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Real South East Asia Encounter

6 - 12 Wochen  ·  Alter 18 - 50+

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Freiwilligenprojekt mit höchster Qualität. Dieses Projekt bietet Qualität, die Maßstäbe setzt - weit über dem Durchschnitt.


  • 80% of PMGY volunteers are 18-22 years old
  • Take in the best of South-East Asia in one trip
  • Exciting weekend travel opportunities available across each country
  • Embrace new cultures, adventures and communities with new friends
  • Visit Ha Long Bay, Angkor Wat Temple and Gili islands in your free time

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Alter 18+

Über das Programm

If weeks spent volunteering around one of the most colourful parts of the world sounds enticing, then this combo of Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali is ideal.

South East Asia stretches across eleven countries from eastern India to China. Every country is unique but across the region you’ll find blissful beaches, ancient temples, delicious cuisine, lush landscapes and urban jungles. Your 12 week volunteering adventure will take in three of these ...

Über das Programm

South East Asia stretches across eleven countries from eastern India to China. Every country is unique but across the region you’ll find blissful beaches, ancient temples, delicious cuisine, lush landscapes and urban jungles. Your 12 week volunteering adventure will take in three of these amazingly exotic but very accessible countries; Vietnam, Cambodia and Bali.

Spending 12 weeks travelling and volunteering around the heart of South East Asia will give you time to embrace the richness of the culture, revel in the history and become immersed in the communities along the way. You’ll live in these countries rather than just passing through and have a hugely positive impact while you’re there.

Vietnam has been described as ‘astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, A country of breathtaking natural beauty with a unique heritage, where travel quickly becomes addictive’ by Lonely Planet and they’re not wrong. However, the country is still plagued with poverty and nearly 40% of Vietnamese people still live on under £2 a day.

Volunteers are vital and you have your choice of where you’d like to help. Whether you’re playing games with sick children at Hanoi’s Paediatric Hospital, teaching English to a community class, caring for special needs children or even working in the offices of a development NGO – there is so much positive work to be done.

Cambodia is a country emerging from years of turmoil and civil unrest. Yet it has the most beautiful and blissfully undeveloped coastlines in the region and is blessed with one of the most spectacular temples in the world, Angkor Wat. But it is also one of the poorest countries in the world with around a third of Cambodians surviving on less than £1 a day.

With PMGY you can contribute to grass-roots development by teaching English, providing disadvantaged young people with the tools to gain meaningful employment and support early years education on this childcare project. 

With a population of less than four million, Bali is an island of soft white sands, crystal clear waters, lush tropical forests and ancient temples. Many say that Bali is not so much a place but a state of mind, a feeling of wonder and a mood of serenity.

Our programmes in Bali aim to give a true insight into the Balinese way of life, to experience its famous beauty whilst seeing the side of the country the tourists don’t get to see. Stay in the rice bowl of Bali in the traditional town of Tabanan and give that most precious commodity of all, your time, to children desperate to learn. Teach English set amongst rice paddies, steep ravines and forests. Invest your time in Bali’s children and help to ensure their future is bright!

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Wednesday) Arrival Good morning Vietnam!
  • Day 2 (Thursday) Orientation Begins
  • Day 3 (Friday) Orientation Continues
  • Day 4-5 (Saturday-Sunday) City Tour & Free Time!
  • Day 6-10 (Monday-Friday) Volunteering
  • Day 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday) Free Time
  • Day 13-32 (Monday-Saturday) The Following Weeks
  • Day 33 (Sunday) Goodbye Vietnam – Hello Cambodia!
  • Day 34 (Monday) Orientation
  • Day 35-38 (Tuesday-Friday) Volunteering Begins
  • Day 39-40 (Saturday-Sunday) Weekend
  • Day 41-60 (Monday-Saturday) The Following Weeks
  • Day 61 (Sunday) Goodbye Cambodia – Hello Bali!
  • Day 62 (Monday) Orientation
  • Day 63-66 (Tuesday-Friday) Volunteering Begins
  • Day 67-68 (Saturday-Sunday) Weekend
  • Day 69-87 (Monday-Friday) The Following Weeks
  • Day 88 (Saturday) Last Day

Is it safe to travel to PMGY destinations?

Although our volunteers work in the developing world, we always ensure our host locations are safe. Each programme has been extensively researched and has passed our strict vetting process. Our UK team undergo an extensive routine when establishing our in-country infrastructures and we continue to monitor our safety procedures on a regular basis. Furthermore, we monitor the stability of our volunteer destinations on a daily basis. Through our constant contact with consulates and embassies and our reports from our overseas teams, we are able to ensure that our volunteers are never placed in unstable regions.

