• Volunteering abroad

    Make new friends, grow, contribute and change people's lives, incuding your own!

    Join us in Malaysia for the volunteering adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Ready to volunteer abroad?

    Work on the coolest, most impactful social projects
  • Welcome to Day One

    A volunteering program by Incitement

    One day you might receive powerful entrepreneurship training and hang out with speakers from Google, TED, iTunes, and UNESCO – just to name a few. Another day you’re out on a 4WD, heading deep into the Malaysian jungle to help underprivileged live better lives. Or you could be visiting a refugee school teaching refugee kids.

    Join us in Malaysia to stay in a Kuala Lumpur based villa with other passionate volunteers, while you expand your network, change the lives of others and experience South East Asia to the fullest.

    This is Day One: the volunteering adventure of a lifetime.

    Use coupon code “DAYONE10%” for a 10% discount on your next booking!

     

  • A volunteering program like no other

    Watch the video below to get a glimpse of Day One
    • Do meaningful work

      Work with, learn from, and support the leading NGOs in Malaysia.

    • Experience Asia

      Malaysia is considered the gateway to travel South East Asia.

    • Grow your network

      Connect with some of the brightest minds in the social entrepreneurship scene.

    • Create real impact

      All of our social projects are designed to create real, lasting impact.

    • Get trained by thought leaders

      Expand your skill set & grow both personally and professionally.

    • Certification from UNESCO

      Boost your resume with an official certificate from UNESCO.

  • Your Day One experience begins here

  • Program overview

    A volunteering program packed full of activities
  • Be a volunteer Social Impact & Volunteering

    Volunteer with Malaysia’s leading NGOs, develop your skill set, change people’s lives (including your own), and have an experience that you’ll never forget.

    • Work with impactful NGOs and social organizations
    • Volunteer with innovative social projects & change people's lives
    • Travel through Malaysia to help underprivileged communities
    • Social innovation training from reputable entrepreneurs
    • Contribute to a better world while you expand your skill set
    • Make lifelong friends with passionate, likeminded individuals
    • Stay in a villa in Kuala Lumpur
    • Hours of volunteering:
      20 hours / week
    • Certification:
      UNESCO certificate
    • Price:
      335,50 USD per week
    • The best thing about this program is we had a great vibe, energy and amazing ideas and the people who want to do something to change the world. I am really happy to be part of this.

      Andreea Visanoiu
      Professional Scrum Master, Mindvalley
    • It’s way better here when you think of the network you will have here and you have that network when you finish the program. The Social Venture fund that he started got acquired.

      Sathyvelu Kunashegaran
      Director of KERN Ventures & founder of Infinite Ventures
    • Day-One helped me find my story. Before, I was everywhere doing everything and I was spreading myself too thin. Attending the program helped me focus on what i want to do with my life and focus my passion in doing what.

      Harith Ridzuan
      Managing Director and co-founder of OneTech
    • Why can’t all our classrooms be exactly like this?

      Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah
      Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia
    • Day-One changed my life.The mentors, the network you get and the interactive workshop and training you get here is something you don’t get in other programs.

      Ahmed Bashiir Kahiye
      TedX Speaker & Motivational Speaker
  • Your daily life

    A glance of what your weeks will look like
  • A volunteering schedule packed with learning, purposeful work and social activities.

  • Your volunteering adventure with Day One will be intense. Your days will be filled with trainings, site visits, hands-on workshops and volunteering activities. Oh… and when we’re not working our butts off to create social impact, we’ll be partying all night long. Work hard, play hard!

    Please note: this weekly schedule is tentative and may change depending on availability of our partners. It also depends on whether or not you choose to enrol in training modules. You will be volunteering for 20 hours minimum per week.

  • Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
    Hiking Day Trip
    9:00 am
    5:00 pm
    Animal care & rainforest preservation
    9:30 am
    10:00 am
    Weekly updates
    Progression brief
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:00 am
    1:00 pm
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    10:30 am
    Volunteering
    Volunteering
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    NGO Visits & collaboration
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    Introduction to United Nations SDGs
    Incitement projects align with the UN's SDGs
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:00 am
    Ideation & conceptualization
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    1:00 pm
    with Zikry Kholil, cofounder of Incitement
    Cultural Dynamics
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    Community building
    Workshop
    12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    Lunch break at volunteering site
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    After lunch break continue volunteering work
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    Social project design
    Workshop
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    with Daniel de Gruijter, cofounder & CEO of Incitement
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Free time
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    Beneficiary empathy mapping
    Workshop
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    Tea time
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    4:30 pm
    Social innovation cluster
    Workshop
    4:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Setting KPI's & measuring impact
    Measuring impact using Hourglass Methodology
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    Free time
    5:00 pm
    12:00 am
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    Dinner time
    Introduction dinner
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    with Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia winners
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    Theme pool party & BBQ
    One of many theme parties
    8:00 pm
    12:00 am
    8:30 pm
    Games night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Movie night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Free time
    9:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Social entrepreneurship event
    Networking session included
    9:00 pm
    10:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    10:30 pm
    Free time
    10:30 pm
    12:00 am
    11:00 pm
    11:30 pm

