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Turtle Conservation Project in Bali
Turtle Conservation Project in Bali

Serangan, Bali

Turtle Conservation Project in Bali

Trip Highlights

  • Help ensure the survival of endangered sea turtles
  • Explore the beauty of Bali and travel and explore other places on the island
  • Stay in a traditional Balinese homestay close to the beach
  • Meet other likeminded participants from around the world
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Overview

Overview

Interested to do volunteer in a Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Bali? Volunteering Solutions offers sea turtle conservation project in Serangan which is a small island located just south of Denpasar, Bali,. Volunteers will gain experience in turtle care and  conservation while helping to increase the population of these incredible creatures in Indonesia.

Million years ago, turtles were already roaming and thriving in the oceans. At that time, they had little to fear from getting caught in nets set by fishers, or to lose their nesting beaches due to a rising tourism infrastructure or the plundering of their nests for egg consumption.Today, this led to a decrease of some turtle species or even to their extinction. The project has been working since 2006 in order to give these beautiful creatures protection from the illegal trade and tourism and get out in the ocean after recovering. Therefore small or injured turtles are raised in salty-water pools until they finally can be exposed to the ocean again.

Volunteers work in a project focused on the cause of sea turtles conservation, rehabilitation and education to help raise awareness among the community through several projects with the locals around the center, national government and international visitors and volunteers. The Center is an educational experience, not only for university students and visiting school children, but also for everyone involved.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The following requirements are there to participate in the program :–

  • Participants should be of at least 18 years age
  • Commited and dedicated
  • Fluent in English 
  • Fit, self-reliant, motivated, and independent 
  • Have excellent communication skills 
  • Willing to adhere with local customs and culture 
  • Have a desire to make a positive contribution in the lives of community members 
  • Are willing to complete a criminal background check
  • Passionate with marine life, marine rehabilitation and conservation

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

  • 2 shifts of working hours (Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 13.00 or 13.00-16.00)
  • Monitoring activities to document the status of the hatching turtles 
  • Assisting with turtle rescue when require
  • Assisting with turtles hatching and giving necessary/require medication when require for injured turtles
  • Assisting the conservation center to provide the food for the turtles and feeding the turtles (this involves preparing fish, seaweed hunting in the sea)
  • Representing the conservation center, welcome and informing the visitors 
  • Supporting the conservation agenda, such as turtle release events, group and school educational visits
  • Cleaning turtle tanks and keeping the site clean and safe for the turtles and visitors

Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteer Work Schedule

As a volunteer for the Turtle Conservation Program in Bali, your general schedule would be:

Day 1 – (Friday/Saturday) – Arrival
Volunteers are expected to arrive at least 1 day before your program starts and check in to the volunteer accommodation. Our program coordinator will assist with your airport pick up transfer to your accommodation. Our team members will pick you up at the Ngurah Rai International airport of Bali. You will also receive a local SIM card on this day or the upcoming day depending on your arrival time. 

Day 2 – Your first introduction day
Our program coordinator will announce at what time our team will pick you up the next day for the first orientation day at the turtle center via Whatsapp text message. As soon as you arrive at the site, our team will introduce and accompany you for your first orientation day, you will get a tour around the premises, getting introduced to all the team members. On this day, we will ensure you have received all of the information we prepare on the welcome checklist. Important safety information ,emergency contact, important addresses, visa information and so forth. You will start your volunteering program on this day, you will start assisting the site with all of the assignments discussed. 

Weekends
By the weekend volunteers are having days off, you may relax or travel and explore Bali. Travel with other volunteers or interns in a group for many beneficial reasons. 

End of your volunteering day
In your last week, Friday is your official last day in the program. You will check out from the accommodation on Saturday so you will have enough time to pack and continue your travels in Bali or take flight back home. Please inform our team if you wish us to arrange an airport pick up or any type of transportation for you if you need our assistance. 


Living

Living

Volunteering Solutions ensures that all our international volunteers are provided the utmost comfort so that they can have a home away from home experience while working with us. 

Airport Transfer

All volunteers will have to reach Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (DPS), on Saturday. The local team will arrange your transfer from the airport and a designated driver shall be there to pick you up. 

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in Balinese owned local homestay. You will stay in accommodations at traditional Balinese house homestays located walking distance to the beach and around 15 to 20 minutes scooter ride to the turtle site. Each room has a sit out area and an air conditioner is installed. There is Wifi within the accommodation and common areas where volunteers can have meals or can sit and chat. Towels are provided. At a short distance from the accommodation, amenities such as ATM, department stores are available.

Orientation

You will be provided with all the details about the project, about the work that you'll have to do, as well as information about the place. If you have any questions regarding safety issues, traveling and projects, the local team will be there to assist you.

Meals

In the area of your volunteer house, there are plenty of food options, from traditional food markets to many options of local warungs (food stalls) at affordable prices. Simple yet nutritious and fresh meals of a typical Indonesian meal consisting of rice or noodles with side dishes of steamed vegetables or saute vegetables and meat or tofu and soya cake will cost starting from 90 USD per meal. The Sanur area is also famous for delicious and endless options of international restaurants. 

 

During Free Time

During your time in Bali, you will be based in Sanur, this region is rather calmer in comparison to other touristic parts of the island. During your extended weekend from Friday to Sunday, you can travel and explore other parts of Bali such as Ubud or head down south to Uluwatu or Seminyak.Taxis and other modes of transport are easily available for traveling within the island.  

 

Transportation

To hire any motor vehicles, volunteers must possess an international drivers license. Regular automatic scooter rental per day is starting from 100,000 IDr or around 6 USD, monthly rental is starting from 79 USD or around 1,200,000 IDR (110 CC). The bigger engine costs more. For those who do not own any drivers licenses to drive internationally, getting transported via online translation app is one of the best ways to get around, please download Gojek app. Please be informed that in some areas of Bali, Gojek does not operate due to infrastructure and different region’s public transportation regulations, always ask questions to us, to your neighbors or anyone to make sure you are able to travel around with this app.


Dates

Dates

2024

2025

January

07

14

21

28

February

04

11

18

25

March

03

10

17

24

31

April

07

14

21

28

May

05

12

19

26

June

02

09

16

23

30

July

07

14

21

28

August

04

11

18

25

September

01

08

15

22

29

October

06

13

20

27

November

03

10

17

24

December

01

08

15

22

January

05

12

19

26

February

02

09

16

23

March

02

09

16

23

30

April

06

13

20

27

May

04

11

18

25

June

01

08

15

22

29

July

06

13

20

27

August

03

10

17

24

31

September

07

14

21

28

October

05

12

19

26

November

02

09

16

23

30

December

07

14

21

28

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Costs

Costs

2 Weeks £855
3 Weeks £937
4 Weeks £1129
5 Weeks £1212
6 Weeks £1294
7 Weeks £1377
8 Weeks £1459
Extra Week £85

Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  • Pre departure support and assistance
  • Visa assistance (incl. visa documents)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Welcome package
  • Indonesian SIM card number (Purchase and registration at GSM Provider Center)
  • Voucher for the first students dinner
  • Accommodation 
  • Introduction to the project at the first orientation day
  • Local contact person & support during your volunteer program
  • Project visits & satisfaction assessment
  • Information about events and intern meetings
  • Assistance with visa extension
  • Contribution to the program deducted from the program fee
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (available at extra charges)
    • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Flights
  • Visa application, visa extension fees
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of the program
  • Tourism/leisure activities during free time

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