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BALI - INDONESIA

TURTLE CONSERVATION AND REHABILITATION ON NUSA PENIDA ISLAND IN BALI

Assist a Turtle Conservation project located on an island which is a 45 minute speed boat ride from mainland Bali. The project is in its early stages and you'll contribute to collecting vital baseline data on the turtle population on Nusa Penida. You might identify turtle species, collect eggs, monitor nests or see hatchlings get safely to sea.

During the day, you'll also teach English at one of the local schools on the island. Few native English speakers have taught English here before, so your experience is guaranteed to be an authentic one!

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £1,055 (approx. US$1,400) for 2 weeks
£360 (approx. US$500) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & Other Currencies
Duration: From 2 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: Projects start on certain Monday throughout the year. You need to arrive on the Sunday before. Please see the start dates under ‘Work Description’ for details.
Requirements: Minimum age 18.
No qualifications necessary but you should be an enthusiastic person who loves conservation.
What's included: Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Accommodation
Food
Transfer to the placement site
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Free T-Shirt
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? This project is open to all nationalities. Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in caring for children, teaching or working with children overseas while doing voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also suitable as a summer placement or short break in South-East Asia.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • The enormous satisfaction of knowing that your work is contributing to marine conservation.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

The Sea Turtle is a charismatic megafauns and 6 out of the 7 turtle species are still either critically endangered or on the IUCN Red list of 2013. The Turtle conservation project is based on the famous Island of Nusa Penida just off the coast of Bali. This untouched paradise is one of the last remaining Islands that Sea Turtles can access for breeding.

The project is still in the early stages of development, which makes your involvement highly beneficial in growing the awareness of this highly endangered species, which is estimated to have existed since the time of dinosaurs some 110 million years ago.

Most of conservation work with the turtles of Nusa Penida will be done in the late afternoons and evenings. Your duties will vary depending on the time of year as turtles do not nest all year round, so flexibility is essential. During your placement your daily activities could include:

  • Collecting data on the turtle population of Nusa Penida
  • Identifying different turtle species – there are 7 different types.
  • Collecting eggs for research and monitoring nests
  • Overseeing the safety of the hatchlings as they migrate to sea. (Hatchlings must pass through an obstacle course of predators in order to get safely to sea)
  • Teaching: During the day you'll volunteer at one of the local schools in Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali. Children in Bali thirst for education though few have ever been taught by a native English speaker. This makes the experience highly authentic and rewarding for both you and the children. You'll work as an assistant teacher and have the opportunity to teach whole classes of your own, too. The main focus is to improve the students' English through fun and interactive methods like: Sports, singing, art, games and general knowledge quizzes. This helps developed confidence and thus an eagerness to attend school on a regular basis.

SIDE ACTIVITIES:
• Releasing injured turtles after treatment.
• Helping to Cleaning and maintain the local beaches
• Build garbage bins for local area
• Supporting local campaigns to help turtles and the environment
• Help with construction work for example building: extra turtle tanks or painting walls etc.
• Collecting turtle data such as the length of their carapace, size of their flippers, its weight, etc.
• Creating education material and lesson activities to teach local students about turtles.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to the stunning Island of Bali and make an impact in both conservation and teaching!

START DATES:

2016:
Oct 2nd and 16th
Nov 6th and 20th
Dec 4th and 18th

2017:
Jan 1st and 15th
Feb 5th and 19th
Mar 5th and 19th
April 2nd, 16th and 30th
May 14th
June 4th and 18th
July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
Aug 6th and 20th
Sep 3rd and 17th
Oct 1st and 15th
Nov 5th and 19th
Dec 3rd and 17th

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

WEEK ONE: Your First Week at the Turtle Conservation & Rehabilitation Centre
Monday - Short Introduction about Nusa Penida
8 Breakfast
9.00 -11.00 Leaving from Ubud to Sanur. Boat to Nusa Penida and check-in at House Centre
12 Lunch, followed by a Beach walk
14.3 Short Introduction about Nusa Penida
17 Feeding turtles
18 Dinner
18.3 Slide Presentation: "Introduction to Sea Turtles"

Tuesday
8 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Working at the project site:
Group 1: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
12 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Side activities (see Side Activities List below)
16.3 Trip to Crystal Bay (New volunteers)
17 Working at the project site:
Group 2: Feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
18 Dinner
18.3 Movie: "Turtle - An incredible journey"

Wednesday
8 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Working at the project site:
Group 1: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
12 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Side activities
17 Working at the project site:
Group 2: Feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
18 Dinner
18.3 Slide presentation - "Threats to turtles and how we can help"

Thursday
8 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Working at the project site:
Group 1: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
12 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Side activities
Release of turtles (every alternate week) or working at Information Centre.
17 Working at the project site:
Group 2: Feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
18 Dinner
18.3 Farewell Dinner and Bonfire at the beach

Friday
8 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Working at the project site:
Group 1: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
12 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Side activities
Release of turtles (every alternate week) or working at Information Centre.
17 Working at the project site:
Group 2: Feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
17.3 Meeting and feedback from this week
18 Dinner
18.3 Farewell Dinner and Bonfire at the beach

Saturday-Sunday
8 Breakfast
12 Program ends on Saturday (if it is your last week on the project)

SIDE ACTIVITIES:

• Releasing injured turtles after treatment.
• Helping to Cleaning and maintain the local beaches
• Build garbage bins for local area
• Supporting local campaigns to help turtles and the environment
• Help with construction work for example building: extra turtle tanks or painting walls etc.
• Collecting turtle data such as the length of their carapace, size of their flippers, its weight, etc.
• Creating education material and lesson activities to teach local students about turtles.

