Volunteers 2017

We’re looking for volunteers to join us in Borneo’s rainforest!

Join us for 6 weeks as part of our learning and cultural exchange programme in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. This programme is primarily aimed at students of the biological and geographical sciences who wish to gain first-hand experience of a tropical peat-swamp forest environment.

Volunteers will learn about Borneo’s biodiversity, the importance of natural forests for local culture and communities, and peatland conservation, restoration and rehabilitation activities carried out by Indonesian scientists at the Center for International Cooperation in Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatland (CIMTROP), University of Palangka Raya. This experience also provides opportunities for cultural exchange, discovering Palangka Raya (Central Kalimantan’s capital) and language training.

All volunteers receive practical training in field survey skills and biodiversity monitoring from our enthusiastic field team. It’s a challenging, exciting and a rewarding experience with the chance to see some of the incredible wildlife that inhabits this special part of the world, like the charismatic orangutan.

There will be two groups in 2017 and spaces are filling up quickly:

Group 1: Tuesday 20 June – Monday 31 July
Group 2: Sunday 6 August – Saturday 16 September

We allocate places on a first-come first-served basis, so it is essential you send your completed application as soon as possible.

Please email us at join@borneonature.org for our 2017 Volunteers Brochure and application form. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!