Bukit Lawang Trust

Bukit Lawang Trust

Careers at Bukit Lawang Trust

The Bukit Lawang Trust is a grassroots conservation education NGO based in the rural community of Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra. Right on the edge of the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem. The last place on Earth where you can find Tigers, Orangutans, Elephants, Rhinos & Bears living together in the wild.

The Trust focuses on tackling Human Caused climate change through education and has provided Free education to local communities across North Sumatra for over 13 years. As well as this, the Trust has been a forerunner in conservation efforts in Indonesia since 2003.

Our diverse range of volunteer programs, designed by Conservation experts in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, provide an unequalled opportunity for adventure and exploration whilst still facilitating positive lasting change in a real way!

Stats we are proud of

  • 17

    years of Environmental Conservation work

  • 4250

    students recieved FREE education so far!

  • 3

    staff members had their university degree sponsored in 2019

  • 100%

    of our volunteer reviews gave us 5 out of 5 stars!

Behind the scenes


  • Socials

    Team socials once a month. Anything from go-karting, board game nights, dinners, samba drumming and movie nights.

  • Team retreats

    Annual team retreats. A time to get to know each other away from the office.

  • Unpaid holiday

    If you want to take more time off than your holiday we're happy to accommodate that.

  • Flexible working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Escape!

    Live and work on the edge of the Tropical Rainforest!

  • Learn a new language

    We provide free tuition in Bahasa Indonesia & English for all staff and volunteers

  • Impact

    Every team member from volunteer to manager makes a huge impact on the natural environment and in our fight against Human Climate Change.

  • Travel

    Because our Hub is extremely remote you will do lots of travelling and you will live and work in North Sumatra!

  • Career Prospects

    The Bukit Lawang Trust is Growing! and we always support our staff and volunteers if they want to grow too, that's why many of our staff have been in a lot of different roles with us! in fact, many of our teachers were once students, and many of our staff were once volunteers!