The PMGY team have visited and participated in every programme we offer and verified them based on our own independent criteria. We carefully inspect every little detail of our set-up. From inspecting the living conditions, checking out the neighbourhoods you’ll be staying in, to tasting the food you’ll be eating – each and every programme we establish has gone through a lengthy and rigorous vetting process. Risk assessments have been written for all areas in which PMGY operate and our experienced local coordinators are always on-hand to manage any emergencies that may occur. Our UK team are always on the road reviewing our risk management procedures in the field and monitoring local conditions.

In emergency situations we have the necessary protocols and equipment in place and we are able to evacuate our volunteers from potential dangers. Our local coordinators are trained to deal with emergency circumstances.

When you join PMGY we will send you a Volunteer Handbook. This document addresses a range of issues such as health, safety, visa issues etc. Furthermore, our UK team are only ever a phone call away should you wish to discuss any aspect of your upcoming programme. When you arrive in-country, you’ll be given a comprehensive safety briefing during your orientation course by our local coordinators. We will go through everything from emergency procedures, how to use local transport and cultural differences. You’ll also be given the opportunity to purchase a local SIM card, something we strongly suggest, so you’re contactable at all times. We will provide you with a full list of the important contact numbers that you’ll need to know.

All our local teams are experienced development professionals who have years of experience in hosting international volunteers. They are our representatives on the ground and will assist you 24/7 throughout your stay. Whether you need to call home, travel at the weekend or require urgent assistance – they are there to support you.

While we cannot guarantee your volunteer experience to be 100% trouble free we have taken all the necessary precautions to make sure each programme is as safe as possible.


Almost every day you will be doing something different on this adventure, but here are three examples of what you might be doing in each country.

Viet Nam

On Saturday our local coordinators will take you on a tour of Hanoi. You will get to see some of the best sights this famous city has to offer ...


Almost every day you will be doing something different on this adventure, but here are three examples of what you might be doing in each country.

Viet Nam

On Saturday our local coordinators will take you on a tour of Hanoi. You will get to see some of the best sights this famous city has to offer whilst also learning about safety and how to use the public transport system. Sunday is a free day. Take this time to further explore the local area with fellow volunteers and prepare for your first day of volunteering on Monday.


Your orientation will begin on Monday. Our local team will teach you about life in Cambodia, the do’s and don’ts, the local culture and religion. Your orientation will continue with an introduction to the local language, safety advice and all the projects we support in the community. In the afternoon, our local coordinator will take you to see some of the famous sites around your immediate area. You will also have the chance to go to the ATM, buy a local phone or SIM Card and visit the supermarket.


Your next 3 weeks will follow a similar pattern, as you will be volunteering from Monday to Friday. Time will fly so make sure you make the most of it. Our local team are there to support you throughout your stay. Whether you’ve lost your passport, want some advice for weekend travel plans or just need someone to talk to, they are there for you.





Mindestalter: 18 Jahre

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst


Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)

Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis



Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.

Andere Fähigkeiten

You should also be physically fit, as volunteering overseas can be quite strenuous. If you have any medical/mental health conditions that may affect your participation overseas then these must be declared to us during your online application.


Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 09:00 - 14:00



Dienstleistungen von Plan My Gap Year

  • Accommodation 
  • Vietnam Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Cambodia Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Bali Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport Pick Ups
  • Vietnam Public Transport To/From Project
  • Bali Private Transport To/From Project
  • In-Country Orientation
  • 24 Hour Support

Abholung vom Flughafen Noi Bai International Airport

You should arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi (airport code HAN) on the Wednesday. The airport pickup is available 24 hours. On arrival a member of our local team will be at the waiting area for you holding a sign with your name on it. They will drive you straight to the Volunteer House in Hanoi where you can relax and settle in. This journey takes around 45 minutes depending on traffic. 



During your time with PMGY you will live in our Volunteer House which is just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Tabanan where you will find local restaurants, convenience stores and ATMs. You’ll be living with other PMGY volunteers from around the world, so you’ll make plenty of friends along the way.

The accommodation is basic but comfortable with free Wi-Fi. Each room has bunk beds with up to 8 people per room in same-sex rooms. Volunteers are provided with fans in the room and their own mosquito net and bed linen. Bathrooms are shared, have a shower and western style toilet. The water is cold but this shouldn’t be a problem as Bali is hot and humid all year-round!

We encourage you to bring some small padlocks and/or store any valuables with our local team in their private area. There will also be fridge space available for volunteers to store any items they need to keep chilled.


If you’re going to the orphanage placement then you will live at the orphanage site in separate living quarters. Please note you will spend your first night with PMGY (the Sunday night) at our partner guesthouse in central Phnom Penh. We will drive you to the orphanage on the Monday afternoon after you have received your orientation period with our local team.