WEEK TWO ONWARDS: Schedule normal daily programme.

Monday to Wednesday
800 Breakfast
900 Group 2: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
1200 Lunch
1400 Side activities
1700 Group 1: Feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
1800 Dinner

Thursday 800 Breakfast
900 Group 2: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
1200 Lunch
1400 Side activities
1630 Turtles release at Gamat bay (alternative week)
1700 Group 1: Feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
1830 Farewell Dinner and Bonfire at the beach

Friday 800 Breakfast
900 Group 2: Cleaning tanks and feeding turtles
Group 1: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
1200 Lunch
1400 Side activities
1630 Turtles release at Gamat bay (alternative week)
1700 Group 1: Feeding turtles
Group 2: Cleaning the beach or collecting live food
1730 Meeting and feedback from this week 1800 Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation will be at volunteer houses in the Banjar Nyuh village, located on the island and takes about 5 minutes from the harbour. Village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life, where you will get the chance to interact with local people and practice your new-found language skills.

We provide comfortable but basic facilities at the volunteer house and it includes shared bathrooms with a hot water shower and western toilets. Rooms are shared with 2-6 people.

Upgrades are available, please speak to your Project Coordinator. Upgrades are subject to availability and a surcharge.

FOOD

During the week you will be provided with three meals a day, and over weekends 2 meals a day. These will consist of traditional Balinese dishes – comprising mainly rice, vegetables and meat.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you'll be welcomed by a member of the team who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone.

CLIMATE, CULTURE AND COSTUME:
You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. From December to March, the West monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains start during the night and pass quickly. From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you'll have hardly any rain in the coastal areas. That said, Ubud is in the mountains and has a unique microclimate where you can expect cloudy skies and showers throughout the year. Sometimes you’ll even need a sweater or light jacket after the sun sets!

Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese Culture and Balinese Traditional are still charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees. Especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a Ceremony Day.

REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:
Indonesia is still a developing country thus the living standard falls short of what we are used to in the West. The Balinese culture and heritage is totally different to Western cultures. However, the people are very friendly and will help you all they can, and, of course, you will be well looked after during your placement!

Our projects in Bali are worthwhile and lots of fun, and you're sure to have a wonderful time during your stay - your adventure has begun :-)

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Coming soon!

LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

Travel to the Island of the Gods - Bali - and step into a photograph of natural and social luxury. This perfect island getaway offers Idyllic beaches surrounded by luscious fields of green, endless colourful festivals and the best shopping in the world.

Do:

  • Relax on Padang Padang beach – Winner of the travelers choice 2013
  • Attend a Night tour of the Bali Zoo, home of the 3 legged Bengal Tiger.
  • Learn how to surf in Kuta and party all night long at the wild Potato head club.
  • Bathe in the famous holy waters of Pur Tirta Emoul
  • Taste the chocolate at Big Tree Farm bamboo chocolate factory

PROJECT LOCATION: UBUD
UBUD IS Bali’s centre of music, food, and arts and home to many Island designers and glitterati. It was made famous by the New York Times Best seller and movie: Eat, Pray, Love, which described Ubud as “Idyllic” and the final destination where Julia Roberts found true love.

Do:

  • Walk through the dense Jungle of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary like Indiana Jones
  • Visit Ubud's Royal Palace and stay for its nightly live performances
  • Go to the Bali Botanical Day Spa and visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Petula at 6pm to watch thousands of Herons and egrets fly home. (A sign of Good luck in Bali)

Night Life in Ubud:
Jazz Café: Most popular nightspot in all of Ubud, Chillout lounge: Lonely planet’s top suggestion, Lebong Café: Your Reggae and rock nightlife hub, Bar Luna: The artists and writers lounge.

ONLY FOUND IN INDONESIA - YOUR BUCKET LIST!

  • Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park: The scariest and most amazing volcanic views on planet earth.
  • Komodo National Park: Home of the Giant Prehistoric Komodo Dragon
  • Raja Ampat: The world’s best scuba diving destination, with 75 % of the world coral.
  • Lake Toba: The larges volcanic lake in the World.
  • Sumba: Home to the last megalithic cultures
  • Lorentz National Park: Has a permanent Glacier
  • Borodudur: One of the largest Buddist temples in the world

DID YOU KNOW?
There are 167 active volcanoes through-out the archipelago of Indonesia?
The second largest tropical rain forest in the world can be found here?
Indonesia has a population of 240 million people, 300 ethnic groups and 500 languages and dialects.
She is home to the prehistoric Giant Komodo Lizard, Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran Tiger, alongside the world’s tallest flowers, the Titan Arum. – How amazing is that?

TRAVEL:

Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.

REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK:

MARA FORSTER
German
Turtle Conservation & Rehabilitation in Bali

What is the best thing about your placement so far? The turtles!!, the food, sunsets, to see progress in the work I do.

What experience do you feel you are gaining? Living with less luxury than back home, a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture and religion, open-mindedness, living together with people from all around the world.

Would you recommend this placement to anyone else? YES, but only to those who are willing to adapt to a new culture and basic living standards. This placement would suit open-minded, friendly people who are willing to work hard in the sun

Can you describe a typical day? (e.g Start time, morning duties, lunch hours, afternoon duties, any other duties…. )
8am: breakfast,
9-11am: preparing food for the turtles, collecting crabs/seaweed, cleaning the tanks,
12am: lunch,
2pm: construction,
6pm: dinner,
8pm: drinks/reading/conversations.