Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme
Now in its 17th year the Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme is like no other. Not only will you carry out essential hands-on conservation work but you will also see the critically endangered orangutan in its natural habitat.
Date: 24th July - 14th August (arrival and departure dates in/out of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia Borneo). THE 2017 PROGRAMME IS NOW FULL.
Location: Tropical forest. Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.
Project: A conservation-based project in critical orangutan habitat. Volunteers participate in conservation fieldwork that makes a difference while also getting a chance to see ex-captive (and often wild) orangutans in their natural habitat. The location of the programme depends on the needs of our field operations at the time and volunteers have worked in TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK, the LAMANDAU WILDLIFE RESERVE and the BELANTIKAN area (home to the largest remaining population of orangutans in an unprotected area). Previous projects have included; the construction of guard posts in protected areas; establishing an orangutan release camp; renovation of the National Park’s Information Centre; and building dams with piping to supply villagers with clean drinking water.
The Volunteer Programme not only helps the Orangutan Foundation in the field but it also provides a base of committed supporters. Past volunteers all agree that taking part was an unforgettable and amazing experience. Many have gone on to have a successful career in wildlife conservation.
The project for 2017 will focus on renovating Pondok Ambung Research Station, located in Tanjung Puting National Park.
Cost: £700 - includes all construction materials, meals, accommodation and local transport from the 24th July to departure on the 14th August. Price excludes international flights. Places are limited.
Note: There is no hands-on contact with orangutans.
Download our Volunteer Programme 2017 Flyer...
For more information about the 2018 Volunteer Programme please contact the Orangutan Foundation on 020 7724 2912 or EMAIL US AT THE OFFICE.
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Photographs From Previous Volunteer Programmes...