OuTrop Volunteer 2015

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop) is looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research projects in 2015.

OuTrop is a research and conservation organisation based in the Sabangau Forest in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, home to the world’s largest populations of orangutans and southern Bornean gibbons.

We work at the forefront of primate research in tropical forest environments and 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.

In 2015, volunteers will join us for six weeks to gain first-hand experience of a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic researchers, and receiving practical training in field survey skills and biodiversity monitoring. Volunteering is challenging, exciting and a rewarding experience. You’ll have the chance to see 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.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to travel to at least one remote field site on expedition to carry out biodiversity monitoring and research.

There will be three volunteer groups during 2015, and spaces often fill up quickly so make sure to get your application in soon:

Group 1: Tuesday 23rd June – Monday 3rd August
Group 2: Friday 7th August – Thursday 17th September
Group 3: Thursday 24th September – Wednesday 4th November

Many of our previous volunteers have returned to OuTrop as long-term research assistants or have gone on to careers and further research in biodiversity conservation.

To apply and find out more please visit: www.outrop.com/volunteer