Orangutan Volunteer Program

A priceless opportunity to make a practical difference in the survival of the Borneo Orangutan.



As an Orangutan Program Volunteer, you will be a key part of the enrichment program at BOS.

Enrichment programs are vital for captive orangutans as they teach them how to forage for food, build, modify and use tools, increase agility and develop skills to survive in the wild.

Here are the basics –

  • Spend two weeks at Samboja Lodge in Borneo (shorter trips available)
  • Be part of a small and fun team
  • Prepare items for the orangutans to play with
  • Visit local markets and work with sun bears
  • Trip is for 18 years and over and available for various departures between November 2018 and March 2019
  • $2,000 AUD approx. (excl. flights)

Ready to go? Register now.

Once registered, this email will also be used to add you to the closed facebook group for participants. Please advise if you have a different email address we should use.
Accommodation approximate is based on twin share. Is there anyone you would like to share with? Or do you want to request a single room based on availability (higher rates will apply)?
If yes, you may be required to complete a medical risk assessment prior to travel

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 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.

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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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