Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme
The Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme was established in 2000 in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Our programme is like no other and promises exciting opportunities for adventurous individuals; volunteers participate in conservation fieldwork that really makes a difference, whilst getting a chance to see ex-captive (and hopefully wild) orangutans in their natural habitat. It has never failed to be a success; not only does it provide the Foundation with a base of committed supporters, but past volunteers all agree that taking part was an unforgettable and amazing experience.
The location of the programme depends on the needs of our field operations at the time and hence volunteers have worked in Tanjung Puting National Park (ex-orangutan release site), the Lamandau Wildlife River Reserve (current release site) and Belantikan, home to the largest remaining population of orangutans in an unprotected area. Past projects have included; the construction of Guard Posts, an orangutan release site, and building dams with piping to supply villagers with clean drinking water.