Volunteer in Turtle Conservation center in Bali, Indonesia
Overview: turtle conservation volunteering in Indonesia
See turtles inhabit our oceans since millions of years. They have survived the dinosaurs, continental drifts, ice ages and several natural catastrophes. But due to human influences nearly all turtle species are endangered and thus, protected by several international agreements. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop some people in hunting the rare animals.
Especially in Indonesia the sea turtles have a special religious meaning and are traded on black markets for their delicious meat.
In 2006 the conservation center was established in order to give them a last chance in being protected from the illegal trade and tourism and getting out in the ocean after recovering. Therefore small or injured turtles are raised in fresh-water pools until they finally can be exposed to the ocean again. The Conservation project is an educational experience, not only for university students and visiting school children, but also for everyone involved.
The centre still lacks of international recognition and funds and therefore is relying to volunteer work.
Service volunteer in Bali - what's in and what's not in
Services for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it:What's included:
- Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
- Assisting visa application
- Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
- Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
- Accommodation (host family or shared flat or apartment)
- Teaching introduction
- Organization of a rental car or scooter
- Orientation on site through a staff member
- Tips and information about freetime activities
- Prepaid SIM card for your phone
- Contact person during your stay abroad
- 24-hour emergency number
- Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns
Your coordinator in Bali, Indonesia
All internship and volunteer programs in Bali are coordinated by Laura and Rima. Laura was born in Surabaya, Java, and moved to Bali several years ago to finish her English Literature Master in Cultural studies. Rima, joined the team after returning home from from her 4-year stay in Germany. The young and energetic team will assist you during your travel preparations and during your entire stay on the island. Moreover, they regularly organise meetings with all interns and volunteers and are happy to share insider tips, that will make your stay unique and unforgettable.