About WLS International
WLS International is a British not-for-profit volunteer organization registered in London as company number 5790744. We are committed to promoting cross-cultural awareness and helping communities in developing countries in need. For 9 years, WLS International has been offering volunteers from all over the world with life-changing volunteering opportunities in Asia. We offer rewarding and affordable volunteer programs in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Our aim is to provide quality programs at affordable prices to volunteers from all over the world. We have volunteers from all over the world with the majority coming from the US, UK and Australia. We also have volunteers from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and other countries. The majority of our volunteers are aged 17-35 but we have volunteers of all ages with several volunteers aged 35-50+.
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.
Why choose WLS International ?
With many different organizations offering volunteering projects, how do you choose between them and find an ethical, meaningful and exciting volunteering experience ? These are some of the benefits you have when you join a WLS International volunteer program.
WLS International is a not-for-profit volunteering organization specializing in Asia with over 8 years of experience in the volunteer and cultural exchange industry. Thousands of like-minded volunteers have already joined our volunteer programs in Asia. When you go through WLS International then you can go with the knowledge that you will be supported and assisted before and while abroad in the best possible and affordable programs with an organization with a lot of experience in Asia.
SUPPORT AND QUALITY PROGRAMS
Our main focus is to provide quality meaningful volunteer programs which benefits the local projects and uses the skills of our volunteers in a meaningful way. The local staff of coordinators insures that our volunteers are properly looked after during their program abroad. Your coordinator will be waiting for you at the airport to pick you up and be available throughout your program to organize your program and support you whilst you are volunteering. Count on WLS International for assistance and support before and during your time abroad. Our staff will help you with any questions you may have before your departure. And while overseas, you will have local support from the coordinator in your host country. We focus on delivering the best service before and during your program. As you can see in the testimonials our volunteers appreciate our personalized service. We always aim to give you an experience of a life time!
Our prices are some of the most reasonable in the industry. Off course there is a fee to pay but when you compare our prices you will see that we focus on keeping our prices as low as possible. Keep in mind also that some of our programs have a single room accommodation for our volunteers. The prices of our programs cover the cost of researching, visiting & organizing the programs, advertising and promotion costs, office expenses, staff costs at our head office and local staff, airport pickup, transport to the project and accommodation.
Where your money goes ?
We charge a fee to volunteers for all our placements in order to cover the overseas costs of the volunteer program and the costs of running our organization. WLS International has as the only source of funding the volunteer fees and without charging a fee we would not be able to organize these volunteer programs. Fee levels are set to match costs on a non-profit basis and any surplus money is distributed to the overseas projects we work with. For more details and a breakdown of our costs please click here.
What do our volunteers say?
We are very proud of the positive feedback we get from our volunteers. We believe this reflects the high quality of our volunteer programs in Asia. To read what our volunteers say about their volunteer experiences with us please see our volunteer testimonials.
Ready to Get Started? See which programs we have available in Asia :
• Cambodia : Volunteer in Siem Reap, Cambodia
• India : Volunteer in India
• Nepal : Volunteer in Nepal > Volunteer in a Monastery in Nepal
• Philippines : Volunteer in the Philippines
• Thailand : Volunteer in Chiang Mai, Thailand > Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand
• Vietnam : Volunteer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam