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Volunteer with Sea Turtle and Teach English Bali!

Do you want to make the most possible difference while volunteering in Bali? Can’t decide between volunteering with children in need and helping sea turtles? You don’t have to with Global Crossroad’s dual project ultimate volunteer experience abroad!

Bali is a fascinating Indonesian island surrounded by sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs, and it is the ideal location for your volunteer experience abroad. You will find many exotic creatures on land and under the sea, including elephants, deer, over 280 species of birds, manta rays, and of course, endangered sea turtles!

Both people and animals alike face serious problems in Bali and are in need of your help! The sea turtles are under threat from pollution, loss of nesting habitat, and poaching of their eggs by humans. The Balinese people, though known for their friendly smiles, are struggling with poverty and lack of access to quality education.

The volunteer with sea turtle conservation and primary school education project in Bali is a dual program where you will have the opportunity to work with sea turtle conservation and teach adorable Balinese children at a local school.

Various species of sea turtles have become highly endangered. You can help local initiatives protect, revive, and maintain the sea turtle populations. This will be a hands-on learning experience where you will help collect eggs, safely release newborn hatchlings, care for sick and injured turtles, and record important data, among many other valuable roles. Your dedication to this program can truly help make a difference in the future of the sea turtles of Bali.

During the mornings, Monday through Friday, you will teach at a local primary school where you will be a English language teacher. The children are very eager to learn English and any other languages, as this will greatly help them in their future careers. In the day time, you will mostly volunteer in Turtle projects.

By volunteering at two very different projects, you will have the opportunity to make the most possible difference for the ultimate volunteer experience abroad! Get started helping Bali right away! Contact Global Crossroads to learn how!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

You will spend your mornings teaching English to children in a local primary school. You can teach English, as well as German, French, Spanish, Chinese, or any language you know and that might be of future benefit to your students.

The remainder of your day you will spend volunteering your time with a sea turtle conservation project. Your tasks there will vary depending on the season, and may include nest patrol to collect eggs, collecting data, maintaining turtle tanks, helping rescue and care for sick and injured turtles, and releasing hatchlings.

Although many common Balinese people are in poverty, millions of tourist dollars pour into the island each year. By teaching your students valuable language skills, they will have bright future careers tapping into this lucrative industry, breaking the cycle of poverty. Your work with sea turtle conservation will help ensure the survival of this ancient and endangered species and you will also educate the local public on how to live in peace with their marine neighbors.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific skills required to join this exciting dual volunteer opportunities in Bali. Knowledge of a language to teach the children will be needed, and patience, compassion, and kindness should be exercised when working with the students, as well as being a good role model for them. A lot of work with sea turtles is done at night, such as nest patrol, so volunteers should be flexible in their hours.

Volunteer with Sea Turtle and Teach English Bali: Dates and Fees


All volunteer programs in Bali start every Monday. Though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints..

Volunteer with Sea Turtle and Teach English Bali is not available from 14th to 26th September, 2020.


Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in Bali at the world's most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Bali application and registration fee cost US $299.

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to country coordinator. And he will distribute it room, food, and project. This ensures the transparency of your fee. And this way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Turtle Conservation & Teaching
  1 Week   $520
  2 Weeks   $640
  3 Weeks   $760
  4 Weeks   $880
  5 Weeks   $1,000
  6 Weeks   $1,120
  7 Weeks   $1,240
  8 Weeks   $1,360
  9 Weeks   N/A
  10 Weeks   N/A
  11 Weeks   N/A
  12 Weeks   N/A

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (hotel)
  • Food (only breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Launch
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

Accommodation and Meal

While volunteering in our exciting dual volunteer project program in Bali, you will stay in an economy hotel. Located 20 minutes’ drive from the placement, the hotel is secure, comfortable, and peaceful. The hotel offers various types of facilities, making your Bali volunteering trip relaxing and more rewarding.

You will receive two meals a day, breakfast and dinner, provided as part of your weekly fee. Lunch is your responsibility. Breakfast will be fruit, eggs, toast, coffee, and tea. Dinners will be delicious Balinese cuisine, the staple of which is rice and curry.

Learn more about accommodation and food in volunteer Bali Program

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

Bali is a world-renowned travel destination because it packs a punch in the wide variety of things a traveler can explore on the famous Island of the Gods. If you want to see the glamorous side of Bali in your time off, browse through international fashion designer shops, party until dawn at one of Bali’s famous night and beach clubs, or attend one of many spectacular live shows and traditional dance performances complete with elaborate costumes, dramatic lighting, and fire.

If you’re looking for the ancient spiritual side of Bali or Balinese culture, there are countless palaces and temples to contemplate in, or a wealth of yoga and meditation retreats to seek your inner peace. You can also sample Indonesian cuisine at bustling night bazaars, bargain shop in colorful markets, hike the volcanic inland mountains, or lounge on perfect sandy beaches.

Learn more about free time and weekend opportunities in Bali, Indonesia

Volunteer with Sea Turtle and Teach English Bali:: FAQs

How many students are there in the school? How many teachers are there in the school? What will I teach?

There are about 450 students in the schools where you will work as volunteer teacher in Bali, Indonesia. The age of the students varies from 7 to 12 years. There are only 23 teachers for over 450 kids. Depending on your skill, you can teach English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German languages and games and sports.

What are the day-to-day activities in the project? What do I actually do?

You will be involved in teaching for about 4 hours a day in the morning. During the day, you can either prepare lessons for the next class or join the sea turtle conservation activity.  You will also participate in patrolling at the sea turtle conservation project at night.

Which airport should I fly into for the volunteer project?

You should fly into Denpasar International Airport to take part in teaching English and sea turtle volunteering opportunity abroad in Bali.

What kind of accommodation do we get?

You are accommodated in an economy hotel in Bali. The hotel has all the necessary services including WIFI for your comfort and convenience.

How far is the hotel from the airport?

The hotel is about 10 km away from the Denpasar International Airport. It will take you 20 minutes to reach the hotel from the airport.

How far is the sea turtle and teaching English volunteer project in Bali from the accommodation? How do I commute daily?

The distance between your project location and accommodation is 2 km. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the project location. If you want, you can also hire a motorcycle.

Any important information you want to share about this project.

When you join volunteer opportunities in Bali, you are expected to be flexible and open-minded. You should also respect Balinese cultures and traditions and should follow proper dress-code. The dress-code is as follows:

Boys - Long pants and shirts with short sleeves and a collar.
Girls – Long skirts and blouses or shirts which cover your shoulders. <
Shoes – You will need to wear heels or closed-toed shoes. Flip-flops are prohibited.

What will I do in the Bali sea turtle conservation volunteer project?

Our sea turtle conservation program has two parts: You will participate in releasing newly hatched turtle babies into the ocean. That starts from 4 pm and lasts about 5:30 pm. During the night, you will get involve in patrolling and collecting eggs of the turtles. When a mother turtle comes to lay eggs, local conservationists inform you and take you to watch how it lays eggs, then returns to the sea. You will then join in to collect eggs and bring them to the nursery where hundreds of eggs are incubated. You will also help educate the public and collect data for scientific studies.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available in Bali

If you’re interested in other projects in Bali, GCR also offers programs focused on English teaching as well as turtle conservation program.