We are always looking for people to be involved in our committee work, fundraising activities, website maintenance, education, public relations and marketing. BOS is only as strong as the people who support it, so we are always keen to welcome new ideas and new energy.
If you think you can help us in any of the opportunities below or you have available skills in other areas please contact us today.
Current advertised volunteer opportunities
ORANGUTAN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM – JANUARY 2023 – MARCH 2024 & OCTOBER 2024 – MARCH 2025
Do you want to help orangutans in Borneo? Don’t mind getting sweaty during the day and enjoying a cold beer or a glass of wine at night while watching a Bornean sunset?
BOS Australia offers trips each year for volunteers to participate in our enrichment and welfare program. Participants spend two weeks at Samboja Lestari with a BOS Australia representative and the local technicians working on the enrichment program for the approx 125 orangutans held in the sanctuary. The sanctuary also houses over 72 sunbears.
Samboja Lestari hosts its own eco-lodge, where visitors are given a taste of the local food and you are also given the chance to visit some amazing local sights. Nothing like seeing a Proboscis Monkey at twilight.
Come and join us!
Or submit your expression of interest here.
How Can You Help
There are lots of ways you can support orangutans and help ensure the survival of this precious ape.
Adopt an Orangutan
Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction means hundreds of orphan orangutans need to care for every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.
Make a Donation
Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia.
By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom – from rescue to rehabilitation and release.
Visit Our Shop
The perfect gift for any occasion! Choose from our selection of instant gifts that directly support our orangutans. You can buy a wheelbarrow, provide food for an orangutan for two months or lots more. You will receive a certificate, personalised with the name of your choice – perfect gift for you or a friend.