Who we are

WRC is not only home to several orangutans but an array of Indonesian wildlife that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade: sun bears, eagles, gibbons, monkeys, parrots, crocodiles and turtles. When you sign up to be a volunteer with WRC you will be able to work closely with the animal keepers with daily cleaning and feeding procedures, experiencing up-close and personal interactions with all the animals and try new foods you probably never knew existed.
You will quickly learn that all the animals here at the centre have individual personalities and stories, just like us!

 

What you will do

As a volunteer, you will work alongside different keepers and animals each day.

 

You will participate in food preparation and feeding, enclosure cleaning, and animal enrichment — a fantastic opportunity to show off your creativity!

 

You will also be involved in other community-based weekly activities such as English classes for the youths in the local village and also the staff that work at WRC.

 

As well as attending a traditional Javan dinner in the local village at a staff member’s family home. This is an opportunity that a regular tourist would not be able to experience.

 

You’ll be able to dive right in to the local Javanese culture and make friends and experiences you’ll hold dear for the rest of your life. You’ll be enriching your own life as well as the animals and locals. This is a rare opportunity not only to experience the joys of nature and wildlife but also the hardships.

What is provided 

  • Accommodation – twin room with private balcony, en-suite bathroom, and communal living area
  • 3 meals and 1 snack per day
  • Coffee, tea, and drinking water – we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle
  • Gloves, face mask, and rubber boots for work in the animal area 
  • Transportation to and from the airport or another pre-arranged location 
  • Towel, bedding, and laundry facilities

What is not included

  • Round-trip ticket
  • Transportation and excursions during free time 
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Vaccinations and medical checks
  • Visas

Reviews

Thank you for everything, accommodation, meals, and experiences. I had a wonderful time and got valuable connection with volunteers, you, and local people. I’ve never forgotten this time.

Muneyuki Sasaki

Volunteer, Japan

Thank you so much for the most wonderful experience. It has been a pleasure to volunteer here at WRC. We have learned so much during our stay, and we will never forget all these amazing moments. Thank you for letting us being a part of your team. Keep up the good work here at WRC. We will miss you, but we hope to come back someday!

Glenn & Cecilie

Volunteers, Denmark

My month here has been such an amazing experience I will never forget! The work you do here is incredible and you made me feel so comfortable and welcome. I have loved every second! Especially all the time with the animals. Hopefully I can come back one day and there will be far less animal here and more in the wild J Also, want to thank all the keepers for their patience and making my time her so special! Hope to see you all soon!

Daisy Donoghue

Volunteer, UK

Really this has been one of my most memorable trips! Still recounting tales to everybody!! Thank you.

Ramya Bharadwaj

Volunteer, India

It has been a pleasure being here and working with the animals. People here are like a family, and it is wonderful to be a part of. Thank you for helping the animals, I look forward to following your next steps, and will help as well as I can. Thank you for making this so much more than I expected.

Rikke Maathiassen

Volunteer, Denmark

“Thank you to all the staff & volunteers for helping me make amazing memories. This has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it would not have been the same without the wonderful people. Thank you for continuously helping me with my collection of mosquito bites. What did I do wrong? LOL. And for helping me to celebrate the most memorable Christmas & New Year. Finally, thank you for working so hard to rescue and rehabilitate these beautiful animals.”

Billie Holliday

Volunteer, UK

It’s the first time for me to come to Indonesia, and it’s quite a great trip!

The labor works are very exhausting but also very interesting! It’s nice to see how people do to take care of all lovely wildlife animals! Thanks to all the people here and all the cute animals. You are amazing! Terima kasih

Wang Pin Han

Volunteer, Taiwan

My last 2 weeks in Java have been incredible and amazing adventure! You have all been so nice and helpful. This time will be memory that will always be with me. Thank you so much for a lovely stay at the centre & who knows maybe our paths will cross again!

Moa Bartmar

Volunteer, Sweden