THANK YOU for your desire to help the orangutans!
Volunteer work is sometimes available with our partner organizations in Indonesia but would not include contact with the orangutans. Please know that any facility that allows visitors or volunteers to hold or have any close contact with the orangutans is not following IUCN guidelines. It definitely is not in the best interest of the orangutans. Ethical volunteer work may include helping to build enclosures or creating enrichment for the orangutans. It can be very rewarding. More information about volunteering is available on our FAQs page.
Many volunteer programs with our Indonesian partners are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Each organization will make a determination of when their volunteer programs may resume. Please visit the volunteer page of the organization(s) you are interested in for current information.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme