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Global Village and Communications Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to serve with Habitat for Humanity Malaysia as the Global Village and Communications Coordinator at their offices in Kuching. This individual will be responsible for international volunteer coordination as well as marketing assistance for Habitat for Humanity Malaysia. This is anticipated to be a 6 to 12 month volunteer engagement.


Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village volunteer teams build decent, affordable shelter in destinations throughout the world. These volunteers work alongside members of the host community to build or renovate homes, while learning about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s ministry and mission to help eradicate them. The funds raised by these teams help to build decent shelter in the country they visit as well as support the overall Global Village program.


*Coordinate the hosting of Global Village teams and in-country teams according to organizational standards.
*Produce related communications and marketing materials.
*Prepare fundraising presentations.
*Update website.
*Proposal writing and reporting.
*Run reports as needed.
*Generate mailings.
*Other duties as assigned.

Monthly estimate for a single individual is given below. (All figures are in USD.)

Housing $300
Utilities $50
Food $400
Other $200
Visa: Please check with the Malaysian consulate. Fees vary.
Visitor pass: $30- $150, depending on nationality (one-time fee).


Place of assignment is in Kuching, located in the state of Sarawak which is the largest state in Malaysia. Kuching is the administrative capital of Sarawak with a population of 650,000 inhabitants. The city of Kuching and its vicinity have several recreational areas, Wind Cave and Fairy Cave, orangutan wildlife rehabilitation centers in Semenggok and Matang. Malaysia's pioneer telecommunications company provides fixed-line and wireless services. Most areas also receive cellular telecommunication coverage via various service providers who offer pre-paid and postpaid packages, as well as international roaming services. Pack lightweight clothing suitable for warm humid climate, and a lightweight raincoat or umbrella for rainfall seasons.


Accommodation at guesthouse in a shop lot premise. Room is furnished with a double bed, air conditioning, attached bathroom and a personal television. Located 10 minutes’ walk away from the Habitat for Humanity Malaysia office.


Habitat for Humanity Malaysia’s office is 15 minutes’ drive to the heart of Kuching city. It is within the proximity to a big shopping mall, medical specialist center and a wide range of 24-hour food courts. For more information, please go to:


*Fluency in English required.
*Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications strongly preferred.
*3+ years of related marketing and volunteer coordination experience.
*Previous experience coordinating projects.
*Strong attention to detail and logistics.
*Must be computer literate.
*Must have prior experience working cross-culturally.
*All IVP volunteers must confirm the purchase of international insurance coverage for the duration of their stays.

Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.

About Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.

Location: Kuching, Malaysia
Region: Asia & the Pacific
Job Position Type: International Volunteer
Job Function: Communications, International Programs
Job Position Category: Volunteer Opportunity
Travel: 0%
Last Updated: 10-Jun-2014
Auto Req ID: 140BR
Staffing Number: 1
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