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Plumber in the Jungle

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Bukit Lawang Trust

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Volunteer Alert!

A new position at the Bukit Lawang Trust has just become available. The team in North Sumatra are looking for an experienced and hands-on plumbing pro, ready to get stuck into the nitty-gritty works of an Indonesian concrete building! You would be greeted by the rolling hills of the jungle, dramatic thunderstorms and the haphazard yet happy way of life all Indonesians follow. Living on the edge of the jungle, and far from any cities means that this opportunity is perfect for someone willing to escape the hustling and bustling life of the city. Although we are looking for an experienced plumber, this will be a new challenge entirely due to the Indonesian way of getting things done.

Private airport pick up, accommodation, and two meals a day are included in the volunteer fee of $106 per week. Orangutan treks, Elephant washing/trekking, jungle river rafting are activities all found on the doorstep of Bukit Lawang.

If interested please don’t hesitate to get in touch; send us your experience to date and we will be in touch!

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About Bukit Lawang Trust


Yayasan Bukit Lawang Trust Dusun III, Timbang Jaya, Kec. Bohorok, North Sumatra 20774, ID

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Bukit Lawang Trust is to: Enhance the education of the community of the village of Bukit Lawang and the people of Bohorok region, North Sumatra, Indonesia and engage in Environmental and wildlife projects in connection with the Gunung Leuseur National Park.


We run a free kindergarten every morning and have helped children to learn to read and write at all ages. We believe in education being the best route out of poverty and to the opportunity for a better life for the future.

After a devastating flood in 2003, Bukit Lawang Trust was established to provide medical aid to the local community. Once this function was no longer needed in the local community, the Trust was transformed into a community centre.

Since that time we have had over 24 volunteers and taught more than 1200 children.

Aini was our first teacher who we then sponsored to go to University to study English and is a success story and inspiration to many children in the village.

The main ethos of the Trust is that education is the best route out of poverty and so we just offer the opportunity for young people to learn English and increase their knowledge of the world and the environment through our lessons.

Bukit Lawang Trust is also very focused on Conservation and wishes to empower and enable the local community to protect and look after the Gunung Leuseur National Park as it is right on their doorstep.

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Yayasan Bukit Lawang Trust Dusun III, Timbang JayaKec. BohorokBukit Lawang, North Sumatra Indonesia



  • Plumbing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • There is no set time frame associated with this position.. We welcome any help and in turn we will house you and provide Breakfast & Lunch - all within the Volunteer Fee
  • Fun loving people, who want to get stuck into the pipes of the trust whilst looking to get involved in all of the other activities which happen on a day-to-day basis

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