We are proud to be able to roll out our very first co-hosting program - which we want to use as a channel that lets people build meaningful working partnerships with the Orang Asli. This would come in the form of co-hosting, where volunteers will become allies to our partner communities and support our Native hosts as they execute tours. Volunteers get to support our Orang Asli hosts in bridging language barriers( translate from Malay > English), curate trips with them, and encouraging them to own the show.
We've learnt and grown so much throughout our interactions with our Orang Asli communities, and we want to share this experience with you! This programme acts as a channel for the public to build a meaningful working partnership with the Orang Asli.
Shortlisted co-hosts will go through an interview session with Native. If selected, co-hosts would go through a training/induction session and also make an engagement visit to the communities to have a better understanding of what co-hosting is like.
Support the Native team and our communities in the execution of experiences, which currently involved treks and culinary experiences.
Assist in on-site coordinations during experiences. For example, aid in guest briefings, setting up tables, welcoming guests, helping our hike guides keep time.
Assist in translating between English and Malay to help bridge language barriers. Most of our communities do not understand nor speak English.
Create a fun and comfortable environment for both Native guests and communities by facilitating conversations.
Model what a respectful and mutually enjoyable friendship between cultures looks like to our guests.
Be it a student, a working adult, or a retiree - we welcome everybody with a heart to contribute to Orang Asli communities! We just need you to:
Have a mode of transportation to and fro communities. Our communities are located approximately 1-hour away from KL city, and it is important that our co-hosts are able to travel independently.
Enjoy interacting and facilitating conversations with others.
Be fluent in English and Malay.
Love the outdoors, don’t mind getting dirty and the occasional insect bites.
Be willing to go through trainings, and make engagement visits to the communities.
Experiences generally run on weekends(but we're looking to extend this to weekdays in the near future!). Depending on what activities are being ran on that day, the maximum duration of an experience day would usually be one morning
( 830am to 130pm).
Currently, we will be working in monthly blocks. Co-hosts may expect to be called upon once a month for help in running experiences.
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