The Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme is designed specially for professionals on career breaks who wish to volunteer in Malaysia. The VIP Fellowship programme is an initiative by the Malaysian government to create a large pool of talented professionals, who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experiences globally, as expert volunteers to contribute towards nation-building.
This four-month fellowship offers the opportunity for professionals to use their expertise in addressing Malaysia’s most pressing social issues. This programme aims to evoke long-term social change in the country. In order to ensure a successful programme, each volunteer is matched to a placement within the local communities where his/ her expert knowledge will have the greatest impact.
This initiative is part of the government’s goal to transform Malaysia into a high- income nation by 2020, as announced by Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, at the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) Summit in December 2013. International expert volunteers offer transferable and high value skills as well as knowledge to enrich the Malaysian landscape, contributing towards the country’s ambition of being a high-income nation. The Fellowship is a programme by MOF, an initiative by NBOS and is partnered by Scope Group and Impact Hub KL.