    Monday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Weekly updates
      10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Ideation & conceptualization
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Social project design
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Beneficiary empathy mapping
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Tea time
      4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Social innovation cluster
      4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Free time
      9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Games night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Volunteering
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Social entrepreneurship event
      9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Free time
      10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Thursday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Setting KPI's & measuring impact
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Movie night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Friday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Introduction to United Nations SDGs
      10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Cultural Dynamics
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Community building
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Free time
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Theme pool party & BBQ
      8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday

    • Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Free time
      5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    No events available in learning category!
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    10:00 am
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:00 am
    1:00 pm
    10:30 am
    Volunteering
    Volunteering
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    NGO Visits & collaboration
    Volunteering
    NGO visits & collaborations
    10:30 am
    1:00 pm
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Volunteering
    Continue NGO visit
    2:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Volunteering
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Volunteering
      10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Volunteering
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    10:30 am
    Introduction to United Nations SDGs
    Incitement projects align with the UN's SDGs
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:00 am
    Ideation & conceptualization
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    1:00 pm
    with Zikry Kholil, cofounder of Incitement
    Cultural Dynamics
    Workshop
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    Community building
    Workshop
    12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    Social project design
    Workshop
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    with Daniel de Gruijter, cofounder & CEO of Incitement
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    Beneficiary empathy mapping
    Workshop
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:30 pm
    Social innovation cluster
    Workshop
    4:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Setting KPI's & measuring impact
    Measuring impact using Hourglass Methodology
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Monday

    • Ideation & conceptualization
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Social project design
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Beneficiary empathy mapping
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Social innovation cluster
      4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Setting KPI's & measuring impact
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Friday

    • Introduction to United Nations SDGs
      10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Cultural Dynamics
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Community building
      12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
    Hiking Day Trip
    9:00 am
    5:00 pm
    Animal care & rainforest preservation
    9:30 am
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    11:00 am
    11:30 am
    12:00 pm
    12:30 pm
    1:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm

    Saturday

    • Elephant Sanctuary & National Rainforest
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    9:00 pm
    Social entrepreneurship event
    Networking session included
    9:00 pm
    10:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Social entrepreneurship event
      9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    5:00 pm
    Setting KPI's & measuring impact
    Measuring impact using Hourglass Methodology
    5:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Setting KPI's & measuring impact
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    10:00 am
    Weekly updates
    Progression brief
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    Project scrums
    Using scrum methodology
    10:00 am
    10:30 am
    10:30 am
    6:00 pm
    Sharing session
    Exchanging knowledge & sharing experiences
    6:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    6:30 pm

    Monday

    • Weekly updates
      10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Wednesday

    • Sharing session
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Friday

    • Project scrums
      10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    2:00 pm
    Free time
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Free time
    5:00 pm
    12:00 am
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    Theme pool party & BBQ
    One of many theme parties
    8:00 pm
    12:00 am
    8:30 pm
    Games night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Movie night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Free time
    9:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Social entrepreneurship event
    Networking session included
    9:00 pm
    10:30 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    10:30 pm
    Free time
    10:30 pm
    12:00 am
    11:00 pm
    11:30 pm

    Monday

    • Free time
      9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Games night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Social entrepreneurship event
      9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Free time
      10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Thursday

    • Movie night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Friday

    • Free time
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Theme pool party & BBQ
      8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday

    • Free time
      5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    Breakfast time
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    9:30 am
    1:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    Lunch break at volunteering site
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    After lunch break continue volunteering work
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Lunch time
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    Tea time
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    Dinner time
    Introduction dinner
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    with Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia winners
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    Dinner time
    7:00 pm
    8:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    8:30 pm

    Monday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Tea time
      4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Tuesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Thursday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Friday

    • Breakfast time
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Lunch time
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Dinner time
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    2:00 pm
    Free time
    2:00 pm
    7:00 pm
    2:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    3:30 pm
    4:00 pm
    4:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Free time
    5:00 pm
    12:00 am
    5:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    8:00 pm
    Theme pool party & BBQ
    One of many theme parties
    8:00 pm
    12:00 am
    8:30 pm
    Games night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Movie night
    8:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    9:00 pm
    Free time
    9:00 pm
    12:00 am
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    Free time
    10:00 pm
    12:00 am
    10:30 pm
    Free time
    10:30 pm
    12:00 am
    11:00 pm
    11:30 pm

    Monday

    • Free time
      9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Games night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Free time
      10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Thursday

    • Movie night
      8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Free time
      10:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Friday

    • Free time
      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Theme pool party & BBQ
      8:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Saturday

    • Free time
      5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    No events available!
  • Questions & answers
    The schedule looks quite packed. Will I have enough free time?

