Volunteer Programme for the Protection of Forest and Wildlife in Malang, East Java

"For those who love beaches, forests, wildlife, birds and natural adventures"

PROFAUNA Indonesia offers a volunteer programme for those who love natural adventures while carrying out forest conservation activities. This programme is located in southern Malang, East Java, Indonesia. The location is about 60 km from the centre of Malang City.

South Malang is known for its many beautiful beaches. 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 Sempu Island Nature Reserve with BBKSDA (government authority dealing with the issues of nature conservation areas), social forestry and bird monitoring and conservation education for local communities.

Information about Sempu Island Nature Reserve as follow: Sempu Island Nature Reserve


  • 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 or sea patrol.
  • PROFAUNA T-shirt.


  • Forest patrol or sea 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 lowland 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, 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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