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More young people are keen on green careers. More organisations are looking to hire green expertise. This programme bridges both sides – through work-shadowing, apprenticeship, mentorship, master-classes and more!

Youth Participants

Myth debunked! Green careers are not limited to science degree graduates.

Conservocation aims to provide young people of different backgrounds with the exposure and opportunities to understand  pathways into conservation and sustainability careers, and identify feasible and meaningful entry points for their participation in environmental action.

What to Expect from Conservocation:

Experience and learn from working with an environmental organisation, for 6 months.

Build a network with industry professionals and assess your prospects in the sustainability and conservation field.

Enhance your skill set to be better suited for this sector.

Criteria to Join

Youth 18-30 years of age residing in Malaysia.

Fluency in spoken and written English and Bahasa Malaysia is required. Working knowledge of other languages and dialects commonly used in Malaysia is an advantage.

A willingness to commit 6 months to the work placement.

Note: work experience and educational level criteria will be based on the needs of the host organisations.
Interested in being a Conservocation Community Volunteer?

Our 2024-2025 cohort applications will open soon.

Partner Organisations

YELL Conservocation Programme aims to support the environmental agenda of organisations and encourage intergenerational knowledge transfer from senior specialists to budding environmental stewards. If your organisation aligns with our goals and is passionate about nurturing potential in young people, we welcome you to join our network of partners.
What to Expect from Conservocation:

Expand your team to facilitate day-to-day implementation, while mobilising more young people towards environment and climate action.

Train & mentor the next generation of stewards on the intersectionalities in environmental conservation.

Facilitate intergenerational knowledge transfer and help build skills in the younger generation.

If you are interested in becoming a partner organisation for Conservocation 2024, please fill out our application form.

2023 Partner Organisations

Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM) Selangor, Pahang, Sabah

SEADPRI-UKM, part of the Institute of Environment and Development (LESTARI) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, serves as a crucial link between academic research and practical disaster management in the region.

TONIBUNG Sabah, Sarawak

Tonibung is a non-profit organisation based in Malaysia that specialises in promoting sustainable community development through appropriate technologies.

Centre of Orang Asli Concerns Subang Jaya, Gerik-Perak, Northwest Pahang

COAC was founded in 1989 with the mission of advocating for the civil rights of the Orang Asli, Malaysia’s indigenous minority population.

#DemiLaut Kuala Lumpur

DemiLaut addresses complex challenges faced by traditional fisheries, including poverty, limited access to resources, and outdated practices.

Global Environment Centre Klang Valley, Ipoh

With a vision for safeguarding the environment and promoting sustainable resource management, GEC works through smart partnerships to address climate change, biodiversity conservation, and community welfare.

Rimba Ilmu Klang Valley

Rimba Ilmu, located in the Universiti Malaya campus, is a tropical botanic garden dedicated to generating awareness and knowledge of tropical plant life, ecology, and conservation.

EDUTREE Pahang

EDUTREE Services, established in 2003, is dedicated to Education for Sustainable Living and Environmental Education (EE).

Alliance of River Three Kuala Lumpur

The Alliance of River Three (ART!) spearheads a transformative program dedicated to River Conservation, Protection, and Rehabilitation (River CPR).

Borneo Komrad Sabah

Borneo Komrad, an initiative led by students and young individuals, actively champions social causes encompassing human rights, culture, and education in Sabah, Malaysia.

Yayasan Kajian dan Pembangunan Masyarakat Pahang 

YKPM is dedicated to community development, focusing on empowering the Orang Asli (OA) communities, particularly the Orang Asli-Jakun communities in Pekan, Pahang, towards sustainable livelihoods and environmental stewardship.

For further inquiries, please contact Youth-Environment Community Facilitator, Shu Min at shu.min.leo@undp.org