A man stands in a tree nursery holding a plant.

Sabar in one of the permaculture nurseries. Photo credit Andrew Walmsley.


One of the questions we're asked most frequently by our supporters is, 'do you have any volunteering opportunities in Sumatra?'. We're delighted to say that the answer is now YES!

We’ve partnered with Different Travel to give you the opportunity to spend 13 days in Sumatra, assisting OIC’s restoration and permaculture teams at Bukit Mas and Cinta Raja. You’ll also have a chance to trek in Gunung Leuser National Park in search of Sumatran orangutans living wild in the forest.

The trip will take place from 15th – 27th March 2020, with a group of between 10 – 20 people. You will be accompanied throughout the trip by local guides (English-speaking), driver, and a Different Travel UK tour manager.

Accommodation will consist of a combination of hotels and project cabins, depending on location. All your meals are included except for a couple of lunches and dinners – full details are available on the itinerary.

The minimum age for this trip is 18, although 16-17 year olds may register if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can read all the project details here and find out more about Different Travel here.

If you have any questions, please email lucy@orangutans-sos.org, or call the office on 01235 530825. Alternatively, you can contact Different Travel using the details here.

Volunteer in Sumatra

Zac Mills

An adult sumatran orangutan

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