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Orangutan Conservation Volunteer Project, Indonesia

3 Weeks from

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 one decides to join. Volunteers can join the Forest Conservation programme in Sabangau forest, which is for 3 weeks. Volunteers can also join for the first two weeks on the dates provided below. The Forest & Wildlife Research Expedition in Rungan forest is set for 3 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 victoria.mcneil@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 

**Due to Coronavirus reasons, this project is currently on hold and we are not accepting any applications for 2020 or 2021**

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

Orangutan Conservation Volunteer Project, Indonesia

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