    This training schedule is an example to give you an idea of what the program will look like. Don’t worry, it will most certainly not be this busy every week. You will have plenty of free time and free weekends to travel and see Malaysia.

    What if I go on a weekend trip and miss a training?

    The training schedule is for you to follow at your own discretion. All we ask of you is to ensure you don’t let your team down. Should you want to travel on a weekday, talk to your team to see if this will conflict with your schedule. We understand that you want to experience Asia to the fullest 😉

    Is this the final schedule?

    This is a tentative schedule with sample trainings. The content of the trainings and workshops and their times might vary depending on the availability of the trainers. Depending on the type of social projects which are started by participants you will receive customized trainings.

    Can I request specific trainings?

    Yes! Should you want to receive a specific training topic, you can let us know during your application. We will try to attend to your request best we can.

    What kind of NGOs will I be working with?

    Some of the best in Malaysia and South East Asia. Incitement has a wide network of NGO partners, some of which you’ll be working with directly. The impact areas we generally work on are poverty, education, climate change, energy poverty, homeless, youth, health, community development, and refugee issues. All our projects are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    Can I download the full schedule?

    Yes. You can find the full schedule in the brochure. Remember: the schedule is tentative, changes might happen. If you have any questions about the schedule, feel free to ask us!

  • What you'll be spending your time on
    • Social innovation training8 hours / week
    • Volunteering20 hours / week
    • Traveling & excursions6 hours / week
    • Social activities8 hours / week
  • Volunteer abroad with Day One

  • Impact areas

    You'll be creating & implementing solutions in these areas
    • Incitement has given me so much. I can’t even describe it. It’s that good! Alden’s company raised $560,000 US Dollar 2 years after the day one program.

      Alden Leong
      Cofounder and Chief Strategist Officer at VAV
    • Why can’t all our classrooms be exactly like this?

      Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah
      Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia
    • Day-One changed my life.The mentors, the network you get and the interactive workshop and training you get here is something you don’t get in other programs.

      Ahmed Bashiir Kahiye
      Former Refugee, TedX Speaker & Motivational Speaker
    • It’s a very high level energy, and we see very high level potential of people and ideas which you can actually touch. Lais’ Startup also got acquired.

      Lais de Oliveira
      Cofounder and CEO of 8spaces
    • Day-One helped me find my story. Before, I was everywhere doing everything and I was spreading myself too thin. Attending the program helped me focus on what i want to do with my life and focus my passion in doing what.

      Harith Ridzuan
      Managing Director and co-founder of OneTech
  • Choose your training modules

    High quality and interactive training modules. Here's an example...
    • Training:
      The Social Business Model
    • Duration:
      6 hours
    • Trainer:
    • About trainer:
      Director KERN Ventures
  • The Social Business Model

    As your social project grows, it shows signs of sustainability which gives you the possibility to turn your social project into a social enterprise. In this course we will develop a business model using the Business Model Canvas for your social enterprise. You will be able to assess different forms of proven social business models ie. TOMS shoes, Grameen Bank, etc., and model the one that is appropriate for your developed business model. The end goal of this course is to help you compare different social impact investment methods and choose the right funding strategy for your social venture.

    • Introduction of the Business Model Canvas
    • Applying the Business Model Canvas
    • Review existing sustainable social business models
    • Designing a unique business model
  • What others say about Day One

    Watch this video to see what previous Day One participants think about the program
  • Your trainers

    Top notch trainers in the social innovation scene. Here are some of them...
  • Zikry Kholil

    Zikry founded The Incitement Movement in 2011 with former colleague Daniel de Gruijter, aimed at promoting volunteerism and social impact amongst youths. 5 years laters Incitement is now a thriving international community with establishments in over 43 countries, 100’s of events, 1000’s of volunteers. Zikry is highly active in giving motivational talks and seminars in cities globally addressing to the social entrepreneurship, young professional and university communities worldwide. Zikry is currently a member of Jurors for the United Nations World Summit Award and he is listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2016 and Top 100 World’s Visionary Leader by Real Leaders Magazine 2016 for his work with Incitement.

    • Title:
      Cofounder & Chief Brand Officer
    • Company:
    • Specialties:
      Media & PR, building communities, pitching & networking, global branding
  • Ellynita Hazlina Lamin

    Ellynita is the Director of Innovation & Strategic Collaboration at RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. For over 20 years, Ellynita have kept a close watch on the pulse of the regional innovation industry for Malaysia’s economic growth. Throughout these years, she has also developed entrepreneurship-driven platforms for underprivileged and socially isolated communities. Her diverse experiences within the retail, technology, startup and NGO industries saw her successes to include developing a world renowned interactive knowledge management & research application and building a nationally recognised technology funding agency.

