Information For Prospective Volunteer / Industrial Attachment

OBS has been accepting regular request for volunteer attachment/ industrial training placement from universities/ colleges including from overseas i.e GAP House UK, Project Trust UK. This program enables the students/ volunteers to gain experience and skills in return to their service to the organisation.


  • Age: minimum 21 years old

  • Physical: must be physically healthy, non-smoker and active in lifestyle

  • Academic: at least holds a Diploma or higher in any field of studies.

  • Background: Single bachelor and never been convicted of any felony offence.

  • Must have great passion in outdoor activities, its settings and its educational process. Any other outdoor qualifications is an added advantage eg. Bronze Medallion, Wilderness First Aid etc.  

You will be provided with

  • Free accommodation on sharing basis including water, electric and basic facilities
  • Free meals are provided during course duty
  • Free training and use of equipment and facilities
  • Free coaching and certification
  • Free Outward Bound T shirt

Terms and Conditions

  • You must accept that the experiences and skills gained are a fair exchange to your committed service to OBS.  

  • The minimum duration is 2 months but can be extended up to 1 year period.

  • You agree to undergo the Internal Qualification Training to ascertain your technical competency.

  • You must submit a medical declaration attesting that you can practise strenuous activities in a tropical climate. You need to take your own immunization on malaria, dengue, hepatitis and any other requirement needed for your own protection at your own expense.

  • You need to prepare your own personal gear i.e shoes, hats, water bottle etc as only some technical equipment is provided such as harness, rucksack, camping equipment etc.

  • If you are coming from overseas, then you need to settle all immigration issues on your own expense including insurance from your host country which cover for hospitalization and repatriation.

  • You must adhere to all prevailing policies, rules and regulations of the organisation.

To apply, send your CV to the Executive Director at 

 Locked Bag 181, 88996 Kota Kinabalu
 Sabah, Malaysia
 Tel: 60 88 750311 (2 lines); 60 88 919529     Fax: 60 88 750312