Our volunteer program provides an opportunity for students and other individuals to gain experience in the care of animals as well as in animal conservation.
At the Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre, one of only seven such centers in whole of Indonesia, we care for, rehabilitate and release native endangered wildlife, most of which are the victims of illegal trading and poaching.
Across Indonesia wildlife is being displaced by deforestation, when land is cleared to make way for palm oil and rubber plantations, or when roads are built into remote areas. Forced out of their natural habitat, animals and birds become the target of poachers and traffickers.The primates and birds we look after at the center in Tabanan, southwest Bali – including gibbons, macaques, eagles, cockatoos, and peacocks – have mostly been confiscated by officials from markets, private homes or businesses where they have been kept as pets or for entertainment. Some are also handed to us by the public. We currently care for more than 40 endangered primates and birds. Most of the rescued birds and animals are too old or injured for rehabilitation and centers like ours will become their home for the rest of their lives. Although some can be rehabilitated and released, the process is long and there are few suitable release sites.
Main activities volunteers will be involved with are providing enrichment for the animals, feeding the animals and cleaning/maintenance of the enclosures. Other projects, i.e. observing animal behaviour, might be available occasionally. However, handling of animals is not allowed under any circumstances. Volunteers are expected to work for 3-5 hours per day. Our volunteer programme provides an opportunity for students and other individuals to gain experience in the care of animals as well as in animal conservation. No animal-related qualifications or experiences are necessary. However, any volunteers who have specialist skills, whether in animal-related or in any other ﬁeld, are a great help to us.
6am – 7am Food preparation and feeding
7am – 8am Breakfast
8am – 9am Cleaning enclosures
10am -12pm Gardening/maintenance work
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 2pm Enrichment
2pm onwards Free time
Details on Arrival
Volunteers can join the program throughout the year, but they can stay for a minimum of one week and not more than 3 weeks.
It is close to UNESCO Heritage Site Jatiluwih rice field, so you can do a lot of sightseeing and exploring the true Balinese culture. Moreover, it is close to the Tanah Lot beach- one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with an incredible sunset.