Volunteer – The Aspinall Foundation

ASPINAL

WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?

We are looking for people who are willing to learn and who can also share their knowledge and passion for wildlife.  Working hard and helping with many aspects of wildlife rescue and care.

HOW LONG CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?

We can take long and short-term volunteers.  Please contact us directly for more information.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS, IF ANY, DO I REQUIRE?

We don’t have any set qualification requirements however, experience working with primates and/or other wildlife species in care would be beneficial.

We are always looking for people with particular expertise in the veterinary field.

WILL I NEED TO KNOW ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

English.

HOW DO I GET TO YOUR LOCATION?

Easy access from Jakarta airport to Bandung by public bus. From Bandung we will assist you with transport to our location.

ARE THERE ANY COSTS INVOLVED TO VOLUNTEER?

Click HERE to find out up to date costs and requirements for volunteering with THE ASPINALL FOUNDATION.

WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT TO BE AVAILABLE TO ME?

At this time (02/2015) we have small room in our office for 2 volunteers as we plan to build a more suitable guest house this year. Meals are mostly local Indonesian food that we cook at our centre. We can offer vegetarian food.

WHAT WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE THERE?

Javan silvery gibbon, Grizzled langurs and Javan langurs.

WHAT ATTRACTIONS CAN I EXPERIENCE DURING FREE-TIME?

Our rehabilitation centre and release site is located close to tea plantations and mountain landscapes, so we can offer a tea experience tour.  You can also visit local hot springs, mountain craters and immerse yourself in the local Sundanese culture.  Many wildlife and nature adventures are possible from the release site and surrounding areas.  Bandung city is within a day trip from our centre.

IN CONCLUSION

I am a biologist and I have been working with wild animal conservation since 1993.  Working for Birdlife International Indonesia, I was involved with Bali Mynah/Starling project in Bali. In 1999 I enrolled at the primate research Institute at Kyoto University where I completed a primatological course.  Along with some friends in 1998, we created KONUS which was to be a local NGO in Bandung, and then in 2000-2006 I was involved with setting up an animal rescue centre in Indonesia with the Gibbon Foundation and become the Indonesian Director for this foundation until 2007.  During this time, I was also the treasurer for Borneon Ornagutan Foundation (BOSF) from 2003-2006.  Since 2008 until now, I have been involved with helping set up The Aspinall Foundation project here in Indonesia and have become their director.

For more information on THE ASPINALL FOUNDATION, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org

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