BOS Volunteering & Visitation Program
Our visitation programs will get you involved with enrichment, husbandry, general sanctuary upkeep, cultivating local plant species and replanting the rainforest. Alternatively, you can sign up for one of our rainforest retreats to mix a relaxing holiday with your love for wildlife.
By joining the BOS Volunteering & Visitation Program, you play a vital role in bringing orangutans back from the brink of extinction.
Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary
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Ideally situated in the heart of 1,800ha of secondary rainforest, our Samboja Lodge is a beautifully designed and sustainable lodge, decorated with traditional artisanal handicraft produced by local and Dayak communities around the area.
Each room has its own en-suite bathroom and access to the balcony with an incredible view of the lush rainforest that surrounds the lodge.
Explore BOS Volunteering & Visitation Programs
ECOTOURISM | 7 days | up to 10 people
Available in English
Great for relaxation and adventure while making a difference
Through BOS, you have a unique opportunity to help protect and preserve vulnerable species, while enjoying the benefits of yoga, meditation and hiking. Connect with nature, rejuvenate your body and soul, expand on yoga practice and above all, watch rescued orangutans roam freely on specially designed sanctuary islands.
VOLUNTOURISM | 15 days | up to 10 people
Available in English
Great for making a practical difference
As an Orangutan Program Volunteer, you will be a key part of our enrichment and welfare program. Enrichment programs are vital for captive orangutans, teaching them how to forage for food, build, modify and use tools, increase agility and develop skills to survive in the wild.
Available in English | German
Great if you are passionate about rainforests and their inhabitants
Would you like to do something against the destruction of the rainforest and improve the wellbeing of rescued orangutans and sun bears? As a One-Tree-One-Life volunteer you will engage in Samboja Lestari reforestation and enrichment activities as well as become an active campaigner before, during and after your travel!
Hear it from the people that’s done it
I loved walking through the forest, the variety of plants, flowers, trees and animals. There was so much to discover. It was so peaceful and quiet – and still you could always hear different animal noises.
Thanks to the organisers of the program! What you and BOS achieve in general is unimaginable and to see it up close is wonderful. I would also like to commend the staff at Samboja Lodge. Everyone is very friendly, motivated and seems very happy.
Your participation makes a BIG difference
Orangutans in our care
Acres of rainforest under our care
Orangutans returned to the wild
Learn more about BOS
All BOS Programs are organised by BOS partners themselves instead of an external profit-oriented agency or broker. This ensures that your financial contribution to this program supports BOS Foundation and the orangutans under our care 100 per cent.
By joining our programs, you are contributing your time on the ground in Borneo. With your optional fundraising efforts in the lead-up to the trip, you are also helping to raise awareness of orangutans and the work of BOS. The money you raise will go directly towards providing care for the orangutans at our rehabilitation centres, as well as helping to fund specific programs such as our Baby Houses, Forest Schools and Reforestation Projects.
Get the incredible chance to learn first-hand about our closest relatives and begin your wildlife adventure by getting involved today!