop their true potential and break the cycle of poverty.

Website: http://www.sols247.org/my/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SOLS247

Info: http://www.sols247.org/join/internships/

Location: Kuala Lumpur (& numerous centres around Malaysia)


MALAYSIAN CARE

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Malaysian Care is a Christian indigenous charity organisation  committed to serving the poor and needy irrespective of religion and ethnicity. They focus on empowering communities, aim for long-term development and see themselves as partners to the local church and the people they are serving. 

Website: http://www.malaysiancare.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsianCare/

Info: http://www.malaysiancare.org/volunteer/

Location: Kuala Lumpur


 

SUKA SOCIETY

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Suka advocate for the survival, protection, participation, and development of all children. They provide welfare and community development programs for them and their families. They also promote the best interests of the child by conducting training sessions for the children and anyone who works with them.

Website: http://www.sukasociety.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SukaSociety/

Info: http://www.sukasociety.org/volunteer-your-time/

Location: Kuala Lumpur


 

GENERASI GEMILANG

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Generasi Gemilang seeks to improve the lives of under-served children and families by increasing access to quality education. They believe that education is key to helping vulnerable children and families break out of the poverty cycle and provides hope for a better future.

Website: https://www.gengemilang.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenGemilang.org/

Info: https://www.gengemilang.org/get-involved

Location: Kuala Lumpur


 

HOSPITALS BEYOND BOUNDARIES

 

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Hospitals Beyond Boundaries mission is to improve the health of vulnerable communities through sustainable health care efforts. They believe that poverty forces people to live in environments that make them sick, therefore we look beyond merely curative measures to also provide adequate shelter, hygiene, nutrition and health education. This is achieved by establishing hospitals and clinics administered by the communities themselves as ongoing social health enterprises.

Website: http://hbb.org.my/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HospitalsBeyondBoundaries/

Info: http://hbb.org.my/projects/malaysia/ 

You can apply to be a volunteer at HBB even if you don’t have a medical background. You can assist them in other ways like helping to manage their clinic in Cambodia for example. They also conduct monthly mobile clinics in Malaysia, and they also organise volunteering trips to Cambodia three to four times a year.

Location: Kuala Lumpur (and Phnom Penh – Cambodia )


 

NEED TO FEED THE NEED

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Need to Feed the Need is a soup kitchen that operates every Thursday night. They distribute food and other basic necessities to the homeless and the urban poor in Kuala Lumpur. They serve approximately 400 patrons with a hot meal and two side dishes, as well as bottled water and other basic necessities.

Instagram: needtofeedtheneed

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needtofeedtheneed/

Info: You can help them distribute food to the homeless on Thursday nights. They usually post calls for volunteers on their Instagram page, where interested individuals need to respond with a comment.

Location: Kuala Lumpur