Raleigh International - volunteers in Borneo

Spend 2017 in one of the Earth’s true remaining wildernesses, supporting young people on sustainable development projects. Raleigh needs volunteer managers for expeditions to Borneo from January 2017.

During your  8- or 13-week expedition, you will be making a tangible and long-lasting impact on conserving Borneo’s incredibly rich biodiversity and improving the lives of the local indigenous communities - 30% of people where you'll be based live below the poverty line. As a project manager, you will be supporting and facilitating a group of young volunteers.

  • You could work on an environmental project, helping to increase scientists' access into the conservation area and supporting their research.
  • You could help improve access to safe water and sanitation to local people in the rural communities.
  • You could trek through the heart of Borneo’s rainforest on an adventure project.


Project roles include:

  • Project managers
  • Spanish interpreters
  • Adventure project managers (must be Mountain Leader qualified or have extensive experience in trekking or other outdoor activities)
  • Medics (doctors, nurses and paramedics who must have at least two years post-qualification

There are also office-based roles available in the expedition fieldbase, Raleigh’s local headquarters. You will be part of a team including permanent staff. You will also get a chance to visit the project sites during your expedition.

Fieldbase roles include:

  • Administrators
  • Communications officers
  • Logistics coordinators (no previous logistics experience required)
  • Photographers

Raleigh are now recruiting volunteer managers for the summer 8- and 13-week programmes running from June – September 2016.

For more information, contact Raleigh to have a chat with one of their specialist volunteer co-ordinators.

Start dates
September to December
Borneo, Malaysia
13 weeks (including in-country training at the beginning of the expedition).
From £1,750 to £2,350 depending on time of year
What's included?
pre-departure support, in-country support, orientation, accommodation, most meals, transfers.
Medical insurance, training