Environment Conservation Work

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We provide an amazing opportunity to work in environment conservation in Besikalung Sanctuary, and also to help and connect with the local community. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Our Besikalung Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for endangered birds and animals within the forest, on the slopes of Mt. Batukaru in central Bali.

All over Indonesia birds and animals are under threat from poachers and illegal wildlife traders – the country has the world’s second-highest number of threatened birds.

Our sanctuary, which is home to Leaf monkeys, macaques, and birds, takes in part of Bali’s largest remaining forest, and spans an area covering 5km in radius from the island’s famous Besikalung Temple.

Teaming up with the local community

We established the sanctuary in early 2011, after a request from local community groups who had heard about our work to save the Bali starling, one of world’s most endangered birds, and our Bali Bird Sanctuary on Nusa Penida.

Five nearby villages and nine cooperative farmers’ groups have joined the project, and introduced traditional regulations ensuring the safety of wildlife within this protected zone. It is first wildlife sanctuary in Bali instigated by private enterprise.

We have released dozens of birds into the sanctuary including white vented mynahs and Peaceful doves, we have planted trees, and are monitoring the condition of the forest – which borders UNESCO World Heritage protected rice terraces.

A sanctuary for the future

We are working with UNESCO on a project to protect the subak – the 1,000 year old traditional farming and irrigation system, which is the engine room behind these picture-postcard rice terraces.

Meanwhile, we also currently run programs teaching the local community about conservation issues, organize visits to the sanctuary for school students, and are setting up an information centre for the public.

We hope community support for the sanctuary, which is relatively new, will grow and we can expand its boundaries to cover a larger area. Eventually we hope the entire province of Bali can be declared a sanctuary for Indonesia’s birds and animals.

What will you get out of this opportunity?

You will get an opportunity to learn about livestock and Balinese lifestyle. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who is ready to engage with the local community and cares about the environment.

Typical day

8:00 - 10:00 working on the farm and learn about the agriculture way of living in the village.

10:00 - 16:00 free time you can have lunch, take a nap, or touring around village. There is a lot of recreational area such as beautiful rice terrace, waterfall, and hot springs that you can visit during your free time. You can explore the village and learn their tradionali life.

16:00 - 18:00 Teaching english to the local kids and farmers. This should be just a conversation type to build their confidence in sepaking with foreigners.

If the village has a temple ceremonies or another activity, you will be invited to join and learn about Balinese culture and heritage.

Free-time activities

You can visit recreational places during your free time. We suggest you to do trekking to visit Jatiluwih Rice Terrace (UNESCO heritage) which is a very popular palce with a breathaking view. Yo can visit the waterfall and Besikalung Temple which is one of the oldest temple in Bali. If there is ceremony in the village, you will be invited to join and to learn Balinese Culture.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What's Included

Services by FNPF

Accommodation, meals and drinks.


You will live in a traditional family gusethouse with the single bed and private bedroom. There will be shared kitchen that you can use during your stay.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Your host will provide your meals. Food will be a simple and traditional meal. Just tell them your dietary requirement.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

The volunteers can joing the program throughout the year. There is no specific days/ times to come.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
16 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$186 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. FNPF will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with FNPF during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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