Turtle Conservation Program Bali

Help protect the endangered sea turtles of Indonesia. Located 45 minutes off the mainland by speed boat, stay in a remote island paradise and contribute to the collecting of turtle population data, collecting eggs, monitoring nests or if you’re lucky, witness hatch lings getting safely to sea.

Turtle Conservation Bali

Project Type

Specialty Placement Add on


1 Week+


Island 45 minutes from mainland Bali

Start Dates

2nd & 4th Monday of every month

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Whats Included

  • Arrival  Airport Transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Training & Supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 

Whats Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Airfares & Visa fees
  • Additional Tours, Souvenirs, Spending Money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

Application Procedure

  • Click ‘apply online’ to complete your online application.
  • Click ‘pay deposit’ to pay the US$275 fee to secure your placement.
  • A confirmation and invoice will be sent via email within 48 hours.
  • Final payment will be due 30 days prior to departure, after which a full program pack will be sent including all necessary information

Background Information

Volunteers are needed to help protect the endangered sea turtles of Indonesia. You’ll be wisked away by boat to an island 45 minutes from mainland bali.  Depending on the time of year, you’ll be collecting turtle population statistics, identifying turtle species, collecting eggs, monitoring nests or releases hatch lings into the sea.

Life on the island is authentic with the beach literally on your doorstep however volunteers must be prepared for a more basic standard of living with much less entertainment and attractions than on the main land.

Volunteers will also assist the local neighborhood schools with English teaching, environmental education and sports.  There are few native English speaking locals so having the opportunity to practice English speaking is very helpful to the community.

Basic Schedule

*Breakfast, lunch & dinner included daily weekdays (2 meals p/day on weekends)
Monday – Welcome new arrivals, briefing and introduction, feeding, cleaning tanks collecting seaweed
Tuesday – Cleaning, feeding the turtles and collecting seaweed, teaching at the local school
Wednesday – Cleaning, feeding the turtles, preparing lessons, teaching at the local school
Thursday – Cleaning, feeding, preparing lessons, visit to Cystal Bay, Bonfire on the beach
Friday – Turtle release (depending on time of year), cleaning up the beach, farewell dinner
Saturday – Program finishes after breakfast


Volunteers stay in a dedicated volunteer house located in the village where you will get to experience the local way of living.  Located only 5 minutes from the harbour, you’ll get to interact with local people as well as enjoy the company of other like minded volunteers.

Bedrooms are shared (single gender) with hot showers and western toilets.  Wifi is included however the speed is not very fast.  You can biuy a local Sim card for very cheap on the island at various local shops.


3 traditional Balinese meals are provided on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (breakfast and dinner).  Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect dishes included nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables),  or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce).  For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans).

Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.  If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats.   If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.

Upon arrival at Denpasar Airport in Bali, you will be required to pay a $US35 per person visa on arrival fee. You can also pay in other currencies (USD, Euro or AUS$).

You will receive change in Indonesian Rupiah. There is usually no problem to obtain a visa on arrival (VoA), but your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months. The VoA is not valid for one month. – only 30 days.  The day of arrival counts as day one.  The day of departure also counts.   If you need to stay longer than the allowed 30 days you can get an additional stamp (VoA) without leaving the country and get an additional 30 days. This can only be done once.  If you wish to stay up to 90 days, it is possible to extend your stay for a further 30 days. Once you are in Bali, our coordinators can help organize this for you, the cost is $75AUD.

Required Items

We’ll provide a full briefing of recommended items in our detailed program pack.  This is provided to you after final payment normally 30 days prior to departure.