The accommodation at the orphanage is very basic but relatively comfortable. Up to 10 volunteers can stay at the orphanage at any one time. You will share a room with fellow volunteers (single sex rooms) with up to 4 volunteers per room. Each room has single beds, mosquito nets and a ceiling fan. There are two bathrooms within a short walk from the volunteer accommodation – these are for volunteers use only. The bathrooms have western style flush toilets and cold water showers.

Volunteers at the kindergarten placement will stay at our partner guesthouse in central Phnom Penh. You will share a room and bathroom with fellow volunteers, up to 6 per room. All rooms are single-sex, unless a couple have requested a private room. Depending on the room you will be provided with a single bed or bunk beds. The guesthouse welcomes outside guests but we have rooms reserved exclusively for PMGY volunteers, so you will not share your room with non-PMGY volunteers.

Viet Nam

During your time with PMGY in Vietnam you will live at our Volunteer House located within a quiet and friendly neighbourhood approximately a 45-minute bus journey from the Old Quarter of Hanoi. There is everything you need within walking distance of the Volunteer House: ATMs, supermarkets, laundrettes, chemists etc. There are also some great cafes and local bars. You’ll be living with other PMGY volunteers from around the world, so you’ll make plenty of friends along the way.



You will be provided with three freshly prepared meals per day. Most meals are traditional Indonesian dishes that can be typically quite spicy. Balinese cuisine consists of a lot of rice and the meat is mainly fish or chicken – vegetarian options are always available. A weekly menu has been introduced that so you will know in advance what is on the menu for that day.


The orphanage grows the majority of vegetables and meat they use and so food is always very fresh and healthy. You are provided with three meals per day. Meals are local dishes and a vegetarian option is always available. Volunteers eat with the rest of the young people and so you really feel like part of the family.

At the guesthouse, you will be provided with three meals a day. Breakfast and dinner are served at the guesthouse. There is a menu where you can select your meals and there are local and western options to choose from. For lunch you will receive a packed lunch from the guesthouse, which you take to the project. Filtered drinking water is available free of charge for you to help yourself as you please.

Viet Nam

You will be provided with three meals a day, which will be traditional Vietnamese dishes – this means a lot of rice! All food will be nutritious and freshly cooked.

For breakfast you can expect cereal, toast and tea/coffee. Some projects will provide you with lunch, for those that don’t, you will eat at the Volunteer House. Lunch in the house is usually always a Vietnamese dish, which will include soup, rice, vegetables and sometimes meat or fish. For projects a little further afield, you can eat lunch at a local restaurant and then be reimbursed for the value of your lunch up to 40,000 VND.

Dinner is served at the Volunteer House. We have cooks at the house who will freshly prepare your meals. You can expect a variety of dishes, so there will be always something to suit even the fussiest eaters! A typical meal will have pork, fish, beef or chicken and tofu or egg and at least 2 different kinds of vegetable dishes, along with rice and soup. Western meals will be served on an ad-hoc basis and our volunteers always appreciate this.

If you fancy eating out there are plenty of cafes and local amenities in the surrounding area or you can take a bus or taxi into the main tourist area, the Old Quarter, in the city of Hanoi.


Gute Verbindung vor Ort

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?


Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Vietnam zu finden. FINDE GÜNSTIGE FLÜGE


Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Vietnam bietet die nötige Sicherheit. ANGEBOT EINHOLEN


Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Vietnam antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Vietnam überprüfen. IMPFSCHUTZ ÜBERPRÜFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

This program starts on the 1st Wednesday of every month

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez


6 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt) 1.979€
9 Wochen 2.523€
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 2.772€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 280€/Woche


280€ / Woche 6 - 12 Wochen Alter 18 - 50+


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Über die Organisation

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK.

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Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK. We provide safe, affordable, need-driven volunteer programmes from 1 to 24 weeks in 11 countries worldwide.


Founded by volunteers for volunteers, Plan My Gap Year works with local communities in the developing world towards long-term sustainable goals. We know there is no better way to travel and make a positive impact on the world.

We work extremely hard to ensure that our opportunities are affordable for everyone who wants to make a difference. So fees are 100% transparent, something our volunteers really appreciate.

Plan My Gap Year structured programmes create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in our host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with us. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure our set up is safe and that our volunteers are making a positive impact.

There is also a great social element to our programmes. Plan My Gap Year puts you in touch with all your fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year, so even if you’re travelling solo, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way. Plus you’ll have plenty of opportunity to travel the country with your newfound travel buddies – it’s all part of the PMGY experience!

So if you’re thinking of doing something a bit different on your next trip abroad, then why not drop us a line and find out what extraordinary things you could be doing.


