Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs in Asia

WLS International is a British gap year & volunteering organization offering over 80 worthwhile projects in Asia. We are committed to promoting cross-cultural awareness and helping communities in developing countries in Asia. Projects include working in orphanages, teaching English at schools, teaching monks at monasteries, community projects, working with elephants and much more. For over 11 years we have placed thousands of international volunteers in projects in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

We believe that by having volunteers live and work side-by-side with local people and communities in Asia, we can increase global understanding whilst also giving much needed help and support to communities and children in need. Everyone who participates in one of our programs, whether a student, a professional or a family, comes away with a greater understanding of the global community, the cultural diversity of Asia and the challenges that developing countries face. We are very proud of the positive feedback we get from our volunteers. We believe this reflects the high quality of our programs in Asia. We focus on Asia where we are one of the leading voluntary organizations.


My experience with WLS International was positive in many ways. Thank you for making this a once in a lifetime experience.
Duygu Odemir, Netherlands

I had such an amazing time volunteering in Cambodia. This was truly a life changing experience, which I cannot wait to do again. Thank you.
Ben Mattress, Australia

The experience has truly been life changing for me, and I would encourage anyone interested in the program to pursue it!
Carrie Reichert, USA

The elephant program of WLS International was very good. I am really going to miss it!
Inge Theeuwes, Belgium

WLS provided outstanding support and guidance. I strongly recommend this amazing opportunity.
Shelley Boyle, USA

Our Volunteering Programs in Asia

Volunteer in Cambodia
In Cambodia you have the choice of 6 projects such as teaching in schools, volunteering in a day care center and community projects. You can also build your own program by combining projects.

Volunteer in China
In China you can do volunteering with the Giang Panda in Chengdu to help with the conservation of these wonderful animals.

Volunteer in India
In India we have several projects available in 3 locations as well as the India Road Trip. Work in an orphanage, teaching English at schools or join a community project.

Volunteer in Bali Indonesia
In Bali in Indonesia you can work in a kindergarten, teach English in a school, help with construction projects, assist in turtle conservation or join the medical project.

Volunteer in Nepal
In Nepal you can teach English to Buddhist monks in a monastery or you can volunteer in an orphanage in Kathmandu.

Volunteer in Philippines
In the Philippines you can volunteer in Davao in a variety of projects such as teaching English, construction projects and a medical internship..

Volunteer in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka there are some amazing projects such as helping in an orphanage, teaching English, turtle conservation work and a women’s project.

Volunteer in Thailand
In Thailand we have different projects available including volunteer in an orphanage in Thailand, volunteer with elephant in Thailand and much more!

Volunteer in Vietnam
In Vietnam you can do these projects : street children, orphanage, deaf children school, soup kitchen or a women’s project.