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Current Vacancies

We are currently seeking new Trustees to join our Board

Could you help us grow the reach and impact of our work, build partnerships, and amplify our efforts and our voices to ensure a thriving future for orangutans and their precious forests?

As we prepare to launch our new strategy to 2030, the charity is on the brink of a hugely exciting step change, increasing the scale and impact of our work, and galvanising our global network of supporters and collaborators to realise our ambitious plans.

As SOS evolves, we want to grow, strengthen and diversify our Board, to ensure we can provide the best possible oversight and support to the team.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the charity’s vital mission, make an impact to tackle the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, work with a talented team, and support a nimble, values-driven organisation. Our Board is committed, collaborative and insightful, and SOS’s work is highly strategic, challenging, and dynamic.

We are seeking to recruit 3-4 new trustees, ideally with specific expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial (we are seeking a new Treasurer)
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and communications
  • Indonesian policy expertise
  • Other technical expertise relevant to the charity’s mission

We would also welcome expressions of interest from others with well-established skills and experience, or who are well networked with strategic partners, funders or institutions, who feel they would be able to contribute to and guide the charity’s strategic development.

Trustees operate in a voluntary capacity, but SOS will cover all reasonable expenses incurred while exercising your responsibilities.

Please refer to the SOS Trustee recruitment pack for further details and application instructions.



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Volunteer with SOS

SOS is always looking for committed, energetic volunteers to support our small team. The roles might involve fundraising, raising awareness about orangutans and the work we do in Sumatra, or putting any special skills you have to good use to support any area of our work or operations. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.

Please note: We are NOT able to offer any hands-on opportunities with orangutans.

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