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Assistant in Bali Starling Conservation Center

The aim of this program is to save the iconic bird from the very real threat of extinction.

About the Program

The Bali Starling became the official mascot of Bali province in 1991. Local and overseas demand led to a drastic decrease in its numbers. At one point, there were thought to be only 16 birds left living in the wild. Established in 1999, this Bali Starling Conservation Project held the aim to save this precious bird from the very real threat of extinction. 

This Ubud based conservation center, brings together nature enthusiasts from different spheres of human endeavour under the umbrella of increasing the awareness of starlings conservation. This project aims to educate the importance of starling birds to the conservation of nature while ensuring the systematic collation of bird information through periodic birding trips and other activities that promote bird conservation.

Social culture visa information

To work as a volunteer in Indonesia, you will need 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 4 times every 30 days
  • Costs: 45 Euro
  • Cost of extension in Bali: starting from 600.000-750.000 IDR via private agency, 350.000 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 42€/45$ per month. Petrol is quite cheap in Indonesia and 1 litre will be around  0.50€/$. In practice this means, that you won't need more than 4 €/$ 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.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Typical day

Daily duties (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm):

  • Assisting with the preparation of food and feeding the birds    
  • Providing the birds outside with food
  • Cleaning activities around and in the enclosures
  • Providing clean water for the birds in and outside the aviaries
  • Monitoring the small flock outside in the Green School ground including gathering data about the activities of these birds
  • Gathering data about the active nests and the birds using these nests 
  • Supporting the foundation Educational Programs 

Details on Arrival

Arrival

Volunteers are requested to arrive Wednesday. 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. 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 each Monday after the introduction day. 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 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.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
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.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Bali Internships are happy to help you.

Contact Project Manager

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.

Water Sports
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$114
/week
$114
/week
4 - 24
weeks
4 - 24
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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What's Included:

- Placement in a volunteer program
- Skype interview
- Donation
- Assistance for Visa application
- Orientation to culture
- Welcome package incl. SIM-card
- Introduction to the project at the first orientation day
- Organizing travel planning
- Airport pick-up 
- Accommodation during the program (standard varies according to area)
- Local contact person & support during your volunteer program
- Information about events and intern meetings
- Assistance with visa extension after arrival in Bali
Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International

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

Volunteer can choose to live in a Eco Hotel or in a homestay of a Balinese family.

Living with a Balinese family:

This small and cozy volunteer house is located within a Balinese family housing complex. You will experience every day life in a small local village in Ubud area and have the unique chance to immerse yourself into a new culture.

Living in the Eco Hotel:

The hotel is located in the famous Ayung River valley of Ubud. It is a part of a high school complex and is used as a hotel management training center. Thus, high school students have the opportunity to gain practical working experience along with their theoretical education. 

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$660.00
5 weeks
$735.00
6 weeks
$810.00
7 weeks
$885.00
9 weeks
$1,035.00
11 weeks
$1,185.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$1,495.00
Average fees
$114.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Denpasar/Indonesia between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Bali Internships 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 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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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Indonesia. Please check the visa regulations for Indonesia.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Indonesia and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Indonesia.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Indonesia.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Indonesia while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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