Summer Construction Volunteer Program
Orangutan Foundation International
Orangutan Foundation International has volunteer opportunities available for active individuals who want to get their hands dirty and help save one of the earth’s most bio-diverse areas.
Each volunteer team runs for a set period of approximately 3 weeks.*
*Members of each team are required to leave the program site the day their program ends.
Dates for 2013
Team 1: May 1 – May 25
Team 2: June 1 – June 25
Team 3: August 1 – August 25
Members of each team are required to leave the program site the day their program ends.
Accepted volunteers will receive a Volunteer Program Manual before they go into the field.
7:30am – Breakfast
8:00am – Work Begins
12:00pm – Lunch break
1:00pm – Work
5:00pm – Work ends, time to bathe
7:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Discussion of day’s events and discussion of next day’s work
9:00pm – Bed (at volunteer’s discretion)
■You must be a member of the Orangutan Foundation International
■You must be 18 years of age or above
■You must be in good physical condition and be prepared for hands-on manual work in a hot, steamy, equatorial environment that may occasionally have buzzing and biting insects and other inconveniences as well as the occasional danger [such as the rare poisonous snake].
■Volunteers should also be cognizant that Borneo’s endemic diseases consist of such tropical diseases as malaria, dengue, typhus, hepatitis, etc.
■Volunteers are responsible for their own vaccinations and should bring anti-malarial prophylactics and medications as well as medicines for common conditions such as diarrhea. OFI will NOT accept applicants who do not show proof of valid vaccinations against the following diseases: tetanus, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, MMR, and potentially others, depending on alert levels at the time. We also require negative tuberculosis test results for orangutan health and safety reasons.
■Volunteers do not need experience in the field, just a willingness to help, a sincere interest in forest conservation and orangutan survival, and a passion for the work OFI does.
■Volunteers are expected to work approximately 8 hours per day with one day of rest on Sunday. This volunteer experience should not be viewed as a “holiday.”
The cost of taking part in the program is $1275.00 to be paid upon acceptance of volunteer’s application. This payment is non-refundable and is meant to hold your spot on the team.
All accommodations, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and materials for the completion of the project, local assistance, as well as travel to and from the program site from the town airport.
This program payment does not include:
Snacks, postage, laundry, or activities outside the volunteer experience. This program payment also does not include international and internal travel to the town airport. You must purchase your flight tickets to and from the closest airport which is located near the town of Pangkalan Bun, Kalimentan Tengah [Central Borneo, Indonesia].
Volunteers are responsible for their own vaccinations and should bring anti-malarial prophylactics and medications as well as medicines for common conditions such as diarrhea. OFI will NOT accept applicants who do not show proof of valid vaccinations against the following diseases: tetanus, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and potentially others, depending on alert levels at the time. We also require negative tuberculosis test results for orangutan health and safety reasons.
Term of Appointment:
May 1, 2013
824 South Wellesley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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