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Indonesia, in Southeast Asia, is the largest archipelago in the world. The country is comprised of a range of stunning islands and is known for its natural biodiversity, despite heavily populated areas. The center is located in Jogjakarta, a city on the Indonesian island of Java. It’s known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage and its beautiful, lush rainforests, which are home to many extremely rare species.
Volunteers at the center will help with a variety of different tasks related to animal conservation and rehabilitation, including the cleaning of animal enclosures, preparing food and enrichment for the animals. Volunteers will also assist in conducting informal English lessons to advance the villagers’ and children’s English and environmental awareness. Some of the animals being housed at the center include orangutans, Siamang gibbons, crocodiles, raptors – including the Javan eagle – and many other bird species. All of these special animals share similar, devastating stories. The center provides them with a safe space in which to recover. The center is also famous for rehabilitating and releasing injured eagles, including the endangered Javan Eagle.
Volunteer tasks may include:
Please Note: The cages for the orangutans and gibbons are small. There are plans to build a new enclosure close to trees where the orangutans and gibbons can live in a more natural habitat. This project is long-term and requires significant funding that needs to be raised through donations.
Conservation English Club: Every Wednesday you will go into the village to teach an informal 90-minute ‘Conservation English’ class for the local school children – using environmental topics to improve their English vocabulary and raise awareness. A typical lesson consists of:
Internet: Limited WiFi access is available on-site.
Laundry: A washing machine is available on-site (volunteers will need their own washing powder).
Accommodations: Shared, single-gender accommodations. A standard room has two beds and an en suite bathroom with a cold water shower and western-style toilet.
Food: Three meals a day are prepared by a local Javan chef. Most meals consist of rice, vegetables and chicken. The center can cater for most dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan, with advance notice.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements: