Find out what our volunteers have said in these Oyster reviews of volunteering with sun bears in Borneo:


Volunteers on a boat in Borneo, with a pygmy elephant in the background“What memories which I will carry with me forever! My favourite moment… was time spent with Simone making joyous watermelon bear treats, seeing how much they enjoyed the enrichment activity was just amazing.”

Sonny, Sept 2023

Jessica Prestage 1“The work at the sun bear centre was more varied than I had expected, and we worked more closely with the bears than I had hoped. Being a part of the process of rehabilitation, especially in regards of three young bears at the centre was amazing. I created a dry cage for them, watched them take their first steps into the jungle and later on saw them climbing trees, foraging and playing out in their rain-forest enclosure. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the process of rehabilitation and the biodiversity in the rainforest.”

Jane, 2 weeks July 2023

“All is going really well. The project is amazing and Borneo is fantastic!”

Thao, 4 weeks January 2019

Close up picture of the smallest bear in the world, the Bornean sun bear“The work with the sun bears was excellent. Be open-minded and enjoy!”

Laurence, 2 weeks July 2017

Volunteers are working hard to make enrichments for the sun bears in Borneo“I have had so many amazing experiences thanks to you and Oyster. I have learned so much and love the projects.”

Peter, 4 weeks January 2017

Donovan Currie

“I loved my time abroad and I found myself just this morning thinking about what a good experience it was.
I would definitely say I miss it already.”

Donovan, 2 weeks October 2015


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