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English Teacher in Kindergarten

Kuching, Malaysia show on map

Agency | GoEco

This kindergarten assistance project provides local children (4 to 5) with the chance to learn English in a fun and informal way through educational games and activities.

The project

The children are mainly from poor villages near Kuching, and their opportunities are limited. Learning English from native speakers at a young age provides them with a vital foundation from which they can build their language skills in the future, opening their doors to greater opportunities. 

Following your arrival, a  transfer coordinator will take you to the center for a week of orientation to begin your immersion into the local Malaysian culture. During this week, you will be introduced to the best of Sarawak through a number of exciting activities which may include a walking/cycling tour of Kuching, a boat trip along the river, a visit to the local bazaar, chances to taste the rich Malaysian cuisine, and even a trip to a local nature reserve and ancient caves. You will also be given an introduction to Bahasa, the local language.

The location

Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, and is renowned for it’s natural wonders and cultural riches. The city of Kuching is simply unique, and functions in a relaxed manner which hasn’t changed in 160 years. The city boasts a number of tourist attractions including parks, historical sites and the famous Kuching Cat Museum, but arguably one of its biggest draws is the city’s booming food culture. No other city in Malaysia has such a romantic and unlikely history, nor displays its charms with such an easy grace,

Volunteer work

The core aims and objectives of this project are to help the school children build their confidence and improve their level of English. Like most kindergartens, the structure of the school day is informal and therefore many of the activities involve playing games and learning language through creative lessons. By having fun and connecting with the children in English, you’ll contribute to a fun and engaging learning environment where the children pick up the language in a natural way.

While volunteering you may be involved in

  • Creating lesson plans
  • Managing English conversation and grammar exercises
  • Teaching informal English classes
  • Playing games and singing songs with the children
  • Other childcare tasks as needed

Typical day

A typical day

You will leave the volunteer house between 8 and 9 in the morning, depending on the schedule of the school where you are placed. You can expect to spend between 3-6 hours teaching throughout the day. Lunch will be served at the school and you will leave each day at around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.

You will be expected to work five days a week, and will have the weekends off, giving you plenty of time to go on excursions around the country or to relax and unwind.


During many public holidays and/or school holidays, classes will not be in session. During these times, you will be involved in painting or renovation work at the school. There may also be an option to join special classes and/or  English camps based on the local community’s needs.

Free-time activities

Travel Extras (Not Included)
Explore Borneo For an additional fee you can extend your stay with an exciting trip around Borneo. Embark on a two week journey into Sarawak and Borneo. This unforgettable journey will introduce to you the wonderful art and culture of Sarawak and the greater Borneo region. The sights and surroundings, as well as the Malaysian spirit,  will mesmerize you. You will get to visit a famous Orangutan conservation site, be thrilled by the flora and fauna only found in Borneo, go on jungle trekking tours, and taste the natural organic ingredients sourced from the lush forests of the region

Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Motivation to work with children
Positive and flexible attitude
Good level of physical health
Good level of English
Police clearance
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:30

Suitable for


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Services by GoEco
  • Accommodations:  Shared room in volunteer house
  • Food:  Three meals a day (excluding lunch on the weekends)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Orientation:  One-week orientation including a tour of Kuching, a boat trip along the river, visits to nature reserves and ancient caves and a trip to the local bazaar.
  • Support:  Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support
Airport Pickup at Kuching International Airport

Aiport Pickuo is included on arrival day.


Volunteers will stay in shared rooms in a semi-detached house in Kuching. The rooms are single-gender and accommodate 4-8 people, with a shared western-style toilet and hot water for showers. A supermarket is also located nearby if volunteers wish to purchase their own food items.

Free WiFi available in public areas

Laundromat located nearby (cost of use not included)

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Three meals per day during the week, and 2 meals on the weekends (breakfast and dinner) are provided.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kuching International Airport (KCH) in Kuching. We assist you to find cheap flights to Malaysia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Malaysia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Malaysia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Malaysia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Kuching/Malaysia between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Malaysia.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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