WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Help care for and learn about Sumatra’s charming elephants, volunteer within the community teaching English to young children, help restore the local rainforests and finish off your trip by appreciating the country’s stunning environment by participating in a 9 day guided trek into the tropical Sumatran wilderness. The Frontier- Indonesia Experience is an incredible chance to enjoy a life changing endeavour in a stunning environment where you will learn valuable skills whilst supporting responsible and ethical tourism and playing a vital role in protecting this invaluable natural resource.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Elephant Husbandry and Community Volunteering
Once you have settled in to your new home you will be given a briefing session about the activities to expect from your project as well as information regarding elephant behaviour and management. You can also take this time to relax or take a stroll around the premises to get to know your new surroundings.
Your duties throughout the duration of your project will be divided between working with the elephants and community work. Elephant duties will involve helping the in-country staff with the washing and feeding of the elephants as well as planting elephant grass for the elephants to eat. You may also have the chance to join in on elephant patrols in the Sumatran jungle with the local mahouts!
During your community work, you will be teaching English to local school children between the ages of 7 to 15. As a teacher, you will create your own teaching materials in-country, so be prepared to get creative! You will also be expected to participate in tree planting activities within the surrounding cleared forest areas.
9 Day Jungle Trek
Finish off your incredible experience with a 9-day trek through the jungle where you will benefit from the expert knowledge of your local guides, perfecting jungle survival skills such as fishing, preparing jungle medicine, camping out in the wild and spotting a wealth of enigmatic wildlife including orangutans.