"My 4 weeks at Matang not only achieved a life long dream for me, but also helped me mature and grow in confidence. "
"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."
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 goes out to the Durham uni group that have joined us over the last two weeks and done an epic amount of work levelling out what was an unusable boggy marshland and filling it with a ridiculous amount of rocks, clay, sand and gravel so that in the coming months, once it’s all settled we can start to build new orangutan night-dens on this site. Well done guys and thank you! ...