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Volunteer work

by allycat11 Online Now Feb 8, 2011 at 11:57 PM

I am very much interested in coming to Borneo for a visit and to hopefully spend some time working voluntary in one of the Urangutan sanctuarys. Can anyone help me with some info on how to go about this?

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by sheherezad Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Suggest you write to the Wildlife Department of Sabah for the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan or the Bukit Merah Lake Town resort in Peninsular Malaysia (which has an Orang Utan Island, thought the Orang Utan is not native to Peninsular Malaysia) - google them for information/advice?

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by Nishk87 Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 3:42 AM

    Sheherezad's advice is very useful and, like she also suggested, googling this type of voluntary work to do in Borneo can result in lots of new info too. I found this was a good place to start when I was looking do to voluntary work abroad (and it is much cheaper than if you were to go through one of the voluntary organisations set up as a 'middle-man')

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by sheherezad Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Thanks, Nish.

    Addendum:-

    > THOUGH the Orang Utan is not native to Peninsular Malaysia

    Write to Dr Sabapathy at OUI if you wish to volunteer there..

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by SangAji Online Now Mar 18, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    since you are headed to Borneo, you may be interested in applying for the global sustainability 2011 project hosted by our national university. see http://www.sustainability2011.org/.

    we have 2 species of red apes ie orang utan n meragang, both on danger list.

    I posted this under Brunei forum, but was deleted!

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by sheherezad Online Now Mar 19, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    Strange it got deleted? Did you post it as an advertisement??

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by SangAji Online Now Mar 19, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    i posted it as a challenge for VTers, and a VT meet, however in hindsight it could have been perceived as an advert for big blue....

    i did not receive note to say that my posting was deleted and reason whereof...

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    Re: Volunteer work

    by sheherezad Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 5:33 AM

    No, you won't receive a notification - someone would have reported it as an advert and VT managers would have removed it :(

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