The Mighty Roar

Marine Life Caretaker

Tianyar, Indonesia show on map
The Mighty Roar
Coordinator | Michelle
Coordinator | Michelle
We urgently need support from volunteers from around the world to help restore and protect the coral reef in picturesque Tianyar. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

Untouched by tourism, Tianyar is a small coastal fishing town located in the North East of Bali. With beautiful beaches and far reaching views over lush green rice fields to the volcanic mountains, we cannot think of anywhere better to spend your days volunteering!

With the aim of restoring and conserving the coral reef, our project was started not only to protect its amazing and fragile ecosystems, but to also provide an alternative sustainable future and livelihood of the local residents.

Volunteers will help with constructing artificial reef structures, provide education about marine conservation and to organise and run regular beach and reef cleans.

You will have the opportunity to learn the basics of diving during our introduction diving course for free. You can also become fully qualified with a PADI open water dive course.

With fishing being the main source of income in the local area, discarded fishing equipment, damage from fishing hooks and also anchoring of the boats has severely damaged the coral reef.

Not only this, but there is a huge problem with pollution, especially plastic. The amount of plastic and other non-biodegradable waste in the area is shockingly high and is down to the lack of education about the environment.

Typical day

Throughout the day you will be involved with many activities and with so much to do, no two days will be the same! You will be volunteering from Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm with a long lunch break in between – to relax during the hottest part of the day! Some of the activities you may get involved with are:

  • Building artificial reef structures
  • Educating the local community about the importance of environmental awareness
  • Beach and reef cleans
  • Regular dives to monitor the health of the coral reef, marine life and to deploy additional structures
  • Become fully qualified with an open water dive certificate (additional cost)

If you are interested in marine conservation, diving or are just wanting to learn something new in beautiful surroundings on the beach, then this is the perfect programme for you.

Details on Arrival

1st and 3rd Saturday of every month

You should arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS) on Saturday between 6am and 10pm

Free-time activities

At the weekends you can explore or head out on The Mighty Roar weekend trip to the Gili Islands, a tiny group of three untouched paradise islands that just have to be seen! Just an hour by speed boat from Bali, you will be greeted with crystal clear waters, abundant coral reefs, spectacular marine life at arms reach and tranquil white sandy beaches.

Water Sports

Program 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
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 and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Prices include the registration fee of $179

Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

You should arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS) on Saturday between 6am and 10pm where a member of our local team will be waiting for you in arrivals holding a named sign.


During your time in Bali, you will be staying in our volunteer accommodation in the traditional fishing village of Tianyar. With the beautiful coastline just a 20 second walk, you will spend most of your time taking in the beautiful sights, relaxing on the beach and swimming in the clear blue sea!

You will be sharing your spacious bedroom with up to 2 other volunteers, with single beds and a shared western style bathroom. You will be able to escape the heat with ceiling fans and also take advantage of the free Wi-Fi that is provided – although it can be intermittent.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

All meals are provided at the volunteer house and are included within the programme fee. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and you can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Pancakes, omelettes, toast, eggs, fresh fruits
Lunch – Fried rice, soup, noodles
Dinner – Rice, chicken, fish

We are able to cater for vegetarians

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.
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 549
2 weeks
$ 740
3 weeks
$ 959
4 weeks
$ 1,239
8 weeks
$ 2,059
16 weeks
$ 3,699
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,953
Average fees
$ 378 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Tianyar/Indonesia between 1 week and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Indonesia.
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 The Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia South-Eastern Asia Indonesia  Tianyar, TMR Accommodation

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