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Family volunteering holiday: wildlife conservation in Borneo

Pays d’action: Malaisie, Asie
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat
Take your family on an unforgettable family holiday in Borneo, helping to preserve this stunning environment for generations to come. Families get stuck in monitoring wildlife and helping to regenerate the rainforest so that these animals will continue to have a habitat. Highlights include the stunning location, the integration with the community and seeing orangutans!

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

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    A hornbill flies through the rainforest
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    Families can experience the stunning Borneo wilderness
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    Families monitor wildlife activity from the boat, including orangutans and primates
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    Families help with replanting the rainforest in Borneo
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    Families help to conserve the rainforest in Malaysian Borneo

Take your family on holiday to the depths of beautiful Borneo, living in a remote community on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. You and your family will become involved in helping to preserve the rainforest, which gives life and home to many incredible animals including orangutans, pygmy elephants, monkeys of all sorts and some unusual birds.

The project has two main components. The first component is helping to replant the rainforest after some areas were destroyed by the palm oil industry. This involves clearing vegetation and planting saplings - it is incredibly rewarding as you clearly see the results of your work. Kids love it, as it is an opportunity to get mucky and contribute to something!

The second component of the project is wildlife monitoring. This involves slowly chugging up the Kinabatangan River on a small boat, noting down all of the wildlife that you encounter en route. It is amazing how much you can see, and many people have been lucky enough to see orangutans!

Other aspects of the project involve learning about local life in the community and visiting the local school. At the end of your trip, you will visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre - a fantastic way to further understand conservation and see these wild animals up close.

Families live in a guest house in the small riverside community. Meals are mainly eaten with local families, which is a fantastic way to gain ultimate cultural immersion for both you and your family. Please don't expect chicken nuggets and chips - all food is local Malaysian food, with lots of rice and delicious sauces.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Malaisie, Asie
Type d'activité :
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 700 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Departures once per month
Age minimum :
8 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Families live in a small guest house on the bank of the Kinabatangan River. Three meals per day are provided.

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