Put the 'u' in Volunteer
Asia is a vast continent where landscapes constantly change between borders and proudly show off their varying beauty. In this land of startling contrast, humble villages honouring age-old traditions lie on the outskirts of global cosmopolitan cities, while picturesque beaches give way to rugged mountains and lush rainforests. Within easy reach of New Zealand, you can share your skills and gain priceless travel experiences in places like Nepal, Vietnam, China, India, Cambodia, Malaysia or the Philippines. Each country is unique but what they all have in common is warm and welcoming locals, especially the children whose bright-eyed enthusiasm is contagious.
Like the country itself, working holidays are incredibly varied. Get your hands dirty and help build houses in Vietnam, share your language with children in Cambodian orphanages or join a conservation program to spend time with elephants in Sri Lanka or pandas in China. Wherever your passion for humanitarianism lies, Flight Centre's working holiday team can help arrange your overseas placement and handle all the details like your accommodation, meals, flights and more. Chances are you will learn just as much as the people you are helping along the way.
Some of the things we take for granted in the developed world like education, comfortable living conditions and economic welfare are beyond the grasp of countless people living below the poverty line. A volunteering holiday in Asia will offer you an intimate side of a community that would not be available to you as a tourist. Your holiday is not all work and no play – explore Asia's natural wonders, deep history and ancient sites in your spare time. Working or volunteering Asia is quite literally a life changing experience, not just for those you are helping but for you as well.