How to Help

The success of our work depends on your generous support; it is only with the help of our members and supporters that we are able to continue with our vital endeavours to save the orangutan and its rainforest home.

There are now more ways than ever of supporting the Orangutan Foundation, from wherever you are in the world. Whether it’s volunteering, becoming a member, adopting an orangutan, or holding your own fundraising event, we are always on-hand to offer help and advice.

Raise funds with anything from a sponsored walk to running a full marathon and you can even dress as an orangutan. Comedian, Hattie Hayridge as compère for our Orange pub quiz

See below for just some of the ways you can support the work of the Orangutan Foundation, and please do get in touch with any other ideas, for collection tins and for any other advice or assistance.

Make a Donation to the Orangutan Foundation

Thank you for choosing to support our vital work to ensure the future of the critically endangered orangutan and its globally important tropical forest habitats.


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Become a Member of the Orangutan Foundation Today

As a non-government funded organisation, we are very grateful for the support from our members and donors as, otherwise, it would be impossible to continue in our endeavours to secure the long-term survival of orangutans in the wild and to raise public awareness of the threats facing orangutans and the rainforest eco-system. Join the Orangutan Foundation today!
Renew your Orangutan Foundation membership today!

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Online Shopping and Merchandise

A broad range of gifts, stationery, books and toys are available from our Online Shop. Please have a look now to see all that we have to offer. A fair percentage from all items purchased goes direct to Orangutan Foundation.

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Browse this section for some fundraising ideas from skydiving to coffee mornings!

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Adopt an Orangutan

Adopting an orangutan is an ideal gift and a great way to show you care.

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Volunteering to Help the Orangutan Foundation

We need your help and volunteering opportunities exist in the UK both at our office and at various events, and also in Indonesia via our Volunteer Programme.

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Orangutan Awareness Week

Orangutan Awareness Week runs in November and includes Orange for Orangutan Day© ... we’d greatly value your involvement in it!

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Give As You Earn

Give As You Earn is the most tax-effective way for individuals to support the Orangutan Foundation. Under this scheme you specify a regular donation each month which is then deducted from your salary before tax. Give As You Earn is available to everyone who pays UK income tax.

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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is the greatest gift you can give us as it provides a secure resource for our crucial work. It is easy to arrange and its impact will be lasting - a secure future for orangutans, forests and people.

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Give As You Live

Support Orangutan Foundation for free when you shop online at over 4,000 stores using Give as you Live.

You can raise free donations for us every time you shop online at thousands of stores including Amazon, John Lewis, Debenhams, Expedia, Sainsbury's and more. Here's how to get involved...

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Recycle for the Orangutan Foundation

Recycle and benefit the Orangutan Foundation in the process. Find out more...

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Top jazz singer, Mia Samira, is supporting the Foundation!

With every sale of her new album, the Orangutan Foundation will receive 20% of the profit!

Check out Mia’s album online here...

Orangutan Conservation

Find out how Orangutan Foundation is working towards a future for orangutans, forests and people.

Orangutan Tours

Adopt an Orangutan

Support the return of orangutans back on their slow journey back to the wild by adopting an orphan orangutan.

Adopt Wenda at Care For The Wild

Online Shop

Buy from a range of books, artwork, cards, toys and t-shirts to help support the Orangutan Foundation.

Olivia the Orangutan Cuddly Toy

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is the greatest gift you can give us as it provides a secure resource for our crucial work.

Leaving a lasting legacy