ICYE: Asia and Oceania

In Asia and Oceania, ICYE volunteers are received in India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam.

India

In India, ICYE volunteers are received by, e.g., organizations working with disabled people, schools, children’s homes, and communities working for advancing the position of women and children. Voluntary workplaces are situated both in cities and in the countryside. In many cases, the volunteers live at their voluntary workplace, but in some cases in a host family.

Indonesia

Four people posing in front of a building.

In Indonesia, the ICYE volunteers mostly work in kindergartens and schools. Volunteers are received also by, e.g. special schools and a home for the elderly. Most of the voluntary workplaces are situated on Java island. The volunteers live either in a host family or at their voluntary workplace.

Japan

Children are playing with wooden toys with one older person.

In Japan, the volunteers work for the local communities and assist in farm and environmental work. Voluntary work is available also in a special school for children and youth, among disabled people and the elderly as well as in a rescue and caring center for animals. The volunteers live at their voluntary workplace.

N.B.! In the program in Japan, the participants must pay in addition to the participation fee costs caused by renewing their visa.

Nepal

One child and one adult are leaning to the right side and staring at each other.

Many of the volunteers work om schools in which they teach English and assist also in other daily school tasks. Voluntary work is available also in, for instance, health care. The volunteers in most cases live in a host family but in some cases at the voluntary workplace.

N.B.! One can volunteer in Nepal for 5 months starting from January or 6/10 months starting from August.

New Zealand

In New Zealand, many of the ICYE volunteers work among children and youth, in schools and camping centers, for instance. Volunteers are received also by a living community of disabled people, for instance. Most of the voluntary workplaces are situated on the Northern island. Accommodation in most cases at the voluntary workplace.

Philippines

Two people are needling the other person.

In the Philippines, the volunteers mostly work on tasks related to supporting people with low income and sick children. They also work on tasks related to strengthening the local communities and assisting in schools. Voluntary tasks are available also in GIED. The volunteers live either in the accommodation space of the coordinating organization, at their voluntary workplace, or in a host family.

South Korea

People are walking on a sandy street.

The volunteers work among children and youth in organizations and centers in the social work field. Voluntary work is available also among disabled people and the elderly. In some voluntary workplaces, the volunteers assist in teaching English. There may be two or three host families during the year.

Taiwan

An adult person is speaking in a room full of pupils.

In Taiwan, ICYE volunteers are received especially by schools. In addition, voluntary tasks are available in centers for disabled people and in a home for the elderly. The volunteers live either in a host family or at their voluntary workplace.

Vietnam

1 picture: Colorful towels are hung on poles. 2 picture: A three-storey building with benches in the courtyard.

In Vietnam, ICYE volunteers are received especially by the school world  – educational institutes from primary schools to a university. In addition, voluntary work is done in support centers for disabled children and youth. Most of the voluntary workplaces are situated in Hanoi. Accommodation in a dormitory or at the voluntary workplace.