Come and volunteer in the home of the orangutan

4 December 2013 Volunteer

We're delighted to announce the opening of applications for our 2014 Volunteer Expeditions.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in volunteering with OuTrop for seven life-changing weeks, then visit for more information and to apply, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you know of a noticeboard near you, then we'd be very grateful if you'd consider printing out and putting up the attached poster. It would also be wonderful if you would share the link ( on your website, facebook or twitter.

Our volunteers gain first-hand experience of field research in a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic Indonesian researchers, and receiving practical training in field survey skills and project planning. Our volunteer expeditions are challenging, rigorous and fully participative and all get to experience some of the incredible wildlife that inhabits this special part of the world, from sun bears to flying lizards, and of course the charismatic orangutan in its natural habitat.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to travel to at least one other field site on expedition for a few days, to put into practice the survey skills learned.

OuTrop works at the forefront of primate research in tropical forest environments. We are affiliated to the Indonesian University of Palangka Raya, and British universities of Oxford and Leicester. We carry out scientific research on many aspects of orangutan, gibbon and red langur ecology and on tropical peat-swamp forest biodiversity, productivity, regeneration and restoration ecology.

Each year we offer a limited number of students the opportunity to carry out their own research projects for their BSc or MSc dissertations. Many of our previous volunteers have returned as long-term research assistants or gone on to careers and further research in biodiversity conservation.

If you have any questions, please contact The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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