Volunteers feed and care for the animals at the center which include macaques, gibbons, orangutans, sun bears, birds and reptiles in Indonesia.
Illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife parts is a lucrative, well-organized and dangerous international business – second only to the black market trade of illegal drugs and firearms. Indonesia, home to a spectacular array of wildlife species, is reeling from the loss of animals to illegal trade. The islands can now claim to have the highest number of internationally threatened mammals and birds, largely due to uncontrolled hunting. Species illegally hunted, trapped and exported to foreign markets include pangolins, turtles, komodo dragons, orangutans, gibbons, palm cockatoos, birds of paradise tigers, sun bears, golden cats, slow loris, tarsiers, hornbills, siamangs - and the list goes on and on. These animals are kept in horrible conditions, sold in Indonesian markets or smuggled out of the country. The mortality rate of these animals, many of them just babies, is extremely high.Enter organizations like our partner in Indonesia, established to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Volunteer activities: Volunteers at the rescue center help in feeding and caring for the animals at the center which include macaques, gibbons, orangutans, sun bears, birds and reptiles. Many of these animals have been seized from smugglers and are very young, needing constant care and attention. Others, which cannot be safely released, are long-term residents of the centre. Activities will include preparing food for the animals, serving food to the animals, preparing cage enrichment, cleaning enclosures and equipment and helping with special projects at the centre.This is an ongoing program with operations every day of the year.
Indonesia is filled with forests to explore, ocean pools to swim in and towns to soak up the local culture. When you are there you will be spending time with many international volunteers- all of them looking for buddies to adventure with! Don't plan your trip too much before you leave, give space for adventures to manifest while you are there meeting new friends!
We will discuss this in more detail while doing preparture training. Airport pick up and drop off is included in fees and a friendly staff member will pick you up with a sign at the airport!
You will be staying on-site in the organization’s volunteer housing. Imagine sleep away camp in the jungles of Indonesia! Western toilets and showers are available. Bunk beds with bug nets are provided!
All meals are provided by the placement partner. Snacks and fresh juice are also always available. vegan and vegetarian food always available.