Where passion meets momentum
Work with ASEAN’s leading NGOs & create meaningful impact
Highlights of VIP 2017
Work together on ASEAN’s most pressing social issues
The Volunteering International Professional (VIP) Fellowship Programme is an initiative by the Malaysian government to create a large pool of talented professional, who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experience with nonprofit organisations, to contribute towards nation-building in ASEAN countries.
As a Host organisation you’ll have the opportunity to host 5 professional volunteers with 5+ years of working experience relevant to your organisation, and work together on developing & implementing a social impact framework using a MYR10,000 seed grant provided by Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance. Learn more about becoming a Host.
As a Fellow you’ll be placed with a Host organisation relevant to your area of expertise for a period of 4 months. During this period you’ll work with a group of 4 professional volunteers from around the world on helping your Host organisation to create more social impact. Your 4-month stay is paid for in full by the Malaysian government, visas, flights, accommodations, and monthly stipend included. Learn more about becoming a Fellow.
A unique opportunity for Nonprofits
Will your organisation be the next VIP Host?
Featured impact projects
Project: The Unseen Tours of Kuala Lumpur
Host organisation: Yellow House KL
Project: BTOP Sports Academy
Host organisation: Bring The Opportunity Program
Project: Bambike Ecotours
Host organisation: Bambike Revolution Cycles
An experience of a lifetime for professional volunteers
What previous Fellows said about their experience at VIP
- GABRIELA ANAYANCY APARICIO CHAVEZ International Fellow, Project 1 - Xtreme Academy
"VIP has helped me to treasure professionalism and commitment. It was hard to stay strong since the conditions were very different from what I am used to, but I am proud to say I not only endured and stayed through the whole project, but also learned to enjoy it. I take with me a sense of achievement and I believe I have grown more conscious about my own abilities and my students’ potential."
- VANIE NATHAN Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 2 - F2O (Providing Sustainable Livelihood to Orang Asli Community)
"VIP helped me to connect with others with skills and knowledge through volunteering for VIVA F2O. Indeed, this has been a new and valuable experience for me. The VIP Programme also helped me increase my social and relationship skills with International Fellows, and it is a wonderful feeling when we contribute a little of our skills and knowledge to impact and create a difference in someone’s life."
- AAINAA SURAYA BINTI BURHANUDIN Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 3 - Grub Meals
"Having a mix of Fellows from different backgrounds in a project was such a cultural minefield. The VIP 2017 Programme has also allowed me the opportunity to adapt and learn how to work together with Fellows (whom I now call my friends) of different cultures. Being a part of the Fellowship, I had to quickly master and harness these 3 main skills: Planning, Management and Communication - which I plan to work on and improve for any future endeavours."
- THIVIYA PANIRCHERBAM Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 4 - Mobile Food Empowerment
"VIP has helped me to achieve one of my goals which is to help society, especially those underprivileged children from various low income backgrounds. Being involved in this programme, I believe I have helped them in many ways, especially in the F&B sector. As per our objective, we really empowered the B40 youth-at-risk to become employed in F&B."
- HAN HOONG CHEW Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 5 - The Unseen Tours of Kuala Lumpur
"The VIP Fellowship Programme has helped me in various aspects. The one that I appreciate most is that it provides me a platform to impact the society of Malaysia in a sustainable approach. Making a sustainable impact requires guidance, expertise from different elds, and supportive teammates; and the VIP Fellowship Programme has it all. Thanks to this experience, I now have more con dence in myself to be a change maker of the nation."
- JOLYN HONG Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 6 - Grow Tall
"VIP has helped me see the how much effort it takes to create a project that is meaningful and sustainable to the community. This experience has opened my eyes to all the work that needs to be put in to achieve a truly impactful project. I would recommend everyone to participate in VIP, as it gives them a chance to meet with a group of wonderful, passionate and talented people. Working together despite having different skill sets is an awesome experience and one that I will cherish always"
- TUAN MUHAMMAD AMIRUL ASHRAFF TUAN IZHAM ROS Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 7 – BTOP Sports Academy
"Thank you VIP for this opportunity, for giving me a chance to help the community. This programme was able to make a big impact not only to the community but also to myself. I would recommend VIP to my peers as this is the kind of programme that is able to open our minds, make an impact on the community and together, build a better future for generations to come."
- AARON EZEKIEL EDWARDS Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 8 – Tourism Academy
"The VIP Programme has helped me understand the importance of social entrepreneurship in shaping a more balanced society. It has also taught me about the bene ts of volunteering - both towards professional and personal development. I will de nitely recommend the programme to professionals out there who are still nding their place, but only the ones daring enough to have their lives and world view changed!"
- RAYYAN HARIES Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 9 – Mother Lombok
"I believe VIP has helped me gain new knowledge, learn about working with different people in different situations, which can be challenging at times. VIP has allowed me to not only help others, but also help discover my other potentials. I recommend the VIP Programme to those with the passion to make changes."
- KAUSAR AKHTAR MAHMUD Local/Malaysian Fellow, Project 10 – Bambike Ecotours
"I am fully honoured to be a part of the VIP 2017 Programme as it enabled me to contribute to the livelihood of the underprivileged communities. Being a part of VIP offers a number of good things including teamwork and sharing knowledge of different backgrounds, working in a challenging community in a multicultural environment and to blend with the local people. I would definitely recommend the future VIP Fellows to be a part of this excellent platform where they not only learn new things, but can also help create social impact for underprivileged people."