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Cultural - work with local communities. Educational - diving/ conservation. Rewarding - direct benefits of volunteers work. Fun - many different activities. Location - live and work by the sea
Educational - Volunteers can learn with to dive our international and local diving instructors. Furthermore, there is a great opportunity for volunteers to learn about marine conservation.
Fun - Many different activities, including artificial reef building and deploying, teaching to local children, diving, turtle conservation
Rewarding - volunteers can see the direct benefits of their work. All they have to do is pick up a snorkel and mask and see the direct benefits to marine life in our protected area.
Location - live and work by the beach on north Bali's beautiful coastline every day. Many volunteers take day trips to Balinese Hindu temples local waterfalls and hike up nearby mountains at sunrise.
North Bali based NGO working with volunteers and local communities to restore and protect its coral reef ecosystems. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

North Bali Reef Conservation needs the support from international volunteers to help with its current projects. One main focus is building and deploying artificial reefs onto an area of previously destroyed reef. Volunteers will work alongside other international volunteers and local fishermen to build personalised artificial reef structures, which are regularly deployed into the sea using traditional fishing boats. The next day volunteers will scuba dive and arrange these structures under water, between 6-8m, where they will provide habitats to a wide variety of marine species. An on-site reef monitoring program has shown that the artificial reefs improve marine biodiversity by 7x, compared to the previously destroyed area of reef and it is great for volunteers to see their hard work paying off!

There are a wide variety of other activities offered to volunteers each day:
  • Volunteers have an opportunity to teach in local schools about marine conservation and environmental issues such as plastic responsibility. This is part of an ongoing education program to empower a new generation of environmentally conscious young village people and is a great opportunity for volunteers who love working with children.
  • Participate in weekly beach cleans with local schools. This reinforces the lessons volunteers have been teaching about looking after the sea.
  • Participating in scuba diving activities such as reef cleans, deployment of artificial reefs and coral transplanting. Volunteers can expect to dive 1-2 times per week. If volunteers are not certified before coming, optional PADI courses are offered at an additional cost.
  • During turtle nesting and hatching season (May-August) volunteers have an opportunity to help in our turtle conservation area. This involves creating pathways and ensuring turtle hatchlings safely make it to the sea. In the turtle conservation area, there is approximately one nest hatching per week, but please note this cannot be guaranteed.

North Bali Reef Conservation was set up in Tianyar village and volunteer accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from the beach with a perfect view out to the ocean. Artificial reefs are constructed on this beach under the shade of tall palm trees. The structures are deployed directly out from the building area. Tianyar is in the region of Karangasem and is three hours from Bali’s capital Denpasar. Visiting the fishing village of Tianyar is a unique cultural experience because unlike the much of South Bali, it is untouched by tourism. It is also a great site to call home as volunteers travel around Bali with good condition road links both north and south. Many volunteers choose to take day trips to feel mentally and culturally​ enriched at Balinese Hindu temples such as Lempuyang temple, to cool off in waterfalls such as Aling-Aling or to hike to the top of Mt Batur and witness the breathtaking Balinese sunrise.

What can volunteers expect?
  • A variety of interesting and meaningful volunteering activities offered Monday-Thursday
  • 3 meals a day provided Monday-Friday
  • Clean and friendly living environment in newly built Balinese cabins for up to 4 people
  • Helpful and approachable staff on site 24 hours a day.
  • Local drivers available all week to take volunteers on day/weekend trips
  • Volunteers can expect to dive 1-2 times per week
What is expected of volunteers?
  • Positive mental attitude and an interest in marine conservation.
  • It is not required that volunteers bring any specific equipment, however, it is recommended a snorkelling mask, snorkel and fins are bought along for hygiene reasons.

Typical day

  • Every morning there is an opportunity to go snorkelling before breakfast as long as there are good conditions. 
  • Breakfast is served at 08:00. 
  • Morning activity (options listed below) starts at 09:00. This session finishes around 11:00-11:30. 
  • Lunch is served at 12:00. 
  • After lunch volunteers have a break for the hottest part of the day where they can socialise or go the beach. 
  • At 14:00 afternoon activity starts. This finishes 16:00-16:30 and volunteers have the rest of the day off. 
  • Dinner is served at 19:00. 
*Activities offered* includes helping with constructing and deploying artificial reef structures, marine conservation education in local schools, scuba diving activities, turtle conservation projects, and beach/reef cleans. The activities offered depend on the needs and activity of the program and frequently change day-to-day. 

