25th July 2020 - 22nd September 2020
20th September 2020 - 17th November 2020
16th November 2020 - 18th December 2020
15th January 2021 - 15th March 2021
12th March 2021 - 12th April 2021
Elephant Cycle 2021
14th May 2021 -
12th July 2021
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Why volunteer with us?
The Bukit Lawang Trust is a community led initiative, meaning that our volunteers get a true insight into local culture. Living and working here with us you will get to learn local language, taste local food and even party like a local! You also will get to live right on the edge of one of the most incredible Jungles on earth – it truly is an unbeatable experience.
Our Education volunteers are mainly responsible for running English classes with students of all ages and assisting our Kindergarten teachers in the classroom. Our Education placement is ideal for young people starting out the field of teaching and interested in gaining some hands on classroom experience alongside qualified local teachers who can mentor you through every step of the process. We also welcome current and ex-teachers who are interested in returning to the classroom and are willing to help pass their wisdom on to others.
Conservation Volunteers are responsible for running Youth Ranger sessions with students aged between 6 and 19 years old and Sustainable Enterprise classes with adults interested in business skills. Our Conservation Program is ideal for anyone interested in a future in Conservation, or who has experience in the field of business.
Eco-Farming Volunteers live and work with Ibu Erna, both at her homestay and her nearby farm. They assist Erna as needed – generally with day to day manual tasks. Volunteers on this program must speak English well enough to communicate with Erna. The ideal Eco-Farm volunteer is a strong, enthusiastic individual, interested in truly soaking up the atmosphere of rural Sumatra.
Education and Conservation Volunteers stay at the Trust in one of our brand-new dormitory rooms. All Volunteers on these programs must speak English well and must be willing to undergo a criminal background check as they will be working with children.
Volunteers on all programs are required to make a donation of $106 US Dollars per week of their stay. This money covers their accommodation, 10 meals per week, clean drinking water, transport to and from the airport as well as their in country training. The remainder of this money goes towards the day to day running’s of the Trust and the Eco-Farm – e.g paying our electricity bills, our cleaner and our students transport.
If you are interested in joining our team, use the 'APPLY' form at the bottom of this page.