Sea Turtle Conservation Center

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founded in 2010
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Puntos Salientes

Volunteer by protecting endangered sea turtles in Bali!
Take care of turtle eggs and make sure that they are prepared for their journey back to the sea!
Experience the exciting opportunities Bali has to offer!
Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world and build life-long friendships
Enjoy your weekends on stunning beaches and improve your surfing skills
This center opened in order to give the turtles a last chance in being protected from the illegal trade, poaching, tourism and sea pollution. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+

About the Program

Million years ago, turtles were already roaming and thriving in the oceans. At that time, they had little to fear from getting caught in nets set by fishers, or to lose their nesting beaches due to a raising tourism infrastructure or the plundering of their nests for egg consumption. Today, this led to a decrease of the some turtle species or even to their extinction - also in Bali. In 2006 the center opened 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 salty-water pools until they finally can be exposed to the ocean again. The Centre is an educational experience, not only for university students and visiting school children, but also for everyone involved.

Social culture visa information

To participate in our program as a volunteer in Indonesia, you must obtain a social culture visa. This visa is issued to applicants who are going to Indonesia for a social/cultural visit, for example, visiting relatives or friends who live in Indonesia; visiting social organizations with the same type of activities; for exchange visits between educational institutions, carrying out research, and attending training program in Indonesia. Social-culture visa holders are not allowed to receive any salary from the visit they do. You have to apply before your arrival in Bali at the Indonesian embassy in your home country, to be able to volunteer or do an internship legally; you do need the Social-Culture Visa. Any other visa type is not sufficient. 

Time of application: 2-3 weeks. The visa application process takes some time and due to other reasons (Indonesian holidays or strike of post employees for example) the process can be delayed. Therefore, we recommend starting the application process the latest around 4 weeks prior your arrival in Indonesia.

  • Validity: 60 days after arrival
  • Extension: can be extended up to 2 times every 60 days
  • Costs: 217 Euro
  • Cost of extension in Bali: starting from 2,700,000 IDR via private agency, 2,000,000 IDR non-agency assistance extension

This guideline helps you through the visa application. However, we highly suggest you to re-check the information and visit the Indonesian Embassy’s website of your capital or call them directly.

Average Living expenses in Bali

Indonesia is considered to be really cheap to live in. This is something you will find out quickly after your arrival in Bali. Here you will see with which additional costs you have to plan during your time in Bali.

Food: The amount of money you will spend on food depends on your eating habits. If you eat at a local warung you will spend around 2€/2.20US$ for a proper meal with drink. But if you prefer to eat western food you will spend a lot more (at least 5€/5.35US$ but probably even more).

Laundry: In our accommodation you won’t have laundry facilities. So you have to bring your laundry to a laundry service somewhere around your living area. Average laundry costs are around 0.50-1€/$ for one kilogram of laundry.

Phone Credit:
 In all our accommodations you will find wifi. Therefore 2GB mobile data plus some credit for calling your friends should be enough per month. This will cost you around 5€/5.25$.

Scooter Rental + Petrol: Renting a scooter will cost around 65€/70$ per month. Petrol is quite cheap in Indonesia and 1 liter will be around  0.70€/$. In practice this means, that you won't need more than 6 €/$ per week for petrol unless you intend to to a bike trip around the island.

Trips: How much money you want to spend for trips to explore Bali is eventually up to you. You can minimize expenses if you spend a bit more time organizing as much as you can by yourself instead of using a travel agent or trip packages. 

Typical day

  • 2 shifts of working hours (Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 13.00 pm and 12.00-16.00)
  • Monitoring activities to document the status of the hatching turtles
  • Assisting the staff in the conservation center to provide food for the turtles. This involves preparing fish and seaweed hunting
  • Welcoming and guiding the visitor’s tour
  • Supporting the conservation agenda, such as turtle release events, group and school visits

Free-time activities

Bali offers you many activities and cultural sights, which will spice up your time in Bali. Get to know Bali's various and numerous facets. We have listed our favorites you to make the most of your paradise life.

Surfing in Bali

Bali is a world mekka for surf adventures. Beginners, advanced and professionals will find what they are looking for for an ultimate surf experience. Many surf guides and surf schools have established in the southern part of Bali and provide various offers to learn surfing or improve your skills.

