Volunteer with Borneo Orangutan Survival

It’s been a decade since Borneo Orangutan Survival started rescuing nearly extinct orangutans. Their habitat is being decimated by a global demand for wood and palm oil, and recent wildfires have turned a crisis into an emergency. The orangs are rescued and rehabilitated with a goal of being re-released into wild preserve zones, and locals in Indonesia are learning how to care for them while they stay at the project facilities, taking a stake in the future of the neighbor species. Care is remarkable similar to childcare…as they are remarkably similar to us.This is the largest primate rescue project in the world with about 1,000 orangutans being cared for and prepared for return to the rainforest.

In addition to hoping for your financial support (you can make a donation here), there are inspiring 2-week volunteer programs at one of the facilities, Samboja Lestari. It will be hard work as you improve habitat areas and enclosures, feed, and care for adults and orphan young animals…but accommodations are comfortable, and holding the hand of a young orang, or bottle feeding a baby, will be something you won’t soon forget. You can also adopt an orangutan from home, to hold you over until you can book your tickets to Borneo.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sharon on December 18, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    could you send me some information on your volunteer program.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Jess on November 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Hi please send me details of volentering work for 2013, thank you

    Reply

  3. I would also like more information on the volunteer program. Please contact me back at appleton_casandra@att.net or send a link of where I can find more info. Greatly appreciated! Thank you for what you do for our Orangutans.

    Reply

  4. Posted by Shauna on October 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Hi
    can you please send me information about volunteering to my email.

    Thank you

    Reply

  5. Posted by Katie Crago on November 22, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    Hello,
    I would be very interested in your volunteering program,
    Could you please email me some information on your volunteer programs for 2014
    Kind regards
    Katie Crago

    Reply

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