If you wish to contact us please make sure you send an email to the relevant person rather than leaving comments! If you would like to collaborate with, volunteer or donate to our projects, please send an email to the relevant project leader. However, before you do so, please ensure that you read and adhere to the following instructions carefully:
Rimba would not be anywhere without fantastic volunteers. Due to the nature of our work – which tends to require either specialised technical skills or physically intensive fieldwork (or both) – we are ideally looking for skilled or experienced people who can commit for at least several months at a stretch. However, depending on our activities it may be occasionally possible to fit in one-off or shorter term volunteers, or perhaps work you could do from your desktop at home. So we assess volunteer applications on a case-by-case basis, based on current needs, situation, and the information you provide us about yourself. Rimba’s scientists can also provide reference letters or letters of recommendation (upon request) for successful volunteer stints.
If you want to volunteer with any of Rimba’s projects, please email the following information to the relevant project leader:
1) Background of yourself and interests
2) Which project(s) you would like to volunteer with
3) Amount of time you can spare, including your specific available dates/time period
4) Short CV, including skill sets or experience that would come in useful for the project(s)
Please note that as a research group composed mainly of conservation biologists, our core work is conducting long-term scientific research projects in the field. We are not a funding body and do not function as a foundation, and as such we are unable to provide funds or financial contributions for external projects. Wherever possible, we try to work in partnership with other organisations to promote conservation within the scope of our projects. However, we do not have the expertise or resources to be in charge of student interns, community engagement, outreach/educational programmes, events, campaigns, training sessions, voluntourism, or urban projects. Although we are normally unable to provide students with practical/industrial training, internship experiences or student projects to fulfill degree requirements, we will assess individual requests on a case-by-case basis to determine what fits in with our work and schedules.