Jungle volunteer
90% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Jungle volunteer

Join one of our two volunteer groups in 2014, in the home of the orangutan, the Sabangau forest in Indonesian Borneo. Develop key biodiversity survey skills and connect with others.

Our two groups will run from 6 July - 24 August and 7 September - 25 October. Visit outrop.com/volunteer to apply.

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project is looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research work in 2014. There will be two expedition groups in 2014, and spaces will fill quickly so make sure to get your application in soon (details on how to apply found below).

OuTrop is a research and conservation organisation based in the Sabangau forest in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, home to the world’s largest populations of orangutans and Southern Bornean gibbons.

Locations
Asia » Indonesia
Length
1-3 Months
Language
English
Starting Price
$2,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
$2761 US Dollars. This covers accommodation in Palangkaraya, airport pick-up, transport to and from camp, use and maintenance of base camp and facilities (including electricity, food, cooks, equipment and medical supplies), Indonesian field and administration staff, travel to remote survey sites, socio-cultural visa and trips to Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Centre and Tanjung Puting National Park. This also includes an important contribution to the long-term conservation work of OuTrop and our partners, including supporting CIMTROP’s Forest Patrol Unit and Firefighting Teams.

Additional costs you will need to bear include international and internal airfares and insurance (see the application form for further details on this). Day-to-day costs whilst on the volunteer placement are typically small, for drinks, food in town, snacks and local transport for the six or seven days you will spend in town (£5 to £10 per day) and for cigarettes, e-mail and souvenirs.

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Program Reviews (3)

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Hugo
Male
24 years old
Sheffield, UK
University of Sheffield

a fantastic experience in a fantastic environment

9/10

The volunteer program at OuTrop helped me realise that a career in research is what I want. The day to day activities were varied, interesting but more importantly biologically productive. As a volunteer you learn how research operates in a jungle environment and what needs to be done to effectively conserve both the forest and its wildlife.

All of this combined with the fact that running into orangutans and other wildlife becomes part of your daily routine makes this project a must for anyone interested in research.

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Megan
Female
24 years old
Springfield, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University

Great Overall Experience

9/10

I found my time as a volunteer fun and informative. If you are interested in pursuing a career in fieldwork, it is a great way to gain some basic, firsthand experience. Also, the wildlife was incredible.

How can this program be improved?

I wish I had been better prepared for what the "expeditions" entailed. I would have brought a few pieces of gear/supplies that I had opted not to bring to Borneo, if I had fully grasped what the expeditions were going to be like.

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Rob
Male
24 years old
United Kingdom
University of Plymouth

Scientific research combined with a great experience.

9/10

A great cause with amazing staff who's primary focus is on scientific research and teaching new skills instead of just pandering to all the needs of volunteers. You end up learning far more about conservation and field techniques than you would think and have an amazing time with interesting people in the process. A perfect organisation to volunteer with if you're interested in a career in conservation.

About The Provider

OuTrop is a research and conservation organisation based in the heart of Indonesian Borneo. We conduct research on three key primate species - orangutans, southern Bornean gibbons and red langur monkeys.

Alongside this we undertake a range of other biodiversity research and support a variety

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