    • Title:
      Director of Innovation & Strategic Collaboration
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    • Specialties:
      Innovation, partnerships & collaborations, social entrepreneurship, NGOs
  • What's included

    Here's what you get when you start Day One
  • What's included

    What we’ll arrange for you

    • Pre-departure support over email & phone
    • Airport pickup & drop off
    • Accommodation in villa in KL
    • 24h emergency support
    • Local SIM card
    • Medical kit
    • Meal vouchers
    • Social activities (pool parties, bbq, etc)
    • One (1) weekend trip to Malaysian islands
    • Social entrepreneurship trainings
    • Work materials
    • Project templates
    • An awesome experience you’ll never forget!

  • What's not included

    What you have to arrange yourself

    • Flights
    • Visas
    • Travel insurance
    • Medical insurance

  • Pricing

    Here's what it costs to join Day One's 6-week volunteering program
    • Volunteer abroad with Day One

      Join us in Malaysia and be on the cutting edge of volunteering and social innovation while you work with some of Malaysia’s best NGO’s. Experience South East Asia and live in a villa in metropole Kuala Lumpur together with other like-minded individuals. Help those in need, and learn how to build your own profitable social business.

      • Choose your own dates
      • Travel South East Asia & volunteer
      • Live in a villa in KL for 6 weeks
      • Social innovation training
      • Choose training modules (add-ons)
      • Choose the impact areas you want to volunteer in
      • Day trips & excursions
      • Volunteer with Malaysia's best NGO's
      • UNESCO certificate
      • Social innovation certificate
      $332.50per week
  • FAQs

    You ask. We answer. Anything at all.
    Why should I pay to volunteer?

    Good question! A lot of people are surprised when they realize they have to pay to volunteer. However, the cost of volunteering includes accommodation, training costs, and in-country support staff. When you consider the costs you might incur at a hotel or eat at restaurants, the costs are minimal.
    Plus, as Day One offer non-profit program fees you know that every penny of your program fee is going to the local organisations and the people you have chosen to support. Our local partners are grassroot organizations who, in many cases, are solely funded by volunteer fees, and for the concept to work fees are essential. Ultimately, it is a decision of where your money goes… to a hotel, or to a local family. We know which one we’d choose.

    Where will I be staying?

    All our volunteers are hosted in villas located in Bangsar, one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur. You will share your villa together with a group of other Day One participants.

    Are there more expenses once I arrive?

    Although the program fee includes your accommodation, trainings and some social activities and trips you will need additional money for buying snacks and souvenirs, eating at cafes or restaurants, socializing with other volunteers and locals, transport and weekend travel.
    Other costs include your flights, travel insurance, visa and vaccinations, departure tax and buying a local sim card.
    Once you’ve arrived you may need to pay for local buses to and from your project, which can cost around USD 1-2 per day depending on your destination and program type. You may also need to pay for bottled water and wifi but this is usually very cheap.

    Why would I pick Day One over another volunteering abroad program?

    Day One is a program created by Incitement. We are known for our high-quality programs and impact through volunteering; it’s the very reason we’ve grown to every continent on the planet within just a few years. Day One not just about volunteering, it is about creating a holistic approach to business by incorporating social impact creation.

    In 12 weeks we will provide all the information needed to start your own social project or even your own social company, give you the chance to implement it in one of our partner projects and then take the project template home and implement it in your own country. We strongly believe that social entrepreneurship is the future, and we’re committed to sharing as much information and support as one is willing to take.

    Where does the money I pay go?

    We are an independent organization that does not rely on fundraising or government funding to achieve social goals. We get all our funding from the fees paid by our volunteers and participating brands. These fees are not a one-off donation to your chosen project. These fees go towards the costs of your trip, long-term support for the project you work on, and the international organization and infrastructure needed to make sure our projects and social goals around the world are sustainable and successful.

    And, of course, we don’t request money from our partner organizations in the developing world. All our work is 100% funded through your contributions as a volunteer.

    It is this financial independence that gives us the freedom to set up projects wherever we consider these will have the most impact and where we believe that our volunteers can make a valuable contribution.

    Your project price, therefore, not only covers the costs that are directly linked to your presence on the ground, but also a share of all the other costs needed to run our high quality volunteering projects.

    Which module should I choose?

    It depends on you. We recommend you do both modules A and B, which is the High Impact Program, because based on our experience, participants and beneficiaries reap the most benefits from undergoing the entire program. You’ll learn Impact Entrepreneurship from A-Z, not only how to build a social project, but also how to effectively run a team to implement your project to create positive social impact & churn a profit.

    However, it is also possible to choose individual modules. Both are excellent training programs. It’s really up to you.

  • No further questions?