Qualified veterinary volunteers are needed for International Animal Rescue’s Indonesian Orangutan Centre.
The centre is located in a remote area of Kalimantan, Indonesia and is isolated from western amenities. Volunteers will work under the supervision of the resident Veterinarian to nurse and medicate orang-utans rescued from poaching, habitat destruction or illegal trade. The aims of the centre are to rehabilitate orang-utans for release into the wild.
This is a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on the health, welfare and conservation of Asia’s only great ape. You will be responsible for medical care, nutrition, and rehabilitation of rescued orang-utans, employee health screening (due to zoonotic disease risk) and care of orphaned young orang-utans. Long hours and night work may be necessary.
You will need to be able to follow established protocols and ensure strict quarantine and biosecurity. You should speak fluent English and ideally make an effort to learn Bahasan Indonesian. Volunteers are accepted for periods of 6 months, with longer stays possible, subject to further discussion. Volunteers should be experienced vets ideally with some wildlife/primate experience. Fulltime paid positions may be available subject to further discussion