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International Volunteers

International Volunteers, we need you! We are looking for English speaking volunteers to support us in delivering education in North Sumatra, Indonesia. We are based on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. The last place on Earth where wild orangutans, elephants, tigers, rhinos and bears live together. All you need to be able to do is speak English, if you're keen check out the information below!


Right now we are recruiting volunteers to support our English as a Second Language Programme (ESL). We need people during the summer months, Jun - Sept.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for to gain experience in the field of education or charity work, specifically for those people interested in conservation, the environment and community development.


The full details of the volunteer placement and everything that is included are listed below. However if you would like more information, please send an email to

When is the volunteer placement?

We are currently recruiting volunteers for June to September 2024


What are the requirements?

  • You must speak fluent English...and that's pretty much it!

  • No experience or qualifications are needed. But what is essential is that you have a positive attitude, you are willing to work hard and get stuck into whatever is thrown at you.

  • You must have a desire or passion to support others and make a meaningful difference in the world.

  • You need to be able to travel to Indonesia for a minimum of one month between June and September 2024.

  • It's great if you care about the environment or have a love for nature. All our education programmes at the Trust have the aim of empowering local people, so that they can shape a positive, environmentally sustainable future for themselves. Specifically so that they have options to turn away from the traditional environmentally harmful industries that have decimated the region.


What is included?

  • Accommodation onsite  at the Trust building.

  • Breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday. You will need to buy the remainder of your meals but a local meal cost  £0.50 (€0.58/$0.62).

  • A two day, 1 night jungle trek in the Gunung Leuser National Park where you will see wild orangutans! 

  • All the training training your require to teach your programme, plus continued support throughout your placement.

  • A certificate of completion at the end of your placement and reference for future employment.​

  • Bahasa Indonesia language lessons.​

  • A local craft workshop, either - wood carving, eco-soap making, eco-printing, bamboo weaving, cookery class, Batik design and more. 


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