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."
"You will be surprised by how much you are capable of and you will inspire your friends back home to follow their dreams too".
"Going on the 2 week volunteer trip to the Matang Wildlife Centre will remain one of my top 5 life experiences".
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!!
A huge thank you to this group of volunteers from Durham Uni. They were a huge help during their time at Matang! 👏👏 Here they are testing out the new sun bear platform they built 💪💪 ...