Help to preserve the rainforest for generations to come
Orangutans live in the wild here, and you are busy trying to spot them!
See some amazing bird life in this rainforest haven
Help to plant trees to regenerate the rainforest
Help to monitor wildlife from the beautiful Kinabatangan River
Over generations, the rainforest in Borneo has slowly been destroyed, replaced with endless palm oil plantations. This deforestation has dramatically risked the habitat for animals such as orangutans, pygmy elephants and gibbons. This has meant that all of these species are now under serious threat.
This project aims to conserve the dwindling orangutan and pygmy elephant populations in the wild, helping to replant their jungle and monitor them in their natural habitat. This is a real opportunity to see incredible wildlife and live in a small remnant of paradise – and help to keep it that way. We have seen so many successes in the past few years, so why not join us and help to achieve more?
What will volunteers be doing?
Volunteers live in a small local community, helping the locals to preserve the rain forest around them - with the ultimate aim of preserving the animals within it. Highlights of this project include:
- Seeing orangutans and other rare animals in the wild
- Getting stuck in to manual labour to help replant the rain forest
- Meet local people and immerse yourself in their traditional lifestyle
- Eat delicious home-cooked food with local families
- Relax in a stunning setting next to the Kinabatangan River
- Visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre and sun bear rehabilitation centre
Accommodation and food
Live in a lovely guest house next to the Kinabatangan River. You will be sharing a bedroom and bathroom with one other person.
Food is provided by the local community in their homes. It is one of the definite highlights of your trip, as the food is amazing!
You will have your evenings free, and on one day you will enjoy a trip to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Extra useful information about the organisation of this project
- You will be with other international volunteers from around the world
- There is 24/7 emergency support
- Speak to someone who has done this project - our experienced team have volunteered on all of our projects and know them intimately
- You will need travel insurance to be able to join this project - we can offer advice of what to look for in a travel insurance policy
This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.
We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes
and also free unspecified date changes
. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.
If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any
of our other trips within 18 months.
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