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Orangutan Conservation Volunteer Project, Indonesia

2-4 Weeks from

£1102
18+
minimum age

  • Actively contribute to forest conservation and wildlife research efforts
  • Learn from experienced researchers and scientists working on a common cause
  • Experience tropical wildlife like orangutans roaming about in their natural habitat
  • Meet people from around the world and experience the natural beauty of Borneo

Project Costs 

Volunteer in Sabangau Borneo

The costs depend on the group you decide to join. Volunteers can join for either the full 4-week period or for just the first 2 weeks of the dates mentioned. The only exception is the 3 week Wildlife Research Volunteer Expedition in August, where volunteers participate for the entire duration.

Group 1 (1st – 29th April 2019):  £1575 for 4 weeks and £1102 for 2 weeks. Now CLOSED for applications.

Group 2 (29th May – 26th June 2019):  £1575 for 4 weeks and £1102 for 2 weeks. Now CLOSED for applications.

Group 3 (1st to 22nd August 2019): £1190 for 3 weeks. Now CLOSED for applications. 

Group 4 (14th August – 11th September 2019): £1575 for 4 weeks and £1102 for 2 weeks. Now CLOSED for applications.

Group 5 (3rd – 31st October 2019): £1450 for 4 weeks and £1015 for 2 weeks.

This covers all meals at project site and in Palangkaraya city, clean drinking water, accommodation in the shared volunteer camp and at hotel in Palangkaraya city, airport pick up and drop off, transport to/from the field site, training, in-country and WorkingAbroad Project support.

The costs don’t include flights to/from Palangka Raya, health and travel insurance, visa fee, and any personal expenses. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to charlotte@workingabroad.com for more details.


Payment Terms 

If you are interested in volunteering in Indonesia, you will need to fill out the online application form (you can also print it out and send it to us by post). To secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the form, including your application payment of £195. If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, £400 of the full amount needs to be paid within 14 days of being confirmed on the project, with the remainder  to be paid two months before departure. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on the project, safety, Indonesia, suggested items to bring etc.


How are funds used?

The volunteer fee covers the accommodation, transport, food, water and other expenses that are involved with having volunteers at the project. A part is also financing the team of scientists and experienced field assistants to lead the programme, and the conservation and field research activities undertaken in the forest. It covers the field equipment required including medical, power and office space as needed. It also funds the long-term conservation and monitoring work conducted by the project and their partners, as well as financing the forest anti-logging patrol unit, fire-fighting teams and community outreach projects.


Project Dates 

Volunteers should arrive on (not before) the official start date of the volunteer programme, and will depart on the last day of the programme.

Start End Availability
October 3rd 2019 October 17th 2019 Application deadline 1st September 2019
October 3rd 2019 October 31st 2019 Application deadline 1st September 2019
Orangutan Conservation Volunteer Project, Indonesia

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