Volunteer in Borneo & Malaysia: Orangutans, Tigers & Sea Turtles

2018-10-09T07:42:48+00:00By |
By Robin Van Auken on Volunteer Forever

When you volunteer for a conservation program in Malaysia and Borneo, you’ll learn about wildlife protection in a key area of the world with critically endangered ecosystems and species.

But you’ll also learn about yourself when you spend the night in the rainforest, watching as the fireflies to come out, listening as bird calls fall silent and frogs and insects crescendo. You’ll challenge yourself and find inner strength when you rappel up a cliff or wade in chest-high pools in dark caves, or place your hand in a tiger print in the mud. You’ll learn about your own wild and exciting life.

HOW CAN YOU VOLUNTEER WITH ANIMAL CONSERVATION?

By participating in a wildlife conservation program, you’re preparing yourself for a career in preserving the habitats of plants and animals, working to change attitudes toward nature and helping people imagine humans and wildlife living in peace.

If the thought of working with orangutans brings out the anthropologist in you, join International Volunteer HQ at a primate sanctuary and research center caring for and rehabilitating orangutans that were once part of the illegal animal-trade system.

Put your enthusiasm to use, build you leadership skills, and work on community conservation projects with Raleigh International in the “Heart of Borneo.” Or check out Frontier, which puts you on the Tiger Trail, tracking the elusive animal and helping to halt poaching of this iconic big cat.

Take a look at some amazing conservation programs offered in Malaysia and Borneo, pick one, or two, or three and embark upon your wildest year yet!

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About the Author:

Robin Van Auken, CEO of Hands on Heritage, is a writer and researcher, with 35+ years experience interviewing people and telling stories. Her educational background combines advanced degrees in Communications and Anthropology, with a focus on Public and Historical (Military/Industrial Sites) Archaeology. In addition to her work as a journalist, she is the author and co-author of a dozen books on regional history. An adjunct college instructor, she has directed multi-year historical and archaeological projects, working with hundreds of volunteers and temporary staff, and educating thousands of visitors.