Volunteer Programme for the Forest Conservation in Malang, East Java

PROFAUNA Indonesia offers a volunteer programme for those who love natural adventures while carrying out forest  conservation activities. This programme is located in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. The location is about 80 km from Surabaya City.

Malang is known for its many beautiful beaches and mountain. Many of the beaches are popular tourist destinations such as Sendangbiru, Sendiki, Balekambang, Goa Cina, Teluk Asmara, Bajul Mati, Tamban and many others. The PROFAUNA field office which is also a volunteer base camp is located near Sendiki Beach, one of the famous beaches in Malang.

The PROFAUNA field office programme in southern Malang focuses on the protection of forest with BBKSDA (government authority dealing with the issues of nature conservation areas), social forestry, bird monitoring and conservation education for local communities.

Information about forest rehabilitation in mountain: Forest Rehabilitation


  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Ready to volunteer in the field and preferably having adventurous personality.
  • Join a minimum of 2 week duration, with a day off every week.
  • Pay a volunteer fee of 500 USD (for 2 weeks).


  • Basic lodging in the PROFAUNA field office (please note, this is not a hotel, all facilities are in basic conditions for field offices).
  • 3 time meals per day.
  • Transportation from the airport/ bus terminal/ train station in Malang to the base camp.
  • Local transportation during the forest patrol 
  • PROFAUNA T-shirt.


  • Forest patrol  with PROFAUNA Rangers.
  • Sea turtle monitoring on the beaches in southern Malang, helping with the release of sea turtle hatchlings to the sea, if any. Note: There are 4 sea turtle species recorded to land on the coasts in southern Malang.
  • Bird Monitoring in the  forests. Note: There are at least 80 species of birds recorded in this region.
  • Conservation education for schools for local communities.


Please note, a volunteer programme is not a tourism program, it has field activities to assist PROFAUNA's works. If you are lazy and only want to do leisure travelling, please DO NOT sign up for the volunteer programme. To perform the field activities, you MUST bring your own equipment as follows:

  • A sleeping bag
  • Trakking shoues
  • Outdoor flashlight
  • Rain coat

If you are adventerous and/ or love forests, birds, beaches and mountain, this is a perfect choice for you!

To sign up, please contact volunteer@profauna.net Copy Carbon (CC) info@profauna.net and butet.sitohang@gmail.com

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