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Vet Volunteer: Orangutan Rescue Centre, Indonesia


  • Veterinary Degree from an accredited University
  • Minimun 2 years of clinical experience in small animal practice
  • Veterinary experience with Great Apes in a Zoo or wildlife rehabilitation centre
  • Basic surgical skills
  • Previous experience in a developing country
  • Good spoken English and willingness to learn Indonesian
  • Good physical condition and readiness to spend time (2 months) in remote forest areas, at the orangutan release and monitoring camp
  • Availability for a minimum of 3 months



  • Assist with daily routines in the veterinary team at the orangutan rescue centre in Sungai Awan, about 30 minutes drive from the town of Ketapang, West-Kalimantan (1 month)
  • Support and build veterinary capacity of the local monitoring team at IAR orangutan release and monitoring site in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (2 months)



  • No salary or travel expenses will be provided
  • Provided in-country: visa expenses, food, accommodation, internal flights/transportation to release site
  • Protocols for vaccination and medical tests to be followed will be provided after interview
  • Please send your CV to [email protected]
  • All short-listed candidates will be requested to send at least 2 references and will be interviewed