Help us to turn Bali's plastic waste into fuel oil at our NGO in Indonesia



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  • Description


    This is a Bali-based NGO in Ubud area, Bali, Indonesia. We empower communities by teaching them how to turn plastic waste into fuel oil with a low-tech device!
    Our team of 3 local staff lives in our headquarters (house, garden and workshop)
    We welcome volunteers to :
    - Help maintain the place
    - Learn about plastic waste issues in Bali and share solutions to reduce the amounts of it
    - Help local staff for our NGO activities : machine building, digital marketing, fundraising, events, partnerships, develop the learning center

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By staying with our friendly local staff you will learn about :
    - Indonesian language, staff will be happy to teach everything they know,
    - Food, cuisine and culture, and mainly,
    - How we can reduce plastic waste, in order to help nature recover but also ourselves by returning the plastic to a usable state which is oil that we can then use as fuels.
    You will learn a lot about the Pyrolysis process that allows us to turn plastic into oil and about our program to introduce the machine to local communities to help educate people on this urgent matter.

  • Help


    Tasks are various, ranging from general maintenance to a speaking on our behalf for our non-profit events !
    We like everyone to take turns in the daily tasks so we can see what tasks best suit your skills.
    1- Daily tasks in the house :
    - Buying groceries at the traditional market (with a budget provided for all the team's food)
    - Cooking for the team (+/- 5 people)
    - Cleaning/housekeeping and some odd jobs
    - Gardening (we are planning vegetables and medicinal cultures).

    2- Our NGO has started to be well known in Bali and we are always looking at new opportunities. Here is how you can contribute :
    - Cover events : Join the staff during their activities all over Bali, take pictures/videos and post them online. Every knowings in communication / marketing is welcome!
    - Fundraising and digital marketing : Think of new and innovative ideas to promote and improve this project and what we stand for here. If you stay for a longer term you might be able to become a a voice for us at Events/ promotions!
    - Machine building, research and development : if you have engineering, chemical, environmental skills/ welding & other technical skills, you would be a great help!

    Regarding the length of you stay : The longer the better ! We love slow-travel.
    We prefer to host volunteers at least for 2 weeks but we had people coming up to 3 months and we were thrilled about it. It is also more enjoyable for you to get used to the house, people and tasks and take your time for it.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Indonesian, French

  • Accommodation


    The rooms we provide for now is fairly basic: it is composed of mattress and pillows, we are still looking fund to make it more comfy. If you need more comfort feel free to add some furniture, we have some stores around here.
    Unless you apply as a couple or know each other, we try to accomodate solo travelers with the same gender as often as possible (unless you do not care).
    The bathroom is outside and shared with everyone (There is no running hot water but it is possible to heat water on a stove).
    We provide 2 meals a day ( the team takes turns going for groceries and doing the cooking). We can also accommodate you if you have any specific diet just let us know.
    Also, you can help yourself to tea and coffee whenever you need it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportation :

    /!\ We do not have available vehicles for volunteers /!\
    Staff will be able to transport you if you accompany to events but can't assume entire disponibility

    Our place is quite remote, but you can access it by motorbike. It is close to Ubud's Green School.
    It is better for you to be able to drive a motorbike and/or to rent your own car/motorbike.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 226373698461

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