Want to Help Orangutans?
Consider volunteering through OFIC’s sister organization OFI. It’s a great way to get directly involved in Orangtuan Foundation Canada’s mission to help save wild orangutans. Long term and short term volunteer positions are offered at OCCQ and other facilities in Borneo, or you can help right from your home.
In Borneo, OFI hosts short term construction volunteer teams who help maintain and build on facilities in Central Kalimantan. At the OCCQ, more specialized long-term volunteers are recruited to fill the positions of Environmental Enrichment Coordinator, Animal Husbandry Interns and a Communications Fellow. Individuals with a medical, veterinary, or animal husbandry background are also always invited to apply for unpaid internships at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in Central Kalimantan.
OFIC does not yet have our own Canadian volunteer program however, Canadian supporters and volunteers have been significant contributors to field projects in the past and we encourage you to visit OFI’s volunteer pages for more info and to apply.
Volunteering in Canada
Many of OFIC’s volunteers work from home and their contributions are invaluable. There are plenty opportunities to contribute to “behind the scenes” projects (this website was one such project) such as writing for our website, helping to plan community events and campaigns, and hosting fundraisers to benefit OFIC.