Wildlife Rescue Centre Animal Carer

founded in 2012
Fuze Ecoteer
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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Explore the best of Java during your free time
Work with locals and immerse yourself in their food, culture and language
Work directly with the animal keepers and the Centre's vets
Help to care for and rehabilitate injured and rescued wildlife
Meet other volunteers and widen your connection
Care for wildlife that is caught in the illegal animal trade. Help the Centre to rescue and rehabilitate the wildlife before they are released back into the wild. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The Wildlife Rescue Centre is dedicated to rescue and rehabilitate animals caught in the illegal wildlife trade. The Centre now houses several animals that are either unable to be returned to the wildlife or are currently waiting to be returned. Hence, the Centre acts as a halfway house before the animals are translocated or a permanent home to the few that cannot be returned.

Volunteers will have the chance to work directly with the Centre's vets. They can ask questions, observe and assist when needed. Apart from that, volunteers will be helping the animal keepers to care for the many animals at the Centre. The Centre has a wide variety of animals such as the gibbons, macaques, sun bears, orangutans, pythons, turtles, eagles, hornbills, cassowary and more.

The Centre, however, is not a zoo. The public is not allowed to come in to view and interact with the animals. The only access that the public can get to the Centre if they are working at the Centre, are volunteers or are groups on educational trips. This is to ensure that the animals have minimal human interactions as possible and only when necessary.

Volunteers help are necessary and very much welcomed to care for the wellbeing of the animals and their enclosures. Join us and help us care for these vulnerable animals.

Typical day

Volunteers will start as early as 7.00 am and end their working day at about 3.00 pm. Volunteers will be making rounds with the animal keepers the whole day in order to clean the enclosures, make enrichment and give enrichment to the animals. 

Volunteers will also aid the animal keepers in preparing food and giving food to the animals. On Wednesdays, volunteers will help to teach the local kids conversational English. The local kids are always more interested to learn from volunteers and this increases their chance to improve their English.

On a special night every week, volunteers will be invited to have a meal at a local's house. Volunteers will get to have a taste of real, authentic Javanese meals cooked by a local during Javan Dinner. This is also a great time to learn more about the host and their community.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can go and explore Java during their free time. We also have books and board games at the Centre. If a volunteer would like to start mini projects or wish to work during their free time, we are open for suggestions and discussions.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
The Centre's Mandatory Health Check form
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 from 07:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Fuze Ecoteer

The fees will cover:

  • Accommodation at our Volunteer House
  • Food i.e 3 meals a day
  • Activities and transport within the project
  • Airport transfers

The fees DO NOT cover:
  • Airfares
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Transport for excursions

Airport Pickup at Adisutjipto International Airport

Please provide us with your flight details before your arrival. We will pick you up and send you back to the airport.


The room typically has 2 single beds and an ensuite bathroom with western toilets.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Food and drinks will be prepared by our in house chef. We can cater to your preference and allergies. We also have snacks in the pantry for you.

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 Adisutjipto International Airport (JOG) in Yogyakarta. 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.
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


Details on arrival

This project runs all year round but is closed during Ramadhan and during Christmas for general maintenance purposes. Volunteers will start on a Monday and depart on a Sunday. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$719 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fuze Ecoteer 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 Fuze Ecoteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Wildlife Rescue Centre Animal Carer

Care for wildlife that is caught in the illegal animal trade. Help the Centre to rescue and rehabilitate the wildlife before they are released back into the wild.


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