My name is Gede.
My family and I live the simple village way of life and we are now running a homestay accommodation that allows us to host volunteers from around the world. We have a big family property on the beach near the mountains. We are interested in skills exchange to benefit current projects and create new ones.
We are interested in hosting volunteers for the following programs;
- Sea Turtle Conservation
- English School
- Teaching program for Offshore/Cruise Ship hospitality candidates
- Sustainability/Conservation projects
- Agricultural Projects
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are very happy to share and involve you in our traditional Balinese Hindu way of life.
SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION
Since the foundation year in 2013, we help sea turtles to reproduce successfully by doing regular night patrols in the nesting season and relocating nests to our hatchery, if necessary. Since sea turtles are highly endangered worldwide and their eggs are an eligible prey for animals as well as humans, we have to take care for the eggs and let them hatch under controlled and safe conditions. As soon as the babies hatch, they are immediately released safely to the ocean.
Since 2017, we have begun to expand our English Teaching program. We offer a free social school for local children, many are orphans or from very low socio-economic families. We need English speaking teachers to create and deliver classes to approx 20 students at a time. You do not require teaching degree, just the motivation and passion to engage with the students and help advance English Literacy.
Our Mission for this teaching program is to improve employment prospects which benefits the individuals and our community greatly. By speaking better English, our students can find work in Bali in the big Tourism business and also become candidate for hospitality jobs on cruise ships. Traditional Balinese family structure is different to Western standards. Children grow up to work and support their immediate and extended families. Good employment offers the chance for future generations to have access to higher education and reduce family debt.
CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABLITY, AGRICULTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
We have big ideas for our property and community and are very interested to host individuals with experience and vision to develop short or long term projects. This is good for passionate and creative individuals that are motivated to put ideas into practice. This could include organic farming, animal care, soil improvement project, composting project, creating specific agro business for local products, assisting in new construction and renovation projects. We have some land that needs conversion to new purpose.
Our volunteers will be able to stay in a comfortable accommodation with free wi-fi and enjoy local food made with love... for free!
+ private bungalow accommodation with ensuite bathroom or equivalent
+ basic Balinese meals as the family eats 3x day - Rice, fish, vegetables, egg, some chicken and fruits, tea and coffee are the staple. Additional food/supplies can be purchased at your own cost locally.
+ beach access and surf
+ space for yoga, meditation, fitness
We ask our volunteers to help us 5 hours per day maximum, flexible 5 days per week... you will have plenty of free time to explore local area and hang out with the family and friends. Free bicycles available, cheap scooter rental.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Max 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We are quite flexible.