My name is Matt Vaughan, and I’m a 22 year old Australian. I was a full time student and also held a permanent part-time position for a pay TV company – well, that was until I decided to quit my job and defer my university degree. I needed to get up and leave, I came to the realisation that this is my one shot at life, and rather than living amongst the constraints and expectations of common society, why not dedicate my life to what I really wanted to do – travel and make a difference in this world. I decided to make this life changing step five months ago, and have since been travelling the world. For the past month I have been the first paying volunteer for the BSBCC – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, and I’ve loved every second of it. Here is my experience.
‘Working on enrichments’
‘The daily work in the Bear House’
Here are a few of my favourite photos I took of the bears in their natural habitat: