I've been every year since 2009 and will continue to visit every year until I become too old and doddery to get on a plane. The most life changing experiences of my life!!
"You will be surprised by how much you are capable of and you will inspire your friends back home to follow their dreams too".
In the past 2 weeks I've done more than I ever thought possible. I've helped with enrichment and husbandry at Matang Wildlife Centre with orangutans, sun bears, gibbons and many others. Seen flying lemers glide, wild pigs run on the beach, sunsets like no other, been bitten by a leech, mixed cement by hand, carried wheel barrow after wheel barrow and shovelled so much s*?it I'm considering adding it to skills on my c.v. I've learnt so much and it's been a truly life changing experience and to top it off I've met some amazing people! I'll be back Borneo!
Volunteered April 2016
"...The whole experience was amazing, the keepers were so friendly and taught us so much about the animals... It was one of the best experiences of my life and would do it again."
"My 4 weeks at Matang not only achieved a life long dream for me, but also helped me mature and grow in confidence. "
The builders and painters are out and the interior designers are in. Next step #bears move in to evaluate our work on the night dens. ...
Have you volunteered with us before and didn't want to leave?
Well nows your chance to join our team of volunteer facilitators!
We are currently looking for people who can make a 3-6 month commitment. Whilst you will be working alongside the animals the role will predominantly be working with volunteers on all manner of tasks that will benefit the lives of the animals at the centre. This may include but is not limited to, enrichment, centre maintenance and farm work.
Accommodation and a budget for food will be provided. If you are interested please private message Orangutan Project's Facebook page or private message Bron Browning ...
Another big thank you to #volunteers Ellen Donovan, Jody Kelly and Marion Wall who have donated all these goodies from our #wishlist for the animals at matang as well as treats and collars for the dogs at the SSPCA (Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Thank you so much ladies :) ...