Free-time activities

There are always activities volunteers can do in their free time. These include:

  • Sunrise and morning boat trip with the local fisherman. This starts at 5:30 in the morning, the fisherman will pick you up at our volunteer accommodation and get you for a morning sailing trip to see the beautiful sunrise and at the same time, a stunning view of Mt Agung, the highest volcano in the island
  • Clear and warm water is the perfect place for snorkelling and diving. At the volunteer camp we provide all the equipment needed to do these activities. Do not worry if you have limited experience snorkelling or diving, our instructors will be happy to help you
  • Waterfalls, there are many waterfalls close to the camp. Local taxi drivers can be hired to take volunteers to beautiful local waterfalls.
  • Temples, Bali is well known as the island of a thousand temples. Very close to the camp there are many historical temples from the 8th century, that you can visit together.
  • Beaches, Bali has so many wonderful beaches to offer. Get your fellow volunteers planning your trip and the local driver will show you the most beautiful beaches close to the volunteer's camp.
  • Early morning Balinese markets, volunteers can visit the traditional village market which starts at 5am every morning. Our local staff will be very happy to show you around.
  • Attending local Balinese ceremonies. Our founder Ketut is a village board member, he often invited in the sacred balinese ceremonies that volunteers are always invited to. Our team can help volunteers to organise this. 
  • Other activities in popular touristic spots such as Canggu, Kuta and Seminyak. Volunteers often choose to spend their weekends off in places like this. There are many hotels, hostels and resorts volunteers can choose to stay in. 

Water Sports


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 (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Positive mental attitude.

Dive certification will be helpful in order to help our under water activity. However for those who willing to learn scuba diving, they can learn in our camp with our experienced dive instructor.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 08:30 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by North Bali Reef Conservation

North Bali Reef Conservation is a non-profit organisation. All volunteer costs go towards volunteer activities, accommodation, food, future program development and the salary of local people who help the project. The break down of the fees is as follows:

  • Volunteer costs (70%): Dorm accommodation, 3 meals a day Monday to Friday, transport from the airport, artificial reef construction materials, scuba diving
  • Future development (10%): Funding to teach local fishermen English and how to dive, as well as investing in dive equipment.
  • YBS Staff (10%): Costs associated with paying fishermen and local staff who run the program.
  • Fishermen fund (10%): A fund to provide fishermen and local families with an opportunity to improve their income and quality of life, showing them conservation has a direct benefit to them.

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

We provide an airport or hotel pickup each Sunday included in the volunteer fee. Please provide us with flight times and details and our drivers will wait at the airport for the volunteers. 


The volunteer’s accommodation is located right on the beach where volunteers can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and watching the fisherman bringing in their catch early in the mornings. It is located 20 mins from world-famous dive site village of Tulamben, 40 mins from diving village Amed and 1.5 hours from Lovina. Ubud is a 2.5hrs hours drive from this location.

The volunteer’s accommodation is a clean and friendly environment, where the volunteers call home for their time with us. There are 12 guesthouses and cabins, which accommodate up to 30 volunteers.

What can the volunteers expect from our volunteer’s accommodation?

  • Volunteers share a room with 2 until 4 other, same-sex volunteers during their volunteering placement.
  • Couples can have a private room
  • Private and shared western style bathroom
  • Clean western style toilet and shower
  • Fans
  • Bed sheets provided.
  • Free onsite Wi-Fi access at the guesthouse. Please be aware, WIFI can be slow.
  • Laundry service (extra volunteer cost)
  • Tour service (extra volunteer cost)
  • Motorbike or bicycle rental (extra volunteer cost)
  • Toiletries (soaps, shampoos and toilet paper extra volunteer cost)

Bedroom (Double) Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
  • Pancake
  • Toast bread
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fried Banana
  • Coffee or tea
  • Deep Fried Rice
  • Fried Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Rendang
  • Gado-Gado
  • Soto
  • Tuna steak
  • Deep Fried Chicken
  • Chicken satay
  • Noodle Soup
  • Deep Fried Rice
  • Fried Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Rendang
  • Gado-Gado
  • Soto
  • Tuna Steak
  • Deep Fried Chicken
  • Chicken satay
  • Noodle Soup

*) All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided on working days (Monday to Friday).

*) Vegan and Vegetarian Food provided upon the request

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.
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.
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


Details on arrival

Volunteering starts on the Monday of each week, but volunteers should aim to arrive the Sunday beforehand. Each Sunday we provide airport pick-up to take volunteers to our site in Tianyar, ready to start the program on Monday.  If your flight arrives before Sunday, or you are already in Bali, we can pick you up from a your hotel, providing it is in roughly the same area as our airport pick-ups (e.g Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur). 

NOTE: Please be aware, all volunteers joining any volunteering program in Indonesia requires a B211a Volunteering Visa for their stay. We can provide support to volunteers to process their B211a volunteering visa through a visa agent in Bali. You should begin to process it at least 2 weeks, but no more than 12 weeks before you arrive.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
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5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$342 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. North Bali Reef Conservation 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 North Bali Reef Conservation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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