Volunteering at MESCOT - Skills & TrainingKinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysian BorneoTraining Provided On Site Basic training for work and settling into village life will be provided by KOPEL-MESCOT. This training includes elements specific to living in the tropical rainforest, health & safety, and KOPEL's rules and standard operating procedures. Day to day work skills training will be conducted on the job as required. This training is usually conducted by KOPEL- MESCOT staff on the day of arrival in the village, or alternatively the day after arrival. Skills Required No Specific Skills are required for the general conservation and community volunteer work. Please also refer to the section " volunteer work involves". General skills such as the ability to work with other people in a team, adapting to a new way of life, adapting to a variety of work situations both in the rainforest or in the village environments. Strong motivation is essential, and the ability to smile and inspire others will also be key to making this kind of work adventure a success. KOPEL is also keen to involve volunteers on a “best-fit-basis” and is interested in any specific skills that could benefit the program or our people. Specific skills which are still lacking or at very basic level in our program include accounting, computer IT, English language, soil science, hydrology, and other biological sciences. Any of these skills could be highly advantageous if focused in the right way. Please contact us to discuss how specific skills may help.