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Jungle Mountain View

Youth Ranger Instructor

Ranger Training Corps Program

£300 per week | Duration - From 6 weeks.

Program Overview

Visit the tropical island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, and inspire the next generation of Jungle Rangers in this unique and exciting new volunteer experience. The Ranger Training Corps program is designed to provide young people with a positive youth group experience that helps to nurture an empathy and care for the natural environment and the animals that call it home.

The program has three different levels, Bronze, Silver & Gold. Each level becomes progressively more challenging and impactful. As a volunteer Instructor you will work alongside our team of Professional Jungle Rangers to educate instruct and inspire the next generation of jungle guardians.

Whilst working with us, you will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals #3, 4#, 8#, 10#, 11#, 12#, 13#, 15#, and 16#, 17#. 

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  • The rare opportunity to work closely with Indonesian Jungle rangers in and around the Severely endangered Gunung Leuser National Park.

  • Immerse yourself into the fascinating Indonesian culture and learn the local language, Bahasa Indonesia!

  • Explore North Sumatra and appreciate all its natural beauty and attractions such as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Leuser Ecosystem. 

  • Grow personally and professionally by developing your teaching abilities and participating in Atova's ground-breaking 'Volunteer Journey'.

  • Explore deep into the depths of the Tropical Rainforest, the last place on Earth you may find Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Rhinoceros, Sun Bears, and Orangutans living together in the wild! 

What's Included?


Personalised Support

Personal 1-2-1 support from your very own expert volunteer coordinator. From the day you sign up for your placement, until the day you return home you will have your very own Volunteer Coordinator available by message or call to help you.

Comprehensive Volunteer Handbook!

After you sign up for your chosen placement, your volunteer coordinator will send you our Volunteer Handbook with all the info you will need before your placement!

Parents Pack

We know that adventures in other countries can be daunting for our loved ones. That's why we offer peace of mind with a detailed info pack for parents and guardians so they know exactly what you will be doing and when!

Travel Checklist

Whether its your first time abroud or your 10th, it's always good to double check you have what you need. We'll provide you with your own travel checklist with all the essential kit and equipment you will need for life on your placement. 

During Placement:

24/7 In Country Support

We operate a duty roster that allows us to have a highly trained professional on the end of the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whilst you are on your placement. meaning were always here to help you if you need us. 

Airport Pick up/ Drop off

One of our team will meet you at the airport when you arrive and will help help you to your ATOVA transport which will take you and your fellow volunteers to your volunteer induction training venue! We will also drop you off at the airport at the end of your placement. 

All Program Equipment

We work hard to ensure that your trip is as stress free and easy as possible. That's why we provide all of the tools, equipment and resources you will need to deliver your program whilst on placement with us. Just one less thing to worry about!

Great Food! 

As part of our commitment to providing the next generation of placement experience, we provide three meals a day for all of our volunteers throughout their entire stay with us. You will get to taste authentic Indonesian Cuisine cooked by local people whilst on your placement with us. 

Safe & Basic Accomodation

As part of our commitment to providing you with an authentic cultural exchange, all of our volunteers live in homestays with local people in and around the communities you will be working in.  Accommodation is shared and relatively basic. 

In Country Training

When you arrive in Indonesia you will participate in our comprehensive volunteer induction training course where you will learn all about a range of topics from climate change, to leadership and Indonesian Culture and much more!

Leadership & Team Building Training

An important element of becoming an 'Active Global Citizen' is learning how to inspire change and growth in others. This is why all of our volunteers get the chance to participate in comprehensive leadership training within their teams.

Weekly check-ins

We are committed to making sure you are happy, healthy and comfortable throughout your time with us, this is why our program leaders will contact you on a weekly basis to have a 1-2-1 private chat to ensure you get the support you need. 

After Placement:

Support from Volunteer Coordinator

After you arrive back home you will be contacted by your volunteer coordinator who will work to provide support and guidance as you prepare yourself for your Action @ Home project. 

Action @ Home

After you get home and settle back into normal life, you will have the opportunity to make more of a positive impact. Working with your volunteer coordinator you will lead on an impactful program to tackle a local problem in your home community. 

Certificate & Reference letter

Every volunteer who completes their Action @ Home project will receive a professional certificate and personalised reference letter to help with their career progression going forward as well as priority recruitment. 

Alumni Benefits

Once you complete your Action @ Home project you are officially an ATOVAN! Along with being the best cultural exchange you have ever experienced, you also get to enjoy discounts on future placements & priority recruitment on volunteer management roles!

The Volunteer Journey...

Day 1

Airport Pick up

This is where you will meet your programs team at the airport here in Sumatra where you will be guided to our training location nearby to begin your volunteer induction. Your parents/guardians will be notified of your safe arrival. 

Week 1

Volunteer Induction

During the first week of your placement you will join our team of dedicated staff to learn all there is to know about your placement, ATOVA, Indonesia, climate change, sustainable development and much much more! You will also begin The 'ATOVA Path' this week!

Week 2

Community Orientation

In your second week with us, you and your team will head out to a rural community here in Sumatra. You will visit your homestays where you will be living for the rest of your placement, meet your host families and explore the local community. At the end you will return to field base for some final preparation before moving to the community for Phase I. 

Weeks 3 - 4

For about two weeks you will live and work within your chosen community under the guidance of your Program Coordinators you will deliver one of our next generation international development programs alongside local Indonesian volunteers and our local partners. During this time you will also participate in lots of team building activities, and adventures with your programs team. 

Week 5 - 6

After Phase Review, you and your team will head back to your community to continue delivering your chosen program for another two weeks. This time taking on board all of the ideas and lesson you have learnt during Phase Review. 

Phase Review I

At the end of your second week with us you will return to the Hub to spend the weekend with our training team where you will work together with volunteers from other programs to review your progress so far. During this 'Phase Review' you and your fellow volunteers will also take part in a trip or challenge. This can be anything from climbing to the top of a volcano, to trekking deep in the tropical rainforest!

Phase Review II

Once again you and your fellow volunteers will return to the Hub and review your progress so far, at this point you and your team will work on a 'legacy pack' or hand over to help the next volunteers who come after you! This time you will head out again on another adventure and participate in a range of team challenges and activities. 

End of Week 6

Volunteer Debrief

At the end of your time in Indonesia, You will meet up with all of the volunteers and staff for a three day rest and review period where we will look at the long term impact of our work, as well as looking forward to our Action @ Home projects. This is a time for rest and enjoyment before returning home. 

1 week after placement

Action @ Home

About a week after you arrive home from your cultural exchange with us you will be contacted by your volunteer coordinator who will guide you through the process of planning, organising and running your Action @ Home Project. Don't worry! You will get lots of training on this in Volunteer Debrief, and 1-2-1 support from your Volunteer Coordinator! This is your chance to have a real and lasting positive impact on your home community, and put into practice your action plan for your life going forward! 

Working towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: 

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