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Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Borneo


Malaysia: Borneo, Sandakan

Program Duration

1-2 Week


This project lasts 12 days with arrivals on the 21st of each month.

Travel Types

  • Vacation Packages


  • English

Cost in US$:

12 days costs £1197.

Program Fees Include:

Before booking: Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you

- Met at Sandakan airport and transfer to your first night guest house in a shared room
- Welcome dinner on your first night
- Transfer from your guest house to the Orang Sungai village
- Shared accommodation in the village with en-suite bathroom facilities
- Three home-cooked meals per day within the local community
- Full training and all project costs
- Transfer from the project site to Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation centre
- Entrance fees to Sepilok
- Entrance fees to Rainforest Discovery Centre
- Last night accommodation in Sandakan
- Return transfer to Sandakan airport at the end of your trip
- Donation to the project
- Pre-departure information covering medical, safety and placement advice
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst away
- Advice on visa and health requirements for project
- Local support in Malaysia from English speaking staff
- ATOL financial protection (if Oyster books your flight)
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Reforestation
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi and South African Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home