Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme 2017 – Malaysia

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Application Deadline: July 16th 2017

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.

You have the opportunity to join the 3rd batch of VIP Fellows & put your experience and skills into practice to help an ASEAN nonprofit organisation amplify its impact. Based on your skillset and experience you will be assigned to a nonprofit organisation in South East Asia and spend 4-months together with 4 other international Fellows to develop and implement a social impact framework. Do you think you have what it takes?


Deadline for online submission of application of Fellows

Submit your application before 16 July if you want to participate in the VIP Programme. You can start your application here.

21 July – 30 July 2017

Interviewing and matching

You will receive an invitation for a Skype interview. After that we’ll match you with a Host that is looking for your specific skillset and experience.

21 July 2017

Announcement of successful candidates

If you made it through the application process you will receive an official invitation letter on behalf of the Malaysian government, and the VIP Team will get in touch with you to arrange your visa, flight, stay, etc

19 August – 20 August 2017

Arrival in Malaysia

You are expected to arrive in Malaysia on 19 or 20 August. We’ll arrange your pickup from the airport and bring you to your hotel.

21 August – 25 August 2017

Induction workshop

The first week you will receive hands-on training together with all the other Fellows and you’ll meet your Host Organisation as well.

23 August 2017

Launching ceremony

Together we’ll kick off VIP 2017 at the Ministry of Finance (prepare to celebrate!).

28 August – 15 December 2017

Placement and impact projects

Your placement at your Host Organisation starts. You will either stay in Malaysia or another South East Asian country for 4 months.

16 October – 22 October 2017

Midterm review

The VIP Team is here for you 24/7 throughout the programme. And we’ll come to visit you for a mid-term review late October.

11 December 2017

Submission of final report

After your placement, you and your group of Fellows will submit detailed Impact Report to the VIP Team detailing your project and its impact.

14 December – 15 December 2017

Final presentation and closing

You and your group will present your project, its development, implementation, and impact to all VIP Fellows and the Malaysian government.

16 December 2017 onwards

VIP alumni network

You will be added to the VIP Alumni group so we can stay in touch.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme 2017

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