Orang-utan conservation is important to keep the approximate 50,000 orangutans left in the wild able to breed and live amongst their native jungle homes. Orangtans are found in Asia, particularly Borneo and Sumatra, and are thought of as easy targets by hunters due to their large bodies. Orangutans share about 96% of human genes, making them incredibly intelligent and one of our closest relatives, however they are still in need of our help.
Threats to orangutans include deforestation, habitat loss, illegal trade and hunting. If you wish to support orangutan conservation then act as a volunteer and support conservation efforts in these areas of Southeast Asia. Volunteer with orangutans and you will contribute to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and captured orangutans and in turn help to recreate a sustainable living environment for them. Volunteers are also needed to help with every day tasks such as cleaning enclosures, bathing the animals if they are unable to do so, prepare meals, etc…
If volunteering with orangutans sounds like something you would be interested in then why not check out our orangutan conservation product listings and contact someone that can help you with a placement.
Care for orangutans in the lush surroundings of Malaysia. Learn about animal protection and work closely with these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat!
Join this once in a lifetime experience combining orangutan conservation with an excursion to the fascinating Iban tribes in Batang Ai National Park.
Work with orangutans for a month, then spend another couple of weeks exploring the length of Malaysia, before ending up in Bali to relax at the end of an eventful trip. Oh, and we’ll chuck in...
Become immersed in tribal life, whilst working towards the conservation of magnificent orangutans on this volunteer project in the heart of the Borneo rainforest.
Work on enrichment with captive orangutans and sun bears at the world renowned Samboja Lestari rescue centre.
Learn the life of a zookeeper on our amazing animal care internship in Malaysia. Work with over 1000 animals of 100 different species at the second largest zoo in the country.
Join this fantastic once in a lifetime experience where you will be able to work alongside both orang-utans and sun bears in East Kalimantan’s stunning Samboja Lestari Forest.
Volunteer in Indonesia and help care for orangutans, sun bears, monkeys, crocodiles, and a wide range of birds at this wildlife rescue centre in Indonesia.
Get up close and personal with Borneo’s native wildlife. This excellent project is all about caring for animals, conservation and educating people in how to treat animals
Volunteer at the award-winning Matang Wildlife Centre in Sarawak, Borneo, and get up close and personal with orangutans, sun bears and much more.