Volunteer opportunities in Australia

In Australia BOS is always looking for people with all sorts of skills to be involved in our committee work, fund raising activities, website maintenance, education, public relations and marketing. BOS is only as strong as the people who support it.

Current Volunteer opportunities:

Veterinary Volunteers 

We have lots of people offering their time and skills in helping to make our Borneo projects successful and therefore have set up an interview process to assess everyone who offers help. We prefer fully qualified vets who can offer a minimum of 3 months to work alongside our projects in the field. If you can meet these requirements then please feel free to email us and we can pass your information on to our contacts in the field.

Administration and Fundraising Assistant – Maternity Cover

We are seeking an experienced administrator to take over the role of the Administration and Fundraising Assistant.  This is a maternity cover role for 6 months starting from November.  The successful applicant will need to commit to 3 hours a week (via phone/email/skype) up until January on a volunteer basis.  After this you will be required to take over the role completely for approx 10-15 hrs a week for a period of 3 months on a paid basis. There is also the possibility of ongoing paid part-time employment at the end of the 6 month period.  Please view the full position description here.

Orang-u-friends Coordinator

We seek the services of a volunteer who has an education or similar background to update and manage our Orangufriends program. See position description here.

Merchandise Manager
Are you an enthusiastic Marketing star seeking an opportunity to make a difference to save a species? 6-12 hours per month, flexible hours. Review our position description here.


As a volunteer organisation we are always keen to welcome new ideas and new energy!

If you think you can help us out in other areas please contact us at volunteer@orangutans.com.au


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

Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction results in hundreds of orphaned orangutans, who rely on our care 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.

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Make a Donation

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.

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Visit Our Shop

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.

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