Volunteers are our life blood 

We are always looking for passionate and committed individuals who want to make a true impact.

"This is a wonderful place to stay and volunteer for. The community gives a chance to those who really need it and it is wonderful helping that cause." 

- Jacob

"An experience we will never forget. No matter what skill you have, there is always something you can help with."

- Julie and Martin

LONG TERM

volunteer opportunities

One of our residents, Uncle Steeven, who suffers from HIV, diabetes and dementia.

MAIN TASK

  • Commit to minimum of 5 hours of work, 5 days a week for a minimum of 1 month

  • Monitor condition of residents

  • Assist the residents who require help in daily living or special care

  • Supervise cleanliness and hygiene of facility

  • Facilitate exercise sessions

  • Accompany residents to hospital (2-3 times a week)

  • Research  & documentation as per need arising

  • Socialize with residents and provide moral support.

  • Other specific projects will be explored based on availability of time, expertise & resources

nurse/doctor/

THERAPIST

Medical care professionals or students (at least third of fourth year students) who can assist and take care of the residents are much needed at PLC. We provide hospice/ palliative & dissability care in a residential setting. All our residents are HIV positive.

We are looking for volunteers who can support our staff  in providing quality care and assistance to residents. The home has a maximum capacity of 18, but we only have 12 residents at the moment due to shortage of skilled human resource. 

ENERGY EXCHANGE

Minimum requirement is to serve for 1 month.

In return for 5 hrs. of joyful service, 5 days a week,

we provide daily meals and comfortable accommodation in our Volunteer’s Cottage.

 

We have an allocation of RM 1000 gratuity for anyone who commits to and finishes 3 months of  service satisfactorily. For those who stay longer than 3 months, further perks including reimbursement of visa renewal costs can be discussed. 

You will be serving at  one of two such homes in the whole of Malaysia.  We serve indigent individuals who have fallen through the cracks of Malaysia's welfare system and come to us as a last resort. You will make a true impact in helping to increase quality of life and give our residents a surviving chance, with dignity & pride.

International volunteers

art program facilitator

International volunteers

Since the first art classes in 2018, residents have embraced drawing as a way to express themselves and their stories. We like to inject variety in our daily art sessions and invite volunteers to create and facilitate disability friendly art / craft programmes.

As the residential art program facilitator, you will spend 1.5 hours facilitating the art session, an hour planning & preparing the next day's session, and the remaining 2.5 hours will be used to create your own artworks. We will provide basic materials. The created artworks, both yours and those of the residents, may be sold or auctioned by PLC to raise funds for our Care Home. 

ENERGY EXCHANGE

Minimum requirement is to serve for 1 month.

In return for 5 hrs. of joyful service, 5 days a week,

we provide daily meals and comfortable accommodation in our Volunteer’s Cottage.

 

We have an allocation of RM 1000 gratuity for anyone who commits to and finishes 3 months of  service satisfactorily and produces a minimum of 3 artworks for PLC's fundraising purposes. For those who stay longer than 3 months, further perks including reimbursement of visa renewal costs can be discussed. 

Vadim, an artist from the US, stayed for 8 weeks.

MAIN TASKS

  • Introduce new art mediums and/ or new skills that lie within the abilities of the residents. All of them are partly paralyzed and/or have limited motor skills.
     

  • Plan and prepare a coherent art program / creative program / crafts programme or a combination of programmes as a daily activity over a period of one to three months.
     

  • Create a minimum of one artwork per month to be sold for fundraising.

Volunteers working on the expansion of the tea plantation.

summary

  • Set up a vegetable and (medicinal) herbs garden and nursery
     

  • Manage volunteers for the tea plantation & processing  
     

  • Commit to minimum of 5 hours of work, 5 days a week for a minimum of three months.

GARDEN manager

We are looking for a self motivated and passionate  volunteer who can help us

  • develop a herb nursery,

  • enhance existing Java tea cash crop in the area of  production and processing,  

  • establish some vegetable and herb plots for our own consumption. 

As Garden Manager you will develop a plan for the above tasks, You will develop a plan to manage volunteers and be proactive in finding ways to enhace organic methods of soil enhancement and overall yield production. 

We are looking for someone who has experience in (eco-) farming, permaculture, gardening, agriculture, composting, etc. As you will be developing the garden we expect a commitment of three to six months.

In return, we will provide you with daily meals, comfortable accommodation in our Volunteer’s Cottage. We have an allocation of RM 1000 gratuity for anyone who commits to and finishes 3 months of  service satisfactorily. For those who stay longer than 3 months, further perks including reimbursement of visa renewal costs can be discussed. 

International volunteers

local

volunteers

admin & PR

assistant

International & local volunteers

PLC is continuously changing and developing its strategies to increase the sustainability of the organisation and create innovative ways to raise funds. Therefore, volunteers who can help us in and around the office who can support our administration and external communications are welcome for a minimum stay of one month.

