Volunteering in Indonesia

Volunteering in Indonesia

Posted by Connor Whelan on 25th May 2016

There are thousands of islands that compose the nation of Indonesia, and the number of possible adventures is even higher. Its desirability as a travel destination is clear, with more than 10 million visitors to the nation each year. From Bali to Jakarta, the beaches, temples, orangutan sanctuaries, coral reefs, and everything in between make it an incredible destination. Indonesia offers visitors a peek into nature, a warm and welcoming culture, and the opportunity to elevate your trip beyond what you may expect. Volunteering in Indonesia is becoming a popular way for people to experience the soul of the country, and help preserve the natural beauty of the islands.

One of the most popular volunteering projects in Indonesia focuses on marine conservation and the protection of coral reefs. Indonesia’s waters hold nearly 20% of the world’s total coral reefs, but they are constantly under threat from blast-fishing and illegal coral exploitation. Marine conservation is in general a major concern, and volunteers often get the chance to dive rare and unexplored reefs, creating habitat-maps for local government and speeding up the process of preservation. If you prefer apes to reefs, then the orangutan sanctuaries of Indonesia may be perfect for you. Indonesian orangutans are under threat on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and the rescue and rehabilitation centres are always looking for people interested in volunteering in Indonesia.

Would you like to care for marine wildlife, map out coral reefs, help maintain habitats, learn about conservation, and play a true role in protecting Indonesia’s unparalleled beauty? If you have always wanted your travels to be a bit more impactful than the average holiday, why not try volunteering in Indonesia? It might be the greatest decision you ever make, bringing you closer to nature, providing unforgettable memories, and spreading awareness about the threats that regions of the world like Indonesia are facing.


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