Please Note: All volunteer projects in Bali begin with an Introduction week.Packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions. It includes language lessons, visits to various temples around Bali, a walking tour of Ubud and the famous Monkey street, local art and cooking classes, traditional dance shows and flower arranging classes.
The Turtle Conservation project is located on the charmed island of Nusa Penida, which is a 45 minute speed boat ride from mainland Bali. Dependant on the time of the year (turtles do not nest all year round), you may be identifying turtle species, collecting eggs, monitoring nests or seeing hatchlings get safely to sea.
During the day, volunteers also teach English at one of the local schools on the island. Few native English speakers have taught English here before, so your experience is guaranteed to be an authentic one! Volunteers must be prepared for a more basic standard of living on the island, with fewer shops and attractions available (bearing in mind the beach is practically at your doorstep)!
Indonesia is ranked as the second largest region of the world when it comes to biodiversity, and this makes the nation a scientific and environmental hotspot. With risks to the climate increasing and with Indonesia becoming more and more industrialized, there are many endangered species and damaged habitats that require conservation efforts.
Because this program is based on a small island, you will not be involved with your typical adventuring experiences and you will be heavily involved with this important work. You will acquire significant experience when it comes to wildlife conservation and you will walk away with a treasure chest full of important knowledge that can assist you with any conservation programs at home. This is an excellent program for biologists, college students, environmentalists, and advocates for eco-awareness.
Your schedule while participating in the Bali Turtle Conservation program will vary based on the time of year and the behaviour of the local turtle species. The following list describes the type of activities you will be involved with during your work with the turtles.
Although there aren’t many shops or activities available on Nusa Penida, you will nearly always be close to a beach that lets you soak up the rays of the sun or go swimming during your free time.