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Volunteers wanted for Papua New Guinea tribe

Volunteers wanted for Papua New Guinea tribe

Ten people are to be given the opportunity to spend up to four months living with a tribe in Papua New Guinea.

The Gonubalabala island-based Mailulu tribe has partnered with eco-tourism company Tribewanted to find ten British volunteers to join them for up to four months, living in the village as part of the tribe.

Applications are open to anyone willing to bring their own tent or take up residence in a local bungalow for the duration of their stay. Volunteers will be expected to take part in all aspects of tribal life, from building, to cooking and fishing, and to commit to helping the tribe, as well to helping to build their community and develop sustainable living. Volunteers are asked to pay $1250 per month.

Filippo Bozotti, co-founder of Tribewanted, said:

“Life as part of an island tribe packs a huge culture shock and it’s quite a leap, but we know there are people out there who are ready for it and have been waiting for an opportunity like this for a long time. Gonubalabala is an awesome place and the Mailulu people are some of the kindest, strongest and wisest the world has to offer; now is the time to have the experiences you dream about.”

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Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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