Volunteering with APYO



The APYO is a fantastic way to connect with other young leaders with a similar passion and interest in regional affairs.

Being a part of our dynamic team equips young leaders with a deeper and more practical understanding of topical issues within the Asia-Pacific region. The experience of our volunteers goes beyond the classroom or the workplace.

Our members come from a range of different disciplines, including Asian studies/Asia-Pacific studies, politics and international relations, law, commerce and ITC. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals, are welcome.

Applicants must be aged between 18–35 years of age at the time of application.

All positions are voluntary.

Please note that the APYO gives a preference for young people based in Australia, Malaysia or Singapore, so if you are based in these regions, please apply!


Chief Executive Officer









The CEO has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation’s programs and branches. This responsibility is discharged by the CEO alongside the Executive team and Board of Directors. Specific activities they will be engaged in include, but are not limited to, program design, networking and relationship management, funding procurement, budgeting and financial oversight, strategic planning, recruitment, volunteer management, and communications. APYO’s new CEO will be an individual with extraordinary leadership abilities, a deep passion for policy matters in the Asia-Pacific and an eye towards organisational development and long-term planning. 


A full position description for the CEO role is available here


Chief Communications Officer

Job overview

The CCO has responsibility for curating and implementing APYO’s brand and external communications strategies. This includes APYO’s visual aesthetic and the communication of its organisational identity. The CCO leads a team that manages the organisation’s website and social media accounts, supporting the effective communication of APYO programs and activities to external stakeholders. They will also have an appreciation for professional design aesthetics, as part of their role will involve oversight of graphical design. The CCO also has the ability to make significant contributions to the strategic direction of the organisation as a whole, through their membership of the Executive team.   

position Description

A full position description for the CCO role is available here

Policy Lab Positions


APYO is currently recruiting staff for our 2018 Policy Lab in Malaysia.

We are currently seeking staff with academic and/or professional experience in the following areas:

  • Policy/Research/Curriculum Design
  • Media/Design/Public Relations
  • Technology/Data
  • Operations/Event Management/Logistics

Candidates in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia are preferred. 

Students must be in their 3 year of their undergraduate or above.

Minimum availability: 7 hours per week, Q1-3 2018.


Applying for a position at APYO is easy. Simply send an email to c.guimaraes@apyo.org which includes:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A cover letter, explaining your interest in the nominated position and your suitability for the role

 Be sure to include your name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line.