 

Any experience in the field of PR, web-design, videography, photography, Illustrator/Indesign, writing, and/or acquisition is very helpful. We like volunteers who are proactive, assertive, independent and full of new ideas.

In return, you will be provided daily meals, and comfortable accommodation in our Volunteer's Cottage. We have an allocation of RM 1000 gratuity for anyone who commits to and finishes 3 months of  service satisfactorily. For those who stay longer than 3 months, further perks including reimbursement of visa renewal costs can be discussed.  

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summary

  • Support PLC's managing staff with your experience and skills in administration, PR/communication, writing, etc.
     

  • Commit to a minimum of 5 hours of work, 5 days a week for a minimum of two weeks

Volunteers doing art together with our disabled residents.

summary

  • Come in regularly (preferably once every one or two weeks) to facilitate an art session
     

  • Discuss the proposed activity with our Home Coordinator at least one week in advance

facilitate art activities

local

volunteers

Art is a major component in the lives of our residents. Since the first art classes were given by volunteers, drawing has become a daily ritual. The art sessions offer a therapeutic activity and a way to express themselves and their stories. We welcome volunteers to assist residents in improving their current skills or introduce them to new art mediums that lie within their abilities, as they all have limited motor skills.

Basic materials for drawing and water coloring are provided. Introducing new techniques and materials is encouraged and a budget for new supplies can be discussed. 

prepare a meal

We welcome volunteers to prepare and share a meal with our residents. Home cooked meals are what our residents’ look forward to in their day-to-day life. They love variety and fresh and healthy foods. 70% of our residents are Chinese and since our cooks are Indians, meals cooked by Chinese are especially in high demand at Positive Living Community. You will seldom experience accolades such as given by our residents after a hearty meal!

Regular volunteering is appreciated but not compulsory, preferably for lunch, once a week (any day). You can cook at home or cook at our kitchen. If you choose the latter, we advise that you start from 9.00 am and it can take up to 3 hours to prepare a few dishes. At 12.00 you will serve the residents and share the meal. This is a good time to chat with the residents and get to know them.

We prefer to serve steamed, non-spicy, non-oily, and easily digestible foods. Vegetables especially should be prepared soft and easy to chew. Meat should be served in small pieces, preferably de-boned.

local

volunteers

One of the residents helping out in the kitchen.

summary

  • Buy the ingredients to cook an entire meal for 15-20 people (PLC will provide rice).
     

  • Cook the meal – a minimum of a meat/egg dish, a vegetable dish, and a dish that has gravy/sauce/soup.
     

  • Save some of your time to socialize with the residents while sharing the meal
     

  • When you feel like it, you can make their day by treating our residents to a nice dessert!

local

volunteers

Volunteers playing games with residents.

summary

  • Prepare and provide self-empowerment and spiritual guidance sessions, either for a group or one-on-one
     

  • Commitment for regular visits for a minimum of one year
     

  • PLC welcomes leaders and followers of all faiths, as well as non-religious mentors

empowerment and spiritual guidance

local

volunteers

We welcome leaders and followers of all faiths to guide, empower and encourage our residents in regular individual and/or group faith and worship sessions. Their history and situation can be overwhelming at times and speaking about it with a trusted mentor / confidante can relief worries and provide hope.

To build up a relationship with and get to know the residents, regular visits once a month up to once per

week are ideal and for over a longer period of time. Volunteers should recognize and respect the variety in needs and openness of the residents, sessions will be non-compulsory

providing counseling

local

volunteers

& students

Socialising and one-on-one interactions with the wider community is vital for the inclusion and re-integration of residents who can feel isolated. Volunteers who come in and spend a few hours doing individual sessions with our disabled residents provide a life enhancing service to them.

Counselling sessions at PLC are especially suitable for students in Psychology and/or Counselling who want to make a true impact while doing their course practical. We will arrange pick-up from the Sungai Buloh train station for those who come in with a group of three or four at any one time.

Our residents thrive on social interaction.

summary

  • Prepare and provide one-on-one counselling sessions for our residents
     

  • Recognize and respect the variety in needs and openness of the residents, sessions will be non-compulsory

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volunteer experiences

"It was awesome to be part of something doing good work for the HIV AIDS community in this tiny village in Batu Arang. They can use as much support as they can get. Would recommend to stay and work on this wonderful project. Wish to come back someday."

— yegor

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Donate to PLC:

Account No. 2142 7700 073818

RHB BANK, Positive Living Community

Contact us:

Tel. 016-213 4037

plcwelfareorg@gmail.com

Batu Arang, 45000 Batu Arang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Positive Living Community, a partner organisation of the Malaysian AIDS Council is registered under the Registrar of Societies act as 'Persatuan Kebajikan Komuniti Kehidupan Positif', also known as Positive Living Community (PLC). 

Our registration number is:

PPM-002-10-06042015