Conservation and Community Development

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founded in 1997
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Coordinator | FNPF
Coordinator | FNPF
A great way to learn about conservation and community development, and at the same time you get the chance to live among traditional communities on a beautiful island. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

This program is about conservation and community development projects on Nusa Penida since 2004, with a focus on wildlife. Rebuilding populations of endangered Indonesian bird species, including Bali’s emblem bird, the Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi, also known as Rothschild’s Mynah, Bali Mynah, and Jalak Bali), has been one of our main activities.

By motivating and mobilizing community protection of birds from all 46 villages on the island, FNPF has transformed the whole island of Nusa Penida into a unique bird sanctuary where endangered birds can be released by FNPF to live and breed safely in the wild. Each village has passed a traditional regulations obliging residents to protect birds from poachers and bird traders.

Elsewhere in Indonesia, bird poachers remain the greatest threat to endangered birds.

We are now working with selected villages to extend this community-based protection of wildlife to include sea turtles. One village has agreed to work with FNPF to monitor and protect the turtles, and replant the mangrove trees. Have have build a monitoring post and are considering starting a turtle hatchery.

In return for the community-based protection of wildlife, we sponsor children to attend school and university; runs a community library; funds traditional dance classes; teaches sustainable farming; grows and freely distributes tree saplings for villages to generate future income from agro-forestry; and plants trees on degraded land to restore forests.

Education and economic improvements that are in harmony with the environment enable the local communities to improve their well-being and participation in conservation. The restoration of forests reduces soil erosion, increases rainfall and provides economic benefit to residents and a habitat for birds.

Typical day

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with the FNPF staff in a variety of activities, including:

  • Assist in the nursery (fill polybags with soil, plant seeds and seedlings, weeding)
  • Plant saplings along roadways to create corridors of trees across the island
  • Work in our demonstration organic gardens
  • GPS mapping of various locations on the island
  • Teach spoken English at local schools to children (dependent on local school schedules)
  • Teach spoken English at our Centre to local adults who want to increase their employment opportunities in tourism
  • Participate in conservation & sustainable farming methods to local farmers
  • Provide art and English classes to local children at our centre
  • General maintenance at the FNPF Centre
  • Monitor the various species of endangered birds that FNPF has rehabilitated and released
  • Monitor other wildlife (turtles, butterflies, bats)
  • The design and creation of marketing / education brochures and posters describing FNPFs work, for display at the Nusa Penida Centre and the office in Ubud.
  • Writing grant proposals to raise funds.

In general, we would like volunteers to work with our staff during the mornings and then use their  free time to enjoy the island. We encourage you to visit the many villages on the island, because this is an important way of showing the local population that FNPF is bringing tourists to Nusa Penida.

Volunteers generally work for 3 – 4 hours a day on the afore-mentioned activities. In addition, we invite locals to come to the FNPF Centre in the evenings to practice their spoken English and we request that volunteers are available to provide conversational English classes.

Free-time activities

You will have free time to explore the island and enjoy beautiful places in Nusa Penida such as Kelingking  beach, Diamond and Atuh Beach, Broken Beach, Angel Billabong Beach, etc. You can also experience snorkeling or diving.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Yoga/
Meditation

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
required
Education Requirements
English at Highschool level
Required Documents
proof education
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, Saturday and Sunday

Included Services

Services by FNPF

A daily donation is needed to cover your costs and to contribute to running the FNPF facilities and projects. Acomodation and Food (breakfast only) included in the fee.

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay at the FNPF’s center, which is positioned on 1 hectare (approx 2 acres) of land, which is also home to our nursery, organic vegetable garden, bird rehabilitation facility, office and community library. The center is across the road from a beach which overlooks the Bali Sea.

In this setting, you will be woken up by cockerels at sunrise, occasionally spot pigs and cows wandering around the terrain, and see the highly endangered Bali Starlings settling in the trees every afternoon. You can also go snorkeling and see the superb Balinese coral reefs, or just enjoy the beach.

We have very simple but comfortable, clean rooms available for individuals and groups. We currently have 4 twin rooms, 1 family room (double bed with 2 bunk beds) and a shared dormitory room with 4 separate beds. All beds have clean bedding (sheets, pillows and bedcover), mosquito nets, and rooms have an electric fan (no air-con).

The price for single room and twin room are more expensive than dormitory. However the price that we displayed on the system is price for dormitory room. Just let us know if you want switch your room, we will give you detail prices.

Food & Beverages

We provide breakfast only, but you can buy food from our cafeteria or from local shops and restaurants on the island.

Internet Access
Limited 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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers can join the program throughout the year.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 341
8 weeks
$ 644
16 weeks
$ 1,287
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,020
Average fees
$ 83 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 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 cash at arrival at the project site.

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