Orangutan Conservation Volunteer Programme

Project name:

Orangutan Foundation

Project purpose:

This project will be a unique opportunity to take part in orangutan conservation while living and working in orangutan habitat. Previous projects have included construction of orangutan release sites and guard posts in protected areas, renovating a tropical forest research station and an information centre. All projects directly benefit orangutan conservation. All volunteers will visit Tanjung Puting National Park where there will be a chance to see both rehabilitated and wild orangutans.

Project activities:

  • habitat restoration/management

  • helping re-build and restore conservation facilities

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

390

Terrestrial

Indonesia

South-East Asia

1 Ratings

1

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • remote scenic location

  • experience orangutan conservation first-hand

Noteworthy conservation points:

Accommodation:

Basic, communal sleeping area. Mattress on floor.

When does the project run?

July and August

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, bucket shower, drop toilet. A remote location, no mobile signal or wifi, 2 to3 hours by boat to nearest town and hospital.

How long can I stay?

3 week volunteer commitment only

Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years old and fit and well

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Cost: £900 ($1170) - includes all meals, accommodation and local transport from arrival on the 22nd July to departure. Excludes international and internal flights. 
Places are strictly limited and are given on a first come first served basis, after an interview.

Note: There is no hands-on or direct contact with orangutans, this is for the benefit of the apes.

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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