The future is in our hands

Come and volunteer in Sumatra!

Our projects have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and travel disruption.

Please support our volunteering programs during this difficult time.

Get a hands on experience in conservation and community work

Want to give back to the local community?

Whether you are a budding conservationist or someone new to conservation, we would love you to hear from you and come to volunteer in Sumatra. Students on their gap year, traveling couples and families, and experienced conservationists – all are welcome! We would love to hear from anyone who shares our love of nature and commitment to helping communities preserve their rainforest.


Our volunteers are a diverse group of people from different corners of the world, all sharing the same enthusiasm for helping others and protecting this unique place on Earth.

CareSumatra is involved with a number of locally run volunteering programs, where you can teach English to the local children at the Selang Pangeran and Batu Katak Volunteer English Schools. 


You can also help protect the environment in the Batu Kapal Conservation Program, by participating in environmental mapping and animal surveying or planting trees as part of our Trees for Life project.

You can volunteer in Sumatra in a number of ways. Short-term volunteering can be included in your tour or trek to Sumatra with our Sumatra Adventure Holidays or you can stay and volunteer for an extended time to make a more lasting impact.

Please contact us at to learn more and apply for one of our programs. Check out our programs below.

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Our Volunteering Programs

Batu Kapal Conservation Program

The Batu Kapal Conservation Sanctuary is located in North Sumatra, in a critical wildlife buffer zone adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gunung Leuser National Park.

Join us on a 1 to 8 week jungle adventure to help protect the endangered wild Sumatran orangutan and other animals occurring in this biodiversity hotspot, in one of the oldest and most beautiful rainforests in the world.

Education and Community Projects

Come to support our Education programs by volunteering to teach English to the local children at our jungle school.

You can also volunteer in a number of community programs. From assisting with our recycling and upcycling initiative ROAR to helping us devise and implement the new women’s training program, the opportunities are many.

If you would like to participate in any of our volunteering initiatives please contact us at

Hear From Our Volunteers


We’ve had many talented and creative volunteers come and participate in our programs.


Check out what they have to say about their experiences in our blog.

Watch the video about what it is like to volunteer with

Batu Kapal Conservation.

A huge thank you to all our Volunteers

We Couldn't Do This Without You!

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