‘Volunteers are not paid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless’
Volunteering in general not only provides long term support for a specific organisation but those who are pleased to volunteer to gain some valuable soft skills too. Growing up, I’m pretty sure we are taught to always give back to society whether through planting trees especially in schools or by joining trips to old folks home. But why should we?
Have you ever helped someone to pick up their scattered things in public? Or as simple as giving directions for a stranger? If yes, then doesn’t their gratitude smile make us happy?
Volunteering is more than that. If doing such little helps bring us happiness, volunteering absolutely gives us a sense of purpose, helps others to feel good, strengthens our rapport with the community and leads a way to develop new skills.
Thus, if you are wondering how to spend the next few weekends meaningfully, why not allocate your golden time by dropping over one of the organisations/charities below?
Be ready to restrict yourself from squishing those cute, adorable fur babies! Their journey began when 12 motherless dogs came to rescue in a wet market and over the years, they have successfully rehomed about 50% of the pets.
These are the tasks that are specificated for volunteers :
Add colours to the walls of the kennels with the paint code that will be provided upon your confirmation!
Sign up for this if you don’t mind getting drenched in a little sweat and dirt! It’s not as dirty as you think, where all you gotta do is to ensure cleanliness by cleaning the kennels, shelter compound and clearing the clogged drains.
Don’t forget to bring an additional set of clothes as you will be splashed with water while scrubbing the dogs and applying tick-wash.
Besides, you can donate, sponsor as you wish and they are open for adoption as well. Do go through the FAQ’s beforehand if you have ever wished to go back home with a forever loyal companion – yes, forever!
Location: Pekan Batu 14, Hulu Langat, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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1. PAWS Subang
With more than 510 trees planted and 3.1 kg of waste collected, EcoKnights strives to empower people by living sustainably through sustainable actions. It is an organisation that never stops in organising inventive workshops as ‘C-4-C Soap Making Workshop, Online Composting Workshop and even phenomenal events like the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.
It’s time to flaunt your passion for sustainable living and mother nature by signing up this form. You can either volunteer in their EcoKnights (general activities), Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest or KLEFFlix (translation for subtitles).
Location: No 41, Lorong Burhanuddin Helmi 11, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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Through this project, they rescue an average of 10 tonnes of good quality, excess food that is in date per week from the landfill, where the food is obtained from supermarkets and wholesale markets to reduce waste and feed the less fortunate.
Adding to your astonishment, The Food Lost Project prepares approximately 33,000 meals a week for Malaysians who have been living on or below the poverty line.
There are many fields where one can choose to be a volunteer and do click this form to attain more information about it.
Location: TLFP Warehouse, Lengkok Belfield, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur.
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SUKA is a society for children where they ensure every child who is in a crisis receives fair treatment. Besides, they are striving to empower those marginalised children so that they would get access to education and development programmes.
A volunteer in SUKA Society will have the opportunity in
and a few other key areas.
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
There could be barely anyone without knowing the existence of SOLS 24/7 when we talk about volunteerism. SOLS 24/7 is an award-winning humanitarian organisation, can be classified as a top NGO when it comes to teaching and empowering underserved communities.
Those volunteers will join hands with people from different regions across the world as anyone regardless of their nationality can be a part of SOLS 24/7.
Currently, they have trained over 40,000 students, enacted about 100 training centres and managed to earn the loyal support of full-time members from more than 50 countries! That’s amazing, isn’t, it?
Location: 1 Petaling Commerz Residential Condos, #1-9, Jalan 1 C/149, Off Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
These are some of the places to consider if you are keen on volunteering. Do bring along your family members along with you because ‘As one person we cannot change the world, but we can be the reason to change the world of a person’.
Often, even when our tummy slightly growls, we wouldn’t think twice, but to hit the pantry, straight away. But in reality, some people can’t even afford a meal or perhaps live a proper life. Education plays a tremendous role in shaping one’s life as it gives access to their basic rights. Thus, becoming a volunteer Malaysia is obviously a good deed that one is committing to.