Our aim is to make our programmes accessible to motivated travellers irrespective of their financial capacity. Plan My Gap Year focuses on providing the core requirements of a volunteer programme: safety, structure and sustainability.

We are 100% transparent with our fees. That way you know exactly how much of your money goes towards the local community.

Compared to the large majority of volunteer organisations out there, even most charities and not-for-profits, PMGY’s opportunities are significantly cheaper. Furthermore, as our reviews will testify, our support service and structured programmes are second to none.


Your safety is our top priority. All of Plan My Gap Years' programmes have been personally inspected and vetted by the PMGY team – which is not an industry standard by any means. We carry out independent risk assessments on an annual basis and our local teams constantly review the safety precautions we implement. This includes regular staff and safety appraisals.

 Our local teams are made up of highly experienced volunteer coordinators. They have hosted international volunteers for many years and are prepared to react in the unlikely event of an emergency. Whatever the problem, big or small, our local teams are available around the clock.

As part of our commitment to your safety, we keep in constant communication with local embassies and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure we can identify potentially dangerous situations and act upon them immediately. Our UK team are available 24/7 to assist volunteers and their families.


We support our volunteers every step of the way. Before you go we will provide you with a detailed Volunteer Handbook, which will guide you through how to prepare for your trip. This Handbook contains literally everything you need to know – from what to pack, to how to obtain a visa, to local language guides.

Our experienced UK team are always available to provide assistance. Plan My Gap Year is always available to answer our questions and support you in anyway we can. 

On arrival, a member of our in-country team will collect you from the airport and help you settle in. Your orientation course will teach you everything you need to know about the country, how to stay safe and what to expect from your upcoming volunteer experience. 

Our local team are on-call 24/7. Whether you’ve lost your passport or just want some help in planning a weekend trip, our friendly in-country coordinators provide that safety net to ensure you are well looked after.


Plan My Gap Years' responsibility is not limited to our travellers but also the projects we support. That is why all our volunteers must provide a Criminal Background Check before they travel.

It is essential that our projects are need-driven and sustainable. We work closely with our local partners to ensure that our volunteers are contributing to bring about long-term development.


We really know our programmes. Our UK team have stayed in the accommodation, volunteered at the projects and met the volunteers. We carefully assess each application we receive so that your personality and skills are suited to the project. Whatever your query, you can feel assured that you will be speaking to someone who can tell you exactly what to expect.


One of the best aspects of volunteering is meeting some amazing like-minded people. We place over 2,000 volunteers every year so wherever and whenever you go, you have the peace of mind in knowing you will be living and working alongside other PMGY volunteers. In many of our destinations, we run our own Volunteer House accommodation, which ensures all volunteers live together, and therefore guaranteeing a strong social element. In addition, our local team are always there to help you plan any independent travel or give you some tips for what to do at the weekend.

860 Bewertungen · rating4.8

Eva Sobiella rating5

2023 at Real South East Asia Encounter

The chieldcare project is the greatest one I've had so far. The kids are so sweet and lovely and really want to learn something. The coordinator is friendly and helpful. I am only here since three days, but I love it ...
Maria Mourato rating5

2023 at Real South East Asia Encounter

The best experience of my life! I loved my time there! Both the local team and the local people are amazing! The project is very well run by the local team. It’s lovely how you can see the happiness in the children’s faces just to have you teaching and playing with them! It’s very rewarding!! ...
Georgina Hannan rating5

2022 at Real South East Asia Encounter

I had such an amazing time with PMGY! I did the real South East Asia experience and went to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Bali (with a PMGY weekend trip to the Maldives, Siem Reap and Gili Islands!). From when I booked it to when I was there I had amazing support from both the local and international ...
Eden Johnson rating4.8

2019 at Real South East Asia Encounter

PMGY is a great starting platform for travelling, meeting new people and volunteering. I really enjoyed volunteering in Vietnam, Cambodia and Bali - it was an eye opening experience. Vietnam - The accommodation and location in Vietnam was great ! We were able to travel wherever we wanted from Friday ...
Shayla Adkins rating4.8

2019 at Real South East Asia Encounter

I wasnpleased to see that the agencies affiliated with PMGY are wonderful NGO agencies who affect communitiesnin many ways. I did the SE Asia tour for 9 weeks in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia. I felt a little disappointed in the overall mentality and volunteer availability in Bali. However, I ...
Tamara Dodd rating5

2019 at Real South East Asia Encounter

I had an amazing time in Vietnam, Cambodia and Bali. English teaching Vietnam, childcare Cambodia and medical project in Bali. I enjoyed all of my projects thoroughly and would definitely ...


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