Conservation and Reforestation

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founded in 1997
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Coordinator | FNPF
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If you want to experience the real Indonesian life and help the local inhabitants, wildlife and the habitat then this project is for you. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples

Below is a description of our 2 volunteer locations in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo):

- Tanjung Puting National Park

- Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve

Tanjung Puting National Park is located on the banks of the Sekonyer River. Our main volunteer centre is at Jerumbun, close to Sekonyer village, approximately 1.5 hours up river from the port town of Kumai, which is a 30-minute drive from the Pankalanbun airport. Lamandau is approximately a 4-hour drive from the Pankalanbun airport. For those interested in teaching English to school children, we can usually arrange to place up to 5 persons at our office near Kumai, or within local family houses in Sekonyer village. Volunteers not only get to connect with the beautiful nature and the conservation of it, but also they get to connect and help the local communities. 


Weekday Activities (Monday – Friday)
• Wildlife monitoring
• Forest Nursery
• Filling polybag with dirt
• Watering
• Collect seed and seedling from nearby forest
• Transplanting seedling
• Weeding
• Tree planting
• Weeding and mulching on the earlier planting site
• Monitoring and replanting
• Organic garden (depend on the rainy season)
• Land preparation
• Weeding
• Composting
• Collect food for our cattle and feeding
• Planting
• Teach English to our staff (daily), to the local people and students at Sekonyer village once a week.

Weekend Activities (Saturday and Sunday)
This is free time and volunteers are invited to participate with our staff in:
• Food gathering around our center
• Traditional cooking
• Fishing
• Learning how to make traditional bracelet, mats etc.
• Learning about traditional music and dance
• Touring around the area (at an extra cost)
• Visiting orangutan rehab and release centre
• Canoeing Visiting orangutans - volunteers will not handle orangutans but we are happy to arrange visits to rehabilitation centres 


Typical day

8:00 - 10:00 you can help our staff in the nursery put the soil into polybag then plant trees
10:00 - 16:00 free time you can visit orangutan feeding site or explore the area
16:00 - 18:00 teach english to local peoples

The schedule could be changed depend on the weather and situation

Free-time activities

• Food gathering around our center 
• Traditional cooking 
• Fishing 
• Learning how to make traditional bracelet, mats etc
. • Learning about traditional music and dance
 • Touring around the area (at an extra cost)
 • Visiting orangutan rehab and release centre 
• Canoeing
  • Visiting orangutans - volunteers will not handle orangutans but we are happy to arrange visits to rehabilitation centres
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

Services by FNPF

The rate includes :

  • Transport airport to working site return
  • Accommodation at FNPF site office
  • Full board meal similar with our staff
  • Police permit
  • Transportation in conjunction with the work

Airport Pickup at Iskandar Airport
Provide us with details about your flight and time of arrival, we will arrange pickup for you. The nearest airport to the site Pangkalanbun Airport.
Accommodation
DORMITORIES 2 X Dormitory Each dormitory normally hosts 6. But when we required, we can extend to accommodate up to 10. Total accommodation = 12 to 20 persons 4 X toilets 2 X showers TWIN ROOMS 4 X Twin room. When required, we can extend so that each room accommodates 3. Total accommodation = 8 to 12 persons 2 X toilets 2 X showers BEDDING Every bed includes a mattress, sheets, pillow, blanket and mosquito net.


We have three type accomodations: Dormitory room, Single room, and Twin room. The price for single room and twin room are more expensive than dormitory. However the price that we displayed on the system is price for dormitory room. Just let us know i you want switch your room, we will give you detail prices.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Homemade food that depends on the cooking staff. Let us know your dietary requirements.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Iskandar Airport (PKN) in Pangkalanbun. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We welcome volunteers throughout the year, there are no time limits.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 210
2 weeks
$ 377
3 weeks
$ 526
4 weeks
$ 672
8 weeks
$ 1,296
16 weeks
$ 2,592
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 8,100
Average fees
$ 186 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. FNPF will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with FNPF during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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