Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Volunteering for International Professionals (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 in ASEAN region.The VIP Programme is designed specifically for professionals on career breaks who wish to volunteer in South East Asia and contribute to building up the regional ecosystem of nonprofits to create more social impact.

This four-month fellowship offers the opportunity for professionals to use their expertise in addressing ASEAN’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 a Host Organisation in a local community where his/ her expert knowledge will have the greatest impact.

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Benefits For Volunteering

  • You’ll volunteer with ASEAN’s leading NGOs for 4 months
  • Your flights & visas fully taken care of
  • Your accommodation arranged for you
  • You’ll even receive a monthly allowance
  • Your job is to help your Host Organisation create more social impact

These are the criteria you must meet in order to qualify as a Fellow

  • You have a minimum of 3-5 years working or volunteering experience
  • You have at least a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • You are proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • You are able to commit full-time to the 16 week programme
  • You are willing to work with low-income populations & demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • You are committed to returning to your home country after immediately upon completion of the Fellowship

To apply

VIP 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 Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul 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 Incitement.

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Deadline for online submission of application is 16 July

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