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.


UK - General duties at the London office

We welcome volunteers to come into the office with specific skills. We currently have a small team and would appreciate assistance when needed!

Please do email us if you think you can contribute – keep in mind sometimes all we need is an extra pair of hands!

Office hours are between 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

We understand that volunteers are available when their work and family commitments allow. If you are only available weekends or evenings there may also be the occasional opportunity to help at events or with merchandise sales.

If you want to volunteer in the London office please contact us.



Volunteering in Indonesia

Our Volunteer Programme promises some exciting opportunities for adventurous individuals! Not only do volunteers participate in fieldwork that really makes a difference to our conservation work, they also get a chance to see orangutans in their natural habitat.

More information can be found here...



Redhead Day UK 2016

Saturday 17th Septermber, 2016

Redhead Day UK 2016We’re looking for two volunteers to help us run a stall at an upcoming event! The Foundation has been invited to take part in a gingertastic all-day event taking place in London, where the we will be representing the only other redheaded ape. Cathy Smith will be talking about the critically endangered orangutan and about the Foundation's vital work to save them.

Please see REDHEADDAYUK.CO.UK for more information on the event and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up!




Orangutan Awareness Week 2016

Monday 7th to Sunday 13th November, 2016

This year's Orangutan Awareness Week runs from Monday 7th November to Sunday 13th November. This means that Orange for Orangutan Day© is on Wednesday 9th of November this year. This is your chance to ‘go orange’ and inject some orange zest into your day however you'd like, all to raise vital funds for orangutans and their rainforest home.

For this week we will be needing as many volunteers as possible to help out with station collections around London throughout the week! Even if you can only give up a couple of hours, we’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

If you’re unable to join our collection team, why not fundraise for the Foundation yourself? Download our free AWARENESS WEEK PACK HERE for some inspiration!




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