Diving

Besides surfing, scuba diving is among the top 5 activities in Bali. A breath-taking underwater world with intact reefs and unique animals awaits you. Many dive centers offer courses for non-divers or snorkelers as well. They usually suggest different itineraries for everyone's needs. Let yourself be enchanted by Bali's underwater world. 

Snorkeling

If you don't have a PADI license, you can simply go snorkeling at reefs close to Bali's shore. You may find manta rays, colorful and intact coral reefs or even small ship wrecks. Usually, you only need to pay 1 or 2 Euros to rent snorkeling equipment and off you go. 

Rafting

Rafting is also a very popular water sport activity, where you can explore Bali's stunning landscapes on rivers. Many rafting companies offer different tours for beginners as well as for advanced. 

Hiking Mount Agung & Batur

Gunung Agung and Gunung Batur are both active volcanoes in Bali. Local guides offer you hikes, where you start your hike early morning or even at night to arrive in time at the top of the mountain to enjoy the most breath-taking sunrise you have ever seen.

Climbing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Riding
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Requi­sitos

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
required
Required Documents
CV, Motivational letter, Copy of your passport and Letter of Consent
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Commited and dedicative
- Fluent English
- Fit, self-reliant, motivated, and independent
- Have excellent communication skills
- Willing to adhere with local customs and culture
- Have a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of community members
- Are able to provide their own transportation for program activities (scooter/bike/car)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Servicios incluidos

Services by Bali Internships
What's Included:

  • Program consultation and personal assessment with our program specialist
  • Mediation to the most suitable current openings voluntary work programs
  • Access to connect with a host organization in Bali
  • Volunteer recruitment interview session with our program coordinator
  • Detailed information about the volunteer program and a host organization profile
  • Visa assistance 
  • Airport pick-up
  • Welcome package: Indonesian SIM card number (Purchase and registration at GSM Provider Center)
  • Accommodation (standard varies according to area)
  • Introduction to the project at the first orientation day
  • Local contact person & support during your volunteer program
  • Project visits & satisfaction assessment
  • Information about events and intern meetings
  • Assistance with visa extension
  • Contribution to the program deducted from the program fee
Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

We will arrange and provide your airport pick up. Please send us a copy of your flight ticket, prior your departure from your country. You will be picked up by our team member Sam. Please go straight to the information counter, our driver is expecting you there with your name card.

Accommodation

This volunteer accommodation is a homestay owned and operated by a Balinese family and it is located in the area of Sanur, West Bali. The traditional house has a spacious garden providing a relaxing and tropical atmosphere and is a few minutes distance to the beautiful Sanur beach. You will find yourself surrounded by a welcoming Balinese neighborhood. You will have your own provate room and bathroom.

Bedroom (Double)
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. 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.
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.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

ARRIVAL
Volunteers are requested to arrive Saturday or Sunday. Once arrived at Bali Airport you will get picked up and our driver will bring you to your accommodation. Arrivals on any other days will be charged extra (pick up and additional days in the accommodation). After completing the volunteer work volunteers are requested to leave the accommodation the following Saturday at the latest. 

START AND DURATION 
Volunteers can begin their project after the introduction on Monday. The minimum duration for this volunteer program is 4 weeks. A volunteer can take part in a program for up to 6 months.

INTRODUCTION
Every Monday or Friday is introduction day. We will come and visit you and give you a short introduction about Bali, customs, rules and expectations, safety and the project. Afterwards we will accompany you to your project and introduce you to the volunteer project. On the first weekend you will have time to settle down, get to know your environment and to prepare yourself for the first day in the project.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$988
5 weeks
$1.068
6 weeks
$1.147
7 weeks
$1.227
8 weeks (max. stay)
$1.305
Average fees
$205 /week

La organización cobra sus honorarios en EUR. La tabla de precios en USDestá sujeta a las fluctuaciones monetarias. Bali Internships le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
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 Bali Internships during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sea Turtle Conservation Center

This center opened in order to give the turtles a last chance in being protected from the illegal trade, poaching, tourism and sea pollution.

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