Orangutan and Wildlife Rescue Center

Many of Indonesia's injured and illegally traded wildlife find a safe haven at this rescue center. Help aid heir rehabilitation and spend time teaching basic English

The Wildlife Rescue Center in Jogjakarta provides a safe haven for an array of 'at risk' animals from the rainforests of Borneo. The center is dedicated to rescuing, and where possible, rehabilitating wild animals so that they may one day return to their natural habitats. Some of the animals being housed at the center include orangutans, Siamang gibbons, crocodiles, raptors including the Javan eagle, and many other bird species. All of these special animals share similar devastating stories. The Wildlife Center seeks to provide them with a safe space to recover. The center is also famous for rehabilitating and releasing injured eagles, including the endangered Javan Eagle. 

Volunteers at the center will help with a variety of different tasks to do with animal conservation and rehabilitation, including the cleaning of animal enclosures and preparing food and enrichment for the animals. Volunteers will also assist in holding informal English lessons to advance the villagers' and children’s English and environmental awareness.

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Suitable for


Typical day

Volunteer tasks may include:

Shadowing an Animal Keeper: Working with a different keeper and group of animals each day in order to experience the full spectrum of wildlife at the center. You will participate in cage cleaning, feeding, food preparation, and maintenance and cage enrichment. You may also get to spend a morning with the center’s vet, observing and learning about the animals.

Building cages: Building sturdy and spacious cages is essential for the animals' well-being. Thus whenever needed, volunteers will be assisting the animal keepers to build cages for the animals. 

Conservation English Club (for kids): Every Wednesday you will go into the village to teach an informal 90 minute ‘Conservation English’ class for the local school children – using environmental topics to improve their English vocabulary and raise awareness.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Willingness to work hard and get your hands dirty
Interest in wildlife conservation
Open mindedness
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

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What's included?
Included: accommodation, food, training upon arrival, local in-country team support and 24 hour emergency support, airport pickup transportation

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Airport transfer is available upon arrival and departure


You will be staying in shared single-sex style accommodation. A standard room has two beds and an en-suite bathroom with a cold water shower and western- style toilet.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day are prepared by a local Javan chef. Most meals consist of rice, vegetables and chicken, but we can cater for most dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Java/Indonesia between 2 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

The nearest airport is Adisutjipto (JOG) in Yogyakarta. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
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Wildlife Rescue Center, Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia

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