OuTrop Volunteers 2015
We're looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research projects in Borneo in 2015.
Volunteers will join us for 6 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.
There will be three volunteer groups in 2015:
Group 1: Tuesday 23rd June – Monday 3rd August FULL
Group 2: Friday 7th August – Thursday 17th September FULL
Group 3: Thursday 24th September – Wednesday 4th November PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
The cost to volunteer for six weeks is £1675. Please note that this does not cover all travel expenses.
We allocate volunteer places on a first-come first-served basis, so it is essential you send your completed application (download below) as soon as possible. Due to the time required to process visa applications the deadline for applications for Group 3 is 31st July 2015.
The video aims to give future volunteers a brief insight into OuTrop's research and conservation projects in the Sabangau Forest in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. The camp is run and owned by the conservation organisation, Centre for International Cooperation for Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatland (CIMTROP).
It was produced by Asha Tanna a primatologist who stayed three days observing the staff and scientists who work and live within the National Laboratory of the Peat Swamp Forest (NLPSF).
Video made using iMovie and iTunes.