Bali Sea Turtle Rescue

Work with rescued sea turtles to rehabilitate them in Bali, a region surrounded by beautiful scenery. Educate others on the importance of ensuring this species' survival.

This project centers around a conservation organization which aims to spread conservation-based knowledge while assisting and caring for turtles. Volunteers have the opportunity to rehabilitate injured sea turtles and new hatchlings brought by local fisherman so that they may be healthy enough to be released back into their natural sea habitat. 

Volunteers will not only play a vital role in rehabilitating injured sea turtles and nurturing young hatchlings, but may also be given opportunities to working on a seaweed farm, visiting the turtle conservation center, working at the turtle sanctuary and teaching children in local schools about turtle rehabilitation. 

Volunteer tasks may include:

  • Feeding the turtles and monitoring their health
  • Cleaning the turtles tanks
  • Cleaning and collecting corals for the sanctuary
  • Light construction work
  • Attending educational awareness classes
  • Looking after sick or injured turtles
  • Patrolling the beach for turtle eggs and nurturing new hatchlings for survival

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Suitable for


Typical day

After a light breakfast you will head out to work on a specific project at the sanctuary.   After a few hours you will have lunch and a bit of time to rest. The afternoon is will be spent in the community, generally teaching about the environment at a local school.  By 5pm, you are back at the project to check on the turtles before dinner.  

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Genuine interest in turtles and conservation education
Good level of physical fitness
Flexible and open-minded
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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

Free-time activities

Common ways to spend free time in Bali are diving, snorkeling, or hiking the lush rice terraces and volcanic hillsides of the island of Nusa Penida. Optional program add-ons include and Yoga and Mind Week, a Sanur Beach Week, and a Bali Adventure Trek Week. Please note any additional fees for these activities are not included in the program fee.

Water Sports


What's included?
Included: hostel accommodation, food (3 meals a day), comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage, local in-country team and 24hr emergency support, transportation from the airport on arrival day, and transportation from the orientation to the project site.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.
Airport Pickup

Transportation from the Ngurahria International Airport is included.


In both orientation week and your time at the project, you will be sharing a room at the volunteer house with bunk beds. Each dorm will house about 2 to 8 volunteers and includes electricity, a kitchen and western style toilet facilities. From your accommodations, a 5 minute walk will take you to your project site.

Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided during the week, while on weekends, only breakfast and dinner will be provided. You also have the option to buy your own groceries and cook for yourself in the kitchen.
Food will be based in Indonesian cuisine, with vegetarian options available for those who don't eat meat. We also provide some western dishes

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Bali/Indonesia between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Indonesia

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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.
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?

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.
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Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia

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