Exotic Island Conservation Assistant

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founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick

High­lights

Help conserve and protect the environment, bio-diversity and livelihood of Indonesia!
Live on an Island in a Resort where all basic but comfortable accommodation and meals is provided.
Be completely surrounded by beautiful nature when volunteering in Indonesia!
Expand your knowledge on Conservation and Marine Biology.
Many opportunities to explore this amazing Island and take up surfing, snorkeling, riding around the island on scooters and so much more!
Come take part in a wide range of unique volunteering opportunities alongside researchers and marine biologists on the Exotic Islands of Indonesia! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Ever wished you can travel to the Islands of Indonesia? Or how about Volunteering? Why not do both and travel to the beautiful Simeulue Island located in Indonesia!  Come take part in a unique volunteer opportunity of working together with researchers, marine biologists and other volunteers to Conserve the Island’s Turtles and other amazing volunteering activities!

During your volunteer programme, you will be based at Mahi-Mahi Resort on Simeulue Island. Simeulue is an island located within the Aceh region of North Sumatra, about 100 miles from the mainland. It is important to keep in mind that volunteering here will give you lots of opportunities to partake in different volunteering activitis offered by the project, some of the projects you will be involved in are as follows:


- Bangkaru Sea Turtle Conservation.

- Mincau & Babi Island Conservation.

- Snorkeling and Reef Surveys.

- Salur Valley Bird Survey.

- Camera Trapping.

- Community Education & Nature Club.

- Land to Table, Gardening and Sustainable Living.

- Beach Clean-up and Plastic Up-cycling and much more!


The primary objective of this project is to address the issues that are associated with the project activities that are listed and to deal with them as soon as possible to protect and conserve Indonesia’s rich and untouched environment, bio-diversity and livelihood of its people therefore, the project needs your help all year round! The minimum duration offered is 1 week and the maximum duration is 4. Bring your enthusiasm and come partake in a meaningful and unforgettable experience!

Typical day

The responsibilities will differ since you won’t be involved in just one main activity. There are quite a few activities which forms the core foundation of the Conservation program on Simeulue Island. The hours will pass by quickly due to endless duties that need to be completed on a daily basis. Some of these responsibilities that will be designated to you are as follows:

  • Assisting with evening and morning anti-poaching turtle patrols and data collection, Beach clean ups and Reef surveys.
  • Bird surveys.
  • Plastic upcycling.
  • Gardening and Educating about Sustainable living.
  • Some camp maintenance and camp chores, such as helping cook and clean. 
  • Monitoring lizard predation and Camera trapping.

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Free-time activities

Volunteer have the opportunity to go on Boat trips, surfing, waterfall hiking, night hikes and so much more! Any activity out of the prgram will need to be covered by the volunteer. There will also be tours that volunteers will need to go on for Educational purposes and there is also Yoga sessions every mornings that volunteers can partake in.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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 (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability form
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 from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel

The Fee Includes: 


  • Accommodation - The accommodation on Simeulue is surrounded by jungle and fronted by a white sandy beach. Volunteers are accommodated in dormitory-style rooms with basic amenities and can expect to share a room with one to two other volunteers. You are requested to help conserve water, as resources are sparse during dry season. This is real jungle living, and although the camp has some facilities, the toilet and washing facilities are very basic and may be challenging for some.
  • Meals - On Simeulue, meals prepared by the kitchen staff. Its food is a mixture of both local cuisine and Western. On Bangkaru or other Islands, all volunteers will be expected to work with the HAKA Rangers to prepare meals with all ingredients and groceries bought from Simeulue Island.
  • Airport Pick up - Flights would be in and out of Medan (Kualanamu International Airport), Indonesia. From there, the project arranges the short flight to Simeulue airport. There is only one flight a day from Medan to Simeulue at 12:35, so it is crucial that volunteers either arrive with plenty of time to spare in the morning, or stay a night in Medan. There is a nice and very convenient hotel right in the airport. The return flight to Simeulue from Medan is included in the volunteer program price. Pick up and drop off volunteers at Simeulue airport and all travel on Simeulue is included in the program fee as well.The trip from Simeulue to Bangkaru is provided. However, do keep in mind that it consists of an overnight ferry to the mainland, followed by a 4-hour speed boat to the island. On the ferry, a comfortable dorm is provided, and volunteers often sleep for the duration of the journey. The speedboat ride is on a local boat with no shade. It is therefore important to bring cloths to cover up and plenty of sun cream!
  • Mail-Holding Services - You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered.
  • Ongoing service and  24/7 Emergency Contact

Airport Pickup at Polonia

Flights would be in and out of Medan (Kualanamu International Airport), Indonesia. From there, the project arranges the short flight to Simeulue airport. There is only one flight a day from Medan to Simeulue at 12:35, so it is crucial that volunteers either arrive with plenty of time to spare in the morning, or stay a night in Medan. There is a nice and very convenient hotel right in the airport. The return flight to Simeulue from Medan is included in the volunteer program price. Pick up and drop off volunteers at Simeulue airport and all travel on Simeulue is included in the program fee as well.The trip from Simeulue to Bangkaru is provided. However, do keep in mind that it consists of an overnight ferry to the mainland, followed by a 4-hour speed boat to the island. On the ferry, a comfortable dorm is provided, and volunteers often sleep for the duration of the journey. The speedboat ride is on a local boat with no shade. It is therefore important to bring cloths to cover up and plenty of sun cream!

Accommodation

The accommodation on Simeulue is surrounded by jungle and fronted by a white sandy beach. Volunteers are accommodated in dormitory-style rooms with basic amenities and can expect to share a room with one to two other volunteers. You are requested to help conserve water, as resources are sparse during dry season. This is real jungle living, and although the camp has some facilities, the toilet and washing facilities are very basic and may be challenging for some.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

On Simeulue, meals prepared by the kitchen staff. Its food is a mixture of both local cuisine and Western. On Bangkaru or other Islands, all volunteers will be expected to work with the HAKA Rangers to prepare meals with all ingredients and groceries bought from Simeulue Island!

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Polonia (MES) in Kuala Namu. 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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

There are no specific start/arrival dates however we recommend you start the project on a Monday. Be sure to book way in advance to secure a spot!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 1,595
2 weeks
$ 2,095
2 weeks
$ 2,095
3 weeks
$ 2,595
3 weeks
$ 2,595
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,895
Average fees
$ 1,159 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel 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 Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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  Asia South-Eastern Asia Indonesia  Medan, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh

Exotic Island Conservation Assistant

Come take part in a wide range of unique volunteering opportunities alongside researchers and marine biologists on the Exotic Islands of Indonesia!

$1159/week

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