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Care and Conservation of Orang-utans at Sepilok in Borneo

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks

Dates

The project runs throughout the year with start dates every two months, please contact us for the Project Start Dates. This is a very popular project, so we advise you book very early.

Travel Types

  • Birdwatching

Qualifications

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. You should be physically fit and able to trek up to 5 kilometres on uneven terrain in humid conditions.

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

The project costs $3,950 for a fixed length of 8 weeks.

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

What's Included:
- Arranging your Programme
- Full pre-departure support and assistance
- Payment Protection insurance
- Accommodation and food
- Meeting you at the nearest Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Return transfer to the airport at the end of your programme
- Daily transport to and from your Project
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support
- Sandakan Tour (subject to change)
- Wildlife viewing day trip on the Kinabatangan River
- Trip to a Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
- 2 free T-Shirts
- Adoption of an orang-utan
- Certificate of Completion

Further Info:
* Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office.

* You'll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you'll see them frequently.

* Pre-departure you'll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, wellbeing and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Salary/Pay

We organising unpaid volunteer and Internship experiences overseas, for which participants have to pay to take part in (which covers things like their food, accommodation, airport transfers, transport, support of our local staff etc). We do not arrange paid programmes or employment opportunities overseas.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Anthropology
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of a different culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a love of orang-utans! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities.

Age Range

The minimum age requirement is 17 years old up to 70+

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

within 5 working days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network