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Want to make a real difference, whilst exploring one of the worlds last true wildernesses? Choose from a wide range of opportunities, from volunteer placements to specialist Internships in the magnificent Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra, Indonesia! 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHER: 

Expand your students horizons by teaching English in up to 7 rural communities across North Sumatra.

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 Duration:         Price:                Type:

 8 weeks          £800                  Volunteer

Re-opening in January 2022!

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YOUTH LIVELIHOODS FACILITATOR:

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Help youth entrepreneurs escape financial poverty by teaching business start-up skills on our Youth-Led Sustainable Enterprise Program.

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Duration:            Price:           Type:

8 Weeks            £800             Volunteer

Re-opening in January 2022!

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ECOLOGICAL FARMING: 

Food is in our family, it is in our culture, it connects us to nature. But do we know where our food is grown, how it is grown and by whom? The answer is Eco-Farming. 

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 Duration:        Price:              Type:

 8 - 16 weeks  From £800     Volunteer

Re-opening in January 2022!

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Youth Ranger:

Volunteer Instructor

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Help train the next generation of Jungle Rangers in our Youth Ranger Program in and around the Sumatran Tropical Rainforest. 

Re-opening in January 2022!

 Duration:        Price:               Type:

 8 Weeks      £800                 Volunteer

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MEDIA, RECRUITMENT & MARKETING INTERNSHIP:

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Oversee the Bukit Lawang Trusts online presence by managing its social media and recruitment platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok & more. All whilst living on the edge of the jungle! 

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 Duration:     Price:               Type:

 26 weeks     FREE!              Internship

QUICK! Only one place left on this Internship! 

VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP: 

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NEW!

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Use your Videography and Photography skills to bring the Bukit Lawang Trust to life, capturing education, conservation and endangered wildlife! All whilst living on the edge of the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth where Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants & Orangutans live together in the wild!! 

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 Duration:         Price:               Type:

 8 - 16 weeks   FREE!              Internship

QUICK! Only one place left on this Internship! 

CONSERVATION/DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT:

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NEW!

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Provide advice and guidance to our Management team on Industry Best Practices, current knowledge and understanding on Sustainable Development & Directly Impact the development of new programs and Community selection. 

Ideal for Students and post graduates with experience in Conservation and sustainable development. 

 Duration:          Price:            Type:

 26 - 52 week   FREE!             Internship

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DIGITAL NOMAD: 

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Put your social media skills to the test in our exciting new role as a Bukit Lawang Trust Digital Nomad! 

Work directly with our recruitment team to like, share and raise awareness of the Trust and all of its phenomenal programs In Universities, clubs, groups and communities & assist in the recruitment of volunteers to make all of the magic happen! 

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 Duration:          Price:            Type:

 26 - 52 week   FREE!             Internship

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SUPPORTING PROJECTS

As well as all of our amazing volunteer opportunities, the Bukit Lawang Trust also provides these exciting supporting projects that are available for volunteers from any program to participate! 

Orbralon Wanita

'Obrolan Wanita’ roughly translates as ‘Women’s Talk’. The idea of this group is to create a safe space for women to address topics which in Indonesian society are often considered taboo. This project stems from our involvement with the NGO Days for Girls, which promotes the empowerment of marginalised and impoverished women all over the world through the facilitation of training and education. Days for Girls provide free reusable sanitary kits for women living in poverty, they currently deliver these to the Trust every few months for us to hand out to the neediest in our community. In order to be culturally sensitive, this programme is largely delivered by female volunteers, as its important to create a comfortable environment for the women involved, however, male volunteers who are passionate and keen to help often support in the planning and organisation of sessions and events. 

Orbralon Wanita

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Fitness Classes

Here at the Bukit Lawang Trust, we believe that a healthy body directly facilitates a healthy mind. 
That's why we provide a wide range of Volunteer and Staff led fitness classes every week available to all our volunteers, staff and the wider community!
Our current fitness classes include;
- Aerobics (x2 a week)
- KickBoxing (x1 a week)
- Yoga (x1 a week)
- Running Club (x1 a week) 
Our fitness classes are constantly changing and we actively encourage our volunteers to take part and even lead our classes if they have the know how. 

Fitness Classes

Jungle Food Project

Jungle Food Project

With the outbreak of the global Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic in early 2020 the community of Bukit Lawang, which until now relies almost entirely on tourism for the success of its economy and the livelihoods of its people, suffered a serious blow. With the widespread closure of borders and the request for all foreign nationals to leave Indonesia (including half of our staff team!), people in Bukit Lawang very quickly began to struggle finding enough money to feed themselves and their families. 
In response to this crises the Trust team quickly created a fundraising campaign known as #feedthefifty. The aim of the campaign was to raise enough money to provide food for fifty families for an entire month. It was an outstanding success! and the Team successfully fed over 300 families throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. 
As things began to settle down an domestic tourism was allowed to return to the community the fundraiser was developed into a project which we still run to this day. Every month we deliver food parcels to those most in need in and around Bukit Lawang, and our volunteers run the show! 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Established by the United Nations in 2015, as a universal call to action, for all nations, developed and developing to work together in a single partnership, to tackle the greatest issues of our time. 

That is why, the Bukit Lawang Trust, has aligned itself with the United Nations, and tailored all of its programs to work towards one or more of the 17 sustainable development goals! 

To find out more, click the image above! 

Flexible Bookings! 

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With up to 5 different 'volunteer cycles' a year and placements ranging from 8 - 26 weeks, you are sure to find the placement that's right for you! 

And what's more! we wont charge you for rescheduling or cancelling any of your bookings right up to 30 days before your fly so sit back and relax, we've got you covered!!

Digital Opportunities

Want to do your bit, but cant commit to a placement in Indonesia? 

Why not check out our Digital Opportunities in the Program Listings. Just look for our digital logo (below) for opportunities to make a difference in your spare time from the comfort of home! 

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WHY BLT??

17 Years in the making:

Since 2003 the Bukit Lawang Trust has been supporting the bordering communities along the edge of the Severely Endangered Leuser Ecosystem. Our programs have been developed over years and in partnership with a wide range of NGOs and education providers to ensure that the education you deliver on your placement is second to none! 

Partnerships & Collaboration:

we work with a community of project partners to deliver high standard conservation and education programs, see all of our partners at the bottom of the home page.

Flexibility

with five 'Volunteer Cycles' every year our bookings are completely flexible with free cancellation and rescheduling up to 30 days before your flight! to give you extra peace of mind. 

Outstanding Reviews: 

Our volunteer reviews speak for themselves! find out what our volunteers thought in the reviews section at the bottom of the page! 

Alumni Network: 

Our brand new alumni network and fully supported action at home projects ensure that your adventure doesn't end at the end of your placement. To find out more, follow the link below!

Remote Opportunities: 

Because we understand that not everyone has the time or the money to travel to Indonesia we offer unique digital roles for our conservation warriors on the home front!

Grassroots Family: 

We pride ourselves in being a grassroots family, and that's why all of our international staff are dedicated unpaid volunteers, to allow us to invest the vast majority of donations directly to the people who need it most! 

INCREDIBLE RIGHT!?

But don't just take our word for it... see what our volunteers have to say!

Volunteer Reviews

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Yayasan Bukit Lawang Trust Dusun III,

Timbang Jaya Jalan Besar,

Bukit Lawang,

Bohorok,

Langkat Regency,

Sumatra Indonesia 20774,

Indonesia

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