Conservation Teacher : Youth Rangers

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Inspire and nurture a love and empathy for the natural world by training the next generation of Jungle Rangers!
Live in and learn from one of the last true wildernesses on Earth, the Magnificent Tropical Leuser Ecosystem!
Lead your students on expeditions into the Jungle alongside professional Jungle Guides from Indonesia!
Ensure the continued protection and preservation of severely endangered species of animal, such as the Sumatran Orangutan, Tiger, Elephant, Leopard and Rhinoceros, and if you are lucky, see them all!
Experience traditional Indonesian culture and cuisine! live and work on the edge of the Tropical Rainforest, the last place on Earth where Orangutans, Elephants, Tigers, Rhino's, Leopards and Sun Bear
A program designed to nurture a love and empathy for the natural environment and the endangered species we share it with. Train the next generation of Jungle Rangers! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Rural communities along the border of the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem. Contribute in a big way to the destruction of these tropical habitats. Often through no fault of their own, local people are forced into illegal sources of income such as deforestation and poaching endangered species of animal such as the Sumatran Tiger. Not by choice but because they are suffering from extreme poverty and see no other way. Whilst our YSE program looks to tackle the issue of poverty in bordering communities, the Youth Ranger program directly targets those causing harm to these richly biodiverse ecosystems and the severely endangered species of mega fauna that are endemic to them. 

This program looks to nurture within young people in North Sumatra a sense of empathy love and stewardship over the jungle, by training the next generation of Jungle Rangers, and by educating young people on the vital significance of the Leuser Ecosystem to the longevity of all life on Earth. Guardians of the forest as it is known, is the umbrella name for the whole community outreach program. The aim of this program is to enable young and old to come together and make a positive difference. To allow them to take ownership and responsibility of their environment.

As a Youth Ranger Instructor you will be responsible for training the next generation of Jungle Rangers. You will work alongside seasoned and professional Jungle Guides from North Sumatra to deliver this curriculum and to lead expeditions into the Tropical rainforest! 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteering at the Trust is no gap year holiday, our volunteers typically work from 08:00 to 18:00 on week days, and occasionally on weekends for training events and action days. We maintain an ethos of hard work and selfless commitment and all of our volunteers are here to serve the local community. However, that doesn’t stop us having a life changing experience whilst we are at it! A typical day starts at 07:00 with breakfast. On Mondays we have a Hub meeting where all of the staff and volunteers come together to plan the week ahead. Following this, you will begin your sessions. If you are placed on the ESL program, you may be teaching or assisting in Kindergarten, which begins at 08:30 or you may be teaching English classes in the afternoon, which start at 14:00. For conservation volunteers on the Youth Ranger, or YSE program, you will be delivering sessions in the afternoons, so the morning is your planning and preparation time, and for our amazing Eco Farmers you will be on the farm all day! Lunch is served at 13:00 each day, (our eco farmers have lunch at Erna’s Homestay). Weekends are your own, however occasionally, for example on events such as volunteer induction, phase review and volunteer debrief. You may also find that the Trust has arranged some incredible activities for your weekend (See section 6). On weekends when you are not walking with elephants trekking in the jungle or rafting down rivers you will have a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Sumatran culture and cuisine, with a range of guest houses, restaurants and even one bar Bukit Lawang has plenty to offer! 


Our volunteers love reading in the hammocks or hanging by the river. It is just a ten minute walk to a beautiful waterfall. During the evenings and mornings it is common for volunteers to read, write, play music, relax, and go swimming in or inner tubing on the river.

At the weekend there are innumerable places located nearby that are must see!

Bukit Lawang - Famous for treks to the jungle to spot orangutans and the biggest of the villages in the area. At the weekend there are bars with live music, western restaurants, and local markets for shopping.

Tangkahan - Has an elephant camp where visitors can bathe elephants in the river. We support bathing them, and the projects but we do not support riding the elephants and hope you will share that belief with us.

Batu Rongring - Beautiful and peaceful river to chill or have a barbecue!

Berestagi - For long weekends or traveling before or after volunteers can visit this lovely town in the mountains and go trekking. It is a bit colder here and that makes it a popular place among locals and tourists!

Lake Toba - A beautiful island (Samosir) in the middle of the lake is home to waterfalls, hot springs, beaches, and much more.



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
Vereiste documenten
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Physically fit, interest in wildlife, environmentally conscious. Data entry, computer and photography skills a plus!
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Bukit Lawang Trust

We encourage all applicants to fundraise their volunteer fees to help raise awareness of the Trusts important conservation and education work. 

These fees cover the costs of accommodation food and transport throughout the placement, as well as bespoke training and support from our staff team. It also allows us to continue providing our volunteers with life changing cultural experiences such as Jungle Trekking, Walking with Elephants, Indonesian cooking lessons and a range of cultural workshops, all of which are built in to our placements!

We also cover the cost of your 60 day visa while you are working with the trust. 

Additionally your fundraising allows us to continue the vital conservation and education work we do here in North Sumatra! 

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Kuala Namu International Airport

We provide pick up from Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan to our Hub in Gotong Royong where you will be staying. This is approximately a four hour drive in good weather, from the City Centre to the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park where we work! Our Volunteer recruitment team also provide support in arranging your flights and making sure you are in the right place at the right time to meet our pick up! 


Our volunteers on the Youth Ranger Program stay in one of our four dorm rooms within the Trust however there are hammocks on the roof and many volunteers enjoy their weekends in one of the outstanding guesthouses here in Bukit Lawang. The rooms are three beds to a room, spacious with WIFI and lockable doors. Each volunteer is given a key to their dorm, and the front door to the Trust. 

Eten & Drank

Breakfast and Lunch is included in your volunteer fees, and in the evenings, on weekdays we have a cooking rota where we each cook for the whole team and eat together! this usually includes some excellent "extra curricular activities!!" after dinner. On weekends most volunteers prefer to eat in the village or along the river at one of the guesthouses for dinner. 

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO) in Kuala Namu. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Indonesië.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Indonesië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Indonesië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Indonesië.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The available dates for 2022 are; 

Orangutan Cycle: Friday 7th of January - Sunday 6th of March

Tiger Cycle: Friday 6th May - Sunday 3rd of July

Elephant Cycle: Friday 8th of July - Sunday 4th September

Leopard Cycle: Friday 9th of September - Sunday 6th of November

Rhino Cycle: Friday 11 November - Sunday 18th December

And for 2023 too !

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
8 - 8 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
8 weken (min. verblijf)
8 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$160 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in GBP. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Bukit Lawang Trust zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Bukit Lawang Trust gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

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Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Bukit Lawang Trust jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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