Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering can deliver a wealth of benefits. Self-worth, great fun, friendships and job opportunities can all be part of getting involved with your community. Volunteering may be an outlet for your natural talents, a road-test for your new career, or simply a handy way to meet new friends. Your strong beliefs and values may also inspire you to volunteer.

The skills and experiences that you gain while volunteering are often very useful for careers and life generally. The skills and experiences may enhance your resume. Some people use volunteering to road-test a new career or to secure paid employment; others find the experience valuable for personal reasons.


Volunteers WEC2010, Malaysia

Volunteers with a Speaker from Japan, WEC2010, Malaysia

Volunteers taking the honours on stage - WEC2010, Malaysia

Volunteer - WEC2011, Cambodia

4th World Ecotourism Conference 2012 Volunteers Programme - South Korea


Are you a young male or female seeking volunteer opportunities? Do you want to acquire new skills? Meet new people? Put your talents to good use and contribute to a environment related cause that is important for the future of this planet?


This is a rare opportunity to volunteer in a World Ecotourism Conference where you will be meeting State leaders and captains of the industry as well as delegates from as many as 50 countries.


As this is a massive world event that is beyond the normal capacity of local stakeholders, the role of the volunteers is to provide administrative and  technical assistance and operational expertise to support the organisers and the team and to ensure the success of the event that will help to position the host country in the world ecotourism map.




WEC2012, South Korea Volunteering Opportunities:


4th World Ecotourism Conference 2012


Volunteering Dates:

31 Aug to 5 October 2011


Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), Ilsan, Goyang City.

Stanford Hotel, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Millennium Hotel, Ilsan, Goyang City.

Incheon Airport

No. of volunteers required:

Only five (5) opportunities left for males/females of any nationalities,

with pleasant personality, highly positive working attitude and a natural flair with people.


Candidates should preferably be high school or university student with spoken / written knowledge of English language and/or have working experience in an administrative environment. Past volunteering experience is not necessary.


Added advantages:

Able to speak and write in Korean OR other foreign language

Working experience in an administrative or secretary position

Possess computer skills eg. Photoshop 

Local candidate who has a car to move around Ilsan.



Age bracket:

20 to 32 years old (Age requirement may be exempted for those with special skills)


Interviews &


Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by telephone. Successful candidates are required to report to work on 31st August 2012 at KINTEX, Ilsan, Goyang City.


Per diem

2nd, 3rd and 4th September 2012 only (based on volunteer's work roster) to cover for refreshments and basic meals when on duty at KINTEX. Per diem is not applicable during orientation or technical tours.



Under immigration rules, social visit pass for visiting foreigners does not permit employment with wages. Volunteer work is unpaid. Volunteers are not employees but discipline is dictated by normal corporate office rules and regulations. 


Listed duties of Volunteers


Liaison officers

Secretariat administration and assistance

Manning information/help desks

Hall Marshals 

Handing out pamphlets

Selling merchandise

Time keepers

Pre-event office administration and assistance,

Delegate registration

Transport and Transfer Logistics

Coordinating technical tours and post tours

Packing conference bags prior to an event

Coordinating speakers and presentations

Providing IT support and assistance to speakers


Volunteers are required to take assignments and work independently.



Volunteers who have completed their volunteer work satisfactorily will receive a Certificate of Appreciation & Meritorious Service while deserving volunteers who have excelled in their volunteer work may request for a testimonial to support their careers.


Terms and conditions

Successful candidates are required to sign a Volunteer's Agreement which specifies the role of the volunteer and a Non-Disclosure agreement to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Support/ Enquiry

Volunteer Coordinator -


In general terms, volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for their time and services. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.

Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Other volunteers serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster or for a beach-cleanup.