Working in Indonesia

Have you ever considered a different kind of holiday? Working in Indonesia may not immediately sound like your dream trip, but once you realise you’ll be working with Orangutans or diving in the crystal clear seas then your opinion is bound to change! Here at The Great Projects we are proud to offer orangutan volunteering opportunities alongside marine conservation projects in Indonesia, each of which is unique in the incredible memories it will help you take away from this paradise of a destination.

Indonesia is a sprawling archipelago of over 18,000 islands, so it offers countless opportunities for the intrepid explorer. If this sounds like the trip for you, then why not get away from it all whilst helping animal conservation efforts in the beautiful country of Indonesia! You will not regret it, and a holiday to Indonesia is something you will never forget!

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Trying to describe the amount of wildlife in Indonesia is on par with trying to count blades of grass…it would take a little while! With over 18,000 islands to explore, the animal and plant life in Indonesia is as diverse as anywhere else on Earth. Each region in the area contains a different habitat and therefore a different set of animal life, but some of the more notable creatures include:

  • Orangutans
  • Elephants
  • Monkeys
  • The Komodo Dragon
  • Parrots
  • Sugar Gliders

As well as the wildlife on land, Indonesia has an abundance of it underwater too! The waters around the islands are home to: rays, sharks, eels, and such a large number of fish species that you will never be able to count them all! If tracking the animals on land becomes a little too much, all you’ve got to do is grab some fins and dive in to this incredible underwater world.



Indonesian culture has had input from a large number of sources and as a result is incredibly varied. It has been shaped by the interactions that the original indigenous people had with those who came to the islands later on, and there is a lot to learn about and see on a trip to Indonesia. This includes:

  • The art of “silat”. This is a martial art that originated on the islands of Java and Sumatra, and it is based around survival and is practised throughout the archipelago.
  • The incredible history of the stone, bronze, and Iron Age arts that are still on show in the country.
  • The renowned architecture including the “Rumah Gadang”, or traditional spired roofed houses of the Minangkabau people.

Indonesia is a country in which the culture has changed rapidly and will continue to do so with each new influence, so why not make your mark on this ever changing country and add a small element to the culture?

Popular Destinations

Popular Destinations

If you can’t find somewhere to visit and explore amongst the thousands of islands Indonesia is comprised of then you can’t be looking very hard as the country is packed with exciting locations. There is something for everyone here, and the huge range of places to visit should ensure everyone leaves Indonesia with a smile on their face. Some of these unforgettable destinations include:

  • Raja Ampat – This area is home to over 75% of the world’s coral species and over one thousand types of fish, and this is why it is said to be one of the best diving locations in the world.
  • Komodo National Park – Home to the archaic looking Komodo Dragon, this is one of the best places to see the ferocious beast up close!
  • Mount Bromo – Located in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Mt Bromo is a spectacular sight you won’t want to miss out on.

There is a lot to see here, so make sure you plan your trip out very well!

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