Wildlife conservation, rehabilitation, community outreach

Project name:

Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja

Project purpose:

We rescue and rehabilitate endangered wildlife, including orangutans, sun bears, primates, reptiles, and birds. We also run community outreach programmes to educate and work with the local community.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness
  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):





South-East Asia

1 Ratings


Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared house

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, refillable water, shower (bucket), shower (cold), toilet (western), wifi

How long can I stay?

Minimum 1 week - indefinitely


  • Medical clearance

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

Volunteers are involved with general animal care including cleaning enclosures, feeding, maintenance, building and giving toys to the animals, and any other projects they feel would be beneficial. Volunteers also visit schools, local families, and community groups to share their culture and knowledge.


WRC is not only home to several orangutans but an array of Indonesian wildlife that have been rescued from the Illegal Pet Trade: sun bears, eagles, gibbons, monkeys, parrots, crocodiles and leopard cats. When you sign up to be a volunteer with WRC you will be able to work closely with the animal keepers with daily cleaning and feeding procedures, experiencing up-close and personal interactions with all the animals and try new foods you probably never knew existed.

The Daily Routine

Volunteers will typically start work with the animal keepers at 7:15am beginning with cage cleaning duties. 

Snacks are provided at 10am for a break time. 

The first daily feeding is after morning break. At 12pm you will be provided with a traditional Indonesian lunch followed by daily animal enrichment activities at 1pm. This includes making food / cage activities for the animals. 

The second daily feeding is at 2pm and the day will finish at 3pm Monday to Friday with Saturday and Sunday as rest or excursion days. 

There's many places to visit and hiring a car for the day is easy.

Reviews & ratings



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

Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

21 Mar 2020




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.

Wild Sun Rescue Center

17 Mar 2020


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