Conservation and Reforestation

Conservation and Reforestation

Gardening
Construction
Outdoors
Teaching
English

If you want to experience the real Indonesian life and help the local inhabitants, wildlife and the habitat then this project is for you.


Below is a description of our 2 volunteer locations in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo):

- Tanjung Puting National Park

- Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve


Tanjung Puting National Park is located on the banks of the Sekonyer River. Our main volunteer centre is at Jerumbun, close to Sekonyer village, approximately 1.5 hours up river from the port town of Kumai, which is a 30-minute drive from the Pankalanbun airport. Lamandau is approximately a 4-hour drive from the Pankalanbun airport. For those interested in teaching English to school children, we can usually arrange to place up to 5 persons at our office near Kumai, or within local family houses in Sekonyer village. Volunteers not only get to connect with the beautiful nature and the conservation of it, but also they get to connect and help the local communities. 


Weekday Activities (Monday – Friday)


• Wildlife monitoring

• Forest Nursery

• Filling polybag with dirt

• Watering

• Collect seed and seedling from nearby forest

• Transplanting seedling

• Weeding

• Tree planting

• Weeding and mulching on the earlier planting site

• Monitoring and replanting

• Organic garden (depend on the rainy season)

• Land preparation

• Weeding

• Composting

• Collect food for our cattle and feeding

• Planting

• Teach English to our staff (daily), to the local people and students at Sekonyer village once a week.


Weekend Activities (Saturday and Sunday)


This is free time and volunteers are invited to participate with our staff in:

• Food gathering around our center

• Traditional cooking

• Fishing

• Learning how to make traditional bracelet, mats etc.

• Learning about traditional music and dance

• Touring around the area (at an extra cost)

• Visiting orangutan rehab and release centre

• Canoeing Visiting orangutans - volunteers will not handle orangutans but we are happy to arrange visits to rehabilitation centres


Daily Activities


8:00 - 10:00 you can help our staff in the nursery put the soil into polybag then plant trees

10:00 - 16:00 free time you can visit orangutan feeding site or explore the area

16:00 - 18:00 teach english to local peoples


The schedule could be changed depend on the weather and situation.


Details on Arrival


We welcome volunteers throughout the year, there are no time limits.


Free-time activities


• Food gathering around our center • Traditional cooking 

• Fishing 

• Learning how to make traditional bracelet, mats etc

. • Learning about traditional music and dance

 • Touring around the area (at an extra cost)

 • Visiting orangutan rehab and release centre 

• Canoeing

  • Visiting orangutans - volunteers will not handle orangutans but we are happy to arrange visits to rehabilitation centres


About Friends of the National Parks Foundation

Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian conservation not-for-profit organization working to protect wildlife and its habitat, at the same time as supporting local communities.