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Coordinator | FNPF
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Our volunteer program provides an opportunity for students and other individuals to gain experience in the care of animals as well as in animal conservation This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
At the Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre, one of only seven such centers in whole of Indonesia, we care for, rehabilitate and release native endangered wildlife, most of which are the victims of illegal trading and poaching.

Across Indonesia wildlife is being displaced by deforestation, when land is cleared to make way for palm oil and rubber plantations, or when roads are built into remote areas. Forced out of their natural habitat, animals and birds become the target of poachers and traffickers.The primates and birds we look after at the center in Tabanan, southwest Bali – including gibbons, macaques, eagles, cockatoos, and peacocks – have  mostly been confiscated by officials from markets, private homes or businesses where they have been kept as pets or for entertainment. Some are also handed to us by the public. We currently care for more than 40 endangered primates and birds. Most of the rescued birds and animals are too old or injured for rehabilitation and centers like ours will become their home for the rest of their lives. Although some can be rehabilitated and released, the process is long and there are few suitable release sites.

Main activities volunteers will be involved with are providing enrichment for the animals, feeding the animals and cleaning/maintenance of the enclosures. Other projects, i.e. observing animal behaviour, might be available occasionally. However, handling of animals is not allowed under any circumstances. Volunteers are expected to work for 3-5 hours per day. Our volunteer programme provides an opportunity for students and other individuals to gain experience in the care of animals as well as in animal conservation. No animal-related qualifications or experiences are necessary. However, any volunteers who have specialist skills, whether in animal-related or in any other field, are a great help to us.

Typical day

6am – 7am Food preparation and feeding
7am – 8am Breakfast
8am – 9am Cleaning enclosures
10am -12pm Gardening/maintenance work
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 2pm Enrichment
2pm onwards Free time

Free-time activities

It is close to UNESCO Heritage Site Jatiluwih rice field, so you can do a lot of sightseeing and exploring the true Balinese culture. Moreover, it is close to the Tanah Lot beach- one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with an incredible sunset.


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
Includes accommodation, but does not include food or transportation.
Volunteers stay in the main house at the rescue center. Facilities for the volunteers include a bedroom with bunk beds, two toilets, a shower, a small kitchen, where volunteers can prepare their own meals and a social area.
Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good 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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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

Volunteers can join the program throughout the year, but they can stay for a minimum of one week and not more than 3 weeks.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 3 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$156 /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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