To facilitate an economically and environmentally sustainable balance between human activity and severely endangered natural ecosystems through the implementation of a range of volunteer led development programmes.
We deliver high quality education in Conservation, English language, Eco-farming and Sustainable Business Enterprise in order to enable people to access more opportunities for their academic, financial, physical and holistic wellbeing as well as foster a respect and care for the environment. Through our volunteer cultural exchange programme we are able to provide free, quality education to rural communities here in North Sumatra.
Our programmes help to build stronger, more resilient communities while supporting efforts to
protect severely endangered ecosystems.
Stand with us! Volunteer with us on a range of education & community development programs to create lasting positive change. Help us to deliver free education to hundreds people living in rural North Sumatra and support the Trust in continuing its environmental conservation efforts.
How you can volunteer with the Bukit Lawang Trust
Active Global Citizenship
Live and work in a Tropical Paradise! Experience a life changing cultural exchange on the very edge of the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth you can find Tigers, Orangutans, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, Rhinoceros and Sun Bears living together in the wild!
Make a significant impact through our Active Global Citizenship Volunteer Programs. Choose your preference from a range of roles including ESL teacher, Youth Ranger Instructor, Entrepreneurship coach and Ecological Farmer!
Volunteer in North Sumatra
Become an Expert Advisor
Got a degree in Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development, International Development or something similar?
Put your knowledge and skills to use as one of our Expert Advisors.
The Bukit Lawang Trust board of advisors guide us in everything we do. Working alongside the board of Trustees and the Operations team, as an advisor you would have significant input into our delivery, operations and international portfolio. Help to ensure the Trust continues to do good, as it has for almost 20 years!
Partnerships for the Goals
19 years of service in over
10 rural communities
The Bukit Lawang Trust currently partners with 22 different environmental conservation charities and initiatives around the world.
Over 332,800 volunteer hours!
Since 2003 the Bukit Lawang Trust has served the people of North Sumatra in a wide range of humanitarian aid, sustainable development, environmental conservation, education and natural resource management programs!
With over 19 years running volunteer lead environmental conservation and sustainable development programs in North Sumatra our volunteers have definitely put in the time!
What makes the Trust special?
United Nations SDGs:
Since 2019 we've committed to working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in all of our programs. Making sure that our work is wanted, needed and sustainable.
We've teamed up with the wonderful people at Erna's Eco-farm and PPLH Bohorok to promote environmentally friendly farming practices to help protect the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra.
Hit the button below to see more of the vital conservation work our dedicated team are working on right now in Sumatra!